Yesterday I had such a great day. 🌞 Waters work was busy... But good as always. After Waters... When I got to LaRose for my massage shift....my first client was supposed to be a prenatal client. But I discovered that she cancelled and I now had a client named Donna. Little did I realize it was the Donna that I worked with that was also a massage therapist. That.made me VERY nervous.
I've never had to massage a fellow co-worker / massage therapist. Its intimidating massaging a fellow massage therapist because you feel.like you get judged or critiqued. Its a good thing... But it also makes you nervous. What if they hate it? So before the massage I told her I was nervous... and she said don't worry about it...."I always get nervous massaging another therapist too."
So I did my massage and left the room. When she came out... I was in the linen closet getting sheets. She came into the closet and said to me. "Don't you EVER be nervous to give another therapist a massage! Kehrey... that was one of the BEST massages I have ever gotten in my entire LIFE! That was AMAZING!!!" I swear to God... I wanted to cry and held back my tears. It made me so happy inside to feel that... Hey... I am really good at "something" in my life and people appreciate that.
So my next client shows up... She is a regular and I am happy to see her. Some clients almost become good friends that you see once a month... and every month you "catch up" on life events with each other. She was one of those.
So I finish the massage... She is always happy with it. I come out to the reception area and the receptionist (who basically runs LaRose... for 17 years), says to me with a huge smile on her face.... "Go check your phone!" I said "Why?" She said... "Just when you get a chance, go check your phone." So a few minutes later, I go check my phone and discover our new boss (new owner of LaRose) texted me to.let me know that while I was massaging my second client... Donna (who has been at LaRose for 11 years) had been RAVING about the massage she had just received to Wendy. She told Wendy... "Thats one of the BEST (if not the best) massages I have ever gotten... Excellent!" Well at that time, the boss calls in and he hears about it too. And he was so pleased he made it a point to reach out and tell me how much he appreciated that I am on his team... and appreciates that I give so much when I give someone a massage.
I told him that I treat EVERY client as I would treat myself...Every time I give it ALL I've got. I want every client to get off that table and feel like they just had the most amazing, relaxing experience and WANT to come back. 💕