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Upcoming Louisville Massage Openings

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In two weeks you can have a spot on my massage table in Louisville. We can work out some stress in your neck and back, get rid of the tension headache you’ve been carrying around for a few days, or help out with the lower back hitch you got from working in the lawn during those nice days this past weekend.

I’d love to see some new clients, so if you’re an existing client who received some “Thank you” gift cards, please hand them out and make sure your friends and family call to get an appointment the week of April 25th.  I’m taking appointments Tues., April 26 through Sat., April 3o.

Here’s what I have open (although this can change with new bookings and changes in scheduled appointments. Check online for the most recent set of openings for massage in Louisville here: http://massagebyheather.clickbook.net)

Tues April 26 at 1:30 PM
Wed April 27 at 10, 11:30/12 and 4 PM
Thurs April 28 at 11:30/12, 2 and 5:30 PM
Fri April 29 at 10, 11:30/12, and 3:30

So, give me a call at 502-265-6710, email me at heather@massagebyheather.com or check and book online at MassageByHeather.com Online Bookings for your April massage in Louisville.

And if you’re an existing client, get ready for your next Louisville massage.

Photo credit flickr.com CCL user jenny downing

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7 Tips to Make Your Next Massage Super-Fantastic-Fabulous

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A lot of what makes that fantastic, super-wonderful, sleepy/happy/noodle-like massage feeling has to do with your massage therapist. If you have a great massage therapist, and great communication with your therapist, you’re going to have a fabulous massage.

But not everything that makes that massage so wonderful has to do with your therapist. Some basic tips and suggestions can take your next massage from great to “out of this world!”

(If you want to discuss or try some of these next time you’re in for a massage in Louisville or Nashville, let me know!)

Tip One: Bring your Pajamas

I suggest this for all clients coming after work, or just before a vacation.  Bring your pajamas and your slippers.  Or, bring your lounge clothes.  Don’t bother putting the pantyhose and fancy shoes or ties back on, bring comfy clothes and put your work clothes in a bag.  Go home in clothes your body relaxes in.  That will improve your next massage 100%!

Tip Two: Back into your Parking Spot

Instead of having to crane your neck around just after that great massage, back into your parking space, or get into a spot that you can drive forward from. It’s a simple tip, but it makes a difference.

Tip Three: Get There Early

Another easy tip is to leave five minutes early for your massage. Make sure you have a few minutes just to sit in the waiting room and look forward to your massage.  Rushing in right on time, or worse, five minutes late not only shorts your time with your massage therapist, it keeps you from getting on the table in the right frame of mind.

Tip Four: Pay and Schedule Before the Session

Nothing brings you back into the real world and out of that beatific post-massage stupor as much as getting out your calendar to schedule your next appointment. It reminds you of everything you have to do, and creeps you back into reality far too quickly. Take a minute or two before your session to go ahead and get your payment ready and schedule your next session. It’ll keep you in La-La-Land a little longer. And that’s the point, right?

Tip Five: Take Care in Scheduling Your Massage

The top factors in scheduling a massage are your schedule, your budget and your massage therapist’s schedule. Getting all three of those factors to the sweet spot of the perfect massage time can be a challenge. Schedule at a time when you’ll be able to relax. Don’t try to schedule the evening before you’re going out of town. Most likely you’ll be rushing around to get everything together just before heading out.

Avoid scheduling right before a big deadline. If you can, schedule just after the deadline. Try not to schedule just before a stressful meeting or a big presentation. “Massage brain” can leave you a little tongue-tied and sometimes a bit addled. And that doesn’t take into account the crazy hair that can occur!

Tip Six: Get Your Errands Done Beforehand

I know it’s tempting to head out to errands after a massage, but resist. Even grocery shopping, toting the groceries out into the car and then into the house can be a strain on your body. Having a long To-Do list after a massage can keep you from staying relaxed after your session.

It’s better to leave your schedule open after a massage, go home to relax and continue the good vibe after the session. Make it an evening or afternoon you can keep for yourself.

Tip Seven: Be Open to Relaxing on the Table

One of the things that makes the biggest difference in the way you feel after a massage is your mental state while receiving the massage. Go to your massage with an open mind. If you have a hard time relaxing on the table, ask your massage therapist to do something you find extremely relaxing (e.g. working on the feet or the scalp).

If your mind keeps wandering, just breathe on the table, and let each exhale sink you deeper into the table. Focus on what the massage therapist is working on if focusing on your breath isn’t helping relax you. Above all, just try to enjoy the massage and let your body and mind relax. Sometimes anticipating a fabulous massage makes it that much better – just getting your mind ready for the relaxation you’ll have on the table.

So there you have it: 7 tips to make your next massage a hundred times better.

And if you’re looking for a great massage therapist in Louisville, well, you’ve got my number: 502-265-6710.

photo credit: sxc.hu user thea0221

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Louisville Massage Dates for March: Tues 22nd – Sat 26th

Got stress? Got aches? I’ve got relief: come in for a massage!

I’m back in Louisville for massage therapy in 11 days. Let the countdown begin. I’ve still got a good assortment of massages in Saint Matthews open. I’ll be in town for massage March 22 – 26 and will be working evenings and on Saturday for all you working folk. Book online at http://massagebyheather.clickbook.net, call or email me at heather@massagebyheather.com.

Here’s how it looks today:
Tues Mar 22 at 1, 2:30,4 and 5:30 (times vary based on session length and when you want to start)
Wed March 23 – FULL – no appts
Thurs March 24 at 10, 11:30/12, 1/1:30, 4:30, 5:30/6
Fri March 25 at 11:30/12 and 5:30
Sat March 26 at 11 or 4

Call, email or book online today.  Your body will thank you for it.

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Louisville Massage Appointments AVAILABLE This Week

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I’m in Louisville doing massage this week, taking appointments from Tuesday, Feb 22 – Saturday Feb 26. I’m booked full on Tuesday and Wednesday, but I do have openings for Thursday (at 1, 4 and 5:30 PM) and Friday (at 11:30, 3:30 and 5/5:30 PM), and one massage appointment still available on Saturday in the afternoon.

I’ve got a local number now (courtesy of Google Voice): 502-265-6710 that you can call to schedule an appointment.  Or, you can use my Nashville number 615-294-6672.  Don’t forget you can email me at heather@massagebyheather.com for your Louisville massage or schedule online at http://massagebyheather.clickbook.net.

Schedule now to find out how massage helps!  I’ll be back in Louisville again in March taking appointments March 22 – 26, so if you can’t get in to see me in February, go ahead and schedule in March.

Photo from Flickr CCL: o5com

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Massage Therapy in Louisville in February

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February appointments are filling up for massage therapy in Louisville. I’m in town giving massage Tuesday, Feb. 22 – Saturday, Feb. 26. I have a Louisville local number now, 502.265-6710 if you want to book an appointment via phone. If you’d rather shoot me an email, heather@massagebyheather.com is the email to use.

You can also schedule 60 or 90 minute sessions online at MassageByHeather.com Online Booking.

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Valentine’s is just around the corner, and massage is a great gift for Valentines, especially if you add in a little chocolate and chauffeur service to and from the appointment.  Available online:  Massage Gift Certificates

Free Massage is the Best!
If you have a gift certificate, contact me or schedule online to get that massage.  Nothing’s better than a free massage!  (Except two free massages)

Sweet Deals Available:

  • If you’ve joined my Louisville Openings Mailing list you’ll get $10 off your first appointment (please let me know you’ve joined it when you book the appointment).  Join here: Louisville Openings List
  • If you’re a Vanderbilt or Transylvania University graduate, you’ll get $20 off your first appointment with me – just for going to one of my schools.

See you on my table later in February!

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