As of August 23rd, 2016, I am celebrating 15 years as a graduate from the Atlanta School of Massage! When deciding to leave my lucrative medical sales job, I felt the excitement to chose a trade that used my hands and my business knowledge to offer relaxation and stress relief to my future clients. With the support of my husband, Jim, family and friends, I jumped into applying to the school and prepared for my interview with admissions. Success! In December 2000, I was accepted into the program with a January 2001 school start date. The realization that school was full time and required lots of studying set in.
Deciding to commit to a full time program of 720 hours of body and school work was one of the best I had made in my career.
Looking back, it was an easy decision as I was a always a massage seeker opting for massage in foreign cities when I traveled for work vs. long corporate sponsored dinner and drinks. It was healthier and felt better the next day!
Massage offers flexibility, an immediate gratification from clients that seek services along with a unique understanding of the body and movement of the muscles.
Since 2001, I have fine tuned my skills for on-site chair massage as many clients sought this type of bodywork due to limited time and financial resources. My massage career drastically improved when I started Massage Kneads in October 2006.
The years have rolled by and I am filled with gratitude to have chosen this massage as my life’s work. My company, Massage Kneads, continues to push me to exceed client’s expectations of myself and others that work with me.
Many therapists that work with my company have been licensed for many years and bring stress relief to each client in a short amount of time when offering corporate chair massage. They are an extension of me and always bring their best work to each and every corporate on-site chair massage event.
Upon doing research, I was curious why others like myself chose massage therapy. The results are interesting as I profile these independent thinkers and workers like me!
Many modern day massage therapists have chosen massage as their second career as it offers flexibility and a decent hourly rate. This was especially appealing to me when newly married and ready to start a family.
The AMTA website indicates massage therapists are typically female with a median age of 45.
Interestingly, this same site indicates that massage therapy is a growing industry with $12.1 billion in sales for massage and related massage products. This shows promise to therapists that have committed to the trade with additional cost of massage school for their chosen second career.
Wellness programs are “in” now as the public and large corporations seek on-site chair massage, chair yoga, stretching and exercise as a cornerstone for increasing productivity, aging well, and stress reduction.
With promise, I am hopeful that massage therapy continues to grow and continue to become more mainstream in the future. It has been estimated that 39.1 million Americans (18%) have enjoyed a massage at least once from 2014 to 2015.
While writing this blog, this review was waiting for me in my inbox. Timing is everything it seems. This client testimonial continues to validate the importance of offering on-site corporate chair massage in large and small corporate offices!
“I am so glad our company makes this available on site. Sitting at a desk 8+ hours a day take a toll on our muscles and just 15 minutes with the therapist make a world of difference. I was hesitant at first about giving up my time in fear of losing valuable production time, but in turn it has helped my alertness and production many times over. Well worth the investment. Thanks to Janet, she is an angel in disguise! “
With hope and gratitude, Massage Kneads asks that you consider selecting us as your chosen chair massage provider as we have the experience to help you with all your corporate “kneads.”
Corporate chair massage is easy to schedule with employer OR employee paid programs. Schedule your corporate on-site chair massage program today by simply contacting me, Janet Constantino, CEO of Massage Kneads. I can be reached at 404-664-3221 or by email @ janet@CorporateMassageKneads.com.
Escape. Experience. Enjoy.