Author Archives: Stacy

Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your 10 Minute Seated Massage

In the last couple years, I have been doing a lot of seated massages. I mean – a lot! The last year, the majority of these massages have been 10 minutes, which may not seem like a long time, but those short 10 minutes can be beneficial and help with a few minor neck and shoulder aches – or just plain relax.

Seated Massage
Getting ready for the next client in the chair – at FCPS
From my experience doing these massages, I’d like to share a few tips so that you – and others – can get the most out of a ten minute seated massage.
  • If there’s a signup schedule, be on time, if not a minute or couple minutes early. Every minute you’re late makes you lose that time from your massage.
  • If you don’t want to wear your sweatshirt, sweater, glasses, or jewelry during the massage, take it off before arriving, or as soon as you arrive. Don’t wait until you’re sitting in the chair.
  • ‎If you want to put your hair in a ponytail during the massage, do it before sitting in the chair.
  • When you’re in the chair, remember that you should be like a ragdoll. When people tense up their muscles, thinking they’re “helping” the massage therapist, they’re actually hindering the work and the results. So unless the massage therapist asks you to do a certain movement, just relax.
  • ‎If you are not actually in the chair but around when someone else gets their massage, let them enjoy it and don’t talk to them or make comments about them getting the chance to relax for a few short minutes. Also, the massage therapist should be the ONLY person touching the person in the chair. Yes, I’ve had people “tease” the person in the chair about getting a massage or others try to help me massage the person in the chair. I could write a whole blog post on this topic and the possible why’s of it, but that’s for another time.

The bottom line is that you have 10 minutes. You don’t want to waste any of your precious time in the chair. I help this helps you enjoy as much time in the chair as you can.

If 10 minutes isn’t enough for you, let’s talk about getting you on the table to enjoy a 60, 75, or 90 minute massage, where you can really relax!

Found in Frederick

I have been at my current location for two years now! It seems like just yesterday I was finding furnishings for the space and getting ready to work with my clients in a great space. On November 1, I’ll be practicing in a new space at 812A Toll House Ave in Frederick. I’ll also be… Continue Reading

Can’t Believe It’s Been This Long

I can’t believe it’s been this long since I posted anything. Almost a year. My web-guy(Phil Graves of All Saints Media) tells me I should post at least every week, but apparently that isn’t happening. Totally my fault. Anyway, it’s been six years since I graduated massage school and got my license. But why did… Continue Reading

The Secretary, Part II: The Treasures

As promised, let me tell you about the treasures in The Secretary. Seashell Prior to my arrival on the scene, my dad was in the Army and my family was stationed in Texas, Kansas, Ft Ritchie, and Alaska. This lovely ceramic seashell came from Alaska when they were stationed there in the early 60’s. While… Continue Reading

The Secretary, Part I

When I rented my new space back in November, I decided to go with a beach theme. Mostly because the walls were already painted and I didn’t want to re-paint – and I love the beach. However, due to life circumstances, another furniture piece has been added to my massage space. It’s not beachy, but… Continue Reading