Massage Gift Cards: A Gift that Keeps on Giving
Elizabeth Dashiell, Assistant Manager of Bodyworks DW, writes about the life changing experience she had when she discovered massage therapy.
Why your loved ones who haven't been to Bodyworks DW need a massage gift card
For most of my life, I've been in pain.
Like a lot of us, I've asked my body to keep up with me in ways it might not have expected. I've met what seems like every kind of doctor there is searching for answers.
Here's what I was told by traditional medicine
- Stop what you're doing, it's stupid. (I'm a modern/contemporary dancer)
- Surgery is the only way to fix this. (surgery, small or large scale, is invasive and generally the most expensive and time consuming route to healing)
- Wear a hard cast on both feet (???) for two months to reset them....
Basically, I was left living in pain with no ways out that worked for me. I accepted this as reality and continued onward. By letting my pain become the norm.
This experience was shared among my college peers. We ignored our pain. My friends and I didn't have the time to research our options or the finances to invest in our bodies. Money was tight and my shoulders were tighter. It didn't cross my mind once to ask for help (typical college student, right??).
So I trucked along silently. If someone had just validated my pain and set me in the right direction it might have been a completely different story.
Ahem....a massage gift card would have been nice...... 🙂
Here's when my life changed
About a year ago I was searching for a job and came across Bodyworks DW. I didn't know anything about medical massage therapy. I certainly wasn't willing to spend the money to try it out. However, I was hired to work the front desk. One of the perks of working here has been access to heavily discounted massage therapy.
This opportunity introduced me to healers with a different perspective on pain. These massage therapists were actually listening to what I was saying. They offer me solutions that feel considerate of my lifestyle and mental health. It has been a serious game changer.
Since I started my healing journey here, I've been able to revisit and restore old injuries. Ones that I once decided I'd have to live with. I've restored my faith in my body. And I've been able to work out the unending list of muscular kinks that pull my bones in ways they should not be pulled.
I'm not out of the woods yet, but because of this studio, I know that living pain free is possible. Heck, I even deserve it! AND I believe in the work!
This holiday season, all massage gift cards are 10% off
If the work our medical massage therapists have done for you has impacted you in great ways, buy your loved ones a gift card. Be the introduction they may need especially if they don't know how to ask for help.
After all, a gentle nudge towards living pain free has never proven to be a bad gift!