In part 1 we discussed what to look for when searching spa near me or massage near me and going through the reviews.
In this blog post on How To Choose the Right Massage near me, we’re going to discuss the options of where to go based on the different categories of choices.
For example, franchises such as Massage Envy, Massage Heights, Massage One and so on are very risky choices when it comes to overall satisfaction and consistency.
Most franchises in the spa and body work industry are designed with 2 things in mind, cheap services and under paid staff.
Now don’t get me wrong, it was a smart approach to the industry for the franchise owners but I’m not so sure about for the clients. Most franchises cannot hire experienced massage therapist because of the pay issue. Most massage therapist that work at these franchises are fresh out of school or less than 5 years’ experience.
Because the pay is low and the places are typically busy for the cheap service, the turnover rate and burn out rate are very high.
If your looking for a massage and want it cheap but not worried about the consistency, experience and results of the service then a franchise might be a good fit for you.
There are happy clients and some good therapist mixed about in the franchised body work industry, but are you willing to take that risk just to save a few dollars?
Now, how about family owned, locally owned or private practices and how to they compare?
Of course, before we look at these options, let’s be fair and just say you will find terrible practices out there whether they be locally owned or franchised.
The difference in the locally owned and the private practices is that there’s more on the line, there’s more at risk and the owner’s pride.
Unlike a franchise the local family owned practice is also the providers. They are providers so they care about the end result, they are the ones putting their hands on you and wanting you to have a higher quality of life.
Locally owned spa near me and massage near me have put it all on the line. If they fail you, they fail and if they fail, they lose it all. Plus, they are passionate about what they do. It takes a lot of passion, heart and courage to put it all on the line.
When you think of a privately owned practice most will also be looking for the best talent to add to the team and willing to pay appropriately to keep the team together long term for consistency and results.
At Lapis and Oak Spa and Salt Lounge in Henderson NV, we are local family owned and have an amazing staff.
Speaking for myself, I have around 50,000 hours of hands on experience and I have worked solo, owned a wellness practice, worked for huge spas and those franchises we spoke about earlier and I can tell you if you’re looking for quality work, consistency and results from people who really care and have put it all on the line to serve the local community, go family owned.
Call today or Book Now and see if we are worthy of being a part of your wellness regimen.