Published On: January 8, 2020

In part 1, we discussed what to look for when searching for a local family-owned 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 will discuss the options of where to go based on the various categories of choices.

For example, franchises such as Massage Envy, Massage Heights, Massage One, and so on are precarious choices for overall satisfaction and consistency.

Most franchises in the spa and bodywork industry are designed with two things in mind, cheap services, and underpaid staff.

Now don’t get me wrong, it was an intelligent approach to the industry for the franchise owners, but I’m not sure about the clients. Most franchises cannot hire experienced massage therapists because massage therapists are licensed professionals who look for fair compensation. Most massage therapists that work at these franchises are fresh out of school or have less than five years’ experience.

Because the pay is low and the places are typically busy for the cheap service, the turnover rate and burnout rate are extremely high.

If you’re looking for a massage and want it cheap but are not worried about the service’s consistency, experience, and results, then a franchise might be a good fit for you.

There are happy clients and some good therapists in the franchised bodywork industry, but is the risk worth the savings?

How about family-owned, locally owned, or private practices, and how do they compare?

Of course, before we look at these options, let’s be fair and say you will find terrible practices, whether locally owned or franchised.

The difference between the locally owned and the private practices is that there’s more on the line, more at risk, and the owner’s pride.

Unlike a franchise, the local family-owned practice is also the provider. They are providers, so they care about the result. They are personally invested in your care because they deliver the service and want to see a positive response and outcome.

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.

Speaking for myself, I have over 200,000 hours of hands-on experience. I have worked solo, owned a wellness practice, worked for big luxury spas, and worked alongside colleagues who have done the same. Suppose you’re looking for quality work, consistency, and results from people who care and have put it all on the line to serve the local community. In that case, I highly recommend a family-owned or operated establishment.

Call today or Book Now and see if we are worthy of being a part of your wellness regimen.

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