I’m Temporarily Breaking Up With…1
…my massage therapist. I’ve been going to her for almost 6 years now and have followed her around the city as she moved locations and clinics. Back in 2007 I made the mistake of telling too many people just how amazing and wonderful she was and all of a sudden I couldn’t book myself an appointment.
It’s funny to have a long term therapeutic relationship with someone as it does become very familiar. She knows that I love lots of pressure and that I don’t like to chat during the 60 minute session. She knows I get achy after a busy set of shifts and I know that her best appointment is usually the second one of the day. The thing is, while she is usually fantastic she just isn’t the best at prenatal massage.
It was a sad appointment when I figured out that it might be my last appointment with her until baby arrives. She was always so excited to ask me for a pregnancy update and get a quick check in on my life. It was the side laying massage that just didn’t work for me. I want to lay on a proper prenatal massage table face down! Going side to side left just wasn’t relaxing for me and it felt more like a fancy lotion rubbing session than the therapeutic deep tissue massage that I really needed.
I made the decision to temporarily leave my long term situation and I went back to the Vancouver massage studio I had frequented when I was blooming with Ben, Soma Massage Studio. They focus on pre and postnatal massage and that is the place I want to go to right now with my ever changing body. I want a registered massage therapist who has extra education and interest in the changes that pregnancy brings. I also want to be able to lay face down and get a proper deep tissue massage and Soma Studio is totally set up for this. Seriously, the side laying massage is not for me!
Have you ever had to break up with someone who provides you with a service? Did you find it awkward or did you just walk away?