• alexandriamckenzie

What you get from a $70 Massage

Updated: May 27, 2021

For most people, money is the biggest obstacle to getting regular massage. There, I said it. We don’t like to talk about money, it’s supposed to be a private issue. But I’m addressing it head on. Regular massage is a considerable budget item, and it’s important to acknowledge that.

I know this because...

I walk the walk and get regular massage.

I am crazy tight with finances, so if I don’t plan for it, massage doesn’t happen.

But if I expect you to jiggle the numbers and budget $70 for a massage every week, month, or quarter, it’s my job to tell you what you’re buying. So here it is, what you get from a 1 hour, $70 massage.

Clarity in Pricing

What I charge is clearly listed here

A Full Hour

That’s not the case for every business. Massage Envy’s hour is 50 minutes. Elements gives you 55 minutes.

Even some full service spas operate on a 50-minute hour. But in my office, 30, 60, and 90 minute treatments last exactly as long as indicated. (Unless you’re late, then I may have to adjust accordingly.)

Ease of Scheduling

Scheduling tends to be the second biggest obstacle to getting regular massage. We never think of scheduling massage at a time that is actually convenient to call.

You can schedule with me online right here.

If you prefer, you can call or text me at 757-598-3387 to schedule. (We may need to play a bit of phone tag since I may need to call you back between clients.)


You get my full attention. For 1 hour, you are the superstar. You are the reason we’re in the room. Need silence? We can do that.

Want me to spend the full hour on your feet? Sure. Warm pillow? Cool pillow? Not a problem.

You get your own full attention. No phone. No demands. Just you.

Clinical prudence

I won’t practice any techniques that are unsafe for you and your health condition.

Proper licensing

There are plenty of massage therapists offering discounted massage, operating under the radar.

If a therapist is operating without all the proper licenses, their insurance will be voided in the event of claim. That’s scary stuff right there.


A massage with me gets you connections with all the practitioners I know. And that’s a lot of people. If massage isn’t helping your tendonitis/backache/anxiety, I’ll help you find the right acupuncturist, PT or counselor for you.

High-quality massage oil (or cream, or lotion).

I only use the best products on your skin.

You get to support a small local business

It’s just me! No conglomerate. No fancy management structure or corporate set up. Just a little business owner, paying her taxes, making a living, and participating in the same communities she serves. There are fewer and fewer businesses that can stay afloat in an era of big-box stores and amazon. When you pay $70 for a massage, you can be certain that money is staying in the local economy.

All that, from a $70 massage.

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