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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

11 Ways Getting a Massage is Better Than Taking a Vacation

Bummed you didn't plan a vacation this summer?  Can't take the time to work in a getaway?  Consider these reasons why getting a massage is better than taking a vacation.  (And then schedule your massage).
  1. No sunburn, tan lines, or skin damage.
  2. You'll smell like heavenly essential oils afterward, instead of like salty sea water, pool chlorine, or stuffy airplane air.
  3. It only takes an hour of your time & a short commute to get there.  No long flights involved (usually).
  4. A massage won't break the bank.
  5. You can squeeze a massage in during your lunch break or after work hours.  No requesting time off from work. (ok, this could be a con as well as a pro...)
  6. Your shoulders and back will feel nice and loose versus how they will feel after hauling luggage through an airport.
  7. No stress of planning what to do on your vacation.  Just lie back, close your eyes, and relax.
  8. No hangovers.
  9. No layovers.
  10. You won't come back feeling like you "need a vacation from your vacation".
  11. No groping from airport security.

What are some of the reasons you would add to this list?

Cindy Iwlew is co-founder of Bodywork Buddy Massage Software, a complete online management solution for independent massage therapists that includes online scheduling

She continues to operate her own private massage practice of 13 years.