A new experience at The Massage Company // Review

At the age of 38, there seem to be less things that fall into the category of ‘new experiences’ for me. So when the chance to try something new is presented, I tend to seize the opportunity and see what I can learn. So, when offered the chance to sample a full-body massage at the brand new Massage Company in Mere Green, Sutton Coldfield, I jumped at the chance.

I had absolutely no idea what to expect from this. Sometimes, you have a previous experience by which to measure things by, but on this occasion, I was going in completely neutral – the closest I’d got to a health experience was spending a little time in a few hotel leisure clubs.

Relaxation from the beginning

So, with a little trepidation, I made my way to the Massage Company premises, which have only been open for around a month. On arrival, I was impressed with how clean and modern the front office was, and I was warmly greeted by the manager Sunny, who took time to get to know me a little and asked a few things about me. This made me feel at ease with the environment and I felt less nervous than when I walked in through the door.

Sunny gave me a straightforward form to fill in, where I had to consider the areas of my body that I wanted my massage to focus upon. This is something I would recommend having thoughts about prior to your arrival, as I felt a little on the spot here. I decided to make mention of my upper back and shoulders as areas for focus, due to my posture at work. I often find myself having to adjust my sitting position having spent time at my desk or computer, and my neck and back bear the brunt of my posture.

Returning clients were welcomed like friends

Having handed in my form and been offered some water, I was able to sit and observe what was occurring around me. There were around 4 of us who had arrived for a massage at the same time, and what struck me was that new clients were made to feel at ease, whilst returning clients were welcomed like friends. This was a lovely touch, and the staff really do a good job of starting the relaxation process from the moment you enter.

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