To my beloved clients,
There is no easy way for me to announce this. I’m a well of emotions as I type. After months of careful consideration, I will be closing my practice and retiring from massage therapy.
There’s no one thing that lead me to this decision, and that may be the best indication that it’s time. After 17 years of performing bodywork and 9 years in business, my hands and heart are ready to start a new chapter. That makes it sound like this was an easy call to make. In truth, it feels like cutting out a piece of my heart. This business has been a fundamental part of my life for nearly a decade now, and you—my clients—have been the best part of this journey. It’s when I continued moving forward with my plans even after being hit with the grief that I knew I was making the right call. I’m ready to move on from massage, but saying goodbye to you is the most painful part of all of this. Words can’t adequately express what a pleasure and privilege it’s been to be your therapist. Providing a safe and relaxing space for you to spend an hour or two and bringing comfort and relief when possible has been a joy.
For those of you who are mothers: you are incredible. You have the most difficult and important job on the planet, something I’ve always known but can now appreciate deeply. You deserve so much more than I’m capable of giving you. Before I close, I’ll be sure to send out recommendations for other therapists. I’ve said it for years now, but mothers need massage more than anyone else. It is my hope that you’ll continue to receive the care you need and I’ll do what I can to make that easy for you.
Effective immediately, I will be disabling the online scheduling feature. I know this is inconvenient as it’s been a helpful tool for all of us these last several years. This is intended to provide me with more control over scheduling to ensure first priority is given to my regulars as well as those with gift certificates and pre-paid sessions. Going forward, please call or text me at 615.730.1471 and I’ll help you find an appointment the old fashioned way. Texting is preferable as it’s the easiest for me to respond to between sessions. If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact me the same way.
✦ My official closing date is March 31st ✦
This will be exactly 9 years after opening my business on April 1, 2014. Thank you for coming along on this journey with me. Thank you for trusting me. Thank you not only for your business, but for being an important part of my life all these years. Mamassage was always about you. My heart is overflowing with gratitude even as I’m overwhelmed by grief. Thank you for everything.
I hope to see you soon.