When is the last time you went in for a massage? How about a Thai massage? Maybe a better question is have you ever had a Thai massage? This week I got to chat with Dawn, the owner of 2 Hands 2 Feet massages who loves introducing clients to new types of massages.
Dawn’s voyage into a career in massage therapy started with her own first massage. It was a eureka moment for her. She realized how wonderful massages were and soon after decided that she wanted to pursue becoming a massage therapist. She was trained in Philadelphia and Chicago and traveled to Thailand and India for further extensive training. Most of her working experience comes from her time in Las Vegas where she worked at luxury spas. She eventually moved to Atlanta where she decided that she was going to start pursuing her dream of owning her own massage therapy company. She is now entering her second year of owning her own massage therapy business.
Her massage business focuses on the eastern tradition of massages. The Ashiatsu, the Thai massage, and the Indian Rope massage are just to name a few. Each of these massages have their own styles and provide a myriad of benefits. One of Dawn’s favorite things is introducing clients to new styles of massages and allowing them to experience the benefits associated with each.
Not only does she perform massages for individuals, but she also teaches masseurs new techniques in massage therapy. Currently not many people are trained to do Thai Massages and one of her hopes is to see the use of Thai massages growing.
For those of you who don’t know, the Thai massage uses acupuncture techniques as well as stretching and yoga positions to help relieve tension from the body. For this massage, the client is comfortably clothed and the massage therapist moves the body into different positions to help stretch out various parts of your body. Thai massages are great for lower back pain and helps for a myriad of issues including insomnia, anxiety, headaches and depression.
When I asked Dawn what her go to massage for herself was she immediately said, “Ashiatsu massage – I have to get it done every 2 weeks!” The reason she loves it so much is because of the pressure that is applied that goes deep into the muscles to release tension. Ashiatsu is a technique in which the massage therapists uses their bare feet to administer the massage, allowing for a deeper massage.
She also has an onsite part of her business where she goes to the customer and provides massage therapy at their location. These are great for couple’s date nights. Also, it is a great benefit for corporations who want to improve their wellness program for their employees.
If your wanting to try out a new style of massages Dawn is currently offering a discount of 50% for her Ashi-Fusion, Thai and Indian Rope Massages. Check out 2 Hands 2 Feet at www.2hands2feet.org