I have severe chronic pain, and I deal with a lot of cramping and muscle spasms, so when my Mom got me a gift certificate for RelaxStation, I was SO excited--I had been there before to their other location for shorter massages and the experience was always absolutely wonderful. So, I made the appointment for my birthday, and I chose someone named Thomas to give me my massage--I have had hit or miss experiences with female masseuses because I need a lot of pressure, and usually guys have stronger hands and can give really good deep tissue massage. So, first off, I was running about five minutes late because of a minor backup on the street I was driving down, so I called and apologized and said I would be a little late, ten minutes at the max. Brandon, the front desk associate, was very nice about it and thanked me for calling ahead.
When I finally got there and got signed in and all, Thomas came into the waiting area and greeted me, and walked me back to the room. We discussed the health issues I had mentioned and areas it would help to focus on, and then he left so I could get undressed to my comfort level and get on the table. Then, he came back in and got started. Y'all, it was the best massage I have EVER had in my entire LIFE. Thomas was very careful to pay attention to any cues I gave about pressure, focused on all the areas where I really needed help, and made me feel completely comfortable and safe the entire time.
Thomas was also very conversational--now, some people chat with you and it feels awkward at moments, right? Not Thomas. He was so chill and down to earth, it was like getting a deep tissue massage from someone who was my best friend who really cared about what I had to say. We chatted about our pets and shows we like and even got a little deep discussing things about family and other more intense/interesting topics.
The entire time, I was relaxed and having an amazing time--when we got wrapped up and I got ready to leave, he had a few suggestions for stretches I could do and mentioned a massage product he likes to use for neck pain/tension, which I really appreciated because I store a lot of tension in my neck. The entire process was amazing experience, and I would recommend RelaxStation AND Thomas to anyone. When I left, I felt so de-stressed and light, it was like I was floating. DEFINITELY going back, next time for a longer session!