Like many people, I really love autumn. Not because I'm a Pumpkin Spice Girl (she'd be named . . . what exactly? Orange Spice?), but because this time of year makes me slow down a little, breathe a little deeper. The leaves dying on the trees in all their colorful glory reminds me that yes, to everything there is a season. Breathe in, breathe out.
After a period of expansion, so follows contraction. Heartfire Massage is back down to me and Chelsea. I may add another person or two this winter, or I may not. We'll see how it goes, but in the meanwhile, I'm not going to fret about it.
However, one thing this does mean is that for right now, there are not going to be as many options for holiday appointments as there were last year. Also, no, it is not too soon to start thinking about scheduling said appointments.
One of the other things I love about fall is that as Thanksgiving approaches, there's often a shift in people's awareness of gratitude. We talk about it more, there are Facebook daily gratitude challenges, and so on.
As part of that "looking to the future" thing, I would like to invite all of our Heartfire Massage clients to join us at our 6th annual client appreciation party.
What: Annual client appreciation party
Where: Our office, 410 S. Lincoln Ave
When: Thursday, Nov 2, 5-7:30pm
As always, there will be food and drink, goodie bags for our guests, and discounted massage packages. This year, we will also be unveiling a new add-on service, complete with free demonstrations!
For those who can't join us in person, the magic of the interwebs will make it possible to snag some of those massage packages for yourself. All you have to do is go HERE on the day (Nov 2, in case you skipped that part), and the link will be live and ready to go. Sales will start when I wake up that morning and close by midnight or whenever I am ready to go to bed, whichever comes first.
What's the deal, you ask? As in the past, buy two, get the third half-off; packages are good for one year and may be split between recipients or used for gift certificates. This is the best price we run all year. It is also the last big sale we will be doing before my rates go up $10/hr on December 1st. Chelsea's rates will be staying the same, and any packages purchased before Dec. 1 can be used with either of us.
As a special thank-you to all our awesomesauce locals, we're offering a yummy little upgrade for the fall. During the months of October and November, we're offering a complementary mini hot stone treatment - aka "On The Rocks" - with all our massages. This is normally a $10 upgrade, but it's free for the next two months. It's just another way for us to say thanks.
For those of you dealing with itchy skin as winter comes on, you may want to think about adding our Lizard Skin Treatment as an upgrade to your next session. We use warmed oil and exfoliation mitts to scrub you from head to toe before your massage, removing any dead skin that may be blocking your skin's ability to absorb.
Speaking of winter, I think it's time go out and shovel some of the bounty left from this weekend's storm. After that, a nice hot cuppa sounds like a lovely thing to behold.