It takes two: Massage therapists pair up to offer another option

Published 9:11 pm Monday, February 19, 2018

Last weekend, those participating in It’s Worth It massage studio’s couples massage would have been seeing double: two clients, two beds and two massage therapists.

“It’s Worth It” owner Lindsay Kramer teamed up with Darci Gau of Darci Gau Studio on Feb. 10 and Saturday to offer couples massages.

“We try to move tandemly, so we’re each working on the same parts of the body at the same time,” Kramer said of the process.

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Kramer said she received six or seven phone calls within the last year asking about couples massages.

“It just made me realize we didn’t have anything like that in this area,” she said.

Kramer had done a few couples massages before, out of client homes. When she moved to the Bessesen Building in October, she obtained the space to do it out of her studio.

Kramer said going to a massage with another person you know can also make the experience more comfortable for a first-timer.

In addition to the couples massages, “It’s Worth It” also offers partial massages, relaxation massages, therapeutic massages, extended care massages, seated chair massages and hot stone massages.

Kramer said one of the challenges of her business is convincing people that a massage needs to be part of their regular monthly maintenance.

“Your muscles in your body are connected all together, and you use them every day,” Kramer said.

She said her job has taught her about how unique the body is. She can often feel where clients’ problem areas are. A massage is a chance to work those things out.

‘When I’m in a massage, I’m connected to the muscles of that person, and I know from my own experience that it’s very cleansing,” she said.

Potential health benefits of a massage

• Circulation

• Release toxins, like lactic acid, that build up in the muscles

• Ease sore muscles

• Relaxation

• Sleep improvement

• Smoother day-to-day motion

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