Made it through yoga class #2. I feel incredible. Well, and I scheduled a massage for the afternoon. Always a bonus.
First, though, I went into work and did some paperwork. Short, sweet and still able to make it to my prearranged massage. And, they called me to let me know that if I still wanted the 80 minute massage, they would be able to do it. My therapist's appointment after mine, canceled, which freed her up.
Excellent. Even better. I arrive, use the facility, and wait. She ushers me back to the room at 4 and inquiries about my reasons for having a massage. Did I only want to relax? Were my quads tight? Did I prefer her finishing with my ears/face? General questions that would enable a positive experience for me. In the past, at this studio, I have had issues with some of the therapists. I waiver, back and forth, with whether or not it is worth the frustration to have a membership to this business.
Still, I have continued, because I am too lazy to find a new therapist. I like Brittney, I do. Today, though, after scheduling an 80 minute massage which means I would be finishing the massage at 5:20, I was irritated when she finished at 5:09. I know because I looked at my cell phone. In the past, I have had a 55 minute massage that finishes 5 minutes early. I guess I had it in the back of my head that time would be a factor. And, it was. Immediately, I am annoyed and so I know it was reflected in my demeanor. I tipped Brittney and made my way to the desk. I owed more money since I had upgraded to an 80, I mean, 70 minute massage. I paid thirty extra dollars for fifteen minutes. That is what is super annoying to me. I don't mind paying for services rendered but I expect the full amount of promised time.
Am I being ridiculous? Is this customary? To offer a massage for 60 minutes and cut out at 55? Or 80 minutes and receive 70? I am seriously considering cutting my ties with this studio as it is the only place that, consistently, I am jipped on my time. I think I have two or three massages stockpiled. I guess this will be a nice month for massages. If you have suggestions of therapists/studios, in the valley, let me know.