Reviewed by Angela Bickford
Who doesn't wish they could be pampered? Get away from life for an hour and experience a relaxing massage that soothes tired muscles and washes away stress? Well, just in time for Mother's Day, our next review and giveaway will do just that...
DeAnn Sumner, owner of My Signature Massage, is giving one lucky reader a FREE hour-long Swedish Massage!
Here's a little bit about DeAnn: DeAnn studied massage therapy at the Phoenix School of Holistic Health in Houston. She received her massage license from the Texas Department of State Health Services in October 2000 and is also a member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals organization.
Here's what she has to say about her massage philosophy: "After working in a spa that expected each massage to be exactly the same, I desired to created a massage practice where I could truly listen to and address the individual needs and issues of each client. Even the same client will have different needs at each appointment, and it is my goal to make each massage session as individualized as possible. To better help my clients, I have expanded my massage knowledge by taking many Continuing Education classes, including Pregnancy Massage, Chair Massage and Aromatherapy."
A little more about my experience: I was so excited when DeAnn approached me about reviewing her services - I had just had triplets who spent a good deal of time in the NICU and needless to say, was carrying some stress that was in need of being relieved. I knew a massage would do the trick. I'm no stranger to massages - I've had them at cookie cutter places like Massage Envy (not a fan), and high-end individualized spas (better, but still sometimes a bit rushed/standard), but I'd never gone to someone's house before. DeAnn works out of her home, and so at first, I wasn't sure how it'd go. I was pleasantly surprised by how professional, comfortable, and relaxing it was! DeAnn worked with my schedule, and when I arrived, she led me into her 'office', which is right at the entrance of her home. It was fully closed off and made to feel like a spa-like environment - dimly lit, warm, rich tones and decor, soothing music... She asked me about my specific needs and history, which was important to me. She offered me water and explained her massage techniques. I could get undressed to my comfort level, and during the massage, she made sure to use covering techniques that left me feeling comfortable and secure with maintaining my privacy. One thing I asked her about was how she kept the home quiet for clients (she has young children). She explained that she and her husband had arranged for him to take the kids out when clients came around, maintaining a quiet, chaos-free environment to work in. This was reassuring since I knew I'd be back for more massages and it was important to me to have a calming place to escape to. She started the massage off with aromatherapy, soft music, and calming conversation and tones. If I wanted to talk, we could; stay quiet, that too. She worked each area of my body, making sure to address the areas I said to focus on, and her level of pressure was perfect. If I wasn't taking mental notes for this review, I would have been relaxed to sleep! At the end of the massage, she gave me as much time as I needed to relax and get dressed, and then again offered water. I will definitely be setting up more appointments, as she's both affordable (the Swedish Massage is $55 an hour - you can't beat that!) and comfortable to be around.
You can learn more about DeAnn and read other testimonials on her site, as well as learn about her specials.
Here's how to enter for your chance to win a free massage from My Signature Massage: *Mandatory Entry* Leave a comment below telling us why YOU should win this massage (answer will not affect winning outcome).
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This giveaway closes at noon on Sunday, April 29th. Be sure to enter to win this great prize! Sharing is welcomed too!