I’ve always found lying down on a massage table to be an exceptional experience: For a brief interlude, the world fades away and all that remains is a soothing touch. I count myself to be one of those lucky people who’ve been able to try a number of diverse massage styles over the years. I’ve experienced the traditional techniques of a hammam in Morocco; I’ve been pampered by opulent offerings at a spa on the west coast of Mexico.
Yet as much as I love them, the massages I’ve gotten have always been few and far in between.
So when I heard the founders of Drybar started their own massage business called Squeeze with a location in my hometown, I jumped to book my first appointment. As a yoga teacher with an unpredictable schedule, I’d been searching for a no-frills massage that was easy to book but still promised results. Squeeze seemed like the answer. Through its app and website, the tech-forward franchise allows guests to book, set personalized preferences, pay, and review all in one platform, so you can literally walk in and figuratively float out.
Because booking was at the click of a button, I felt inspired not to try just one, but four massages over the course of a month to explore the advantages of incorporating regular bodywork into my wellness routine. My goal was to not only enjoy a weekly pampering session (in the name of self-care, of course) but to track any noticeable changes in my overall well-being.