The best way to start the day? Having a registered massage therapist (RMT) show up at your door.
Yesterday morning I had the opportunity to try out Massago – a mobile app in Canada that connects RMTs to clients who want to enjoy the convenience of a professional massage in the comfort of their own home, hotel room or office. It’s basically the ‘Uber’ of massages.
The whole experience starts with downloading the app, filling out your profile, and then choosing a few options – like what type of massage you want (Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal), the duration of time you prefer (minimum is 60 minutes) and who will be getting the massage (you can choose just for yourself or you can have a couple’s massage). You can choose to book in advance or within the same day, and often within the same hour. After you fill out a health form you’re connected with an RMT – just like that. You also pay beforehand via the app and you are provided with an insurance receipt.
I’m not going to lie, I was a bit hesitant at first having a complete stranger come into my home to give me a massage, but it was assuring to read that all the RMTs are with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and go through police and background checks before working with Massago. Massago also sends you a photo of the massage therapist who will be working with you so that you recognize them once they arrive.
Before my Massago RMT arrived, I had to take out a couple sheets, pillows, a pillow case and towel for the RMT to use. Katarina, my lovely RMT, arrived a few minutes before my scheduled time to set up her table. She asked me a few questions about the type of massage I’d like and then left the room to give me privacy while I got organized on the table (which was SUPER comfy). The massage itself was soooo relaxing and therapeutic. Katarina used unscented coconut oil and I just loved the fact that I was lying in the comfort of my own living room, on my own sheets, with Maya (our dog) lying on the couch next to me and my Saje diffuser diffusing my favourite blend. Katarina had beautiful nature sounds playing in the background, but I could have provided my own music if I had wanted (this is something I will definitely prepare for next time).
Once my 60-minute massage was up, Katarina left the room again so that I could have my privacy to get dressed, and then she packed her table up and was on her way.
IS IT WORTH IT?
I absolutely loved that once the massage was over, I didn’t have to put my jeans back on, head to my car and drive home. All I had to do was slip on my housecoat and jump in the shower. It was awesome to not have to commute anywhere afterwards!
The only downside about the whole experience was the laundry I was left with (the sheets and towel)…but, I’m not complaining!
Massago was an amazing way to start my day and it would surely be the most relaxing experience after a long day’s work too. I would 100% recommend this amazing, stress-free experience. It’s totally worth it.
I was offered a complimentary Massago service in exchange for an honest review. ALL opinions are my own and in no way is this sponsored.