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It’s Like Comparing Apples to Quinces

We have heard the old adage, “It’s like comparing apples to oranges”. This is to say that there are two groups of items that cannot be practically compare. There are typically apparent differences between the items which are popularly thought to be incomparable, like apples and oranges.

But here’s the thing, there are loads of apples and oranges. Now the Quince is a fairly unique fruit that many of us have never tasted, tried, or have any idea what to do with. But we know that it’s a fruit. It looks like an apple or pear, but it needs to be harvested once they have been hit by frost. They’re harder to come by here and take more care in the growing process.
Where am I going with this you may ask? Often times we are asked what makes us so different than other massage therapists in our area, why should they see us over the people down the road, why do we charge more, or even why don’t we have more therapists? Well, it’s like comparing apples to quince.
Sure, from the outside we look similar, have similar beginnings, take about as much time to get our start as massage therapists, we even have the same titles but that is where the similarities end. The therapists at Essentially Massage continue growing long after school ends. We have taken the extra time and care to not only hone in on our skill, but to learn other techniques and specialties. Now this is not to say that there are not fantastic massage therapists out there that graduated and have had not continuing education. There certainly are wonderful therapists, and I’ve had the privilege of meeting many over the past 8 years.
What I am saying though is that we are unique in our approach, treatment and expected out comes for each of our clients. That we have high expectations for what we are able to accomplish. That we have made the extra effort to provide the best possible manual therapy for those with chronic pain.
We may be called massage therapists, but we are so much more than that. We are bodyworkers, postural assessment expert, corrective exercise specialists, orthopedic manual therapists, and massage therapists.
If you have been looking for a new kind of massage/soft tissue therapy to help with chronic pain conditions, sports injuries, or after a car accident, please contact us if you have further questions. We are always excited to share what we have learned over the years.


16-04-15 | 0 comments | in blog, Uncategorized

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Essentially Massage

10153 University Ave NE, Suite 203
Blaine, MN 55434
Phone: 763-528-8557


Monday, Tuesday & Thursday:
8:30am – 8:00pm
Wednesday & Friday:
8:30am – 6:00pm
Saturday: By Appointment Only
Sunday: Closed