Lately I’ve been thinking about this whole Groupon experience. Was is good, not so good, worth doing? I am still not sure. Of course, I am not exactly done with it. Even if I do not run another deal, I am on a hook to provide massages until next June! And given that I do not personally do massage, it puts me in an interesting position.
I still think that this was a good way to get the word out about the studio. Whether this will lead to long term business viability remains to be seen. I enjoy meeting new people that come for reiki and I am glad to hear that they tried it because of a lower price. It’s a great healing modality and I am glad that I can help popularize it.
The minus for me is that with the number of massages done, the studio has become about a massage and not about bettering yourself. Not really about having a supportive environment where you can just pause and be still. And I struggle with the loss of this direction. On one hand, don’t bite the hand that feeds you. On the other, I didn’t leave my high -paying corporate job to feel boxed in. And so I am struggling. Not to mention that I am not loving being a secretary.
Hard to say what the future will bring. For now, I need to find a new massage therapist that is good and would not mind working for Groupon pay.