I’ve been very fortunate in my massage career. Thirty years ago this summer, I moved to Colorado Springs from Southern California, where I had a seven-year-old, moderately successful massage therapy practice. Arriving in the Springs with few contacts, I relied on a local colleague who seemed to know everybody and she introduced me as “a great sports massage therapist from CALIFORNIA.” I was, all of a sudden, a big fish in a little pond. 😉
Over the past 30 years I’ve been able to develop a quite loyal clientele, many of whom have been coming to me for over 20 years. I appreciate each and every one of them. This weekend, however, I’m celebrating two clients I first met in the summer of 1988. They helped me start to earn a living soon after moving here and have been great supporters of me and my work for all these 30 years. I’ve treated their spouses, their children, and their extended family members. They’ve referred numerous friends and acquaintances to me, many of whom also have become my “regulars.” They truly have been instrumental in building my business here and I’m forever grateful to them. As my way of thanking them for their loyalty and friendship, we’re gathering this evening with our spouses for our 30th Anniversary dinner, to share stories and toast our general good fortune in finding each other.