“Take Care of Dad” at Massage Heights

massageAs you all know from my recent post about “Escaping to Relaxation” at Massage Heights (at the Iowa River Landing), I enjoy myself a good, relaxing day at the spa.  And we were thrilled to give the same luxurious, relaxing experience to the winner of our Super Mom Contest in honor of Mother’s Day!  (Oh, and we should mention that the gracious ladies at Massage Heights also offered a free 1 hour massage to our second runner up, as well!)  But, that was May, and this is June.  And June, as we know, is all about the dads.

For that reason, last weekend my husband Matt enjoyed his first ever massage.  And let me tell you, it won’t be his last, that’s for sure!   For someone who works 60+ hours/week driving a truck and hauling thousands of pounds of food into restaurants and nursing homes, my hubby deserved a little spoiling and a lot of good, hard back-rubbing.  And that’s exactly what he got.

Matt enjoyed a 1 hour massage, plus a reviving foot scrub as well.  Definitely a treat for him, but at the same time I think it really made us both step back and think about the benefits of continued therapeutic massage.  After chatting with Angela (owner of Massage Heights), she filled us in on some of the amazing health and wellness benefits of massage therapy, which you can read more about (from the Mayo Clinic) by clicking here.  Although many of us view a massage as a day of leisure and relaxation (which it IS), we should also be informed and be reminded that therapeutic massage can be an amazing treatment for headaches, anxiety, digestive disorders, insomnia, sports injuries, and more.

And speaking of sports injuries, Massage Heights offers a wonderful Sports Massage, which is perfect for all of those active dads in your lives.  If your husbands (or dads or brothers or friends) are active in sports, I would highly recommend considering therapeutic massage as a treatment for any pain or injuries that result from their activities.  Although my husband isn’t involved in any sports, his job is extremely demanding physically, and he was shocked at how much better he felt after just one massage treatment.

Angela also filled us in on AMAZING little tidbit that we just had to share with you today.  Did you know that many times massage therapy may be covered by your health insurance?  It’s true!  The services of a licensed massage therapist are frequently covered by health insurance providers when prescribed by a chiropractor or an osteopath, a physician or a physical therapist.  Many employers have recognized the health and wellness benefits of massage therapy, and allow employees to use their flex or health savings account dollars for this reason.  If you are interested in understanding more about reimbursement on your therapeutic massage therapy, you should contact your human resources department or your health insurance company.  {Mercy Medical Center and the University of Iowa both reimburse their employees for massage therapy services, just FYI}

So, back to the dads.  After seeing Matt’s face as he walked out of the spa that day, I would highly recommend gifting this to your husband and/or other dads in your life as well.  He looked so relaxed, so refreshed, and he deserves every bit of it.  Although he is a man of few words, I asked him to describe his experience for this blog post and he said the following “It was very relaxing, I was surprised that I wasn’t sore the next day, and be careful getting a foot scrub if you are ticklish”.  Again, few words, but I can sum it up and tell you that he LOVED it.  So, head on over to Massage Heights and pick up a gift card for a special dad in your life today.  They are offering a special promotion for dads, with a $25 active therapy session.  Let us know how it goes!
Oh, and don’t you think we forgot about you moms!  Even if you don’t do hard labor or play sports, there are always benefits to massage therapy, and we highly recommend that you visit Massage Heights as well.  They offer amazing prenatal massage services, for all of you expectant moms, which you could certainly discuss with them at our upcoming “Baby Talk” event, where Massage Heights will be giving FREE chair massages to all of our guests!
Special thanks to Massage Heights for treating my husband Matt just in time for Father’s Day.  And stay tuned to the blog…you never know when your favorite dads might be able to enjoy the same treat!


*This is a sponsored post. I received payment in the form of products received; however, the opinions are solely my own.






Sara and her husband Matt (sweethearts since they were just 16) got married in 2007, and since then have welcomed four beautiful children (Sam in 2008, Cooper in 2010, Nora in 2012, and Adam James in December 2015). A born-and-raised Iowan, Sara received both her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees (in Spanish Literature) from the University of Iowa. She's still teaching Spanish wherever and whenever she can, but her true passion is owning Iowa City Moms and building this community alongside her amazing team. Sara is also the Community Engagement Coordinator for City Mom Collective, and the owner of Cowork Collective downtown Iowa City. Common denominator in all of these jobs: community, community, community.


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