There is perhaps no better time to get a massage than August. Whether on vacation or nearing the end of yet another busy summer, taking time for yourself, and your physical and mental health, becomes more important.
And for Patty Payne, director of HGC (Hamptons Gym Corp) Massage, her goal is to make it easier—and more affordable—for people to seek massage therapy on a regular basis, the goal behind opening HGC Massage at the Sag Harbor and Southampton outlets of HGC.
Whether a non-member walking into the gym, a gym club member or a member of the massage club, patrons will be able to come to HGC Massage for 30, 60 or 90 minute treatments. For non members, a massage will cost between $70 and $160, with massage club members guaranteed a rate between $55 to $135.
Joining the massage club entails committing to one 60-minute massage monthly, locking in a lower rate for the whole year. If a business joins, its employees will also be eligible for the lower massage rates.
“I have been doing this for 18 years and I want to make it so people can use massage therapy as a part of their wellness program,” said Payne, noting businesses will have to start looking at wellness programs under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, set to go into effect this fall.
Payne also plans to offer an introductory Tai Chi course in the space, as well as other wellness incentives.
“I want to be here as a regular resource for people,” said Payne.