Yeah, I know, it’s amazing! And the Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-op has offered them for at least 10 years, just inside the front door, every Sunday afternoon from noon to 4 – and I never noticed. Never noticed that they were FREE, that is. Til one day I was standing in line and heard someone yell “Raise your hand if you want a free massage” and I found my sore gardener’s arm shooting up to claim the service. (My sore gardener’s back seconded that emotion.)
So here you see the result – not that very day but the next Sunday, too, with lots more Sunday massages to come. The massage therapist is Nicole Zeigler, totally qualified and a delightful person to boot.
What other grocery store buys four hours of massage therapists’ time every week? Or offers frequent free events in the store, like story-telling and movies? Nicole thinks this store can do it because it’s a co-op, so profit margins aren’t the only concern.
My only complaint? The young (male) clerk who suggests to customers of a certain age that they take advantage of the senior discount. Just post it, buddy, don’t ask.Tweet