May 1, 2019

(Heads up, this is lengthy! I've bolded the important parts for easy skimming.)

Today is the one year anniversary of Andersonville Massage! Thank you all so much for a great first year. I truly appreciate your loyalty—some of you whom I’ve had the privilege of working with for well over three years! I can say with absolute gratitude and sincerity, I often leave work feeling better than when I arrive, which is a gift you all share with me every day.

After a lot of thought and consideration, I’ve decided that on June 1st, I'll be moving Andersonville Massage just a few blocks north to 5820 N. Clark St., across the street from the Gethsemane Garden Center. Although I could not have asked for a better place to begin my practice and will miss the charm and warmth of Dr. Sarah’s office, I believe this move will enable me to provide even better service for you all. The new space is easily accessible--no more stairs. Street parking will be more readily available. And because this space is brand new and built specifically with massage in mind, I anticipate noise levels will be greatly reduced. (Let’s be honest--the white noise maker was no match for Big Jones Sunday brunches!) But most importantly, I will be able to broaden my availability. Hours beginning June 1st will be as follows:

Monday: 2:00pm - 8:00pm

Tuesday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 2:00pm - 8:00pm

Friday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Saturday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

My hope is these hours will make it easier for you to work regular massage into your busy schedules, so you don’t have to wait for your aches and pains to prioritize massage for you. These hours have also been set in a way that will help me, as your massage therapist, avoid burnout, so I can give you the very best possible massage every single time.

With a new space, however, comes new expenses, so beginning June 1st, regular pricing will be as follows:

60 minutes: $95

75 minutes: $110 (A new addition to the lineup!)

90 minutes: $125

120 minutes: $175

From now through the end of June, I’ll be offering packages at deep discounts as a thank you for a wonderful first year and a welcome into my new space. They are as follows:

Package of Three Services:

60 Minutes: $230 ($55 savings)

90 Minutes: $310 ($65 savings)

120 Minutes: $432 ($93 savings)

Package of Six Services:

60 Minutes: $435 ($135 savings)

90 Minutes: $585 ($165 savings)

120 Minutes: $815 ($235 savings)

If you’d like to purchase a package, please reach out through text (224-707-0811), email (, or ask me about it at your next appointment. Please note that this will be the only time I’ll be offering packages. They expire six months from purchase date and do not earn loyalty points.

What are loyalty points? They are how I provide some of the perks of package pricing without the upfront comitment of purchasing a traditional package. Here’s how it works. Every time you receive an individually priced massage, you’re awarded points. In addition to being able to utilize your points for free services, points may now be used for discounting services. As of today, I’ll also be offering points for referrals. (This is in addition to the $10 referral discount already in place.) Here’s the breakdown:

Points received per service:

60 Minute: 60 points

75 Minute: 75 points

90 Minute: 90 points

120 Minute: 120 points

Friend referral: 60 points

Points needed to redeem 50% off an individual service:

60 Minute: 300 points

75 Minute: 375 points

90 Minute: 450 points

120 Minute: 600 points

Points needed to redeem one free service:

60 Minute: 600 points

75 Minute: 750 points

90 Minute: 900 points

120 Minute: 1200 points

Phew! That was a lot to get through, and I appreciate you taking the time to read this. I want to be as transparent and open as possible to make this transition smooth for everyone, so if you have questions or concerns about anything or would like to know your current point balance, please reach out to me. I’ll do my best to clarify or explain further. Again, the best way to reach me is through text (224-707-0811) or email ( 

Thank you all so much, and I look forward to continuing our work together!

-Amanda Gurtler, LMT