The Secret Sanctuary – Part 10

(Oof.  I forgot about this yesterday morning and it’s been crazy at work until about an hour ago.  Sorry everyone! Don’t worry, next week will be a lot more …fun! *wink*) “I thought so at one time, now I’m not so  sure.” Pete said as he pushed his plate to the edge of the table. […]

The Secret Sanctuary – Part 9

  As Liz walked out the door and locked up behind them, she thought to herself “Man, Pete is a total novice to dating. This could be a disaster.” Can I get a chance to talk to him…..BINGO!  I’ll just follow up with him as a post-visit courtesy call.  Liz congratulated herself on her quick thinking. Now, where […]

The Secret Sanctuary – Part 8

I might have been calm and polite with Chris but my mind was spinning like slot machine reels.  I saw him out to the front desk to pay for the session and schedule any follow up he wanted.  I didn’t think he’d need more than 2-3 more sports injury type sessions but if he worked on a farm when […]

The Secret Sanctuary – Part 7

  I picked up the sheet and told Chris to roll over on to his back. “Uhm, Pete.  I can’t, well, I can but I don’t want to roll over.” “Chris, I can’t work on the other side if you don’t roll over.” “Pete. I know. I … uh … I swear it was an accident!” Chris gushed […]

The Secret Sanctuary – Part 5

  The mysterious Chris appointment started my day at 9am, then lunch at 11:30, then covering the desk for the afternoon.  Not a bad day until 4:30pm when I had to deal with Kate getting arrested for the massive fraud she had been committing for the two years. The criminal charges had already been filed and mountains of […]

The Secret Sanctuary – Part 4

[Note: Sorry for the short flash, the hubby has been under the weather for the last few days and I’ve been taking care of him  I should be back to “full size” posts next week – Johayan] It wasn’t that I forgot about the appointment with Chris this morning as much as I just didn’t remember. […]

The Secret Sanctuary – Part 3

I heard Liz and her client’s footsteps disappear into the back and the door close to Liz’s workspace. I took a sip of coffee and through about the previous two years since we had graduated and opened the shop.  We weren’t millionaires but we weren’t scraping for cash either. We’d had very few complaints, no particularly difficult customers that […]

The Secret Sanctuary – Part 2

I sat down and started reviewing the notes on my new mystery client. Normally, the person who has the initial contact with the new customer takes them.  In this case, it was Kate. As I paged through the records, I saw nothing but standard massage appointments. Nothing labeled as deep tissue or any advanced treatment modalities.  Actually, it looked […]

The Secret Sanctuary – Part 1

I looked at my schedule for the week.  Busy but not overbooked, the schedule looked to be filled with regulars.  One good thing about being a massage therapist, if you’re good, you quickly develop a steady client base. A week of regulars meant that I’d really not have much unexpected work come in and that meant steady money.  I […]