A few years ago, I was working at a very stressful job. My stress manifested itself in my shoulders and kicked off daily tension headaches. I tried muscle relaxers, physical therapy and just taking pain killers and hoping for the best, but nothing seemed to work. One evening in the midst of my dilemma I met my good friend for dinner. We talked about workplace stress and realized that we were experiencing the same symptoms. However, she was managing hers with monthly massages. She explained how her masseuse, who she called by name, had helped and given her advice on how to manage the pain. She then pulled out her phone and texted me the masseuse’s phone number and website. The next morning, I called and made an appointment, giving that local business a new life-long customer.