Happy New Year – 2015 has arrived

Published January 2, 2015 by RainDrops Salon Massage

Happy New Year! Isn’t it amazing how time seems to fly by, especially with the – not older – lets say the wiser we get. I know, keep dreaming, right? Well, we are going to do just that as 2015 is going to be just Amazing; let’s put 2014 behind us and move on to bigger and better things this new year. Let’s think positive and strive to reach our goals, our dreams, to be the person what we all know we want to be.

As we think positive and strive to reach our goals this year, remember, it’s always a work in progress and we, as everyone else, are taking one day at a time, one week at a time, one month at a time. We are looking for exciting ways to be your One-Stop Shop for all of your Beauty and Relaxation needs. Got any ideas? Feel free to share them with us as we are cosmetologists, skin care professionals, massage therapists and reiki practitioners – we are not Marketing Experts.

THe past year, 2014, brought a great deal of challenges to RainDrops Salon Massage, some were unexpected while others were goals that we strived to reach, bettering ourselves with continuing education in order to bring better services to you, while doing our best to keep our prices affordable for everyone. Speaking of prices – touchy subject, right? Funny, we have had some clients tell us our pricing is too low, others say we’re too high – yet even had a client tell us that – they had come into money, so they will now be going to a higher dollar salon; hey, as Dan says, “Please, if you desire to pay more, I will gladly accept your gift.”

In short – currently we have only had one price change through the years, where rates increased a few dollars, we are striving to bring you new and exciting things and one day we realize that rates will have to increase again, we just have no clue when. Yet when that time comes, we hope you understand that by shopping here, by supporting RainDrops Salon Massage and its staff, its independent contractors – you are supporting a local business, friends and family in your local community, helping to keep food on our tables, a roof over our head, if we had kids you would be helping to pay for their college funds,since we have dogs and pets – then your helping to keep them healthy and fed as well. By shopping and continuing to allow us, RainDrops Salon Massage to service your Beauty and Relaxation needs – you can be rest assured that your money is not going to buy a corporate CEO another vacation home, another private jet, or a huge bonus during the year.

Thanks again for supporting RainDrops Salon Massage these past few years. We pray that 2015 brings many unexpected blessings to each of you, ourselves included. Most of all – Thank You for supporting us this past year, we look forward to seeing each of you in the New Year!

Oh yes – before we close – someone suggested that we offer a few marketing things in our salon? What are you ideas on a calendar? What about T-shirts? Is this something you would be interested in? Yes, we do our best to spend money wisely, if you, our client, our friends, our family are not interested then we don’t need to spend the funds, right? Also, in case you didn’t know, if we don’t carry a certain flat iron, blow dryer, even product in the salon and you would like it, let us know, chances are we can get this for you.

Again – Many Blessings to each of you and to an Amazing 2015.

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Open Tuesday through Saturday. Our late evening hours on Wednesday and Thursday of 5-7 PM and our early morning hours of 7-9 AM on Friday and Saturday are by Prior-Scheduled appointments only. Please have these booked by around 4:30ish the day before, we are happy to stay, just let us know your coming in. Always call though – there is a chance that one of us already have a late appointment and the other is available, all we can say is – how about another day?


Believe it or not, the Holiday’s are here! – 2014 4th qtr

Published October 14, 2014 by RainDrops Salon Massage

Oh My Goodness! Can you believe October 2014 is already here, seems like the year only started and we were all wishing the snow would end. Kids have started back to school and Fall is definately in the air.

We realize the economy is not recovering as quickly as we all would like, we realize everyone is hurting and yet, time moves on. In order to help you this holiday season, we have started our Holiday Savings early – that’s right, We are calling it “Fall Saving’s” yet it’s really getting a jump-start on the holiday season in order to help you with everyone on your shopping list.

We have also posted our 2014 Holiday Hours on our website, speaking of which, if you have not visited us online lately, what are you waiting for? If you have not stopped by RainDrops Salon Massage lately, what are you waiting for? We realize your now stressed with us mentioning the holidays – did you know, as I write this blog, there are only 6 Friday’s until “Black Friday”? Well, I guess we could say 7 Friday’s, all depends on how you do the math and what works for you, we are all unique individuals and look at things differently. Truth be known, in 7 Friday’s it will be Black Friday.

Our Holiday hours are as follows – Remember, to call now and get the best appointment times availalbe and don’t forget to schedule your needed massage/reiki session – trust us – it will definatley help relieve that stress.

~ Holiday Hours! ~
October 2014
Friday, October 31 – – – (Happy Halloween) – – – – – 9 AM – 2 PM

November 2014
Monday, November 24 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 9 AM – 4 PM
Tuesday, November 25 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – -9 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday, November 26 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 9 AM – 5 PM
Thursday, November 27 – – (Happy Thanksgiving) – – CLOSED
Friday, November 28 – – – – (Black Friday) – – – – – – – – – – CLOSED
Saturday, November 29 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 9 AM – 2 PM

December 2014
Monday, December 22 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 9 AM – 4 PM
Tuesday, December 23 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 9 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday, December 24 – (Christmas Eve) – – – – – – – – 9 AM – 2 PM
Thursday, December 25 – – -(Merry Christmas) – – – – – – – – – CLOSED
Friday, December 26 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – CLOSED
Saturday, December 27 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 9 AM – 2 PM
Sunday, December 28 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – CLOSED
Monday, December 29 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – CLOSED
Tuesday, December 30 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 9 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday, December 31 – – (New Year’s Eve) – – – – – – – – – – CLOSED

January 2015
Thursday, January 1 – – – (Happy New Year) – – – – – – – – – – – CLOSED
Friday, January 2 – – – – – – – – – – – – Return to Normal Business Hours

Remember to call now and schedule all your beauty and relaxation needs with us here at RainDrops Salon Massage. 865-428-2185 Be sure to visit us online at http://www.RainDropsSalonMassage.com

Wishing you all the best and we look forward to your continued support through-out the rest of the year, as well as into the New Year. May you find many unexpected blessings and in great health.

September 2014 – Behind on my posts here!

Published September 10, 2014 by RainDrops Salon Massage

WOW! It’s hard to believe what life will throw at a person, here it is September 2014 and I (We) are really behind on our Blog Posts. Please forgive us, I am going to say we will try to do better – TRY being the keyword there.

Summer is come to an end and if you have been following us on Facebook and our website, you will notice that a great deal has happened, still is happening. Dan Thomas has finished with his Instructor Course and now has a new license hanging up in the salon which just arrived in the mail this past Saturday (September 6) – His license now reads – Instructor/Cosmetologist. In case your wondering, Dan has been planning for his future for when he can no longer stand behind a chair for 10 or 12 hours a day – wise decision on his part. He is a pretty smart fellow, right?

Word to the WISE – Never Ever be afraid to research the business you go into, no matter if it is a massage establishment, hair salon, nail salon, shucks, if your out looking for a new job, never be afraid to research the company either. Make sure the establishment is Licensed, if your attending a school for a trade, make sure they instructor actually has an instructor license; if your going into a massage establishment for a massage, again, make sure both the establishment and your therapist are licensed. We can not stress the importance of this and we are doing our best to educate you, the consumer on this.

It’s funny – I personally just spoke with one of Dan’s clients how she received a gift certificate for massage at a business, seems the first one was OK, yet went back the second time to finish with her gift certificate and well, let’s just say – Make Sure The Establishment and Person is licensed.

On another note – Dan and I just returned from an Educational Event with the AMTA-TN chapter. We apprecate each of you working with us which allowed us to take this time off – it’s about the only break we get through-out the year. For myself personally, I will be attending another class the week of September 15, returning to the salon on Tuesday, September 23 – So call now – get in for your needed Massage/Reiki appointments, your body will “THANK YOU”. Trust me, you need to invest in your health as this is the only body that you have.

Dan will be out on Saturday, October 11 due to an Educational Class in Chattanooga that weekend. Call now to get your appointments scheduled with him. Dan’s class is, well, not that he is a licensed Instructor, he is required to attend educational events himself and this weekend (October 11 – 12) is the final class this year.

Again, my apologies that I am so far behind in posting. Maybe I need to try to do quarterly posts until things calm down, what do you think? Keep track of us on Facebook and add our website to your Favorites as Holiday Hours will be coming soon

Be Well my friends.

February/March 2014

Published March 5, 2014 by RainDrops Salon Massage

Seems we are in for one Cold Winter this year, if judging by last January is any sign of what is lays ahead for us. We just wanted to remind everyone to be sure to follow us on Facebook as this is where we can generaly post any of those Nasty Winter Closings due to the weather.

We realize each and every one of you may already be sick of this Cold Winter which has been cast upon us, well let us tell you that you are not alone. We are also tired of “Ole Man Winter” and are ready for him to go back up north where he came from. Until than, how does a warm massage table sound? How does a warm facial table sound? How does the warm heat from a blow-dryer hitting you in the face from time to time sound? Sounds amazing, doesn’t it?

We at RainDrops Salon Massage are right there braving the cold winter conditions with you. Keep in mind that we open as early as 7 AM on Friday and Saturday Mornings, we also stay as late as 7 PM on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, as long as we have a prior 24 hour notice. This gives us time to plan our busy schedule as well and if we have nothing scheduled for those late evenings or early mornings than we will not open until 9 AM and we will close at 5 PM.

So let’s all get out there and face the days ahead, Spring is in the air, can’t you feel it? Wishing each of you an amazing month(s) and looking forward to hearing from you.

January 2014 – New Year Resolutions

Published January 21, 2014 by RainDrops Salon Massage

It’s hard to believe that we are already in the year 2014, seems like only yesterday we had moved into the year of 2013; how time seems to fly by.

With a New Year comes New Year Resolutions, for many of us. Have you made any resolutions yet? How have you been doing on keeping those resolutions? Let us ask – Did you happen to add Massage Therapy to your resolutions? Did you happen to add Skin Care to your list of resolutions?

It’s never too late to start taking your health seriously, New Year’s Resolution or not. Did you know that Massage Therapy falls under Health Care? It sure does! In short, Massage Therapy is the manipulation of soft muscle tissue to help faciliate healing. We realize when most of the population think of Health Care, we think going in to see the Doctor, an MD, Nurse Practitioner, or even a Nurse.

When you think of Health Care, you probably didn’t even consider you skin, did you? Not unless it was going to see a Licensed Health Care professional such as a Dermatologist. Did you know that your skin is an organ? It is, it’s actually the largest organ of the body, therefore we need to be kind to our skin as well.

We at RainDrops Salon Massage are here to help. We do have a Licensed Massage Therapist on staff and we also have a Licensed Cosmetologist who is also a Specialist with Dermalogica, on Skin Care.

We hope you all have a Happy New Year.

November/December 2013

Published December 17, 2013 by RainDrops Salon Massage

Seems the Holiday Season has snuck right up on us this year. If you haven’t stopped by lately – One, we have missed you deeply and yes, you know who you are; I an assure you that Dan Thomas and I, Randy Cotterell enjoy getting to know each of you and ask ourselves where you have been lately? Wondering if your OK? Did you move and leave us? All the time praying that we had not done anything to offend you as we do our best to make each and every one feel welcome into our small business.

Our Holiday deals have been in stock and under our Christmas Tree since the first of November. I personally was surprised this year when Dan purchased some Fall Decor for the tree, he said he didn’t want to miss out on Thanksgiving and therefore it was our Fall Tree – Rest assured, it has been changed over into our Christmas tree now and the deals are still here.

I believe everything in our salon is on sale, in one way or another – – –

Stocking Stuffers from only $5.00 and up.
Shampoo / Conditioner from under $20 and up.
Styling Products are currently Buy 1 – Get 1 @ 50% off
Dermalogica Skin Care – Full size is on sale too, Buy 1 – Get 1 @ 25% OFF
Dermalogica Deal Packs – – WOW, you have to see them to believe the price on them as well.
BioFreeze, currently we have a limited supply yet how about a 4oz gel, 3oz, roll-on, along with a 4oz spray for only $29.00 – – Better hurry as these are going fast. Singles are 10% off each.
Physican’s Pain Creme and BioFreeze deal packs are also on sale.
The NEW MiraCurl – – Oh Yeah, we have that too – – Stop in today.

We must not forget – We enjoy helping you save more this time of the year and have designed out own Deal Packs with you in mind – – – Save Even more when you buy the Shampoo/Conditioner/Styling Product combos which we have made up for you. You won’t believe your eyes.

OK – I have said this before yet it I am going to say it again, so listen up. When Dan and I first opened the business, the hair care, skin care field was all new to me. Oh sure, I knew that BioFreeze and Pain Cremes made great stocking stuffers and gifts, I should of realized that Professional Haircare and SkinCare did as well – – Trust me when I say – You will be the hit of this Holiday / Christmas Season when you give Professional Salon Quality Products as gifts.

So stop by and let the licensed / trained professionals help you pick out that perfect gift for yourself or the one you love.

Remember that our Holiday Hours are posted on our website. Let me close by saying how much we apprecaite each of you and your support over the past year. We look forward to your continued patronage in the upcoming New Year. Merry Christmad and a Happy New Year to each of you.

September / October 2013

Published October 7, 2013 by RainDrops Salon Massage

Well here we go again – I totally Missed my deadline in getting our September Post out. There is definately way too much to do these days. I hope everyone can forgive me for not keeping up with our blog like I have intended, maybe I need an assistant myself.

Believe it or not, the Holidays are upon us and it’s not too early to start scheduleing your appointments, we already have a few scheduled through the New Year. Wow, that is a scary thought, right? The “New Year”, hard to believe but it seems like January just started and here we are into the holidays and 2014 is upon us.

Our Holiday Deal Packs will be in soon, very soon; therefore, be sure to keep an eye out as they will once again be under our tree the first of November. We will once again have the boxed sets along with our own hand-made deals, these deals are sure to please everyone on your Christmas List and I do mean everyone. Believe me, this is true, when we first opened our doors in 2007, Dan Thomas was telling me how people love professional salon products for gifts, gifts for any occassion, and I am sad to say… I did not believe him. My comment or thinking was, “Yeah Right, it is Shampoo and Conditioner, brushes, pain creme, curling/flat irons and so on… who wants that as a gift.” I am here to admit that I was wrong – Totally and Completey Wrong. I stand corrected. Through the years I have learned and heard people say that they would rather have salon products, something they would use, even a gift certificate from RainDrops Salon Massage than anything else on the shelves of retail stores, because they know these will be quality products, services, and be used. It’s true, so again, I stand corrected.

Be sure to keep an eye out on our Website as our Holiday Hours will be coming soon.

We will be closing early on Halloween, Thursday, October 31, 2013.

Have a blessed day in Great Health, Randy and Dan of RainDrops Salon Massage