How we chose this name for our business?

Well, there is really nothing special about how we came up with the name for our massage business. Our business name was thought up by my wonderful wife Angela. She came up with this name while attending the Atlanta School of Massage in Atlanta, Georgia in 1998.

In massage school, she had to create a business name, and a business card design. Angela knew that she was moving to the desert once she finished massage school. The weather forecast in Phoenix, Arizona had the temperature as hot, and the sun shining most of the time. So the word "Sun" came to mind. The word "Touch" came to mind because body work, or massage required her to use the touch of her hands to be successful. Now "Sol" is the spanish word for "Sun". Arizona has a large spanish influence. It seemed appropriate to use the spanish translation of sun.

So the name Sol Touch Massage came as a result of a homework assignment. To Angela it sounded like a cool name for a massage business in Arizona. We are still using the name today for our business which is currently located in Tempe, AZ.

At the same time she had to come up with a business card design. Angela worked as a server at Macaroni Grill during school. A co-worker of hers came up with the first design. That design is the basis of our business card design still today. That design is also used as a template for our flyers, letterheads, banners, and signs. Below are pictures of the original design, and what it has evolved into now.

Angela enjoys working in the sports world and helping athletes improve their performance. She has worked with many professional, collegiate, and amateur athletes and teams. We wanted to have a massage business with a sports massage emphasis. Hence the reason we have added "Sports Massage" underneath our business name logo.

Quite a few years back the name took on a new meaning for us. We wanted a business name that meant something to us. We did not feel like we needed to change our name,  just have some real meaning behind it. We came across a scripture in the Bible that fit the vision of our business. The scripture is Malachi 4:2 CEV. It reads; "Victory will shine like the sun with healing in its rays, and you will jump around like calves at play". This scripture makes reference to receiving victory by a sun's rays touching you. The touch helping to bring healing, so you can go out and play or perform. Now that definitely sounded like "Sol Touch" Massage to us.

We use massage therapy to help heal the body. We help a person continue to play, or enjoy any sport, occupation, hobby or activity. We help people improve and maintain their performance, in whatever they like to do. We do this in various ways. We help to reduce pain and loosen tight muscles. We help to prevent injury and recover from injury. We help to reduce stress and just feel better. It is our goal to offer the best massage available in Tempe AZ. We provide massage for the "Most Valuable Player", You!

Massage for ASU Athletics

Currently summer is here, and most of the student athletes are not in session. So for us, the demand for massage in Tempe with the ASU athletic department is minimal. But, that is all about to change. In 2 weeks, our commitment with the ASU Sports Medicine will begin to ramp up. We have done a little here and there over the summer, but the work demand from them is beginning to increase.

We enjoy working and doing massage with the ASU Sports Medicine department. The staff; trainers, coaches, admin are all very pleasant to work with. The students are nice and seem to enjoy the benefit that ASU offers to some of them. During the school year, we are onsite a few days a week. We do massages for all male and female athletes during their respective seasons. 

Our massage therapists are able to learn a lot working with the ASU student athletes on a regular basis. It is good for them to be able to get their hands on the different kinds of sport body types. They experience working with many types of injuries related to the different sports. They help rehabilitate and prevent injury for many varied types of athletes.

This experience is also of great benefit to our clients. Most massage establishments can not offer the type of hands on training that is afforded to the therapists that work for us. What they learn working with ASU, is applied to the clients they see in our office. So if you are looking to get a great massage in Tempe, don't hesitate to check us out.

The "Most Valuable Player," You!

Tonight, the National Basketball Association will be giving out a reward to honor the "Most Valuable Player" this past season. Certain players are nominated because of their importance to the success of the team, and their individual players stats throughout the season. But we all know, that they could not have been successful without the help of a whole crew of people, like spouses, coaches, doctors, athletic trainers, water boys, and even massage therapists.

You may not have been told this lately, but you are valuable. You have considerable use, worth, service and importance. Somebody needs you at your best. It could be your spouse, children, family, customers, employer, friends, neighbor, or the stranger you meet on the street. Do not neglect yourself! Take care of your body, it is the only one that you will ever get.

We want to use our massage therapy services in Tempe to help you, the "MVP" in your own life. We want you to remain successful on your team in life, and help improve your individual daily stats. Massage helps to enhance your performance, so that you can do, what you do, at your best. You are valuable. Treat your body, like you believe that.

Summer Savings on Massage

This summer we have chosen to discount our prices on massage in Tempe. We have done so to make it easier during your vacation months to still take care of your body. We know that vacations and family trips can eat away at your finances. We don't want you to have to choose between a vacation, or taking care of your body? We want you to be able to do both :-)

We have discounted our massage by 25%. In the past, to get this discount, you would have had to but a package of 3 massages, or use the ASU student discount if eligible. This is great for our current clients because you don't have to buy a massage package to get the discount. This is also great for new clients because every massage you buy this summer will be at a discount.

To schedule your massage simply go online 24/7, call us, text us, or email us. In whatever way you communicate best, we will be glad to help you. If any questions arise, don't hesitate to contact us. We hope to see you this summer at our office. Until then; stay cool, drink plenty of water, and don't forget to stretch.