As the name implies, I want to start a little massage business. It's about wellness massages, not sports massages. Imagine entering an oriental massage room, where you can expect a sensual massage to leave all the stress behind you.
I (had) a specific logo idea:
A massage table from the side, covered by a linen. The linen is in movement (imagine wind coming from the front).
The idea behind this logo:
The linen (which is in movement) symbolizes "peace of mind", "floating in another world", "flying mind", "effortlessness"...
Meanwhile, I got some logos where such a massage table is visible but they have been too "detailed", too "realistic". While seeing these logos, I came to the conclusion that I prefer a much more abstract realization of this idea. However, it's only an idea. I don't really want to have this idea realized. Meanwhile, I'm far less focused on this idea than when I started the contest. It's only a logo suggestion.
I guess the most important tip I can give is to come up with a design that you like too. Design the logo in a way you are used the design logos. You know where you have your strengths. Although I am not a designer at all, I somehow have a certain feeling for "quality" due to all the designs I have seen in my life.
Abstract vs real:
I prefer abstract. Abstract but it should still represent something, if possible. It's ok if it needs a second look to understand it. I like designs that make me want to understand them, too.
Angled vs curved/rolling:
I prefer curved/rolling designs (unfortunately I don't really have the right English term for it. However, Imagine the opposite of a straight line). It's about massage, it's about flowing movements. It's about infinity, not about stops and 90° turns.
I haven't decided yet which colors I want to choose for my (not yet existing) website. However, my suggestion is to come up with a b/w logo as I am pretty sure I will use a big background image on my landing page (logo will be placed on top of this image; of course I will have to make sure the logo is easily visible, i.e. doesn't lose the battle against the background image). ;)