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Yes, that is ME's rate. $49 massage, $15 of it to the LMT, and that is their nationwide rate. They are slick. Here along the Coast, they call that "introductory rate", but if they pay a $10 (?) membership fee they get that rate year round. W/O it, its $59 or is it $69. The idea is to own the client-- they BELONG, like buying a gym membership rather than paying $5 for the one visit you make a month.
Also... OMG, Massage Envy is paying LMTs $15/massage? Are you serious?
is this the local Georgia rate? in Alaska, LMTs make about $50 per massage. I know, I was there for 3 years. If you don't mind the cold...pack up and go.
I agree with Gary here. The market is inudated with fresh-out-off-school LMT, in a hurry to pay their student debt. A local chiropractor in Warner Robins was hiring last week (he has business a plenty) but pays only $25/massage. At this low rate, I turned it down but I know he will have no problem finding a slave. If anyone interested by this kind of job, let me know, I will give you the infos.
Personally, I will pass.
Hell, every market is inundated with LMTs. Locally, in the poorest state in the Union (MS) there's four massage schools within 30 miles, who knows how many more in the next 70 miles. Each graduates 10-20 hungry LMTs every 3 months. So many, Massage Envy ($15 to the LMT) is turning applicants away. This month one just opened 7 miles away, and it is killing me with the mailers they sent to every mailbox on the Gulf Coast.
Hello, Cassidy. Can I call you Cassie? I'm in Biloxi, on the MS Gulf Coast. Been in business now entering my 6th month. This is depressed area; there's shipbuilding and there's casinos. Average pay here for working stiffs is about $9 per hour. Among my regular clients are a lawyer, an MD, a realtor, two 60+ I give less than half price treatments. The majority of my business is the tourist trade who come calling when they are in pain and it can't wait till they get home...and I'm less than half the rate charged by the casino spas. So, I expect my business to grow substantially during the coming summer.
But a Massage Envy just opened five miles away, and their grand opening push is hurting me this month.
Way back in the early 70s I worked for a few months in Athens, managing a Burger King. All those students you have a good potential customer pool.
Gary....I would beg to differ with you about your instructor. My NMT instructor is THE absolute best in the south....PERIOD!!!! No argument needed. LOL!!
I totally understand the surprise Nadia. I'm actually in Augusta, GA but the region is called the CSRA area and it includes 3 or 4 counties in SC as well. The "spa" industry here is truly that....SPA....from my experience with talking and unofficially surveying people, many people think of massage still as a luxury and that you have to have a lot of money to have one. They aren't educated on the health and wellness benefits that massage can give them and I enjoy educating them about it. Congratulations on your success in a spa that you love to be in. I hope that if I come to work in one, I should be as lucky as you are (fingers crossed).
Have you tried Robins AFB there for new clients? Could be good for you and them. Good luck!
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