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Male Massage Therapists

Group for male massage therapist to share stories of getting started in their practice.

Experienced male therapists are welcome to share their stories of overcoming challenges of being a male massage therapist

Members: 81
Latest Activity: Nov 6, 2013

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Male Massage Therapist at the Workplace 5 Replies

Aloha. I have been a professional therapist for a few months now. Just recently I posted a discussion asking for some advice on how to possibly correct the male therapist disadvantage at the…Continue

Started by Ilan Lagnado. Last reply by Calvin T. Mar 24, 2013.

Male images? 3 Replies

Hi all,I recently attended an interview of the new spa opening in town and at one point, one of the interviewers took his cell phone and told me he want to snap a picture of me to "reference" of who…Continue

Started by Calvin T.. Last reply by Calvin T. Mar 24, 2013.

Men and Massage 14 Replies

Good afternoon everyone, My name is Johnathan I reside in Houston, Tx. by way of Philadelphia, Pa.I decided about 2 years ago to look into massage Therapy. I did it as a means of learning something…Continue

Started by Johnathan Womack. Last reply by Gerry Bunnell Nov 22, 2011.

Massage for Men 1 Reply

I was wondering if anyone has every worked with "men only" or had a practice primarily men? I ask because most of the traffic that I get are men. It would seem that men are more health conscious, etc…Continue

Started by John. Last reply by Jacob Demetrius, DHSc, MMS, LMT Nov 13, 2011.

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Comment by Eric Thomas on January 27, 2013 at 8:28am

Hi everyone I look forward in being apart of this group.I'm in school 4 months to graduation.

Comment by Stan Harris on December 9, 2011 at 12:50pm

Hello everyone!

My employer is interested in doing a Groupon deal for reflexology and is giving me the option of particpating. The service will be deeply discounted and I will make very little money. The ad will run for two weeks and the coupon expires in six months. I'd like to know your experience with this marketing strategy. I'm new to this workplace and would appreciate your feedback on whether to participate; and if I do, how to make sure that all these coupon holders are not sent my way.I want to ensure that the coupon holders are distributed evenly amont the participating therapists. Thanks!

Comment by Gerry Bunnell on November 7, 2011 at 3:41pm
I've been absent from Massage Pros for about a year now. Getting my groove back and found this wonderful group. I look forward to sharing.
Comment by Jesse MacLean on October 19, 2011 at 12:51pm

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You will find the Contemporary Cupping Methods scheduled all over the US and several dates in Canada. 

We are offering several Advanced Cupping Techniques classes in 2012 which will be 2 days of 90% hands on - 15 different treatments for Orthopedic, Sports and Stubborn Conditions.

CUP ON!

Comment by Dan Barenholtz, CMT on October 5, 2011 at 7:37pm
Any male massage therapists in the NNJ area?  What trends are other male CMT's seeing, in terms of new business?  Any thoughts, suggestions?
Comment by Mitch Meiners, NCLMBT #11161 on September 14, 2011 at 5:13pm
Thanks.  I already signed up for the feed.
Comment by Jorge Cisneros on September 14, 2011 at 5:09pm

Mitch, I'd suggest to come and listen some of our podcasts. We had very interesting interviews with male therapists who I consider very successful on this field, they share some of what they've done.

http://www.massagepodcast.com/

Comment by Mitch Meiners, NCLMBT #11161 on September 14, 2011 at 4:58pm

Hey all.  

 

I've been a LMBT in Raleigh, NC since June of 2011.  I'm new and loving every minute of it.  

 

I've been fortunate enough to be in a position to be able to start my own business, however... not so fortunate where I could afford to have a studio of my own right away.  For now, I focus on outcalls.  I opted to start my own business after hearing about high turnover, hostile work environments and gender discrimination.

 

My client base albeit moderate in size is currently 100% male.  I'm pretty comfortable working with males vs. females, although I certainly will work with the ladies.  My comfortable familiarity with the male body and concern about the potentially perceived sexual complications with females were certainly considerations in my decision to groom an exclusively male client base.  It's had it's pitfalls as just about anything does.

 

I'm interested in what folks have to say about the development of their career paths... i.e - continuing education sequence (short term vs. long term goals), client interaction, pitfalls that have been experience, growing your business, and lots of other things that will come in time, I'm sure.

 

I'm very glad to see this discussion forum and am looking forward to reading more.

Comment by Frank Michel on August 19, 2011 at 8:05am
Thank you Tom & Dan!  Very helpful.
Comment by Tom Mertes on August 18, 2011 at 12:17pm
Frank, there may be a stigma regarding male massage therapists and employers may have their own issues with regards to hiring a male over a female.  Having said that I'd certainly NOT suggest that you are wasting your time.  I've worked in the field almost from the time I got my license and continue to have both male and female clients.  And all of my clients are happy with me and continue to recommend me to their friends.  You can always find excuses to fail.  The trick is to find reasons to succeed.  Best of luck to you!
 

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