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Don Dillon, RMT
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Discounting Fees / Volume Discount Packages...Beware!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by GTravis Feb 17, 2016.

Highlighting Massage Therapy in CIM Research - who's going?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Onofrio Apr 10, 2010.

 

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Pueppi Texas replied to Don Dillon, RMT's discussion Discounting Fees / Volume Discount Packages...Beware!
"Don Dillon, RMT said: I don't provide many discounts as I have found that they usually produce transient clients.When I was first in practice (at $60 per 1 hour session), to test the market, I tried them in the following forms and handed them…"
Jan 18, 2016
Kathy Mackay replied to Don Dillon, RMT's discussion Discounting Fees / Volume Discount Packages...Beware!
"IMHO, the key behind offering packages is making certain those sessions are truly priced correctly for your practice and aren't putting you in the hole.  I have my prices set so even the package I offer with the largest discount still…"
Jun 24, 2012
Terri Jones replied to Don Dillon, RMT's discussion Discounting Fees / Volume Discount Packages...Beware!
"Great advice! You're right...it's not about money...it's about people! Unfortunately, where I live... The first question potential clients ask is..."how much does it cost?" It's sad.....people are out of work and losing…"
Jun 22, 2012
vk levy replied to Don Dillon, RMT's discussion Discounting Fees / Volume Discount Packages...Beware!
"I have a full practice. In my own practice I have never offered discounts. I never try to sell anything. In today's world we are bombarded by sales, sales, sales. I try to create a space where there is no sales pressure what so ever. But what…"
Jun 22, 2012
Terri Jones replied to Don Dillon, RMT's discussion Discounting Fees / Volume Discount Packages...Beware!
"I agree, if we don't keep the standard high, our profession will turn into a "massage mill" concept...like all the "cheap nail places on every corner"- lol.....on the other hand, I feel that massage is vital for maintaining…"
Jun 22, 2012
Lee Edelberg replied to Don Dillon, RMT's discussion Discounting Fees / Volume Discount Packages...Beware!
"There is a certain truth to the statement "you get what you pay for".   Many people want a good massage and the price of the session is not their top concern, especially if it's a matter of only a few dollars.  And…"
Jun 22, 2012
Terri Jones replied to Don Dillon, RMT's discussion Discounting Fees / Volume Discount Packages...Beware!
"I have a lovely massage therapy studio at home. I have a nice menu that has package discounts listed...I haven't had one person buy a package and I have been in business for over 1 year. I also have referral cards that are worth $5 each...dont…"
Jun 21, 2012
Chester Hedrick replied to Don Dillon, RMT's discussion Discounting Fees / Volume Discount Packages...Beware!
"Well it would be more important to be able to gauge it just right if you would be accommodating a larger group and one that would most likely work with what you need and what is being required of you.It would ultimately depend on the management who…"
Jun 6, 2012
Tonya Brooks-Taylor replied to Don Dillon, RMT's discussion Discounting Fees / Volume Discount Packages...Beware!
"Hi Willows of Saturn: Be careful with that. Once you offer generous discounts it is hard to get clients to want to pay regular prices. Also, the huge discount deals typically draw in the type of clients you don't want, i.e. the ones that are…"
May 31, 2012
willows_of_saturn replied to Don Dillon, RMT's discussion Discounting Fees / Volume Discount Packages...Beware!
"I haven't started my practice yet, but I've been informing myself a lot in regards to this because I also help my girlfriend with her services-based office. I'm actually looking forward to using generous discounts, especially the…"
May 30, 2012
Don Dillon, RMT replied to Don Dillon, RMT's discussion Discounting Fees / Volume Discount Packages...Beware!
"I did post an article but it was removed by this site's administrator because they felt I was soliciting sales for Mr. Beckwith's book.  Sorry :("
May 25, 2012
Michelle Batac replied to Don Dillon, RMT's discussion Discounting Fees / Volume Discount Packages...Beware!
"Gotta elaborate on that one, i'm too freaking lazy to go look this dude up. what's a forum for right?"
Jun 10, 2011
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Discounting Fees / Volume Discount Packages...Beware!

To discount or not to discount?  Author and super-marketer Harry Beckwith warns us to beware.
Jun 9, 2011
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CAM in a United Front: Why Are We Doing This Ourselves?

At the Highlighting Massage Therapy in CIM Research conference 2010, William Meeker, DC, MPH asks the salient question “Why are we trying to do this by ourselves?” Moderating the panel “Role of Massage Therapy in Public Health”, Meeker described that CAM professions are all pursuing the same goals: generating research and evidence-based practice, lobbying government for policy change and inclusion in health care, negotiating with the insurance industry for better service funding, and raising…See More
Jun 3, 2011
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Be Prepared for Emergencies at Work, Home and Travel

 Recently I attended a CPR / First Aid course - the first I've attended in many years.  Over the two days the instructor put us in unfamiliar mock emergency situations to test our response.  We addressed anaphylaxis, shock, diabetes, fever, choking, unconsciousness, head injuries, heart attack, asthma, major bleeding, poisoning, hypothermia, burns, strains and sprains. I did pretty well on strains and sprains (thank goodness), but I was less than confident in response to many common emergency…See More
Dec 17, 2010
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www.MTCoach.com
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Integrative Massage, Sports Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Medical Massage

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CAM in a United Front: Why Are We Doing This Ourselves?

At the Highlighting Massage Therapy in CIM Research conference 2010, William Meeker, DC, MPH asks the salient question “Why are we trying to do this by ourselves?”

 

Moderating the panel “Role of Massage Therapy in Public Health”, Meeker described that CAM professions are all pursuing the same goals: generating research and evidence-based practice, lobbying government for policy change and inclusion in health care, negotiating with the insurance industry for better service…

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Posted on June 3, 2011 at 9:21am

Be Prepared for Emergencies at Work, Home and Travel

 

Recently I attended a CPR / First Aid course - the first I've attended in many years.  Over the two days the instructor put us in unfamiliar mock emergency situations to test our response.  We addressed anaphylaxis,…

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Posted on December 17, 2010 at 2:10pm

Massage Therapists at Work: An Era of Change and Challenge

A new working model for massage therapists is emerging rapidly and perhaps insidiously. In the first of this two-part post, we’ll examine critical factors changing the way massage therapists work. Part II will examine the changes and challenges the new work environment will provide.

Since the distinct separation from the physiotherapy and nursing professions, massage therapists have largely been self employed working from home or renting space from another RMT, chiropractor or…

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Posted on November 5, 2010 at 3:04pm — 1 Comment

Say "Yes!" to Your Professional Association

What does the survival of your practice have to do with being a member of your professional association? Plenty.

As practitioners we often focus on the micro-management – attracting and retaining business, recognizing referral sources, negotiating agreements, managing finances, charting, etc. – factors within our direct control and influence. However, our businesses are not islands unto themselves and are affected by multi-layered external frameworks such as…

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Posted on October 6, 2010 at 10:40am

Can MT Hold Multiple Identities Successfully?

It appears we – as massage therapists - are trying to fit all the definitions of massage into one basket, hence trying to serve all populations with a single, definitive model. Historically, massage has origins from post World War rehab in physiotherapy and nursing, where massage was one of many methods or modalities applied in the larger scope of these two professions. Massage also hails roots from the European spa/aesthetic field and, of course, there are influences from… Continue

Posted on June 4, 2010 at 10:04am

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At 8:15pm on April 8, 2010, Mike Hinkle said…
Hi Don, Thank you for your kind words. I hope you will join Eric and Scott at Festival this year. Next year's research conference at Westrn Carolina University is going to be fantastic.
At 10:09am on July 17, 2009, I. Paul Dunsdon said…
Hi Don,
I'm new to the site and am looking for market stratigies from fellow male therapists. If you are willing to share some ideas then lets chat.
 
 
 

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