"When it's a solution oriented massage (rather than pure relaxation), I'm a big fan of the Columbo approach to history taking (those of us old enough to remember the TV show with Peter Salk as the apparently bumbling detective)... I get the…"
"Think too much? I disagree... with great power comes great responsibility. It is possible to create change in a client's body doing this type of work. To increase the possibility that the change is for GOOD and not ILL,…"
"1) It's not just about whether the pressure was too much. Sometimes it's that your strategy isn't right. Very often, the actual problem isn't where the pain is. The pain is an arrow, but the problem is somewhere…"
"I also use escheduling (in my case, Bookfresh). But I always ask for the rebook after the session unless they have a standing appointment (I have about half of my appointments seeing me the same time every week or every other week) or unless they…"
"I'll put a testimonial in here for Allison's class, which I took a couple of years ago. If you aren't ready to commit to a 135 hour course in Lymph Drainage, this weekend-scale class will give you techniques to get good results for…"
"I agree with the comments recommending Cremes/Creams. When I want something a little more slippery - if I'm not doing ONLY a spot treatment, but a general massage, with potential stops for spot work if needed, I use a lotion for the general…"
In our industry, many businesses incorrectly designate their employees as independent contractors in order to avoid paying payroll taxes. They do not have an arms length business-to-business relationship with the massage therapists.Here's some things they are exposing themselves to:If the IRS decides that you have misclassifed an employee as an independent contractor, youmust pay the IRS all back-taxes owed, plus interest, plus penalty (12% - 35% of the total tax bill)."If it finds a company…See More
"I have worked on this basis.
I was paid a percentage - 50%.
How discounts were shared depended on who initiated the discount. If it was a discount solely to promote my massage business, we split the "hit". If it was solely to promote the…"
"Maybe it goes without saying, but I made it a point to schedule appointments as a client (and pay for them) with a bunch of different pros with long experience in my community when I got out of school. There is much you can learn about the ritual…"