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Laura Garza
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  • Alexandria, VA
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What to do if not getting paid?
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I work for somebody as an independent so I'm 1099.  I have had an issue with the person not paying me in the past.  She started paying after a lot of complaining and seemed to be catching up.  Giving…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kay Warren Mar 2, 2014.

Pokerssage?
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Does anybody out there do seated massage in the poker section of casinos?   A casino close to me is hiring, just wanted to hear your experience. Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melisa Ryan Sep 7, 2013.

Has anybody petitioned for CEUs?

Hi All!  I'm  a RYT200 yoga teacher.  I had to take a few more CEUs for that certification so I took Yoga Anatomy and Alignment 2.  I found there was a lot of useful info for massage therapist - we…Continue

Started Feb 11, 2013

$12/hr in Washington, DC? Seriously?!?!
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I just received this email:"I am seeking a part time massage therapist to work at my spa located on Capitol Hill. I have sold over 600 gift certificates online within 7 days for a 50 minute…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laura Garza Jan 29, 2013.

 

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Feb 17
Laura Garza replied to Alexis Hauge's discussion Thinking about joining the field
"Oh, I see you are in Virginia.  I went to NVCC!  I think some of the other community colleges in Virginia also have massage therapy programs."
Feb 16
Laura Garza replied to Alexis Hauge's discussion Thinking about joining the field
"I am also a career changer, went into massage therapy after 25 years of IT.  Loved school, love my second career!  I was pretty much an anatomy geek prior so the A&P wasn't a big deal for me (plus I had a lot of it during yoga…"
Feb 16
Laura Garza commented on Quincy Brown's group Maryland Massage Therapist
"Hi!  It's been a while since I've been here!  I've been getting request for massage in MD - mainly chair massage.  I would like to grow my practice and see this as a way to do that since I provide in-home and corporate…"
Feb 16
Laura Garza commented on Chris's group DMV Massage Therapist
"Hi!  It's been a while since I've been here!  I've been getting request for massage in MD - mainly chair massage.  I would like to grow my practice and see this as a way to do that since I provide in-home and corporate…"
Feb 16
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Feb 16
Laura Garza replied to Carrina Lau's discussion Which online scheduling system do you use?
"Does anybody else use MassageBook for both mobile and in office appointments?  How is that working? Is there a way to keep the two apart without creating another "company" profile?"
Oct 20, 2015
Kay Warren replied to Laura Garza's discussion What to do if not getting paid?
"Small claims court is probably your nest option. If you're working for another medical professional, like a PT, or DC, or DO, send a copy of your demand for payment letter to their state board, and any professional organization they are members…"
Mar 2, 2014
Neal Lyons replied to Laura Garza's discussion What to do if not getting paid?
"Depending on the limit in your state, small claims court may be your best solution. You cannot deduct a loss in your taxes that has not tangibly occurred. In this case you lost your time and didn't get paid for it. This is not a deduction. But…"
Feb 23, 2014
Laura Garza posted a discussion

What to do if not getting paid?

I work for somebody as an independent so I'm 1099.  I have had an issue with the person not paying me in the past.  She started paying after a lot of complaining and seemed to be catching up.  Giving her the benefit of the doubt, I still continued to work for her.  I am now in the same situation and have not been paid in almost two months.Has anybody been in this situation?  I have told her I will not be working for her anymore as I cannot continue to work for tips only.   From my…See More
Feb 21, 2014
Laura Garza replied to Epiphany Hawkins's discussion Side lying position
"Side lying is great for hip work!  You can get to everything from there.  You may also have a client who cannot be prone or supine for comfort reasons (allergies/congestion, elderly, injury) so this is a good option."
Feb 21, 2014
Laura Garza replied to Keebra S.'s discussion Prenatal Course
"I took prenatal through My Learning Library.  It was useless so NOT recommended. "
Feb 21, 2014
Laura Garza replied to Courtney Smith's discussion Working in 2 states....is it even possible?
"I live in the DC area but currently only have a Virginia Licenses as there is enough work this side of the river.  I may eventually get a DC and/or MD license as it will give me more flexibility.  I also have frail, elderly parents in…"
Feb 21, 2014
Laura Garza commented on leslie stager's group Pregnancy, Labor, Postpartum Bodywork
"Hi!  I have a new client who is 20 weeks with myofascial pain syndrome.  She is looking to have trigger point therapy done.  I do both pre-natal and trp work but not together.  Any advice?  She uses a tennis ball daily and…"
Jan 7, 2014
Melisa Ryan replied to Laura Garza's discussion Pokerssage?
"I worked for Pokersagge of south florida and they did nothing but chair massages in casinos. First off, you must be ok with there being a chance of you not getting any business and having to stand around for some odd hours. Are you ok with giving up…"
Sep 7, 2013
Laura Garza commented on Chris's group DMV Massage Therapist
"Hello everybody!  I'm a CMT in Virginia and I'm starting to look into getting a license in MD.  Can anybody tell me what the "jurisprudence exam" is all about?  And from what I understand I have to take that test…"
Aug 20, 2013

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What is your website?
velocity.massagetherapy.com
In what year did you enter the profession?
2012
Which modalities do you practice?
Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stone, Sports Massage, Reiki, Pre-natal Pregnancy Massage, Chair Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Lymph Drainage, Aromatherapy, Medical Massage

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At 8:59am on January 11, 2013, Laura Garza said…

Beltway Medical Massage was written up in Washington Family Magazine!

BMM Article!!

 
 
 

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