"Removing ticks or any other objects from a clients skin is definitely out of a massage therapists' scope of practice. We do not keep sterilized instruments and equipment to perform the procedure. I am not sure if I would want a client removing…"
"You dislocated your finger before starting massage training. What if it happened half-way through school, after graduation or 5 years into your career? How would you approach your injury in those situations.
Last year, I broke my ankle. I took a few…"
"Feet: Biotone Marine Therapy Medi-Balm. It is more expensive than other creams, but I only use a small amount and only use it on the feet. It has a wonderful aroma of lavender, litsea and peppermint. It feels light and powdery on the skin making it…"
"It is always good to have professional contacts to refer a client. I always keep names of chiropractors, PTs, acupuncturists and massage therapists who specialize in modalities I don't practice. I also suggest products to clients available…"
"Alexis - i graduated from another local school, but I have taken classes at Cayce-Reilly and visit the campus often (it has a wonderful bookstore and an extensive library). The school has an excellent reputation, an long history in wellness and you…"
"Learning how our bodies function is beautiful process. Sure there can be some memorization and lots of new vocabulary in anatomy and physiology, but it is information that can be used everyday because it's all about us, the body human.
"No-shows are stealing income from your therapists and spa. Requiring a credit card, prevents this business loss. This can be especially damaging for extended spa services or when multiple customers schedule as a group, such as a couples service. I…"
"Hi Mira, Selling a client list may violate client confidentiality. If leaving your practice (or any medical practice), it is preferable to refer current clients to other massage professionals, not sell there names. Let them choose who…"
"If you are confident that the tips were paid, yes ask him or his billing staff. Tips are reportable income and if the CC receipts can be audited, it should be easy to determine how much you are owed. Many medical office CC terminals are not set up…"
"Draping reflects the combined boundaries of both the client and therapist. It is a mutually agreed upon level of coverage. Clients can ask for more or less draping and the therapist can either say yes or no. I agree, there is a wide range of draping…"
"Often, discounts are based on the volume sold. If you are a sole proprietor, your purchasing power will not be as great as a busy spa, clinic or medical office. There are many massage supply 'wholesale' companies. The best approach is to…"
"Always evolving, that is how I think of my massage practice. When I first started, my session was technique driven, but with time, I started to appreciate the response of soft tissue to a hold or gentle stretch. Palpation and technique became…"
"Sheryl, I use the SOAP Notes App by Eclectic DNA. It is easy to use and syncs between all my devices. It's main focus is on keeping cloud based Soap and treatment notes, but fields can be customized for other client details. The support at…"
"The easiest way to comply with confidentiality issues while doing out-calls is to use a HIPPA compliant web APP or local software that can be easily carried in a laptop, tablet or smartphone. A few have been discussed on this forum, and a good web…"
"For basic massage training, I chose the school that had hours that allowed me to continue working at my full time job. The tuition was very reasonable compared to other local schools because the school had a very busy massage clinic that subsidized…"