"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.
"Most spas have protocols and procedures that establish the ambiance of the business model. Rearranging oils and folding linens is at the owner's discretion, but the client's safety and privacy is your responsibility. I would be deeply…"
"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…"
"Rob, I use an iPhone and iPad. The iPad is WiFi only so I use the phone app when Internet access is not available. Syncing between the devices is automatic with iCloud. I am not sure how much Soap Vault costs, but Eclectic's SOAP notes was very…"
"I am using SOAP notes app from Eclectic DNA. I have it on my phone and IPad. The syncing feature is really nice because I can enter notes on one device and it is immediately synced with the other. The developers are very open to suggestions and very…"