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  • Virginia Beach, VA
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Laurie replied to Tara Doyle's discussion Do you trade services with other MTs or health-care workers? How often and how do you make it work?
"I don't trade with other therapists. I prefer to pay for the service, enjoy the massage and move on with no obligations. The type of work I do may not appeal to a trade partner so I feel by paying, they are also under no obligation to receive a…"
Jan 2
Laurie replied to Monica Caporale LMT's discussion No Show Fees, Obtaining credit card info prior to appt. . .
"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…"
Jul 26, 2015
Laurie replied to Tracy Shoriak's discussion Question about a bad wrist
"Body mechanics is the key to a long, pain free massage career. Use your body properly and you should not have any issues with your wrists. Lots of therapists use forearms or lighter pressure, but they still need to practice good body mechanics.…"
Jun 3, 2015
Laurie replied to Mira Perogine's discussion Massage Practice for Sale in South New jersey
"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…"
Apr 13, 2015
Laurie replied to Judy J Curnow's discussion Tips
"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…"
Sep 26, 2014
Laurie replied to Daniel Melmed's discussion Massage Draping: Do you touch butts?
"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…"
Jul 16, 2014
Laurie replied to whitney bullok's discussion Where to Shop Wholesale. NOT MassageWareHouse
"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…"
Jul 11, 2014
Laurie joined Michael A. Granda, LMT's group

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Mar 18, 2014
Laurie replied to Epiphany Hawkins's discussion Side lying position
"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…"
Feb 7, 2014
Laurie replied to Sheryl Rapée-Adams's discussion Need simple client record software (not for scheduling)
"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…"
Jan 6, 2014
Laurie replied to Kim-Andre Akselsen Ulvestad's discussion What is required for Out-call based massage practice?
"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…"
Aug 28, 2013
Laurie replied to Katrina Augostini's discussion Choosing a massage school..... advice?
"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…"
Aug 4, 2013
Laurie replied to Rob Smore's discussion Are you using electronic SOAP notes?
"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…"
Jul 25, 2013
Laurie replied to Rob Smore's discussion Are you using electronic SOAP notes?
"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…"
Jul 25, 2013
Laurie replied to Stephanie Garner, LMT's discussion Possible conflict with fellow therapist
"Jimswife is correct, the doctor should be responsible and discuss scheduling issues with the other therapist. Perhaps the doctor would hang a menu board in the office posting the hours and days each therapist is available. Patients would then know…"
Jul 12, 2013
Laurie replied to Kristin Forsythe's discussion Laws regarding home massage office in Ohio?
"Regulations regarding home offices can be found in your local city/municipal codes. Most codes are available on-line or you could ask when you apply for your business license. Also check your local zoning regulations and home owner association/condo…"
May 29, 2013

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Swedish Massage, Integrative Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology, Sports Massage, Chair Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Shiatsu

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At 4:44pm on November 6, 2009, Gloria Coppola said…
Hi Laurie

Remember to check out some of the great groups and discussion here!

Would you please participate in the massage survey and tell your colleagues?! Thanks.
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