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Multi-therapist chair massage events - insurance issue
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You may have heard this from me before, but if you are using other therapists to help you staff a chair massage event, you have taken on the role of a "general contractor" and the therapists become…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gordon J. Wallis Mar 21, 2013.

Year End tax tips
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Not sure how applicable they will be this year  since almost everyone's taxes will go up next year one way or another, but the usual suspect tax tips are always good practices* Pre-pay expenses by…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Price Dec 22, 2012.

Cortiva sells to Steiner
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Steiner Leisure Limited Announces Entry Into an Agreement for the Acquisition of the Assets of Cortiva Group, Inc.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gordon J. Wallis Oct 23, 2011.

Washington DC Massage Establishment Regs

Looks like the folks in the capital city can't help but follow the Feds suit of regulating everything to death. Get a load of the latest regulations for operating a massage…Continue

Started Apr 29, 2011

 

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Relax & Rejuvenate replied to Heather O'Brien's discussion Transfer from NY to FL
"Just apply long before you move there. It can take months for FL to issue a license"
May 4, 2013
Relax & Rejuvenate replied to Stacey Freitag's discussion To those of you that work alone...
"Check the fire codes for your building. There may be some restrictions on locking a door from the inside that does not have a panic bar for emergency exit."
Apr 11, 2013
Relax & Rejuvenate replied to Lucy Crissinger's discussion New clients via social deals and not proper tipping or none at all..thoughts?
"If this is true, it would require that Groupon consumers assume the majority of MTs don't deliver the value which the charge.  A rather depressing indictment of the profession."
Apr 2, 2013
Relax & Rejuvenate replied to Lucy Crissinger's discussion New clients via social deals and not proper tipping or none at all..thoughts?
"Couple of things...   #1 - Soliciting tips, other than a line for it on the receipt for them to sign, is pretty tacky. #2 - Relying on tips is a YOU problem, not a client problem. If YOU want to count on them, then market yourself…"
Apr 1, 2013
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Relax & Rejuvenate's discussion Multi-therapist chair massage events - insurance issue
"Gosh, thats terrible...In the first place massage is the best modalty for repetitive stress injuies.. If you can fix yourself of that issue, you dont know your job.  Where I work, someone or almost everyone is suffering from some degree of…"
Mar 21, 2013
Relax & Rejuvenate replied to Relax & Rejuvenate's discussion Multi-therapist chair massage events - insurance issue
"Maybe  should have hired you instead of the two employees I have had who filed WC for "repetitive stress disorder" from averaging 2 massages a day..."
Mar 21, 2013
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Relax & Rejuvenate's discussion Multi-therapist chair massage events - insurance issue
"Yea...You right.. I read that wrong..   I dont know?   Ive hurt mysellf while working..  But it was always my fault.. I never filed a work comp..."
Mar 19, 2013
Relax & Rejuvenate replied to Relax & Rejuvenate's discussion Multi-therapist chair massage events - insurance issue
"Workers Comp has nothing to do with MTs injuring clients, it has to do with MTs injuring themselves.   Lift your chair the wrong way, out goes your back. Use poor body mechanics and you develop RSD ailments, few of which are truly diagnosable…"
Mar 19, 2013
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Relax & Rejuvenate's discussion Multi-therapist chair massage events - insurance issue
"If thats the case, I wouldn't even bother with an event like that..  And all this talk about insurance?  Massage is not dangerous..Its healing.. Unless you are a freakin Trogladite and abuse your clients?  For me personally, when…"
Mar 18, 2013
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Multi-therapist chair massage events - insurance issue

You may have heard this from me before, but if you are using other therapists to help you staff a chair massage event, you have taken on the role of a "general contractor" and the therapists become your "sub contractor". Accordingly, the General Contractor must carry General Liabiilty insurance covering the actions of its subcontractors (and your ABMP/AMTA covers ONLY you), and must provide Workers Compensation coverage for any sub-contractor that cannot provide proof of their own insurance.I…See More
Mar 18, 2013
Relax & Rejuvenate replied to Ilan Lagnado's discussion Male Massage Therapist
"What preference for female therapists?   Almost exactly 50% of our clients have no preference on the gender of their therapist or request a male.   We know this because anyone who asks a client anything other than "Do you…"
Mar 4, 2013
Relax & Rejuvenate replied to Qiana Thompson's discussion Income and Expenpense software for MT's
"quickbooks is the way to go!"
Feb 6, 2013
Relax & Rejuvenate replied to reba627's discussion How is your business set up?
"Yes and No.   As an S-Corp, you can make yourself an employee and pay yourself a salary, BUT You need to set up separate accounts and keep them that way Your salary has to be "reasonable" given the revenue of the business  --…"
Feb 6, 2013
Relax & Rejuvenate replied to Janae Klindt's discussion overhead
""Your table, stone warmer, furniture, music, speakers, refrigerator, rugs, bolsters, artwork... "   These are fixed assets -- aka - depreciable items, and depreciation is an overhead expense. But they depreciate on different…"
Feb 6, 2013
Relax & Rejuvenate replied to CHRISTINA CANTRELL's discussion I need opinions please with opening a new spa
"SpaBiz is what we have used in 5 locations. They have lots of soltuions, including cloud and mobile apps"
Feb 4, 2013
Relax & Rejuvenate replied to Janae Klindt's discussion overhead
"First, you need to define overhead General & Administrative expenses is the usual heading, but even then some folks will put stuff in that bucket that others won't Are we talking just fixed costs -- rent, insurance, utilities/phone? What…"
Feb 1, 2013

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