"Frank, there may be a stigma regarding male massage therapists and employers may have their own issues with regards to hiring a male over a female. Having said that I'd certainly NOT suggest that you are wasting your time. I've…"
I've found the best way to get clients is by networking. Attend as many events as you can and have a supply of business cards. Let people meet you and get to know you. Let them know you are looking for…"
"Id suggest showing up in person for job leads rather than by telephone or e-mail. It's too easy for someone to say "no" over the phone, especially if they have a preconceived notion of male MTs. In person you can demonstrate your…"
Sorry to hear about your experiences as an MT. It's not so easy when you work for yourself. If you can pick up a few hours working in the industry in an environment where you work for someone else, such as in a…"
"It is not required to renew. I did have to take the test to gain licensure in 2005, so just curious what you have take not for new license, if not NCBTMB. Does anyone know? Also, what are some of your thoughts on the NCBTMB renewel…"
I've been in the business for four years and have both male and female clients. I have noticed that some folks would prefer one sex over the other, but like Jorge, I've experienced people requesting a male over a…"
Group for male massage therapist to share stories of getting started in their practice.Experienced male therapists are welcome to share their stories of overcoming challenges of being a male massage therapistSee More
Does anyone know if NCBTMB membership is a requirement for renewal of Illinois license. I seem to remember hearing that it was but can't find any info in that regard. Thanks for any info. Tom in ChicagoSee More
Looking towards the next license renewal and earning CE hours I'm wondering if anyone has found any of the sports massage DVD's especially useful or educational. Thanks for any info.Tom in ChicagoSee More
Tom..I have been practicing for 5 years also....did a mid-life change of career lol Our move from Florida to Colorado is, well,,,,for one we have vacationed there for the past 10-12 years (usually in the summer) and have always known we would live there....and the Universe said this is the time!....business in Florida is very slow...very slow....I have some amazing and faithful clients but the economy is so bad that unless they are already retired and set, they're having to scale back their appointments. They're still coming but just not as often. Of course, now that i'm leaving they're all crying lol that makes me feel equally wonderful and sad. I'm going to miss them all. We're hoping for a more consistant work life as my boyfriend is a Land Surveyor, there just isn't anything going on for him here. We're keeping our fingers crossed and we're just going to make it work! We;ll be settlig near Denver also so keep in touch.
Hi Tom..I got your message about moving to Colorado..groovy!...Let' keep in touch. I see that you were going to visit Estes Park (one of our favorite places)..is that where you're going to settle? Tell me a little bit about yourself....What is prompting your move from Illinios to Colorado and how long have you been practicing?