Anticipating a wildly successful future? Doing good work and being nice comes… Continue
Added by Mark Volkmann on December 21, 2012 at 12:09pm —
As a business coach, so many of the therapists I meet, tell me they are looking for new, easy ways to get new clients, and want to know what I suggest they do that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
Then I ask them the dreaded question,
"WHY do you need new clients?"…
Added by Irene Diamond, RT on February 28, 2012 at 7:00pm —
I just completed posting another dozen or so new therapists listings to the Myofascial Release and Bodyworker Practitioner Directory. (sidebar: If you have not signed up for this free directory, what are you waiting for?) As I enter information for therapists and practices literally from around the world I am struck with the wide variety of training these therapists possess. I was trained in myofascial release in a sheltered world of thought. I had heard of other trainings but was told that… Continue
Added by Walt Fritz, PT on February 22, 2012 at 12:09pm —
These days it's not difficult to find sources for massage therapy (MT) research information. Pop in on FaceBook and many practices have their own page. Several of them post research articles as a way to promote MT and don't mind sharing (like mine). Maybe we should define what a research article is. A research article has been… Continue
Added by Robin Byler Thomas on January 23, 2012 at 8:30pm —
I’ve had a few meltdowns over e-mail in the past couple of weeks. In spite of my attendance at one of Michael Reynolds‘ brilliant presentations on how to be an e-mail ninja and have a “zero inbox,” I confess I just haven’t gotten there. And I’m wading through a field of spam.
I have a good spam filter on all my email accounts, so basically most of those trashy emails advising you on how to enlarge your anatomy, how to collect the $40 million that the dead person in Nigeria has left… Continue
Added by Laura Allen on January 17, 2012 at 9:33am —
Potential clients want to know you are legit and good at what you do. Hearing that from satisfied clients (and not just you) underlines the message. I don’t know about you, but when I’m looking for help from a professional, I ask around. Then I go to his or her website. If there are testimonials I read them. “Oh,” I think, “she helps people with the same problem I have
How do you create great testimonials?
1. Ask! When a client tells you, “My legs and… Continue
Added by Diana Moore on July 13, 2011 at 2:54pm —
There are so many avenues of advertising to choose from nowadays, print, web, texting, TV, radio – the list is long and varied. The trick is to choose the right medium, have the right message and to make sure that your ROI – return on investment – is appropriate. Most business do not have the amount of money it takes to do image building advertising, which is advertising just for the sake of getting your company’s name out there. So make sure that you have an excellent call to action within a… Continue
Added by Shelene Taylor on November 12, 2010 at 3:00pm —
When you graduate from massage school and pass your certification exams, you are finally ready to join other massage therapists out in the world of spas, chiropractors' offices, cruise ships, or in your very own practice. But as a novice, you need to make a name for yourself with effective marketing practices. As a beginner, it can be confusing to understand best practices about marketing and massage, but if you follow some tried and true methods, you will be able to maintain integrity while… Continue
Added by Laurie Craig on November 5, 2010 at 11:32am —
Branding is an important element for your business; it is the image that you present to the world. What type of image do you intend to present – a serious therapeutic and medically oriented style, more laid back and relaxed or perhaps elegant and elite? You can develop your brand from your business vision, your archetype style or just refine your current style into something more cohesive, definable and polished.
Whether you realize it or not your… Continue
Added by Shelene Taylor on November 2, 2010 at 1:00pm —
One quick way to add to your client database is go around to the businesses surrounding you and introduce yourself and offer a special rate to everyone that works there, or perhaps free aromatherapy with their sessions.
External marketing strategies to introduce your business to your community.…
Added by Shelene Taylor on October 5, 2010 at 7:56am —
I'm curious…with massage clients, how big a percentage is the physical massage in relation to your massage session, or, to the bigger picture of your massage business?
I can say 100%. Everything I do leads to the end result; a massage that is specific to what the client wants and providing an excellent massage.
I can also say about 10%. As an ‘in-home massage specialist’, I have the time to communicate a… Continue
Added by Las Vegas Massage In Summerlin on July 20, 2010 at 12:13pm —
We've got new business card designs! You can check out the dozens of business cards especially designed just for massage therapists, reflexologists, Reiki practitioners and other bodyworkers at our website. We also have beautifully-designed gift certificates, brochures and newsletters.
Along with our products, there are lots of free practice-building articles and blog entries that can help you with your business and marketing challenges.
We've been in… Continue
Added by Diana Moore on June 17, 2010 at 1:28pm —
First off, I would like to thank my wife, Ivy, for letting me hijack her blog post this week!
I recently read the Massage & Bodywork article, “Massage Franchises: The Impact on the Profession” (twice, in fact). Even though I felt the article was fairly slanted, I will withhold my feelings about massage franchises for the purposes of this discussion. As a marketer, I just feel there is so much more to say on how franchises will affect the market of massage therapy, and what… Continue
Added by Ivy Hultquist on March 15, 2010 at 7:00am —
One of the most important pieces of building a successful massage practice is to connect with your clients in a way that builds trust, comfort, and healing. Creating an atmosphere of trust and healing requires that we be good listeners both in the literal sense, as well as with our hands. This starts with the first encounter and is crucial to develop during the first session.
Rather then rushing into the first massage, I suggest taking between 30-45 minutes to do a consultation with… Continue
Added by Jim Spears on March 4, 2010 at 7:35am —
Having a website is one of the most effective external marketing methods that one can use in developing a massage practice. Marketing online offers several advantages over other forms of advertising. These include:
1. Low Cost - The annual cost of developing and maintaining a website can be as low as $250. Compare this to other forms of advertising such as running ads in phonebooks, local papers, and magazines. Print ads will often run over $100 a month.
2. Volume of People… Continue
Added by Jim Spears on February 17, 2010 at 11:30am —
7 Ways to Build a Massage Practice
1. Get Known by the Public. Reaching out with helping hands to the public is one sure fire way to build a massage practice. This can occur in a variety of ways such as attending health fairs, and giving massages at summer festivals and local health food stores. I have used all of these methods in the past, and it was common for me to get 3-5 new customers each time I did this.
2. Give Some Freebies. Offering freebies is a great way to get… Continue
Added by Jim Spears on February 16, 2010 at 9:00am —
Added by massagenerd on December 29, 2009 at 12:30pm —
What are Facebook Ads?
You've heard of Facebook ads. I can guarantee
you can see some right now on the right side of this page.
Did you know that Facebook Ads are targeted to you? Every ad you see is because you belong to a group, page or have something in your profile that the creators of the ad are targeting.
As an example:
Here are three ads that I see right now.
This ad shows… Continue
Added by Crystal Dawn Suovanen on November 19, 2009 at 12:00pm —
I am a big believer in cross-promoting with other like-minded businesses and trying out new marketing tools and techniques. That's why I am SO excited to share this FREE offer with all of you and just in time for the holidays!
A colleague of mine is offering 100 of my contacts the chance to try his new text message marketing service absolutely free for up to three months. That is an awesome, no-risk deal
- one I hope you'll scoop up - that will help you increase… Continue
Added by Felicia Brown on October 29, 2009 at 6:57pm —
You may have noticed recently that I've been adding various videos to my blog here. Why? Because one of the coolest social media and guerrilla marketing tools out there is YouTube. From uploading videos of your own business, staff or services to showing demonstrations, snippets of classes you've taught or even just sharing other people's videos, videos help get people involved in your site, blog or other social sites very effectively. They also help you to educate and connect with your… Continue
Added by Felicia Brown on October 12, 2009 at 7:25am —