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Stacey Freitag
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  • Joliet, IL
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Which program to do?
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I have been toying with the idea of going to school to become a massage therapist for some time now. I have two choices.  There is a 9 month program that I could attend but would come away with a 7K…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Per Andersson Jul 13, 2015.

Massage Envy Therapists
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I've heard so many wildly different stories about how much ME therapists make.  Does anyone here that actually works at ME care to share how much they make and how many massage hours they put in a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erin May 9, 2015.

Obamacare, ME and random thoughts
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Just wondering, has the Affordable Care Act affected your massage business in any way?  I've noticed that some of the hospitals here are hiring MT's now, however Im not sure that is in any way…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Neal Lyons Jul 27, 2014.

Adding to your income through sales

Just wondering, do any of you offer products for sale at your place of business?  If so, which do you feel sell best?  I would like to look into opportunities for MT's to add to their income through…Continue

Started May 11, 2013

 

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Per Andersson replied to Stacey Freitag's discussion Which program to do?
"I would go for the 7 months. You will learn a lot during y our 7 months and after you can decide if you want to take any other additional course or training. You will find out if you really want to work as a massage therapist, and if you do…"
Jul 13, 2015
Chantel Martin replied to Stacey Freitag's discussion Which program to do?
"I would say to go with the 2 year community college program. That will probably give you more experience in the area, and as Gordon said, build you up physically for it. I personally went with a program that lasted about 16 months, and it was well…"
May 18, 2015
Erin replied to Stacey Freitag's discussion Massage Envy Therapists
"I've been working at ME for over 3 years. Started at $15/hour and 20 hours/week. The clinic that I work at still uses the tier system so I was able to work my way up to $18/hour and 25 hours/week after putting in 3,000 hours of massage. Some of…"
May 9, 2015
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Stacey Freitag's discussion Which program to do?
"Hmm, difficult choice. Not sure if this is the correct one... But I'd take the community college choice. Two years will give you time to strengthen your body. Forearms, hands, and so on. And you wont have any debt. Or maybe actually go and meet…"
May 6, 2015
Stacey Freitag posted a discussion

Which program to do?

I have been toying with the idea of going to school to become a massage therapist for some time now. I have two choices.  There is a 9 month program that I could attend but would come away with a 7K student loan at the end of it.Or, I could attend the program at my local community college and grants would cover the entire tuition.  However, there program is 2 years in length. I am 45 years old.  If you were in my position, which would you choose?Thanks all.See More
May 6, 2015
Stacey Freitag joined Julie LaFrano's group
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Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy: ILLINOIS

This group is for Ashiatsu therapists in the state of Illinois. Ashi is a new thing around this area so this group will connect therapists that learn this amazing modality. Learn to give an effortless, yet effective therapeutic bodywork session.See More
May 5, 2015
Stacey Freitag posted a discussion

Massage Envy Therapists

I've heard so many wildly different stories about how much ME therapists make.  Does anyone here that actually works at ME care to share how much they make and how many massage hours they put in a week.I've read so many different things and I'm trying to sort out the facts from the fiction.ThanksStaceySee More
May 2, 2015
Neal Lyons replied to Stacey Freitag's discussion Obamacare, ME and random thoughts
"if anything what i can think of is that the ACA forces physicians to focus primarily first on general care. others, who are more specializes are trying to leverage help as much as they can because they can no longer bill the crazy rates they used to…"
Jul 27, 2014
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Stacey Freitag's discussion Obamacare, ME and random thoughts
"Uhm, Ive been in one location for 20 years.  So maybe someone out of school and a new therapist to the comunity.. Maybe it makes a difference?"
Jun 26, 2014
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Stacey Freitag's discussion Obamacare, ME and random thoughts
"Well thats an interesting or good question?   For me I don't think it matters.. Working in a spa..  A high percentage of the clientel are coming in on their birthday, or mothers day, or its an Aniversery or a Christmass present, or…"
Jun 26, 2014
Stacey Freitag posted a discussion

Obamacare, ME and random thoughts

Just wondering, has the Affordable Care Act affected your massage business in any way?  I've noticed that some of the hospitals here are hiring MT's now, however Im not sure that is in any way connected to Obamacare. Do you think ME will have to pay their therapists more if hospitals start hiring MT's?See More
Jun 25, 2014
Betty Schlesinger replied to Stacey Freitag's discussion Increasing Education Requirements
"Increasing Education hrs won’t help, actually the quality and the content of education is important. What they can provide in terms of becoming a fully confident massage therapist is time, devotion and personal attention to detail."
Jun 11, 2013
Eileen Violet replied to Stacey Freitag's discussion Increasing Education Requirements
"I'm 'old school', I had to look really hard to find a massage school when I started...and some of the best, most skilled and true trail blazers in this industry had little or no formal training at all...many of them blew away some of…"
Jun 6, 2013
Leslie Knee replied to Stacey Freitag's discussion Increasing Education Requirements
"I practice in Maryland, and they have decided to take most of the changes off the table (so to speak) for now. Keeping the hours at 500, but also not making changes to recordkeeping and CE requirements. There is a meeting on June 20th which will be…"
Jun 5, 2013
Daniel Cohen replied to Stacey Freitag's discussion Increasing Education Requirements
"Leave the art in massage. Hours beyond the basics without skill and experience do not make a better MT. But it will make a better exam taker. Touch is not about exams, at least not yet."
Jun 2, 2013
Chris Reynolds replied to Stacey Freitag's discussion Increasing Education Requirements
"Some areas of Canada such as British Columbia and a few other provinces require 3000 plus hours, other areas require nothing. Canada is however working on having a National Standard. As I think we should here in the U.S. as well.  I've…"
Jun 2, 2013

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At 6:21pm on May 11, 2013, Lisa Gillispie said…

Hi Stacey, nice to connect with you here!

 
 
 

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