Are You Getting “Burned-Out” Being a Massage Therapist?

Jun 05, 2017

The 3 Causes of Physical Burnout in Massage Therapy

You LOVE being a massage therapist! BUT….

There comes a time when you are just not sure if you can keep being a massage therapist. Believe me when I say YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

Here are some of the questions that might be going through your mind:

  1. Am I really going to be able to keep doing massage for the next (fill in the blank) years?

  2. I get so tired – how can I keep going?

  3. Maybe I should get a real J.O.B. with benefits and a retirement plan…

  4. I just can’t seem to make enough money doing massage and doing more massage is exhausting.

  5. How do I get this career to work for me AND make the money I want?

We have ALL been there. I have been a massage therapist for over 24 years now and I have felt every one of those feelings and more!

How have I stayed in the massage industry even through burnout?

I changed my thinking – which changed my actions – which changed how I felt about my career!

These questions are all real FEELINGs and you start experiencing are when you are getting “burn-out” from things in your practice that only you can change. You just need to know how to change them.

 Here are the top 3 reasons that make you start to feel physically burned out:

  1. Going over set time limits in your massage sessions.

  2. Poor body posture from working in an exhausted state.

  3. Working too hard with your hands and body.

Here are the top 5 solutions to help you overcome physical burnout.

  1. Keep to your time schedule (60 min).

  2. Learn ways to alter your fee schedule to accommodate YOU, your time, and keep your clientele happy at the same time.

  3. Get control over how you spend your time at the table

  4. Better time boundaries help you have time to recover in between appointments and more control over your energy-output.

  5. Find your passion again by learning something new.

To learn more about how to grow and manage your massage busienss, check out the Massage Business Methods online training center!

Amy Bradley Radford

Blog + Massage + Business = Success!

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