The MT's Guide to an Independent Massage Career: An Exploration of the 3 Main Types of Practice business massage therapy Jul 15, 2021

 (*Massage Magazine Article July 15, 2021; Author Amy Bradley Radford)

Are you a massage employee thinking of launching an independent practice as the next step in your massage career? 

Are you ready to start your own business and just don’t know what you should do? Do the options...

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What Does "Pay Yourself First" Mean? (Hint: It's a Support System for Your Financial Health) business massage therapy Jul 02, 2021

 (*Massage Magazine Article July 2, 2021; Author Amy Bradley Radford)

Learn to pay yourself first as a way of taking control of your finances—and making sure you get a regular paycheck

As if it wasn’t enough that you do everything for your massage business, including the...

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Is This The End of Competition? Meet the New Heart-Centered Approach to Professional Networking business massage therapy Dec 24, 2020

 (*Massage Magazine Article December 24, 2020; Author Amy Bradley Radford)

There is a very important mental shift occurring in the massage industry: to continue to be independent but to work together as a community—such as in professional networking—in approaches to client care.

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Start a Massage Practice. The MT's Guide to Budgeting for Startup Costs & Monthly Expenses business massage therapy Dec 07, 2020

 (*Massage Magazine Article December 7, 2020; Author Amy Bradley Radford)

It takes more than enthusiasm to start a massage practice; it also takes budgeting your money to be successful

Based on my experience helping new massage therapists put together their first-year business plans, I know...

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Too Much or Not Enough? This is How to Apply Corrected Massage Pressure business massage therapy pain management massage Oct 27, 2020

 (*Massage Magazine Article October 27, 2020; Author Amy Bradley Radford)

Corrected massage pressure is one thing that gets a client to return for another appointment with you, because he liked how he felt after the massage he received.

However, there is more to getting a client to return...

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Start a Massage Practice: From Massage School to Professional Touch business massage therapy Oct 05, 2020

 (*Massage Magazine Article October 5, 2020; Author Amy Bradley Radford)

When you start a massage practice, much of the first year of your career is spent repeating and learning how to develop your skills.

At a basic level, massage school is a technical training of sorts.

To become a...

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You Can Build An On-Site Practice With Chair Massage business massage therapy Aug 13, 2020

  (*Massage Magazine Article August 13, 2020; Author Amy Bradley Radford)

Imagine it’s just another day at the office — remembering that even with the upheaval we’ve been through, those typical days will return.

Now imagine a typical American office worker who is...

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Your 6-Step Plan to Prepping Your Massage Practice to Reopen business massage therapy Jun 09, 2020

 (*Massage Magazine Article June 9, 2020; Author Amy Bradley Radford)

None of us knows exactly what the future will hold, but we can be sure it won’t look exactly like the past.

The best thing a massage therapist can do right now is to change their focus from fear to relaunching...

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Getting A Massage Shouldn't Be A One Time Thing. Here's How To Convince Your Clients To Re-Book With You business Apr 01, 2020

 (*Massage Magazine Article March 13, 2020; Author Amy Bradley Radford)

 Even with the information overload of today’s world, many people are not aware of all the different benefits of getting a massage. It has become even more important to take the time to educate our current and...

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Build Trust With Your Massage Therapy Intake Form business massage therapy Mar 13, 2020

 (*Massage Magazine Article March 13, 2020; Author Amy Bradley Radford)

An intake is a valuable and necessary tool for any massage therapist.

When I started my practice more than 25 years ago, I quickly learned that this information was vital because an intake form hugely benefited my...

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3 Ways You Can Reveal Causes of Conflict and Contribute to a Healthy Workplace business massage therapy Jan 09, 2020

(*Massage Magazine Article January 9, 2020; Author Amy Bradley Radford)

No matter how hard we try, we can never completely avoid conflict in our personal life or professional environment.

In our various relationships, there is bound to be causes of conflict that will require resolution.

I have...

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Guest Editorial: The Client's Body does the Healing (The MT Provides the Opportunity) massage therapy pain management massage pps bodywork Oct 02, 2019

(*Massage Magazine Article October 2, 2019; Author Amy Bradley Radford)

As a teacher of massage, I have frequently taught about a concept I call creating space for the health and healing of another person.

Many years ago, a wise massage therapist taught me about this concept, what it...

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