Massage Therapy: Bridging the Gap Between Cause and Effect Sep 09, 2018

For my entire career, this is something I have been constantly trying to find. The illusive bridge; the real answers to healing that “bridge the gap” between hands-on techniques and real pain management. This searching has turned into something like mission for me now.

Throughout my...

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The Truth About Being Self-Employed Aug 29, 2018

I’m just going to get right to the point here and tell you that the reason I have seen so many small business people fail is that the person that is working for themselves has no idea how to manage their money. Literally – NO IDEA.

Managing money as a self-employed person is a lot...

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Your Massage Business and Taxes: How to Simplify the Experience Aug 01, 2018

When you become a business owner, your life responsibilities double.

You have your home needs and budget and your work needs and budget to track. This can be overwhelming at first for many people. To stay on top of life and not feel constantly overwhelmed, you must learn how to integrate the...

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Saving Your Hands: Amy’s Massage Therapy Do’s and Dont's Jul 24, 2018

I have been wanting to write this article for some time. I have a story to tell you and it doesn’t necessarily have a happy ending BUT the outcome is looking brighter all the time.

In January of 2018, after 25 years of working at a massage table, I was forced to semi-retire/retire. I had...

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One Small Thing that Can Have Huge Impact on Your Business Jul 09, 2018

After years of trying to figure out how to stay in the “game” of working for myself, I have found that the thing that has the greatest impact on yourself and your business is continuing to learn – every day!

I think that there are 3 reasons why training every day or even once a...

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Why Is It Important to Have Ethics Training? Jun 22, 2018

When I graduated from massage therapy training, I did not really have a clue as to what “Ethics” were.  Yes, I understood that when you were in business honesty and integrity were important, but at the time I hadn't really absorbed the concept of ethics and how far they reached...

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How to Create a Positive Impact to Your Massage Business EVERY WEEK! Jun 15, 2018

Do you want to increase the number of scheduled clients you have? Do you want to become re-inspired to be self-employed? Are you struggling with moving forward with your business? Do you feel mentally burned out?

Having been self-employed for 25 years (and counting), I believe there is one...

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How to Influence and Win CLIENTS May 31, 2018

 

In today’s blog topic I am going to quote Dale Carnegie’s book “How to Win Friends and Influence People”. I highly recommend this read for anyone starting out in business or needing a refresher on business etiquette and life protocol.

This book was written in 1936...

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The Autoimmune Client: Can Massage Really Help? May 04, 2018

The 3 Things to Know When You Give a Massage to a Client with an Autoimmune Disease

This is a topic that I understand too well and could write an entire book on! But not today. Today I am going to give you some things to think about that might answer some questions for you and possibly change how...

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The 3 Keys to Getting Clients to Reschedule Mar 29, 2018

The 3 Keys to Getting Clients to Reschedule

You work hard for each and every client you get to schedule with you for the first time.
You try your hardest and do you best work to showcase your skills when that first time client comes to see you.
 
They tell you it was a great massage –...
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The 3 Causes of Being “Mentally Stuck” in Your Massage Therapy Business Jul 16, 2017

Working for yourself, no matter the career choice, can be mentally challenging. You will go through periods of time where you love your career and business; you are excited for the possibilities every day!

Other times you don’t want to get out of bed in the morning and face your...

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Why Massage Therapists Feel They Can’t Raise Their Rates Jun 26, 2017

How Do I Raise My Rates?

Let's say you have been a therapist for 5 years and have worked very hard to create your clientele. Your schedule is full most of the time and feel that you have created a good business for yourself.

However, your fees and rates are still the same as they were when you...

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