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by [email protected]
Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:54 am
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Employee Charged "supply fee"?
Replies: 7
Views: 2056

Re: Employee Charged "supply fee"?

Unfortunately this "supply fee" or "product charge" is becoming very common in the spa world. Business owners have realzied they can make more profit by taking a fee out and then splitting commissions. However, if this was not discussed with you when you were hired, if it is not in your contract, an...
by [email protected]
Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:51 am
Forum: Off the Table Topics
Topic: What did you do before massage?
Replies: 14
Views: 3429

Re: What did you do before massage?

Before happily finding massage I worked as a medical laboratory technician as an active duty US Army soldier. Having a medical background made learning massage and AP so much more interesting and dynamic because I found the correlations between lab work and results, and bodywork and results! =)
by [email protected]
Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:44 am
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Mastrubating Client???
Replies: 31
Views: 21514

Re: Mastrubating Client???

Looking for advice from male and female M.T.'s. I have a client who has been coming to me for about 4 years. He comes every week. I have never had any problems with him at all. Recently I noticed sounds coming from the room after I was done with the massage. I always leave my shoes outside my offic...
by [email protected]
Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:50 am
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Working intoxicated?
Replies: 5
Views: 1174

Re: Working intoxicated?

You should absolutely not perform therapeutic practices while under the influence of any alcohol. Not only is it unprofessional (in my opinion, and what if the client smells it or can tell your eyes are glassy, or if your attitude is "off"), but I believe it is illegal in most states to be under the...
by [email protected]
Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: Acrossage, Aerial Massage, Aerial Stretch
Replies: 17
Views: 5165

Re: Acrossage, Aerial Massage, Aerial Stretch

Hey everyone! Been a while on this thread, so I thought I would finally update =) So.. the studio opened up about 4 months ago now, and they decided to not go with aerial classes, instead they teach pole fitness and dance classes. So.. I signed up. And I fell in love with the pole arts! I've gained ...
by [email protected]
Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Groupon, Buywithme, The local Deal, etc....
Replies: 123
Views: 76103

Re: Groupon, Buywithme, The local Deal, etc....

Hi everyone! I've been off here for a while! I'll have to go through all my records for the past 2 months and let y'all know my numbers for the groupon deals. In my experience so far they have been just an ok deal. There are pluses and minuses for sure, but overall a good thing for our business. My ...
by [email protected]
Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Clients Talk About Massage
Topic: Massage spreads infection?
Replies: 13
Views: 11616

Re: Massage spreads infection?

I would personally recommend that you reschedule your appt for when you are 100% better. Massage moves lymphatic fluid around in your body and that can increase the feeling of congestion or sickness. You will also be helping your therapist by not exposing them to a possible infection. =)
by [email protected]
Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:13 am
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: NOISE !!! Coming From Other Room
Replies: 13
Views: 2771

Re: NOISE !!! Coming From Other Room

LOL, and I get mad when someone doesn't close a door quietly! I would definitely try mediating some sort of scheduling arrangement with that practitioner. Or look for somewhere quieter. Or you could always wait til they are in a session then scream and stomp around in YOUR room :twisted: Maybe getti...
by [email protected]
Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Groupon, Buywithme, The local Deal, etc....
Replies: 123
Views: 76103

Re: Groupon, Buywithme, The local Deal, etc....

So one of the places I work part time ran a groupon special. It actually went over very well (Selling over 600 groupons @ $30 a piece, for $70 worth of services), and we had 75 people redeem them our first week. Out of those, 30% rebooked services, 60% bought retail, and 60% upgraded their service o...
by [email protected]
Sat May 01, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: Self Care and Body Mechanics
Topic: Ouch my wrist!
Replies: 5
Views: 3796

Re: Ouch my wrist!

So, by reading your post, I am assuming you are physically doing 25 hours of massage, 4 days a week. So, about 6 1/2 hours a day? Not sure if I'm right on that, but maybe you should consider working 5 days to space out your sessions more, or consider working longer days to give yourself more breaks ...
by [email protected]
Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: Acrossage, Aerial Massage, Aerial Stretch
Replies: 17
Views: 5165

Re: Acrossage, Aerial Massage, Aerial Stretch

Well I didn't get the job at the aerial studio, but it is opening soon! LOL. That's ok, it would have only been 1 or 2 days a week part time, guess I will just have to pay for the classes =) If anyone is thinking about trying aerial yoga I highly recommend it! After a long day of massaging people I ...
by [email protected]
Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Off the Table Topics
Topic: Coolest thing a client has ever said to you.
Replies: 128
Views: 79135

Re: Coolest thing a client has ever said to you.

A client recently told me "That was the most complete massage I have ever received. Every part of my body feels amazing!"
by [email protected]
Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Mother's Day "Pampering Packages"?
Replies: 1
Views: 363

Re: Mother's Day "Pampering Packages"?

I have a few suggestions for you! For a 30 min treat you could do a quick back scrub (using salt, sugar, coffee, etc with oils and aromatherapy), remove with a hot towel (use a cabby, or you can use a hot stone warmer to heat up towels, or you can microwave hot towels), and then do a 20 min massage....
by [email protected]
Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: worked on some pretty gnarly trigger points
Replies: 2
Views: 976

Re: worked on some pretty gnarly trigger points

That's awesome! It's such a good feeling to know that you've physically helped someone, and that the effects of your hands can be amazing!
by [email protected]
Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:42 am
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Groupon, Buywithme, The local Deal, etc....
Replies: 123
Views: 76103

Re: Groupon, Buywithme, The local Deal, etc....

I work for a salon & spa and they have decided to try the groupon thing out this next week or two. They are selling a $50 gift card for $25 which they can use for any salon or spa service. Since we charge $50 for a 30 min massage, our goal is to add on or upgrade the service (ie. add a paraffin, hot...
by [email protected]
Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:20 am
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Finding jobs as a new graduate
Replies: 11
Views: 3672

Re: Finding jobs as a new graduate

Step 1- STUDY. Study as much as you, and practice on as many people as you can. Step 2- When handing out resumes, always call the salon first and ask who you should talk to about hiring. And don't worry if they don't have "help wanted" signs, most places aren't actively hiring, but if someone with a...
by [email protected]
Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:11 am
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Anyone using Facebook professionally?
Replies: 27
Views: 4641

Re: Anyone using Facebook professionally?

I LOVE facebook! I have 2 FB accounts for the 2 places I work, and I have already booked appointments from them! I love being able to set links for certain techniques, products, etc that pertain to my client base. After a session I search for the clients email and add them as a friend, I ususally se...
by [email protected]
Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:04 am
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: How would you help an MT learn to build a clientele?
Replies: 21
Views: 3030

Re: How would you help an MT learn to build a clientele?

The best thing I have done for retaining clients and educating them (IMO) is that I always do a pre- and post- consulatation/intake. Pre session we talk about their needs and wants, problems areas, history, etc. I explain a little bit about my training, education, and types of techniques I will be u...
by [email protected]
Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: Self Care and Body Mechanics
Topic: Hand Dermatitis/Eczema - Help!
Replies: 18
Views: 15931

Re: Hand Dermatitis/Eczema - Help!

I know a few therapists and friends who have psoriasis, eczema, and/or contact dermatitis. Rule of thumb for them, use organic, non scented natural soaps and oils only. There are many great natural soaps, my favorite is Herbaria soap which comes in many different types. Try using only 1 type of loti...
by [email protected]
Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Clients Talk About Massage
Topic: Some Concerns Before my First Ever Massage Therapy Session
Replies: 14
Views: 4195

Re: Some Concerns Before my First Ever Massage Therapy Session

riversinger wrote:Massage work involving the glutes is something we can all do through the sheets, blankets or towels we use for draping. I'm not sure what you mean. Do you mean that the therapist presses on the sheet to massage the glutes? Do you mean that the therapist does not directly place hand...
by [email protected]
Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: Reflexology Business, Marketing, Products & Ethics
Topic: Are spas conning the public?
Replies: 14
Views: 6706

Re: Are spas conning the public?

I absolutely agree that it is con to some degree. The spa I worked for offers reflexology (we have 1 certified reflexologist), and one day I was scheduled a reflexology session. I explained to the Spa manager that while I had taken a little bit of training and I had read techniques and seen some vid...
by [email protected]
Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:17 am
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: Acrossage, Aerial Massage, Aerial Stretch
Replies: 17
Views: 5165

Re: Acrossage, Aerial Massage, Aerial Stretch

And in the mean time.. I am practicing at home with my yoga swing, and I hope to be able to buy some aerial silk soon so I can start learning on my own!
by [email protected]
Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: Acrossage, Aerial Massage, Aerial Stretch
Replies: 17
Views: 5165

Re: Acrossage, Aerial Massage, Aerial Stretch

Hey everyone, I had my interview on Wednesday and it went.. so so? The woman I talked with was very nice, but I couldn't seem to connect with her except superficially. She seemed very "nit picky" about my resume and experiences, so far as saying "You switch jobs a lot, can you not find somewhere you...
by [email protected]
Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: Clients Talk About Massage
Topic: uncomfortable...
Replies: 18
Views: 4234

Re: uncomfortable...

Don't worry! Even girls who are a size 2 don't like their bodies lol. While you worry you are "squishy", they worry that they are "bony". Remember that all people come in all shapes, and you will be working on and with people who are different sizes for the rest of your career! I know it seems reall...
by [email protected]
Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: I am at a loss
Replies: 45
Views: 10464

Re: I am at a loss

Well, not to add fuel to the fire.. but I personally think that we are worked hard to complete school, pass our tests, and paid for our licensing in order to practice LEGAL, PROFESSIONAL massage. And I'll be damned if ANYONE thinks it is ok to practice without a license. No one should be allowed to ...

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