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by SalemRose
Mon May 07, 2007 7:36 am
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Employees working on Owner
Replies: 8
Views: 2406

I work on my bosses all the time. I work in a fitness facility so not only do I have a department supervisor I have a director of the facility as well. These massages have been for job review / evaluation and for their personal relaxation / tissue issues. I have NO problem working on them. I let the...
by SalemRose
Fri May 04, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Fitness Center
Replies: 7
Views: 1840

I work at a fitness facility. Get in good with the class instructors, personal trainers, fitness staff, and front desk employees. I was just in a class the other day and the instructor (who is now, after 4 years as co-workers, a good friend) had me wave to everyone as she told them how I really help...
by SalemRose
Thu May 03, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Question about Body Mechanics
Replies: 9
Views: 3025

Re: my background

I learned years ago in Hawaii with Hawaiian elders and healers. Their tradition has been passed down from generation to generation and my main teacher who was 70 when he taught me, had learned from his grandfather when he was 8 years old. After learning from them, I had had no desire for formal mas...
by SalemRose
Thu May 03, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: Spa Techniques
Topic: Sea Shell Massage??
Replies: 18
Views: 11891

GrateLakes wrote:But at almost $300 for a set, sheesh!! That's quite a chunk!
Yeah, I'd want to play around with them first before I made such a large purchase....

Steph!
by SalemRose
Thu May 03, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: Spa Techniques
Topic: Sea Shell Massage??
Replies: 18
Views: 11891

Huh, sounds kinda cool! That would make a great summer special combined with other summer themed stuff....oils, scents, scrubs....?

Steph!
by SalemRose
Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:41 am
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Do You Charge a Cancellation Fee?
Replies: 8
Views: 2669

Now, if you're referring to clients who miss their first appointment with you, that's a different story. I don't chase those clients down. If they miss the appointment, I don't call them to reschedule. If they call me to reschedule, I tell them they have to pre-pay before I'll see them...... Wow! I...
by SalemRose
Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: Tools of the Trade
Topic: Looking for mineral oil based massage lotion
Replies: 17
Views: 6335

Look into jojoba oil. It's actually a plant wax rather than an oil. It's very similar to the skin's sebum, so it absorbs very well, without that slimey coating. It washes out very well with normal detergent and does not go rancid. It has a thicker consistancy than some other oils so my clients that ...
by SalemRose
Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Do You Charge a Cancellation Fee?
Replies: 8
Views: 2669

We charge 60% of our massage prices for no shows and late cancelations. Our clients have to cancel at least 6 hours prior to their appointment. It's a bit easier on me because I work for a fitness facility. However, there are still times that enforcing our fees doesn't work out.... All clients must ...
by SalemRose
Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:18 am
Forum: Spa Techniques
Topic: Body Muds and Biotone Spa Products
Replies: 12
Views: 6366

We recently purchased the Firmi-Sea Body Mud and the Therapeutic Customizing Complexes. I love the mud. It goes on nicely and comes of really easily in the shower. My skin felt wonderful (so super soft) for over a week after I had a wrap done. Of the complexes, I've only used the Uplifting and had t...
by SalemRose
Sun Apr 15, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: Tools of the Trade
Topic: Forearm Dance Video
Replies: 50
Views: 32942

I'm so glad we're having this discussion! I found the FD DVD and have put it on my wish list. $70+ is well over my budget but I'm thinking it would make a great b-day gift for myself this summer! I'm also very interested in Lomi Lomi......I'm wish listing classes as well! ;) Thanks for posting Natiy...
by SalemRose
Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Business cards
Replies: 15
Views: 4222

Another idea, something I've been thinkin about......4H. When I was younger and involved with 4H (showing horses) each class was sponsered by a business. When the placement was called at the end of each class the anouncer said something like "This class was sponsered by Blah Blah Blah" and they woul...
by SalemRose
Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Business cards
Replies: 15
Views: 4222

As an MT I really admire your "go out and get 'em" strategy. As a "regular ole joe" I'm not fond of people coming to my door to solicit. I personally wouldn't mind finding a flyer in my door, I think business cards would be too small and easily lost. I suggest getting to be buddy buddy with the loca...
by SalemRose
Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Starting up a business?
Replies: 31
Views: 8706

Naked Eye, FYI R&R is a spa owner and often provides valuable insight about how a situation might look from an employer's point of view. He's got a sharp tongue but I wouldn't bother taking it personally -- we all get it from time to time! I thought he did point out a couple of places where your cu...
by SalemRose
Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Starting up a business?
Replies: 31
Views: 8706

I'm just wondering if you've talked to your management/owners about your thoughts and feelings reguarding work? If so what did they say? Do they have any idea that most all their staff is unhappy to some degree? Maybe if you and your co-workers went to them in a professional and open manner you woul...
by SalemRose
Sun Apr 08, 2007 6:04 am
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: What would make it great?
Replies: 15
Views: 5720

Be sure to incorporate Self-Care Training into the program : 1. Teach stretches for hands, forearms & whole body. Also model the importance of this by starting every hands-on class with guided stretches. 2. Teach the students how to massage their own hands & forearms...... You could then end your h...
by SalemRose
Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:56 am
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: a really really big pickle...
Replies: 20
Views: 5938

I think if I were in your shoes I would tell her. If you have a deep connection, as you stated earlier, she will understand your position. And if I were in her shoes I would want to be told by my trusted friend not my client. A client is gonna go where they feel they are getting the most for their m...
by SalemRose
Sun Apr 08, 2007 4:16 am
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: a really really big pickle...
Replies: 20
Views: 5938

I hope the offered advise has helped. I pretty much agree. I would not deal with the pre-paid massages. Once this client has finished her massages with your friend if she chooses to come to you, well, that is a different story. I was wondering if you were planning on letting your friend know what ha...
by SalemRose
Sun Apr 08, 2007 4:12 am
Forum: Introductions and Birthdays
Topic: Hello from a swedish masseur!
Replies: 6
Views: 2172

Hi and Welcome David! I hope you have a wonderful Easter! It's nice to meet you!

Steph!
by SalemRose
Sat Apr 07, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: Tools of the Trade
Topic: Keeping wrinkles out of sheets
Replies: 4
Views: 1707

Sorry nothing too profound to offer but I always put a comfy blanket on the table. Covers any wrinkles and the occasional stain.

Steph!
by SalemRose
Sat Apr 07, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: What would make it great?
Replies: 15
Views: 5720

I graduated in 2004 but I remember a thing or two that had me and my fellow students talking..... While each instructor has his or her own beliefs on what makes a great massage and how to go about it, it can be very confusing to students when one instructor advises one thing (such as low table heigh...
by SalemRose
Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:49 pm
Forum: Spa Techniques
Topic: Spa Pantry
Replies: 4
Views: 3666

Thanks for the feedback! I really appreciate it!

Steph!
by SalemRose
Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: Spa Techniques
Topic: Spa Pantry
Replies: 4
Views: 3666

Spa Pantry

Have any of you heard of Spa Pantry available through www.universalcompanies.com? Thoughts, comments, and or opinions about it?

Steph!
by SalemRose
Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:55 am
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: Pregnancy techniques
Replies: 14
Views: 6172

2 questions - what do you use? and what/where is too slippery? (does what/where make it 3 questions?) I use jojoba and don't find it slippery. Well, I was using FX cream but we switched to something else. My boss got us some jojoba oil (finally someone listened to me!) and I've been using that ever...
by SalemRose
Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:01 am
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: Pregnancy techniques
Replies: 14
Views: 6172

moogie303 wrote:
SalemRose wrote:We were also told NEVER to use oil on pregnant clients.
:smt017

Did they tell you why not??

Angie
If I remember correctly, it was because it would be too slippery.

Steph!
by SalemRose
Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: Pregnancy techniques
Replies: 14
Views: 6172

I took Kelly Lott's seminar and she had us lower our tables. My clients have an easier time getting on and off the table and I sure do remember how hard it was to climb up onto the doctors table! Why not buy a instructional dvd? And as suggested try massaging with the table at different heights to s...

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