How many massages do you do per week?

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How many massages do you do per week?

Postby Leanne on Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:57 am

I searched the boards and did not find anything on this yet. I may be search impaired!! I'm hope I'm posting in the appropriate section. I would like to know how many massages people are doing in a week.
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Re: How many massages do you do per week?

Postby JLWmassage on Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:31 am

This week I have 21 booked
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Re: How many massages do you do per week?

Postby Ding on Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:43 am

You may want to re-word the question to ask how many hours per week do they spend giving massages, since some people do half hour or 90 minute (or even longer) massages.

I work 30 hrs/wk at an office job, and I average about 12 hrs/wk of massage. :)
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Re: How many massages do you do per week?

Postby JLWmassage on Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:53 am

JLWmassage wrote:This week I have 21 booked


My total of massage hours is 23.5
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Re: How many massages do you do per week?

Postby simpleman on Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:51 am

I had 18 hours of massage M-F. One of the ladies here does 25-30/week in 6 days, on a relatively regular basis. But I would say we all average 4-5 in an 8 hour day. and 2-3 in a 4 hour day.
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Re: How many massages do you do per week?

Postby Amberlynnmassage on Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:45 am

I am a tiny practice just by myself with a room set up in my home. I have this week 2 massages. For the year i have had 9 clients last month and so far 7 this month. But i live in a small town hurting town and again i'm just by myself in my home.
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Re: How many massages do you do per week?

Postby Timedess on Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:02 pm

We just got re-opened, in our brand-new office space, so it's going to take a while to get the books full-up again.

Our goals for massage-hours are: For Hubby, 5/day, 4 days/week (roughly 20-25 hours, depending on session lengths), and for me, 2-3, eventually working my way up to 4-5 1 day/week. We are sharing our office/treatment room, so my day "on" = a day "off" for him, although on those days he will likely be here watching the desk anyway.
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Re: How many massages do you do per week?

Postby Leanne on Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:47 pm

thanks everyone. The hours are varied. It seems some are doing 25 to 30 hours per week. I may be doing that here soon as well. It is good to hear that this may be a reasonable number. I guess we will see what my body tells me is reasonable.
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Re: How many massages do you do per week?

Postby JasonE on Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:01 pm

My average fluctuates from 10-20 per week, with 13-16 sessions being most common. My hours of massage vary too - yesterday I had two sessions for a total of 3 1/2 hours. Today I have four sessions for a total of about 5 hours. I would prefer to average about 20-25 per week, but my availability is somewhat limited by other commitments.
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Re: How many massages do you do per week?

Postby GreenDragonfly on Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:15 am

I'm still very much part-time so I average about 3 to 5 per week. I'm impressed with the MTs that do and maintain more. It's really important to take good care of yourself if you are going to be maintaining a heavy schedule!
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Re: How many massages do you do per week?

Postby pueppi on Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:39 am

I see an average of about 15-18/week, with some weeks being in the 24 mark and some being around 14.

I would not be happy on a full schedule of 25-30/week. I do a lot of deep tissue work and I know my body would not like it.
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Re: How many massages do you do per week?

Postby Ankur on Tue May 31, 2011 6:26 am

I have anywhere from 12-20 hours a week of massage. This week is going to be busy since many clients were away last week for vacation.
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Re: How many massages do you do per week?

Postby ben on Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:25 pm

Hello there,

my total of massage hours is 30 per week.
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Re: How many massages do you do per week?

Postby jcslmt on Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:59 pm

I just started doing table work again, so I'm 'shaking off the rustiness' by working on my husband & kids. Today was the first time in 3 months and I put in 4 hours of contact time. My goal is 8 hours a week on them and I'm aiming to have 3-5 clients a week by New Year's.
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Re: How many massages do you do per week?

Postby MandesDen on Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:53 pm

roughly 12-20 between my two days/week at the chiro and working from home.
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Re: How many massages do you do per week?

Postby pueppi on Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:43 pm

pueppi wrote:I see an average of about 15-18/week, with some weeks being in the 24 mark and some being around 14.

I would not be happy on a full schedule of 25-30/week. I do a lot of deep tissue work and I know my body would not like it.


Update: For the past month I've been doing 25-30 hours per week - and, as noted, my body is not happy. :P
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Re: How many massages do you do per week?

Postby ehwmassage on Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:09 pm

I average 26 hours of massage a week working for a chiro. I'm full time 4 days a week. I like that number and have had a few 32 hour weeks. Its the days that I do 9 in my 10 hour day that I feel a bit drained. Its amazing to me how my body reacts so differently to that one extra hour. I do 8 and its gravy I do 9 and I'm in bed at 8pm.

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Re: How many massages do you do per week?

Postby ladyships on Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:53 am

I’ve been averaging around 20-25 hours a week.

If I do 3 massages back-to-back with no breaks to stretch & self-treat trigger points, I get exhausted after those three massages.

I like to have one or two hours between every two back-to-back client (or 30 minutes between clients), or else I start hurting.

I recall Save Your Hands throwing some statistic around about something like anything up to 18-24 hrs/wk being pretty safe, & anything above that, your likelihood of repetitive stress injuries goes up dramatically. But it’s been awhile since I read that, & I think if you’re always using correct body mechanics & getting regular massage (yourself), you might be able to do more safely.

(I know I need to spend a lot of my free time self-treating myself because two of the places I work at have tiny treatment rooms, and I can’t lunge fully in them, so I can’t use proper body mechanics at those places. I have so much more stamina/less pain when working at the one place where I can get into a deep lunge all around the table. I wish I’d realized how much of a problem the space issue would be before I took the other two jobs. Dumb dumb dumb...)
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Re: How many massages do you do per week?

Postby athletica on Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:28 pm

I average 25hrs per week. Treatments are pretty spaced out with other clinic duties. My other two full time therapists average 20-30hrs per week.
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Re: How many massages do you do per week?

Postby stonegirl on Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:07 am

These days I'm around 18-25 week. With doing ashiatsu, I can physically do more, but I find I feel most balanced if I keep it under 25/week.
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Re: How many massages do you do per week?

Postby kathryn on Wed May 09, 2012 7:02 am

Between 18-26 per week. I take 45 min breaks (sometimes 30 min) between each client and schedule a 90 min lunch in the middle of my day. Because of my breaks and lunch, my work day is between 9-10 hours long and I'm often doing business related stuff during my breaks and part of lunchtime.
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Re: How many massages do you do per week?

Postby pueppi on Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:08 am

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Please add whatever information you feel could be useful here, as I have linked this thread for someone in the student forum who is interested in how many hours per week different MT's work. He wants to get a feel for the ins and outs and ups and downs of the profession.

Thanks! :)
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Re: How many massages do you do per week?

Postby randomness0 on Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:35 pm

Not enough......typically would be around 14 hours of hands on a week but would have capacity to increase to around 20.

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