Tips & Tricks

Breathing Technique to Quickly Relax Massage Clients

https://youtu.be/pdiu10A9jjU Are you looking for a fast way to get your clients to relax? Do you feel like the first fifteen minutes of the massage is wasted because it takes that long for your clients to calm down and settle into the massage? This technique is a body...

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What to Say to “Tight” Massage Clients

OHMYGOSH. Your muscles are. So. Tight. You are just loaded with knots! Has anyone ever said this to you? Have you ever said this to a massage client?  A simple statement like this may seem like a great way to get repeat customers, but it can have a profound...

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Draping Techniques for Massage Therapists

https://youtu.be/FhIiYH1RCyU Setting the Massage Table Have the sheet stick out slightly beyond the blanket and fold over once and then one more time to have clean edges. Pull the sheets and blankets up to the top of the table and make sure it looks neat, clean, and...

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Navigating an Emotional Release

I will never forget it. I was a teenager watching Oprah after school. Oprah told a story about how she was getting a massage, and suddenly, she started crying. I did not understand what she was talking about until I began my journey as a massage student and my...

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Chair Massage Marketing that WORKS

1. Set up your space 2. Present yourself as a professional 3. Make a connection 4. Call to Action 5. Email follow up It is extremely easy to find companies, events, and charities that are looking for volunteer massage therapists to provide chair massage. If you are...

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What to do if your client has a muscle spasm during a massage

If it hasn’t happened to you already, it will. You are giving a relaxing  massage and your client’s breath is taken away by the sudden pain of a muscle cramp. You spring into action and quickly guide your client in a way that stops the charley horse in its...

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Are tip jars appropriate or tacky?

            Tip jars can be a subtle way to let your clients know you accept tips. They can be especially helpful when working with the public in a situation where they may not be aware that it is appropriate to...

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The Secret to Effective Massage Marketing

It’s all about consistency. Keep your targeted “ideal client” in mind, and market directly to them. You need to accomplish four things in each marketing strategy you deploy. Get their attentionIntroduce yourselfGet them to know and trust youMake them comfortable with...

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