I am almost finished with massage school. I would like to know how business is going, how much you make, and if this really is a good field to get into. Thanks!Answer Question
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 10:35 AM on Nov. 22, 2008
Answer by snoober_k at 10:45 AM on Nov. 22, 2008
Answer by slw123 at 12:26 PM on Nov. 22, 2008
I charge 65 per hour 45 for a half hour and 95 for an hour and a half. My hour is the most popular. I am private pay, or PIP billing. So if it's health insurance I don't do that. I can issue a receipt which clients can take and turn in for reimbursement but that is a rare request Business is slow right now, but I'm busy with life, Dad's cancer etc. Sometimes the universe works that way. Word of mouth is the best adv. Seminars, public speaking events, on site massage are other good ways to build business and get your face out there. Everyone you talk to today should know what you do, and where you do it. Hand them cards. Get it out there. We did a drawing for a free massage at a festival and gave them to every person. Each won a half hour. Some never called, some came and went, others paid the difference had an hour massage and became return customers.
Answer by massagegiftmom at 2:47 PM on Apr. 26, 2009
One other thing, be careful about your body mechanics. If you work for someone other than yourself, it can cut down on overhead, rent etc. But make sure you have health coverage, or 401k, try to get health bene's. If your self employed that will be up to you. Average career span of a therapist is 2 years because they blow their joints. Stay limber, exercise, don't use just your thumbs, use good body mechanics, eat right, and get massage! Have fun, I'm excited for you.
Answer by massagegiftmom at 2:48 PM on Apr. 26, 2009