Do you know that I LOVE the massage profession? I really really do, but sometimes I get so frustrated and angry with all the name calling, and division and thinking what you do is somehow better than what someone else does!! Yes we are in a bit of a no-man’s-land between personal service, spa & salon and healthcare. There is room for ALL of us. You can be successful in any of these places, there is room for ALL of us.
I also see and hear massage therapists COMPLAINING!! And I know I’m doing it right now too, complaining about complainers, ha!
I hear that you are over worked and underpaid or not enough clients/not enough $$. I’ve been in both of those situations and the only way out is to CHANGE what you are doing. Take some action, and I don’t mean random action. Have a plan, have a support group, if you are stuck in any way the way out is through action and change.
Massage therapists everyday are thinking about quitting the profession either because of burnout, injury or just not making ends meet. If you are blessed enough to be a talented therapist, you should be THRIVING!
I posted the other day on Facebook about my ideal massage day. It want like this: two housecalls in the morning (at $80 each), lunch with a friend, picking up my kiddo, and being home in the afternoon to enjoy the sunshine. Your ideal day may not look like mine, but you should know what yours looks like. You won’t get there if you don’t know where you are going!
About 12 years ago I really started investing in myself, buying cd programs, books about marketing/business/selling, I hired coaches and took classes. THAT is when I really started seeing the results. Being good at massage was not enough. Maybe it’s time for you to invest in you? If you are ready to learn new really practical customized for massage business skills and be surrounded by motivated therapists that are ready for a positive change then please check out my Massage and Spa Success Membership. I have added a very affordable monthly payment option. I would love to work with you and help you to reach your goals. Just hit reply and let me know if you have any questions.
Wishing you success and abundance, Gael