Starting a massage practice isn't easy, and there will always be ups and downs to deal with as you grow and run your business. Learning how to gracefully embrace your accomplishments and figuring out how to cope with setbacks is an important part of business ownership. Finding gratitude during the downtimes, and having awareness about your perspective can help you weather any obstacles that come your way.
The key to all this is mindset. If you can maintain a positive mindset during the tough times, you'll be better equipped to get your business back on track no matter the situation....more
Far too often, athletes with a love of working out, cycling, or running have to take a break when unexpected injuries take them out of the game—sometimes permanently in worst-case scenarios. Professional massage, as simple as it may sound, can prevent serious injuries and keep you in the game for the long haul.
Contrary to what some may think, massage isn’t just for relaxation Olympic athletes. Workout warriors, cyclists, and runners all experience aches, pains, sensations, and stiffness that can be alleviated with massage. Whether you’re just getting into fitness or consider...more
Physician and holistic health pioneer Rachel Naomi Remen once confessed that as a pediatric intern she was an unrepentant baby kisser, often smooching her little patients as she made her rounds at the hospital. She did this when no one was looking because she sensed her colleagues would frown on her behavior, even though she couldn't think of a single reason not to do it.
The lack of basic human contact in our high-tech medical system reflects a larger social ill that has only recently started to get some attention--touch deprivation. The cultural landscape is puzzling. On the one...more
At Vita Wellness, we know the benefits of office chair massage, the positive effects they can have on office culture and employee's well-being. We also know that no two offices are alike, and that's why we create a customized office massage plan for every business we work with. We believe that a twenty-minute chair-massage can fit into virtually everyone's schedule, leaving your staff refreshed! Read on to learn what's included in our corporate massage chair...more
As a massage therapist, your practice has undoubtedly been turned upside down as a result of the Coronavirus. After all, your work is centered around human touch and interaction.
While your day-to-day work schedule has changed, it's still possible to make money as a massage therapist at this time - you just need to get a bit creative!
A virtual, healthy-habits series can be a great way to stay connected to your clients if you're not seeing clients in-person. Moreover, creating a digital education series, now, can offer you a financial saftey-net for the future...more
If you’re a dancer or you participate in yoga or Pilates, you’re already on the right track to taking care of your mind and body. These activities promote wellness through conscious, expressive movements, and strengthen muscles helping you to feel stronger, more flexible and more connected to your body.
The possible stiffness and soreness that can result after a “good” workout can be alleviated with massage. Complimenting your movement therapy with monthly massage is a great way to keep your body supply and in alignment keeping all you dance, yoga, and Pilates enthusiasts feeling...more
As a massage practice owner or private practitioner, your day-to-day schedule likely involves lots of face to face interactions and conversations with your employees and/or clients.
While in-person communication is essential to growing your client relationships, a large part of growing a massage practice now happens online. From nurturing existing clients with email campaigns to attracting new clients with a sleek website, having an online presence is important to retain clients and attract new clients.
Even if you're tech-timid, there are many online marketing tools for...more
Looking for ways to level-up your massage practice (especially during the coronavirus)? While many studios are still closed due to stay-at-home orders, there are actions you can take to work on your business during social distancing.
A great way to focus on your practice while your doors are shut is continuing your education through online courses. At Vita Wellness, we offer a variety of online business courses for massage therapists that can help you cultivate the confidence you need to think like an entrepreneur and...more
What kind of massage client are you? Do you make an appointment after someone has given you a massage gift certificate? Do you try to get in every now and then for a stress-relieving tune-up? Or do you see your therapist religiously--once a week, every three weeks, once a month?
While getting a massage--regardless of how often--is incredibly beneficial to your body and mind, getting frequent massage treatments is even more powerful as a healthcare ally.
"People who get massage regularly demonstrate a reduction in pain and muscular tension and an improvement in posture," says...more
The arrival of the Coronavirus has sent shockwaves through our lives. Schools are going online, businesses are ordering employees to work from home, and events are being canceled. Our everyday routines are quickly changing as the world tries to reduce the transmission and spread of COVID-19.
As a massage therapist, you're likely wondering how this will impact your business over the next few months, and you're not alone. Over the past week, businesses such as spas, restaurants, hair salons, and gyms have closed their doors temporarily to reduce the risk of transmission....more