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by tiger snacks
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Massage Envy
Replies: 279
Views: 191206

A different point of view

What I have is a view for I do not have vision. I am blind you see, with hearing impairment as well. My condition defines me deaf/blind but I do not feel this way. Value, worth, self-respect is individualized. How can one place a generic value on a profession or group of people with everyone being s...
by tiger snacks
Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:58 am
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: Blind massage
Replies: 18
Views: 8787

Re: Blind massage

Being blind has more pros than cons, and I'm sure many people will disagree. As my vision and hearing continues to deteriorate I start to appreciated the added benefits that comes with the loss. When most people think of blind and deafness, they think of a world without light or sound but it is very...
by tiger snacks
Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:35 am
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Deaf/Blind Massage
Replies: 8
Views: 3394

Re: Deaf/Blind Massage

I appreciate the replies. It's nice to see this community still engaging in conversations. There were alot of great suggestions. A few of which I may have to improvise. Due to my limited hearing, knocking on the door and asking if the client is ready can be a tough one. So what I do is, I crack the ...
by tiger snacks
Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Deaf/Blind Massage
Replies: 8
Views: 3394

Deaf/Blind Massage

Hello everyone, I wasn't sure where to put this so I just put it here since I would classify this as a dilemma. I'll ask my question first then give a short backstory. "How would I run my own business, take appointments, and do the normal massage routines, etc while suffering a Deaf/Blind disease? W...
by tiger snacks
Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Lose weight BEFORE beginning MT school?
Replies: 13
Views: 8914

Re: Lose weight BEFORE beginning MT school?

TAs a previous overweight Guy myself I too was a little worried when I started . What I found is the extra fat on the stomach makes he massage very hard to do. Hard to stabilize, etc. And also where I am, many women are very conservative and against having just ANY male working on them. Naturally wh...
by tiger snacks
Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:20 am
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Groupon, Buywithme, The local Deal, etc....
Replies: 123
Views: 76692

Re: Groupon, Buywithme, The local Deal, etc....

I really like what this business did with their testimonials page. I'm pretty sure I will borrow the idea for my own site :)\ http://bostonbodyworker.com/patient-testimonials/ I had one very similar to that one too but I found that the webpage loaded slower so I just made it all static. Jumping bac...
by tiger snacks
Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:05 am
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Need Educational Direction
Replies: 10
Views: 3568

Re: Need Educational Direction

Since your question hasn't really been answered regarding the CEU's and learning materials to take I'd suggest first finding out what you want to learn. I.E. Rolfing, Myofascial/Deep Tissue, Anma(Shiatsu), Ashiatsu(Barefoot Massage), etc etc. The goal at heart needs to always be "How will this help ...
by tiger snacks
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Fantastic books & dvd's for sale --- finalized list!
Replies: 9
Views: 4860

Re: Fantastic books & dvd's for sale --- finalized list!

I'm selling Bori's Prilutsky's 12 DVD Complete Set on ebay for 350-375. Very very good stuff. I paid 450 so its a good deal.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 022wt_1139


Is your Mary Bond and John Barnes DVD still available?
by tiger snacks
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: Boris Prilutsky...
Replies: 11
Views: 4309

Re: Boris Prilutsky...

I have purchased and viewed all of his DVD's. He is very knowledgable and I have learned a great deal from his work. I think his work combined with Pfrimmers, Ida Rolf, and Myofascial Release makes for a very telling session. It's definitely worth viewing. I paid $450 for his DVDs and I am willing t...
by tiger snacks
Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:06 am
Forum: Tools of the Trade
Topic: thermal palms
Replies: 19
Views: 11309

Re: thermal palms

I may have to try this thermal palm. I too, cannot stand the clanging on the stones. For a treatment that is more expensive and supposedly more relaxing, there sure is alot of noise.
by tiger snacks
Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: How fast should my clientele grow?
Replies: 24
Views: 10417

Re: How fast should my clientele grow?

I work Monday-Friday 9-5 at a spa and 6-10 at my office Mon-Fri. And all Saturday and Sunday at office. Crazy? No way. I get a massage every week, keep my hands stretched out, ice my hands, wrist, forearm, on busy days. Studies show that successful people work an average of 60 hours a week, not 40 h...
by tiger snacks
Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Obtaining Client Information for marketing purposes
Replies: 3
Views: 1492

Obtaining Client Information for marketing purposes

I have installrd a newsletter system to obtain email addresses to send out openings, specials, etc. but my main issue is I have over 600 charts filled with emails and birthdays. What is the best way or place to out in their birthdays so I get a reminder 2 weeks in advance?
by tiger snacks
Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Massage - The Male Practitioner's Perspective
Topic: Male Therapist needs help!
Replies: 12
Views: 11758

Re: Male Therapist needs help!

I too started this way. I got out of school and started at day spa inside plastic surgery office. What I found was "relaxation" and "pampering" doesn't sell well for males or hardly at all on the industry. The fundamental is that massage therapy is about results. Relaxation has a few results bit no ...
by tiger snacks
Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Todd Brown's Massage Business Dashboard
Replies: 7
Views: 2864

Re: Todd Brown's Massage Business Dashboard

Based on my research I didn't find it was a good fit for me. First off, you need email addresses of your clients to make this thing work well. After you have that, well you run into another problem. When it sends emails, newsletters, etc it sends it from the dashboard. So ALL of your clients know by...
by tiger snacks
Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: Boris Prilutsky...
Replies: 11
Views: 4309

Re: Boris Prilutsky...

I have purchased his whole set of DVD's. I listen to it with headphones due to his accent is indeed hard to understand, but he is a fountain of knowledge. His DVD's are great, they have transformed the way I work and now I can confidently say I can treat just about any condition that comes into my d...
by tiger snacks
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: MFR Business, Marketing, Products and Ethics
Topic: John Barne's Fireside Chat DVD
Replies: 9
Views: 12668

Re: John Barne's Fireside Chat DVD

I ordered this DVD last week for $20 on Ebay. I was impressed. I'm taking his first seminar this March(2012) so I'm not sure what I'm getting into. After speaking to a Rolfer?Structural Integrator. He basically summed up the DVD like this. It's a great education tool to learn how the fascial and the...
by tiger snacks
Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: What is your split at the spa (or IC situation)?
Replies: 20
Views: 6238

Re: What is your split at the spa (or IC situation)?

At my spa, which is located in a plastic surgery center, gives 65% commission with a $12 an hour base pay. The provide sheets, lotions, everything. Health insurance, dental, 401k, etc
by tiger snacks
Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: need website feedback
Replies: 13
Views: 3298

Re: need website feedback

the webpage would appear this way because I'm a new business. I have never run a business or even tried to write out a website. Completely new to me. I've taken some of your suggestions to heart and changed a few things around. As for location, I'm outcall based mostly which is what my website says ...
by tiger snacks
Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:44 am
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: need website feedback
Replies: 13
Views: 3298

Re: need website feedback

I have the information on the contact page about the Plastic surgery. Should have a map and an address. Thats for incalls. I make more money doing outcalls(i get to keep all of it). So that should clear that up. 9-5 monday through friday at plastic surgery office After 5 outcalls everyday except wee...
by tiger snacks
Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: need website feedback
Replies: 13
Views: 3298

Re: need website feedback

I appreciate the responses I'm getting. I've taken your advice and toned down the wording. I took off about 4 pages and I wasn't able to change where the navigation bar is(it is on top right now). As for the wordy part. I wanted to educate the person whoever is reading the webpage. I want them to fu...
by tiger snacks
Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: need website feedback
Replies: 13
Views: 3298

need website feedback

Hi everyone, I just want to have different opinions on my website. I check the stats everyday and I'm getting a pretty good amount of hits, however, only 1/8th of the clicks are actually calling or emailing. I'd love for someone to look at it and let me know what you think, suggestions, etc. http://...
by tiger snacks
Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:23 am
Forum: Clients Talk About Massage
Topic: Clients and practioners please take a look
Replies: 3
Views: 4122

Clients and practioners please take a look

I have a video here I want people to see. This is a guy that says he makes 100,000 or more a year doing massage. Does 70 hours a week of massage. I want client to watch and give me feedback, do you like the educating process, how he asks questions, his constant talking, etc. Practionioners, I'd like...
by tiger snacks
Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: Spa Techniques
Topic: Salon/Spa Pay
Replies: 47
Views: 39307

Re: Salon/Spa Pay

I'm located in a Plastic Surgery group so my spa has a more Medical personality. I get 60% the spa gets 40% of all services. So if a massage is $80 I get $48. It works out good here. I get paid time off, 401k retirement, holidays off, and hourly wage along with commission. It really all depends on t...
by tiger snacks
Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: How to get jobs before graduation
Replies: 6
Views: 2479

Re: How to get jobs before graduation

No no, I didn't get this job before graduation. I had a prosspect. I graduated then went to talk about paperwork, scheduling, pay, etc.
by tiger snacks
Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: How to get jobs before graduation
Replies: 6
Views: 2479

How to get jobs before graduation

This post for the students. I'm here writing this because I want to help you all. It wasn't long since I was a student of massage school. It's been a month exactly. I want to explain how I was able to get a job and give you a way you can too. The whole time I was in school, I was worried I wasn't go...

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