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by shivashiva
Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Are there successful female LMT's who only work on women?
Replies: 7
Views: 6479

Re: Are there successful female LMT's who only work on women

This will pass once you get used to it. You're not being unreasonable, but you are incorrect when you say that the possibility of a man getting an erection during a massage is high. It's one of the rarest things, in my experience. It's also not "normal" to have bodily fluids come out, that happens o...
by shivashiva
Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Employers seeking Practitioners
Topic: Ruidoso, New Mexico
Replies: 0
Views: 2948

Ruidoso, New Mexico

Come to our small, quaint town of Ruidoso in the mountains and pine trees of the high desert to practice your calling in a positive work environment! Blue Lotus is a Day Spa and Yoga Studio, nestled in the pine trees at the foot of Sierra Blanca, a ski mountain in the winter, and mountain wonderland...
by shivashiva
Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:05 am
Forum: Aromatherapy
Topic: doTerra
Replies: 12
Views: 7681

Re: doTerra

Thanks for the update! I do think it can be done well without high pressure sales, as you are demonstrating. I have looked more into the company (because EVERYONE is doing it, so I had to find out more) and what finally made me decide that I don't want to sell it are a few things. #1, when you buy w...
by shivashiva
Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Tools of the Trade
Topic: Online Scheduling
Replies: 3
Views: 2256

Re: Online Scheduling

We use mindbodyonline and just fudge the system by creating another imaginary room called "Doubling up" and schedule the second client and second therapist in this imaginary room. We put a note in the appointment that it's actually "In Room 1 with Mr. Smith" so we know who goes with who. It's a very...
by shivashiva
Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Is it wrong for me to text my therapists late?
Replies: 19
Views: 10037

Re: Is it wrong for me to text my therapists late?

let's get back to the original question -- why are you even communicating with her at all after hours? If they are on staff, aren't they supposed to just show up at work the next day, ready for whatever comes their way? No, they are on-call therapists. They do not show up unless they have a massage...
by shivashiva
Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Is it wrong for me to text my therapists late?
Replies: 19
Views: 10037

Re: Is it wrong for me to text my therapists late?

That looks pretty interesting, I will definitely try it out.
by shivashiva
Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Is it wrong for me to text my therapists late?
Replies: 19
Views: 10037

Re: Is it wrong for me to text my therapists late?

You can send an email to any cell phone so that it comes across as a text message. Each carrier has a different address for your phone number, http://www.ehow.com/how_5060074_send-text-message-email.html Gotcha! I have considered doing this for the reasons you state but never followed through with ...
by shivashiva
Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Is it wrong for me to text my therapists late?
Replies: 19
Views: 10037

Re: Is it wrong for me to text my therapists late?

Thanks everyone for chiming in, I really appreciate getting the different perspectives. I guess one reason I felt it was okay to ask her to put her phone on silent is because I keep my phone on silent. In fact, I put it in airplane mode once I'm in for the night and don't turn it back on until I'm a...
by shivashiva
Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Is it wrong for me to text my therapists late?
Replies: 19
Views: 10037

Is it wrong for me to text my therapists late?

I run a fairly busy day spa with 8 therapists on staff. We have an online booking system where clients can request appointments online. Sometimes, but not too often, clients book in the middle of the night for an appointment the next day. We alert our therapists by text message whenever a massage is...
by shivashiva
Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: body wrap and exfoliation combo
Replies: 7
Views: 3419

Re: body wrap and exfoliation combo

Maybe we're talking about different things but the gloves I used were made of the EXACT same material as the cloth you speak of. Here are the gloves i used http://www.amazon.com/Aquasentials-Exfoliating-Bath-Gloves-pairs/dp/B001C1LBG8/ref=pd_sim_bt_1 Yes, it's true that they are less versatile and c...
by shivashiva
Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: body wrap and exfoliation combo
Replies: 7
Views: 3419

Re: body wrap and exfoliation combo

In my experience the exfoliation always comes before the wrap, so that the skin is more prepared to absorb whatever good stuff is in the wrap. Likewise, the massage would come after the wrap, so that the oils or creams used would not interfere with the exfoliation or absorption of the wrap. They als...
by shivashiva
Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Tools of the Trade
Topic: Massage Music and Equipment compilation
Replies: 76
Views: 85390

Re: Massage Music and Equipment compilation

I haven't used it but Magnatune has a commercial streaming side to their music called Mood Mixes http://magnatune.com/ http://moodmixes.com/ I used to have a membership to Magnatune and downloaded a lot of their music for massage and yoga. I don't currently use a streaming service, but if i did this...
by shivashiva
Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Not your typical student post...
Replies: 8
Views: 3123

Re: Not your typical student post...

why aren't you massaging people outside of a work scenario? If you really loved massage i'd think you'd be at least massaging your friends and loved ones maybe once a week (1 massage per week for you, not for each of them) at least. It does sound like something you need to look into more, but from t...
by shivashiva
Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Tools of the Trade
Topic: BodyCushion Question
Replies: 4
Views: 2830

Re: BodyCushion Question

I have one and don't use it much. I think in order to use it well you really have to be dedicated and practice with it, which may take plenty of time and effort outside of your normal work hours. I use it sometimes for pregnant women or people who have trouble laying on their belly. I would never us...
by shivashiva
Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Making Chair Massage impossible...
Replies: 1
Views: 1062

Re: Making Chair Massage impossible...

haha, they're basically asking you "Can you please NOT do chair massage at our event? Thanks."
by shivashiva
Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Off the Table Topics
Topic: Pretty embarassing -
Replies: 12
Views: 3722

Re: Pretty embarassing -

Anytime I wear a tank or sleeveless shirt my armpit smell is more noticeable because the air can waft through your armpit area and to the client's face. When I wear a t-shirt or especially scrubs where the fabric doesn't touch my armpit at all, the scent seems to be contained to within my scrubs. I ...
by shivashiva
Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:55 am
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: front desk ensuring cash tips always anonymous - normal?
Replies: 24
Views: 6547

Re: front desk ensuring cash tips always anonymous - normal?

R&R can you direct me to where I can get more info about how to coach my team in artfully selling retail, and how to sell as a retention tool? I can and will google it, but thought you might have a good recommendation. Right now my MTs are recommending things, and yet our retail doesn't sell very qu...
by shivashiva
Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Clients Talk About Massage
Topic: I can't be the first to ask this (dot dot dot)
Replies: 7
Views: 7332

Re: I can't be the first to ask this (dot dot dot)

Why don't you want to go to anyone else?
by shivashiva
Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: $500 per month for an online marketing package
Replies: 4
Views: 1953

Re: $500 per month for an online marketing package

You could very easily start your own google advertising program with no experience whatsoever and use whatever budget you like. Creating a google ad is not rocket science. It's very easy to put a daily budget of $3 (OR $1 OR $5) and see how many clicks you get and screen your calls so you know how m...
by shivashiva
Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Big changes are coming my way
Replies: 39
Views: 22389

Re: Big changes are coming my way

I would make a massage called "Jessica Massage' or something similar, you don't have to use your name if that's weird, or even something like "Advanced Massage" and in the description write "This massage is only for clients who have been confirmed. No new clients allowed." I'm a little afraid this m...
by shivashiva
Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Big changes are coming my way
Replies: 39
Views: 22389

Re: Big changes are coming my way

There are a couple ways I got my clients to book with other therapists: 1 - Give them a gift certificate for a massage with another therapist. For me this has worked with my stubborn regular clients. In my case I paid for the massage, but you could ask your therapists to chip in or volunteer, depend...
by shivashiva
Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: Off the Table Topics
Topic: Tablets
Replies: 6
Views: 3622

Re: Tablets

If you want internet access no matter what product you purchase you're going to have to get some sort of monthly plan. You can go to your local Starbucks to use their wi-fi, but you may find it easier to just get it accessed onto your unit. We have an I-Pad and pay $29. per month for internet acces...
by shivashiva
Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:59 am
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: front desk ensuring cash tips always anonymous - normal?
Replies: 24
Views: 6547

Re: front desk ensuring cash tips always anonymous - normal?

I love that you're so passionate about what you do and you're trying to excel on a continual basis. It's really awesome! (yeah, yeah, he can show his prior data sets where selection of treatment protocol driven by tips as one of the dependent variables led to increased request rate, but hey, he has ...
by shivashiva
Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: front desk ensuring cash tips always anonymous - normal?
Replies: 24
Views: 6547

Re: front desk ensuring cash tips always anonymous - normal?

No, from working in spas and owning a spa, other than it being a pain in the butt and take up extra time in a potentially faced paced environment, I don't see why they can't honor your request to know who tip came from. It might be as easy as putting a post it note folded over the money with the cli...
by shivashiva
Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Certification for different modalities
Replies: 8
Views: 2835

Re: Certification for different modalities

As far as I know, there are no legal regulations saying you need to be certified in anything to claim that you can do it, once you are already a licensed MT. Sometimes they say that you can't perform any techniques you haven't received training in, but that can be vague. You should look up the massa...

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