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by akashafive
Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Sole practitioner & in my third trimester!
Replies: 6
Views: 4316

Re: Sole practitioner & in my third trimester!

D'oh! Totally forgot to pop back in and update! :oops: Anyhoo, my little bub came on March 1st exactly one week from the last day I chose to work and just three days past his due date. Had an awesome water birth after a fast 7 hour labor (12 if you count the 5 hours I labored at home) and after some...
by akashafive
Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: I'm in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 14247

Re: I'm in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow! That was quite the journey, but congrats on sticking with it through all the challenges! Question: If the course it 1000 hours though, why would it not work for NY? Is it just how they allocate the hours that doesn't mesh, or have they upped their required hours since I left the state? Anyhoo, ...
by akashafive
Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Need Help with Massage & Marketing
Replies: 8
Views: 4333

Re: Need Help with Massage & Marketing

Reading through the questions, it seems like it would be difficult to answer several as my schooling and approach to marketing is entirely different from many other therapists and I can hardly answer what I think the "average" therapist would say or feel. :undecided: But I will answer them from *my*...
by akashafive
Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Advice Needed: Advertising for In-home Massage
Replies: 6
Views: 10895

Re: Advice Needed: Advertising for In-home Massage

Unless I am mistaken, I believe the OP is looking for advice on providing out-call or mobile massage. "In-home" as in in the client's home.
by akashafive
Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: School & Curriculum Discussion
Topic: Shiatsu Massage Schools
Replies: 9
Views: 8483

Re: Shiatsu Massage Schools

I would second Blisss' recommendation of The Ohashi Institute. I was trained in Five Element Shiatsu and several of our instructors studied at Ohashi. I believe the style I learned must be the same as, or very similar to, Ohashi from reading the descriptions on the Ohashi website. I also never reali...
by akashafive
Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:21 am
Forum: Introductions and Birthdays
Topic: Hi - So glad to find this forum
Replies: 3
Views: 4031

Re: Hi - So glad to find this forum

Welcome, Gary! Looking forward to hearing from you. :smt006
by akashafive
Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Sole practitioner & in my third trimester!
Replies: 6
Views: 4316

Sole practitioner & in my third trimester!

Hi folks! Not sure why I waited so long to mention it, but I am now in my 7th month with my first pregnancy. :D I've been reading the other pregnancy threads, but they all seem a bit old so I thought I'd post a new one and share what I have been doing for myself, and my plans for my practice (which ...
by akashafive
Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Instant Gift Certificates from your website
Replies: 30
Views: 17659

Re: Instant Gift Certificates from your website

I've embedded my Acuity sceduling directly into my website. I have a tab linking to the page it's on that says "Book Online" and also encourage folks to book with a link to the page in my text. Many people who find my website online automatically book themselves that way. Once they come in, I genera...
by akashafive
Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:22 am
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Potential Blind Massage Student Has Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 5534

Re: Potential Blind Massage Student Has Questions

I apologize for not responding sooner, have been doing some research on my own and have come across some disheartening news. This is from what I have found out from numerous websites and working/non working MT's. you barely make ends meet working as a Massage Therapist. If you work for someone, whi...
by akashafive
Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:44 am
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: "Drink water after massage to 'flush toxins' "
Replies: 6
Views: 5017

Re: "Drink water after massage to 'flush toxins' "

Would it be okay to say that by hydrating the body, and therefore the muscles, that you are helping keep the muscle fibers from sticking together which allows more blood/fresh oxygen to get in and improve function and healing, as well as allow lymph to flow better and help removed dead cell waste (w...
by akashafive
Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Potential Blind Massage Student Has Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 5534

Re: Potential Blind Massage Student Has Questions

I am also an introvert; my boyfriend has always referred to me as "anti-social". And even though I can not partake in networking groups (can't handle large gatherings of people), it has not hurt me in the least as I simply use my other strengths, like excellent customer service, to help get and keep...
by akashafive
Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Clients Talk About Massage
Topic: Need advice from masseuse therapist
Replies: 10
Views: 8940

Re: Need advice from masseuse therapist

That's awesome that you had such a great experience! :D Some dizziness afterward can be caused by sitting up a bit too quickly. Try to sit up slowly and in stages. Also, to help prevent nausea make sure to have something light to eat an hour or two before your session to prevent low blood sugar. Tha...
by akashafive
Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Clients Talk About Massage
Topic: Need advice from masseuse therapist
Replies: 10
Views: 8940

Re: Need advice from masseuse therapist

You absolutely can request to remain face down for the entire time. It's your massage and the massage therapist should be happy to accomodate what ever will make you the most comfortable. If the therapist questions it at all, simple state what you have mentioned here; that due to the PTSD you would ...
by akashafive
Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Renting a
Replies: 3
Views: 3601

Re: Renting a

I thnk in most cases percent does equal IC. I've been in both situations. As an IC, my "rent" was a percent of my income and that rate stayed the same. In the beginning when I was just getting started the requirement was $100/month minimum rent, then anything above that I paid the percentage, but th...
by akashafive
Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:05 am
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: The Snow Birds are coming-The Snow Birds are coming
Replies: 2
Views: 1320

Re: The Snow Birds are coming-The Snow Birds are coming

That's great, congrats! It seems you have good niche to market to for this time of the year, and hopefully some of them know the year round residents and can get you some referrals. I hope things continue to go your way! :)
by akashafive
Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:01 am
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Heavy client
Replies: 3
Views: 3689

Re: Heavy client

I would probably give it a go, especially if it can be without deep work. I'd make sure that I worked slow and any deeper work was done very carefully and slowly making sure I didn't move the stroke, rather working specific spots individually. My thoughts being that if the table has a much higher st...
by akashafive
Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:39 am
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: Tantric Massage
Replies: 4
Views: 4461

Re: Tantric Massage

I have also only seen this advertised by unlicensed persons on craigslist. In my experience getting licensed to practice massage therapy in two different states (NY & NH) if anyone advertises a service that uses the term "massage" they will fall under the states' regulations for practicing massage t...
by akashafive
Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: Need to make more money
Replies: 5
Views: 5641

Re: Need to make more money

I don't really have any good ideas about other work possibilites, though I see a lot of career school commercials that advertise medical coding and nursing assistant type fields. Not sure what the job prospects are once graduated but it seems like it would be somewhat easy to take part itme classes ...
by akashafive
Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Clients Talk About Massage
Topic: Hairy question for all massage therapists
Replies: 7
Views: 11529

Re: Hairy question for all massage therapists

I have no qualms about excess hair what-so-ever. I'm more concerned with encouraging hairy folks to try massage as they often feel embarrassed about the hair. If I can't get a good glide or it's uncomfortable for the client, I'd try doing a clothes session; there are a ton of techniques that don't r...
by akashafive
Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:45 am
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Help me be strong here
Replies: 10
Views: 7229

Re: Help me be strong here

As the previous posters have said, stick to your guns! She's never going to change and it is always going to bother you. If she wants a cheap massage, let her go find one. You aren't cheap and you don't need clients who expect you to be. Your prices are your prices. She knows perfectly well that the...
by akashafive
Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: Off the Table Topics
Topic: Annoyed! Just have to vent.
Replies: 13
Views: 4922

Re: Annoyed! Just have to vent.

Aw shucks, thanks! :smt053
by akashafive
Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:30 am
Forum: Off the Table Topics
Topic: Thank you all
Replies: 7
Views: 3185

Re: Thank you all

:iagree: I LOVE this place! :smt007
by akashafive
Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:16 am
Forum: Off the Table Topics
Topic: Annoyed! Just have to vent.
Replies: 13
Views: 4922

Re: Annoyed! Just have to vent.

Out of curiosity, would you be willing to post your ad here if we promise not to plagiarize it? :-) I'm curious to see your wording. I'd be happy too! :) I've posted it below, minus the contact info: We are a group of LMT's with our own private practices sharing two office suites at a great locatio...
by akashafive
Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: Introductions and Birthdays
Topic: Hi Everyone
Replies: 2
Views: 2101

Re: Hi Everyone

Welcome! I'm glad you found us and I know you will find this forum a treasure trove of info. Please spend as much time as possible reading through the threads and participating. I look forward to seeing you around! :smt006

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