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by Samantha
Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:11 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Fair rate for subletting 1x a week?
Replies: 7
Views: 2742

Your rent prorated is $50/day. Pete, recheck your math sweetie. $350/month divided by 30 days comes out to $11.67 per day. That is assuming the room is used everyday. Angie Nothing wrong with my math. She's talking about renting out all the Mondays for instance. 7 days/week = $350/7=$50 per day of ...
by Samantha
Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:11 pm
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: Medical Massage-Curious & Confused!
Replies: 4
Views: 1886

James Waslaski has written an excellent article that addresses your question. It is entitled "Orthopedic Massage vs. Medical Massage: Are We Using the Correct Terminology? ( http://www.orthomassage.net/published_articles "). I believe that there are many massage therapists who incorrectly (because t...
by Samantha
Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:17 am
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: When is it OK?
Replies: 17
Views: 4564

I went round and round once with a student who was calling herself a Craniosacral Therapist after taking (1) 4-day workshop. Not only is there no such thing legally, but it's ridiculous to say that after one course. Lisa, I totally agree that one 4-day workshop does not qualify an individual to cal...
by Samantha
Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Chamber of Commerce
Replies: 18
Views: 5596

The one thing to realize is that you get out of your membership what you put into it. If you are looking to increase business by just paying your membership dues, then there are better ways to spend your money. The idea behind the Chamber is to build relationships with other businesses and the owne...
by Samantha
Tue Apr 03, 2007 5:17 am
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: How do I get past my fear of public speaking, marketing?
Replies: 10
Views: 1997

In addition to the above great ideas, you can also join your local Chamber of Commerce, Women in Business, and your local Toastmasters Club. The Chamber of Commerce and Women in Business are made up of other business people who want to network. Toastmasters is a great way to develop your communicati...
by Samantha
Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:37 pm
Forum: Off the Table Topics
Topic: Ever walked out on a session?
Replies: 35
Views: 16194

If I disagree with a doctor's treatment, there is no way I am getting out of paying for my 15 minute session with that doctor. If I don't like my attorney and don't think he/she is doing the job he said he could do, there is no way I am getting out of paying for time rendered. Great point, Angela. ...
by Samantha
Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:59 pm
Forum: National Certification
Topic: Convince me to do Nat'l recertification
Replies: 46
Views: 25423

But now you guys have me worried. What are we supposed to do if we suspect a moan might possibly be sexual? Ask them? i.e. "John Doe, is that a sexual moan you are making or a non-sexual moan? I need to know because if it's sexual, we need to stop the session right now." Exactly my point Samantha, ...
by Samantha
Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:21 pm
Forum: National Certification
Topic: Convince me to do Nat'l recertification
Replies: 46
Views: 25423

I'd really like to get back to the orginal topic of this thread because I'm still sitting on the fence wrt becoming Nationally Certified. It would be much easier for me to get motivated to go through the time-consuming and expensive "Portfolio Review" process and/or take time away from work and fam...
by Samantha
Sun Mar 25, 2007 5:22 pm
Forum: National Certification
Topic: Convince me to do Nat'l recertification
Replies: 46
Views: 25423

I suspect that once you get into actual practice you will understand the difference between a sexual moan and a non-sexual one. I've given over 1,000 massages. Maybe that does or does not qualify as having enough experience. But I can't say that I can tell the difference for sure if a client's moan...
by Samantha
Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Contracting ICs
Replies: 46
Views: 18195

Yes, hands-on massage should definitely be part of the interview process. I think 30 minutes is sufficient to evaluate someone's technique, without the applicant feeling taken advantage of. I would not make it a trade. She's applying for a job with you, and thefore needs to demonstrate their skills...
by Samantha
Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:38 am
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: Ear Candling
Replies: 12
Views: 4562

Ear candling has not only been proven to be very dangerous, it's also illegal in may places, such as Canada, and could result in the revocation of your license. I had a friend who was selling ear candles as a kit on EBAY. EBAY now refuses to allow her to sell her kits through them because of the FDA...
by Samantha
Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Follow up phone calls
Replies: 21
Views: 4648

So, all in all, I think a follow up call is great IF the client would like one, but I think trying to sell another appt. would be off-putting, unless, as some have mentioned, there are specific conditions which would warrant several return sessions.
I agree with Palpable.
by Samantha
Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:05 am
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Follow up phone calls
Replies: 21
Views: 4648

Samantha wrote: I recall from my ethics course that client confidentiality includes not revealing to a spouse/partner that their spouse/partner had a massage or bodywork appointment with you. There are times when this seems unavoidable. AKA wrote: Saying something is unethical but also unavoidable ...
by Samantha
Sat Mar 17, 2007 11:39 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Follow up phone calls
Replies: 21
Views: 4648

AKB wrote I don't want clients who have to keep their massage appointments secret from their partners. I require everyone to provide contact info and emergency contact info. If they are keeping touch therapy a secret then it seems creepy to me, like they've got other ideas for coming and I don't wan...
by Samantha
Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:04 pm
Forum: Chair and Corporate Massage
Topic: obese clients
Replies: 14
Views: 7000

We have some fairly large sized regular clients at the chair massage kiosk I work at... most of them are fine, one of them likes to have the knee pads removed. Just be in communication with them so that they can be responsible for their comfort. EgoMagickian, you worded that so kindly. I think you ...
by Samantha
Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: How many minutes are in an hour?
Replies: 48
Views: 14651

Always 60 minutes in an hour. That does mean that each hour massage requires approximately 1 1/2 hour of my time when you include the set up as well as clean up, time for client to undress and redress, take care of business, reschedule, etc. I have friends who work in spas that book every hour on th...
by Samantha
Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: National Certification
Topic: Convince me to do Nat'l recertification
Replies: 46
Views: 25423

I plan on always keeping my national certification up to date. I have a stable private practice working full time as a massage therapist. I've also been an instructor and a director at a massage school. There are several schools and two spas who have approached me recently about either teaching, dir...
by Samantha
Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:29 pm
Forum: Tools of the Trade
Topic: Biodots -- fun and informative for clients (and MTs)
Replies: 34
Views: 11182

Sherry, I'm with Shannah . . . if you would be willing to share the outline of your workshop and copies of your handouts, I'd be happy to pay for it. I'm sure a lot of us on the board would be willing to. Sounds like a fabulous idea. I'm ready to have my first workshop if I had the ready-made materi...
by Samantha
Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: Energy Work Forum
Topic: Help!!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 6076

Reiki can only assist in a positive way, so the pain you are feeling wouldn't be caused by the therapist sending you negative energy using Reiki. Something else is going on, perhaps your inner wisdom is trying to tell you something. I would suggest that you find an advanced CranioSacral Therapist ne...
by Samantha
Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: What makes a great massage/charging too much
Replies: 132
Views: 64768

Breathe, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to answer my questions so quickly and with so much detail. With what you do, I can see how you would charge $100/hour and am glad that you do. Especially when sometimes a half hour treatment session (billed at $50 for half/hr) will take up to an ho...
by Samantha
Tue Feb 20, 2007 5:46 am
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: What makes a great massage/charging too much
Replies: 132
Views: 64768

Breathe, it sounds like you are doing wonderful with your practice! Would you mind sharing a little information with us?: 1. If you bill $100/hour for medical massage, a lot of medical massage techniques take less than an hour (Waslaski's ortho massage sessions, for example, take 20 minutes). Are mo...
by Samantha
Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: Referrals Needed
Topic: Looking for Lymphatic Drainage MT
Replies: 1
Views: 2094

If you don't hear from a Bodyworkonline member who has training in Lymphatic Drainage in Albany, NY, tell her to look on the Upledger website to find the nearest LDT to her (www.upledger.com) There is a link on the site to "Find a Practitioner". Lymphatic Drainage training through the Upledger Insti...
by Samantha
Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: oh boy do i have a question...
Replies: 23
Views: 11265

Interesting. Sounds like some of you live in an area where this problem is much more prevalent than other areas. I've given a fair amount of same-day massages to first-time males who weren't looking for anything but good bodywork. One was a bus driver who'd brought a group of college students to tow...
by Samantha
Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:40 pm
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: HELP! Deep Tissue Issue lol
Replies: 38
Views: 24771

Sandy Fritz, popular speaker and author of numerous text books on massage therapy, said at a seminar I attended: "I laugh when I hear people say they do 'deep tissue' massage, as though it's a separate modality. What is deep tissue massage? It simply means that whatever stroke you are using is deepe...
by Samantha
Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:03 am
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: Manual Lymph Drainage - Pressure
Replies: 13
Views: 6036

I've taken six workshops on Lymphatic Drainage techniques from 6 different instructors, approximately 70 hours in all. Two of the seminars were through Upledger (Chickly's curriculum). I also teach an intro class in lymphatic drainage techniques. Proper lymphatic drainage techniques should not be pa...

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