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by tranquilspirit2006
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Insurance Ethics!
Replies: 4
Views: 2346

Re: Insurance Ethics!

I have a part of my intake form that addresses this. It says (paraphrasing here) that I do not diagnose or treat diagnosed conditions, I do not accept prescriptions and I do not bill insurance companies. I had someone do almost the exact same thing to me and I reiterated politely that I had told her...
by tranquilspirit2006
Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Referrals Needed
Topic: Philadelphia
Replies: 0
Views: 2912

Philadelphia

A friend's son attends school in Philly and has 'done something to his back'. He's looking for massage, it's not feasible for me to get to Philly. Is there anyone here who's there, lol? He's never had a massage before, so probably looking for specific site work, stretching, etc. I told his mom to gi...
by tranquilspirit2006
Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: I don't know what to dooooooo!!
Replies: 36
Views: 18863

Re: I don't know what to dooooooo!!

I should spend more time here than I do. 3 1/2 years on my own and I'm firmly convinced I made the right decision. I've had so much good and very little to nothing downsides that I know the universe has been still smiling on me. I'm still in my same office space, no intentions on ever leaving unless...
by tranquilspirit2006
Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Massage/Spa brochures
Replies: 2
Views: 3023

Massage/Spa brochures

I'm redesigning my rack cards (two sides,heavy stock brochure) since I"m retooling my services/spa packages and want some input. Rack cards are limited on space, trifold is a bit too much space for just me, I'd love a bi-fold but vistaprint isn't offering that at the moment. My rack cards are primar...
by tranquilspirit2006
Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: "Scary" post-surgical client
Replies: 10
Views: 5076

Re: "Scary" post-surgical client

I know you've sent it by now and it sounded great but Option C should never be considered. Not only is it not another client's responsibility to get forms filled out for you, it's also very much a violation of confidentiality. I know, I know, she referred him, they probably talk about massage, she k...
by tranquilspirit2006
Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Refunding for GCs
Replies: 3
Views: 3024

Re: Refunding for GCs

Well, after all that, all he wanted to know was, could he give the gc to his aunt, as he doesn't live in the area and she does, and she's probably enjoy it very much. Pffft. Of course, I said Of course!! I also told him that if she didn't have the gc in her possession, it was fine as I know what it ...
by tranquilspirit2006
Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Refunding for GCs
Replies: 3
Views: 3024

Refunding for GCs

I had a client whose SIL and family have purchased gcs for facials her at Christmas. The last one was last year at Christmas, she called once to schedule and then had to cancel, telling me she would call to reschedule when she knew more about her treatment schedule. She never called back. Her son le...
by tranquilspirit2006
Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Tanzio?
Replies: 2
Views: 1690

Tanzio?

Has anyone ever heard of this? I haven't signed up for it or talked to anyone there about it. I'd never even heard of it until I started getting calls or messages left on my work phone. After having looked it up online, it appears that customers call their number and leave a message for whatever ser...
by tranquilspirit2006
Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: The Line Between Favor and Obligation
Replies: 7
Views: 3953

Re: The Line Between Favor and Obligation

So it's been a couple of weeks, what has happened? Has he come back?
by tranquilspirit2006
Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: The Line Between Favor and Obligation
Replies: 7
Views: 3953

Re: The Line Between Favor and Obligation

I don't know who's telling you you 'have to be available when the client wants' but they're giving you bad advice, IMO. I worked at a spa for 7 years, before opening my own office 1 1/2 years ago. When I first opened my own, I wanted to get as much business as possible, so I made my hours Monday thr...
by tranquilspirit2006
Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Referrals Needed
Topic: Long-haul Truck Driver Client Needs Some Names of Good MT's
Replies: 1
Views: 1954

Re: Long-haul Truck Driver Client Needs Some Names of Good M

I actually have a couple of OTR truck drivers who stop by whenever they're in the area. If he's ever in DE, he can give me a call.
by tranquilspirit2006
Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Has anyone gotten calls from 'Tanzio'?
Replies: 2
Views: 1402

Has anyone gotten calls from 'Tanzio'?

I'm still trying to figure out what Tanzio is, by their website. I have not signed up with them and in fact have had no contact with them about my business. I keep getting calls (and always when I'm in session!) from 'A customer interested in your business'. Press 1 to listen to the customer's messa...
by tranquilspirit2006
Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Cell as your main phone line
Replies: 20
Views: 16012

Re: Cell as your main phone line

When I went out on my own last fall, I already knew I would get an iphone for the business. I did away with my personal cell, so now this one is my everything phone. It was the best decision I every could have made. I'm not tied to an office waiting for a landline to ring (something I hated about th...
by tranquilspirit2006
Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Sole practitioner & in my third trimester!
Replies: 6
Views: 3779

Re: Sole practitioner & in my third trimester!

Congratulations!! :D That is so wonderful! You seem to have thought of everything in regards to the transfer and coverage of your clients, I hope they realize how fortunate they are to have you. And how nice that you've got colleagues willing to pitch in and help you and your clients out. Sounds lik...
by tranquilspirit2006
Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Referrals Needed
Topic: Witchita Falls, TX
Replies: 0
Views: 1679

Witchita Falls, TX

I have a USAF wife whose family is being transferred to the base at Witchita Falls around the end of Feb. Very nice lady, not at all demanding, likes 'just a plain ol' relaxing massage'. Heavy/firm Swedish, She likes firm forearms but no elbows, no deep work so far. She has 5 children, she's a nurse...
by tranquilspirit2006
Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: Integrative Muscular Movement Technique
Replies: 1
Views: 2152

Integrative Muscular Movement Technique

I'm looking at CEUs for this year. Does anyone use this method in their practice or taken a CEU? What do you think of it, did you learn some really useful techniques? Integrative Muscular Movement Technique
by tranquilspirit2006
Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: New Therapist Dilemma
Replies: 9
Views: 4985

Re: New Therapist Dilemma

It may be an option in some places but I have to be honest, I've never heard of setting a 'cap'. When you get busy and make more money, so does the business owner and that is their reason for owning a business. They have rent or a mortgage on the building, utilities, advertising, cleaning supplies, ...
by tranquilspirit2006
Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Renting a
Replies: 3
Views: 2351

Renting a

Having a discussion with another MT recently during which we're disagreeing on something. I've been thinking about allowing someone to use my office the two days a week I'm off. Strict rental use, he/she would handle their own scheduling, have their own phone number and business name, their own adve...
by tranquilspirit2006
Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Heavy client
Replies: 3
Views: 2486

Re: Heavy client

Thanks for all the feedback. His appointment was the following day, I'd already decided to see Him and, if need be depending on what kind of work he wanted, go from there. He was happy with a heavier Swedish, no rocking, no heavy work, he left his undershirt on so I just did compressions on his back...
by tranquilspirit2006
Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Heavy client
Replies: 3
Views: 2486

Heavy client

I have a client who comes in several times a year for facials. I once said at the old shop that I wondered why he never got a massage since he seemed to enjoy the arm/hand/neck massage of facials so much and the owner said his daughter had told he used to but he broke the table and so never went bac...
by tranquilspirit2006
Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Clients Talk About Massage
Topic: Hairy question for all massage therapists
Replies: 7
Views: 9983

Re: Hairy question for all massage therapists

I don't have any preferences when working on bodies. Really, truly. I think the human body is pretty awesome in every form and I've yet to be bothered by anything on any person I've worked on. The only thing I think when I fold down the sheet and see that I'm probably going to be dealing with a lot ...
by tranquilspirit2006
Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: How to fire a possible masturbator
Replies: 7
Views: 4333

Re: How to fire a possible masturbator

I've had a couple of men since I opened my own shop last year that I do not wish to work on again (they've only been in once each). I didn't send them a letter or fire them. They know what they're doing and why they can't reschedule. One I simply did not return his call to reschedule, he never tried...
by tranquilspirit2006
Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Help me be strong here
Replies: 10
Views: 5253

Re: Help me be strong here

And thank you all. The regular discounted days sounds pretty cool. I have days when I'll post on FB '30 minute massage or facial, $25 today when you mention FB' and I'll even let people who call after I fill up still have the discount on another day. I know there are a couple of women who only do th...
by tranquilspirit2006
Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Help me be strong here
Replies: 10
Views: 5253

Re: Help me be strong here

I re-read this today and thought "Now what would you tell someone else to do if this were posted here?" You'd tell them stick to your guns! She wanted to reschedule for next Friday, I'm booked all day and the following Fri all afternoon, so I let her know when the first Fri 5pm appt is. She then wan...
by tranquilspirit2006
Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Help me be strong here
Replies: 10
Views: 5253

Help me be strong here

I ran a local groupon thingie and have done better than I expected with getting regulars from it. However one woman repeatedly asked me about future discounts and giving her a lower price etc etc at her visit. I told her that I will sometimes offer a FB special, send out "Thank Yous" to clients good...

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