jcslmt wrote:The price difference for me as it pertains to the room rental situation is negligible, I will be boxing up linens and re-useable items such as thermal blankets, brushes etc to take home for deep cleaning. The only major difference should be a bit of extra trash to cart down to the dumpster at the end and a bit of extra time ensuring no mud or scrub material seeped through the coverings onto the table or onto the floor. I will be sweeping the floor after every treatment anyways.
It does not matter how adding these treatments affects how much rent you pay. It matters how much time you spend. If you are making $50/hr and you spend an extra 15 minutes per treatment on boxing up supplies, taking things out to the trash, prepping the table with blankets, linens, plastic, buying product, and "deep cleaning" at home, that is time you are spending working that you need to charge the client for. 15 minutes is equal to $12.50 at your pay scale. So your treatment should cost $62.50 (or more if you find out that you are spending more than 15 minutes prepping for each treatment), PLUS whatever the product costs, including shipping and time spent ordering product, researching product, mixing product. So I'm guessing a 60 minute spa treatment should be no less than $65.
For each hour spent massaging most of us spend around 1 hour of extra work doing the following: marketing, cleaning, paperwork, taxes, education, and self-care. These are very general categories, I could elaborate on each one with a list of duties. If literally ALL I DID was walk in a do a massage, it would cost a lot less than my hourly rate. That's one reason why spas pay less. They are doing all the overhead, the therapist just does the hourly work. So you need to charge for everything you're doing, not just the time spent at the table.