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maubast wrote:I had a gentleman call for a 90 minute massage the other day. .... He called back yesterday and told me that he wanted to rebook, but he would require me to massage him without the sheets! Very disheartening. I told him that sheets are required by law, and he declined to reschedule.
Then, the other day, a man booked a 60 "very light swedish" (red flag for me!), and came to my location. ...... When I came back in, he was lying naked on the top of the sheets (red flag). I told him he needed to be under the sheets and left again. Upon returning, within two minutes, he started complaining about the sheets. Then he said that his "previous therapist" would give him a "manual release". I immediately left the room and told him to "get up, get dressed, and get out!"
ALL of my calls are from men. I am now getting around 14 calls per day from men, and the vast majority of them ask if I use a drape, if I do "FULL BODY" massage, etc. I even had one guy come right out and ask if I did "sensual full body massage"!
Is it hopeless? Does anyone have any other suggestions?
mush wrote:face the fact, conquering your market is going to be a great challenge. some markets have been "ho-ed" up and it's going to take resolve to outwit and outlast these inquiries. and it may mean that the growth of your business will be slower than you thought. you're the "new" masseuse and the group of guys there that are into that kind of thing are testing you out to see if you're "their" type. the 'inquiring minds' will trickle off when the realize you're not a prostitute and soon they will go away.
In response to the previous post, I actually made my business cards with a "referral" box on the back. I give an extra few cards to each customer, and tell them to write their names in the box and give them to friends. If I get two of them back, the person who referred gets a free massage. If I get one back, the person who referred can choose to take 1/2 off.
I notice that where Login name appears, it says "Fresh Hands". Not sure if you use that somewhere else, but that would definitely give someone the wrong idea.
maubast wrote:ALL of my calls are from men. I am now getting around 14 calls per day from men
KneadedMassage wrote:I hope you don't mind, but I looked on line at the Nasvhille Scene.
BreatheBodywork wrote:As you keep stressing, this would have nothing to do with where you are seeking business, and everything to do with your extraordinary attractiveness...
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I am a female therapist specializing in treatment for women.
Gift Certificates are available.
60 minutes for $50
75 minutes for $60
I offer very intuitive and heart-centered sessions that give the body an overall sense of peace and wellbeing. I've also had plenty of experience working with a more treatment specific approach for such syndromes as fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, chronic fatigue, carpal tunnel, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD). I would love to help you or the special woman in your life as well. My home office is very close to Laurelhurst Park in Southeast Portland. If you have any questions, please contact me.
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maubast wrote:Speaking of which, I've decided to do something highly unorthodox tomorrow. I am literally going to call other therapists in the Scene and ask if they are having this problem. All the can do is tell me to F off, right?
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