What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Yes.. $85, $105, $140 for 60 min, 90 min, & 120 min.. outcalls add another $20. Regardless of style of treatment.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Screen for health concerns that massage will affect good or bad. Ask about thier treatment goals for the session, and any preferences on how detailed or deep I work.. Go through the session, occasionally verbally asking about warmth and pressure. Share stretches that may be helpful, at the end of a massage, as well as any postural changes a person could make
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Massage school, orthopedic training, table thai, reiki II, basic lymphatic drainage
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Hated desk work!!... I enjoy moving around and helping others.. massage satisfies all that.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Everyone but cancer patients undergoing treatment. I've worked with all sizes, quadrapalegic, elderly to teens, computer jocks to sports jocks.. also people with style preferences to barely there touch of Reiki, to full force (almost.. for safety sake) elbows into taut bands of muscle
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Finished my terror dog sculpture!.. inspired by the terror dog in "ghost busters" i created one out of chicken wire and paper mache, about the size of a real labrador.. It took 3 years to make didn't sacrifice detail for the sake of time.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Find someone with at least 2 years experience, and orthopedicaly trained (OMT- orthopedic massage therapist), so you have someone able to work deeply and accurately (safely), if need be.. and even if you aren't a fan of deep work, you'll still appreciate the detailed work with a lighter touch thats much more than a "fluff n buff."
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Do I want to feel good now or later?... Some techniques can cause discomfort, sharp pain should never accompany a given technique, but a greater sense of freedom of movement can be experienced after the session...