What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My rates are below the industry standard for the state. You will find that "corporate massage" places only give 45min massages, sub-par massages, rush you in/out. I provide full service, I care about your health, your massage will be at least 55min. Trigger Point, Lymph Massage, true Deep Tissue are all by assessment only and require hydration.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
There is a short intake form, a brief description of the service performed and introduction to any facility staff that is available with a quick tour of the facility.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I graduated with honors at ASMT - Arizona School of Massage Therapy - a Steiner Institute. I have continuing education credits or CEUs every year. I keep up to date on First Aid/CPR, I've trained in many modalities including Cupping, CST, pregnancy and hot-stone.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I wanted out of my 8-5 admin job and wanted to help people. My massage therapist said "you'd be good at this". I've never looked back, I absolutely LOVE what I do.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with all types of people. Super Rock-stars, other high profile people, average workers, real-estate agents, wealthy individuals, military, poor/not so well off people, victims, hospice care, State Trooper/police; everyone is welcome in my office.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A personal friend and I started a chair massage event company. One of our recent events was doing chair massage for all the employees of a popular credit union in Georgia, where we went to 5 branches and made all the employees happy for 15min. We are currently offering/seeking companies that want to do this.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
This is easy. Stay away from Oriental/Asian (shops) who cannot speak English or provide you with proper LMT documentation. A "business" license is NOT a "pass" to do illegal massage. The National & state exams are in English. Most of these people do NOT have a license and are illegally performing massage techniques. (if you have mistakenly gone to one of them - PLEASE turn them in to the state authorities) Most are involved with human trafficking and prostitution (happy endings) ***You would not let your cashier perform surgery on you, or your garbage man do your taxes or your auto mechanic give you a massage... right?... do not let these people touch you! They are not insured and breaking GA law.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
What is your goal? Do you want to relax? Are you stressed? Are you just sore from driving too much or working? Did you have an accident? Are you SICK, sunburn, poison ivy? (Do not get a massage it is contraindicated)
*When you support small business, you are supporting someone's dream, you are helping them put their kid through college, you are a hero. When you support "big companies" you are supporting the dream of the person on top ONLY, the workers rarely see any benefit. Please be mindful and shop small business.