What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Yes, I am constantly trying to learn how to be the best massage therapist I can. I take several continuing education classes yearly to keep up on treatment methods and receive regular massage from a variety of therapists to gain valuable feedback from colleagues.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I wasn't able to remain seated in my cubicle and wanted to do something in a health-focused field that helped others yet had a lot of possibilities.
What types of customers have you worked with?
About 50% injury treatment, 25% "maintenance" massage due to a stressful or physically demanding occupation or hobby, and 25% relaxation/Swedish massage.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Specify if you are interested in the complete spa setting. Although I have a very beautiful and relaxing space, I do not have access to all the amenities a complete spa can provide, such as steam rooms and saunas and skin treatments, so if you are looking for that experience then my space will seem simple. I can however provide a great relaxing Swedish massage that will rival any high end spa.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Massage therapy is equally as much about focusing on the client and paying attention to their subtle body cues and muscle responses as it is learning palpating skills and muscle anatomy. I am thinking very hard throughout each massage, even if I am able to carry on a light conversation. My mind never turns off and goes into a routine.