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What type of massage should you do?

When you first start thinking about being a massage therapist the question of what style of massage or bodywork to learn might not be at the top of your list. That list of modalities may even be longer than you’d realize just starting out. Glancing through just those starting with the letter “A” I found […]

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Do you like to travel ie: “In-Home” massages.

The pitfalls and rewards of doing out-call massage, sometimes called “in-home” massages are a relatively varied bag. I’ll start with the pros and work my way through the cons after. I’m writing this in the age of smart phones, so many of the irritations I had when I first started doing out-calls are now a […]

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Heaters, tables and floors, oh my!

There are many things worse in life, but for first world problems, being cold during your massage ranks right up there. The only concern is that for the massage therapist, dripping sweat on your clients rarely goes well for you or them. Keeping your clients warm and not roasting yourself while you’re working is a […]

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Space, the not so final frontier:

If you’re working for yourself in any capacity, you’re going to be looking at places to work out of. From your clients living room to a spare bedroom or small studio in your own home, there are many things to consider when you put together your location. I’m going to list off a few things […]

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Being a male massage therapist…

I wanted to touch on the other side of being a male massage therapist. It is our job as massage therapists to create a safe space for our clients to receive massage in. This means paying attention to all the ways in which our clients might not feel safe. The categories of safety that spring […]

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The Tax Man Cometh

See a professional for your tax prep. Really. Everything else I have to say in this post is anecdotal experience and is not to be taken as tax advice. So at some point, you may decide to do some massage as an individual or sole proprietorship. What this means is that you no longer have […]

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How do you want to work?

Where do you work and how much do you work? There are a number of different places you can end up as a massage therapist. The large spa’s almost always need a fresh batch of massage therapists, and your local chiropractors will often have a shift or more available for a cmt. Healing centers and […]

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Why a blog?

This has been a long time coming. Acknowledging that there is something you want to say into the wide world and then owning that you have a right to say said thing…can be a bit overwhelming. So, this blog will be a space for me to formalize my thoughts about massage therapy, the business of […]

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