• What I Think About Business Cards

    In Orange County, a huge percentage of the population is business owners. So you can’t turn around twice without coming in contact with a business card. Or 6. Or 6000. There are walls plastered with them, counters overwhelmed by them, and parking lots littered with them. So over the years I’ve developed my own rules to help put every one of the cards you own to work for you. There’s no sense in spending good money on what will become garbage.

  • Serious Self-Care for Massage Therapists on a Budget

    Massage therapists need to take care of themselves too! Money can be an obstacle when you’re trying to seek out self-care, but there are plenty of things you can do on a budget. You spend hours each day improving your clients’ lives. You probably spend time telling them how to take better care of themselves also. So, don’t be a hypocrite – make time for yourself too! “Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball Take care of your body Get massaged! (could I really not put that at the very top of…

  • Do You Even Want to be a Massage Therapist??

      Being in the massage business does not fit everyone. And that’s ok. But it can be an expensive mistake for those who don’t fully think it through. Before spending thousands of dollars jumping into your new massage career, take a few minutes to read this and consider some of the challenges that lie ahead. If you’re planning to massage for a living, you’ll need the following: A high tolerance for people of all types: No matter what style or location of massage you plan to do, you’re going to be working with the general public. If you’ve never worked with the general public before, I recommend getting a retail…

  • I’m Not Listening!

    I am not unlike most of you, in that when I make a massage appointment, I count down the seconds until the therapist will be getting his/her hands on me. This particular time, I had waited too long to schedule my massage, so my shoulders were shot (mistake #1). I had the opportunity to sign up to try out a new massage technique, that I assumed would help my shoulders (mistake #2). The plan was to kill two birds with one stone. Because, as I mentioned, I was long overdue, it also meant I was super short on patience.