It’s that time of year: the leaves are turning golden brown, the children are back to school and the longer nights have us turning inwards.
Although the deadline is a few months off, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about your tax return. If you want to avoid a last-minute rush in the last two weeks of January, now is a great time to dig out your receipts, calculate your clinic costs and check your mileage log.
By Katherine Creighton Cook
My Massage Mentor
One of the hardest parts of marketing yourself as a massage therapist is the possibility of dealing with ‘rejection’ on the basis of price or what you’re offering.
I say ‘rejection’ in quotes because it’s not really rejection, but it can feel like it.
Depending on whether it’s someone who just wants the cheapest thing of everything, or they’re genuinely surprised at the cost of a session, you’d choose a different approach for how you respond.
Before we look at responses, you first need to do some internal groundwork.
Whether you’ve taken maternity or paternity leave, had time off to focus on other work, spent time travelling, had a lengthy illness or just needed some downtime, after a massage career break it may feel daunting to start your practice up again.
Sue Attrill, experienced supervisor and supervisee, explains what happens in a supervision session, the value of it and benefits it can bring to your massage practice.
You’ve completed your diploma, you’ve passed your exams, time to celebrate your achievement and what you’ve learnt.
But what comes next? The journey into running a fully-fledged massage practice has just begun and there are many, many steps along the way. One action you can take that will have a profound impact on whether you stay in and flourish in your practice is to go to supervision. Many MTI members, tutors and school founders have said that the only reason they stayed in practise in the early days was supervision.