March 25, 2017

Leaving my opinion at the door…

We all say we are going to ‘leave our opinion at the door.’ But, I have to admit, I almost blurted out a reaction the day my client said, “George W. Bush will be remembered as one of the greatest presidents […]
February 18, 2017

Have you ever had to fire a client?

Oh sometimes this is ugly. Firing a client is ugly because it’s never about them. It’s about us. How dare I say firing a client is about you?!? Well my pretties, it’s the truth. The first time I fired a […]
May 1, 2016

It’s time to prepare for Mother’s Day

Prepare? Yes. Not with gifts and reservations for brunch. Mother’s Day comes the same time each year, so how is it that one of the most lucrative holidays for massage therapists ‘sneaks up’ on us? Are you ready? Here is what […]
April 16, 2016

That Nasty Trigger Point. You know the one.

There’s that trigger point (TrPt) again. You know it well: just lateral and north of the shoulder blade. That cherry sized knot that sits there waiting like a speed bump. You find it every time. Truth is, I started to […]
March 15, 2016

Tales from the Table: Jim

New client…Health Intake sheet…to make things a little easier, I’m helping Jim thru the paperwork. He’s 70 years old.  I ask, “Medications?” Yup. He brought a list. “Any major surgeries?” He tilts his head asking, “Ever?” I smile, “Sure.” Pen ready. […]
July 23, 2015

Summertime Clients-where to find ‘um

I feel ya. Is everyone at the beach? No. In fact there are many families taking a ‘stay-cation’ this summer. Moms & Dads opting to send the kids to Summer Camp versus a week at the lake. So why do […]
June 9, 2015

How to Have A Full Practice All Summer Long

Some massage therapists tell me summer is slow. It doesn’t have to be. True: Many of our regular clients disappear on family vacations over the summer. Hey, let’s face it, the kids are out of school so there will be a […]
January 21, 2015

How to create a strategic partnership with a gym or health club

Here’s some practical step by step instructions on how to partner with a gym or health club. Simply put, we have to create the plan for the club for it to be effective. Here’s what to do: Identify each of […]
October 3, 2014

Good to Great

I’ll share with you one of my hobbies is triathlon. Now before you go getting all impressed, let me assure you I do the shorter races and I go slow. Im slow, but I get the job done. But as […]
July 19, 2014

Music for massage-autopilot or intentional?

As I was digging for my favorite massage music to share in my E-Newsletter, I decided to recommend the Out of Africa soundtrack from the movie. As I explained why that music was really cool, I realized I had a […]