March 20, 2018

What? All I get is a thank you?

Last week I was working with a new client. I’ve had a lot of new clients lately, but that’s another story for another time. One thing I’ve realized is I’m not the best massage therapist for your first massage. You’d like to have […]
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 […]
December 9, 2016

Seven Words You Must Know to Manage a Massage Therapist

Hey, I get it. Massage therapists are wired a little differently than other co-workers you’ve encountered. Not every MT has all these beliefs. However, I believe knowing the meaning of these words, will help tremendously in communicating at the clinic. […]
November 11, 2016

Teaching massage? Its more than just the strokes.

For a few years now I have been consulting with clinics and I’ve noticed something really disturbing. Students are being taught how to do massage but not how to be a massage therapist.  What do I mean by that? Recently a […]
August 24, 2016

Someone on my staff stole it…

I teach almost every day; but I learn almost every day too. As I brainstormed about lessons worth sharing with you, I stumbled upon a memory that stopped me in my tracks. Oh yeah, the day over $1500 in cash […]
July 21, 2016

Betrayed

Here’s a true story. It’s not a pretty one, but as I think about where and when I learned some life lessons, I remember some of the tough times. That day it felt like a punch in the gut.  I closed […]
June 9, 2016

I just passed the test!

    Have you taken the test? I took the National Exam for the first time in 1993 with a No.2 pencil filling in the circles. I let my certification lapse and -much to my shock and horror- had to take the test again […]
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 […]