Would you like to be on the cutting edge of a modality that is changing bodywork?
Even better, with a team of like-minded and awesome people?
Are you a Licensed Massage Therapist who really enjoys helping people and seeing them feel and do better?
Let me tell the story and see if I can get the gist of it...
You’re passionate and you care. You get excited about new techniques, how they feel, and what they can do for people. You’ve gotten pretty good (maybe even really good) at Swedish, deep tissue, Reiki, or craniosacral techniques, but you’re finding limited results. People tell you you’re amazing, and it’s the best they’ve ever felt, but you know they could do even better.
After a while, you find yourself doing the “same thing” and addressing the same issue again and again, and it just doesn’t ever change that much.
You’ve been to quite a few continuing ed courses, learned new techniques, and applied them happily… but something is still missing.
Sooner or later, frustration sets in as you beat up your body to (sort of) help theirs and you get concerned that maybe your wrists, or your elbows, or your shoulders, or your neck, or your back, or maybe your patience, are going to force you to quit.
And, you know, it gets kind of tiring always dealing with the ups and downs of your uncertain income, and wondering if you are going to be booked this shift or that day.
Striking out on your own might be tempting, and you’d get to set your own hours, rate, and choose who you see, but you’d also have to deal with marketing, networking, bookkeeping, sales calls, licensing, inspections, rent and other overhead, hiring, firing, and all the other needs that come with being a business owner. Oh yeah, and people who complain about the rates and hours you set and want you to make exceptions. Unless it’s just you on your own? Then it all falls on you… And it gets kind of lonely on your own.
That’s why you try the partnerships and wellness conglomerates! And all the inherent messes and headaches they come with! Even then, it’s still mostly just you taking care of things. And you start to wonder if it's all worth it...
... Am I getting any of this right? ... Maybe? 😉