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Why You Should Develop a Texting Relationship with [Exisiting] Clients

posted by Custom Craftworks on August 14, 2017

Just as we check the weather outside to decide on our attire, we also have to pay attention to the changing climates in our local culture, in order to make appropriate changes in our business practices. And in today’s communications climate, nearly everyone has a smartphone and everyone is texting. As a massage therapist, have you considered making changes to your business communications based on these cultural climate changes? Consider the following good reasons to develop texting relationships with your clients.

Using Massage to Reduce Stress in Seniors

posted by Custom Craftworks on July 26, 2017

Massage therapy is not just for those who want to unwind after a work week. The act of a professional placing just enough pressure on the muscles to soothe them extends to seniors who find themselves stressed over life’s changes. Here are five ways that massage therapy can combat anxiety in elderly persons. 

Choosing your first table

posted by Steve Jurch, A.T.C., L.M.T on July 25, 2017

You’ve done it!  You’ve graduated, gotten your license, and want to start your practice.  The product catalogs, mailings, and emails have been piling up but what do you really need to get your business off the ground?

Using Hot Stones with Massage

posted by Custom Craftworks on June 12, 2017

You are a massage therapist for a variety of reasons, and most, if not all of those reasons involve helping your clients feel better. Whether helping them relax, heal from an injury or decrease pain, you know massage therapy works. Massage works because you’re committed to continually learning and honing your skill in the modalities you practice. And when dealing with your clients, knowledge is power—especially when using modalities that have the potential to harm. Following, you’ll learn more about how to safely practice with hot stones.

Using Coconut Oil in Massage Therapy

posted by Custom Craftworks on May 19, 2017

Who’s using coconut oil? The better question might be "who isn’t?." Coconut oil is being hailed as a multi-purpose product that’s fantastic for the skin, hair, teeth and more. Massage therapists are using it, too in their practice. Benjamin McDonald of Massamio for Sohnen-Moe Associates, Inc. did his research and offers some food for thought on this trendy oil that’s here to stay.  

How Do You Want to Feel Today?

posted by Dale Wheeler on May 11, 2017

In my practice, I have always had a set routine. When my client arrives, I have my clipboard and pen in hand with notes from previous sessions. I have a new SOAP chart and sometimes a body chart for my client and me to fill out.

 

The Impact of Color in Massage Therapy

posted by Custom Craftworks on April 28, 2017

Color surrounds us every day of our lives. It can be stimulating or calming. In most massage sessions, the client’s eyes are closed, so it may seem that the colors used in a massage office are less important than in other settings. However, the colors used in your office convey an important message. 

Caring For Your Upholstery

posted by Custom Craftworks on April 20, 2017

Custom Craftworks manufactures massage tables, chairs, equipment and accessories made with the best, longest-lasting products on the market. No matter how expensive your table may be, chances are, it won't matter much to your clients. When each client walks in, the first thing they are going to pay attention to is the part they lay on: the upholstery [and the linens]. Is your table clean? Is the upholstery tattered or stained? Do your linens look clean and crisp? 

By properly taking care of your table's upholstery, you will ensure your table has a long life!

Caring for Your Linens

posted by Custom Craftworks on April 17, 2017

It is a given that the quality of your massage or spa table play the biggest role in the comfort of your client, but what about an added touch of comfort? Having durable, yet comfortable and luxurious linens will take your customers' experience one step further. 

Why Use Massage Therapy?

posted by Steve Jurch, A.T.C., L.M.T on April 10, 2017

We all have had that unfortunate experience of walking through the living room and our shin somehow finds the coffee table.  After a few choice words, what it usually the first thing we do?  It is probably the same thing our parents did for us when we were kids.  We rub it.  We do this without thinking but have you ever stopped to think why?