So, you’ve finally attained your degree in massage therapy and acquired the necessary certificates. Congratulations!
For mums, becoming a massage therapist opens a whole new world of possibility and opportunity to have the ideal career that is flexible and easy. You even get the best perks of being your own boss and working from home.
Here are 5 ways that mums work from home as a massage therapist:
- Offer different types of massage
Expanding your knowledge and learning new massage skills are a great way to get a wide range of clients. With new techniques, you will even be better prepared to tackle your customers’ true pain points and will be more likely to have them as repeat clients while increasing the number of potential clients.
- Partner with local businesses
Like with any industry, attracting customers for your business is at the top of the list. Fortunately, massage therapy is a great career that is apt to fun and effective creative marketing strategies!
Partnering with other local businesses (whether it’s a salon, spa, clinic, or other individual practitioners) benefits both parties. It is better to be collaborators rather than competitors, especially within the same industry. When you share info about each other’s businesses, you spread awareness for yourself and your partners. If there’s a certain type of massage a client needs that you have no knowledge of, you can become a reliable source of information and connections.
- Use your home as your workspace for massage
Designating a quiet room in your house for your massage business is an important part of your success as a work-from-home massage therapist. Your massage area should promote a calm atmosphere and relaxation.
Some tips to create the ideal massage workspace:
- Use dim lighting
- Use soothing scents and background music
- Make sure you always have the appropriate equipment (i.e. towels, sheets, pillows, oils, lotions, etc)
- Be open and conversational with your clients
- Offer home massage services at your clients’ homes/offices
Working from home as a massage therapist could also mean working from your clients’ homes. Many people work stressful 9-5 jobs and will often look for a masseuse to help them relax after a long day. It puts your clients first and is an ideal arrangement if you still don’t have your own home space for massage. You can easily schedule hours for your clients and charge a little extra to cover the commute if they live far.
- Be a private masseuse for only a few select clients
Working as a private masseuse for high-paying clients is one lucrative way to succeed as a massage therapist. You can charge at a premium (and they’d be able to afford it) and you’d only need one to a handful of clients to work with – which could mean a lot more free time without losing any income!
Alternatively, you could simply narrow your clientele to a certain type of customer (besides wealthy, high-caliber clients). This could mean specializing in one kind of massage and working exclusively with new mothers or the elderly. Establish yourself as a specialist in that field and people will naturally flock to you.
To conclude, there are many ways you can establish yourself as a work-from-home massage therapist, even as a mother. The key is know what suits you best and what opportunities are open to you in your environment. All that’s left to do is go out there and let yourself be known – are you ready to get your first clients?