Synopses & Reviews
This new book provides answers to all the questions a massage therapist might have, whether he or she is working in a day spa, a physician's office, or as a self-employed professional. Readers will learn how to get started in the business of massage therapy, including how to network with chiropractors, physical therapists, and other professionals. Featuring firsthand stories from professional massage therapists across the country, this informative resource is an easy-to-follow guide to practicing in the field. Just some of what you will learn includes:
Massage Therapy Career Guide: For Hands-On Success, 2e is a wonderful resource for individuals considering massage therapy as a profession, as well as those who are currently studying massage therapy. In addition to providing guidance on what it takes to become a massage therapist and what the profession entails, it is filled with useful ideas for starting and maintaining a successful practice. An insightful, practical guide, it is a must-have for anyone looking to build a thriving career in massage therapy.
Whether you are working in a day spa, a physician's office, as a self-employed professional - or are interested in doing so - The Business of Massage provides all the information you need to know to succeed in the field of massage therapy. Written by a practicing professional, this insightful guide presents practical and legal advice on everything from ethics to insurance requirements. Anyone interested in pursuing a career in massage therapy or already practicing in the field, will benefit from this helpful resource.
About the Author
Steve Capellini is a therapist, trainer, traveling consultant and writer. He has successfully organized and trained massage staffs in several cities and leads spa training workshops and seminars across the nation. He has been an instructor at several massage schools and has is own private therapeutic practice in Miami, Florida.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Chapter One- Massage Therapy a Career Without Limits; Chapter Two - Is There a Healer Hidden Inside You?; Chapter Three - Making the Dream a Reality the Nuts and Bolts of the Massage Business; Chapter Four - Massage Clients Treating the Whole Person; Chapter Five - Touch and the Law; Chapter Six - Creating the Perfect Space How to Set Up and Maintain the Optimal Environment for Your Massage Therapy Practice; Chapter Seven - Day to Day Realities: Dealing with the Details of a Thriving Massage Practice; Chapter Eight - The Path Ahead: How to Advance Your Career in Massage; Appendix A - Books, Magazines, Newsletters, Associations, Massage on the Web, Schools, Manufacturers, Suppliers, Retailers, Business Tools, Insurance Reimbursement, Contacts; Appendix B - Advanced Trainings Chart Ellen Porr, Vacation Time; Andrea Vladimir, From Massage into Acupuncture; Claire Marie Miller, Pregnancy Massage; Mirka Knaster, Massage and Writing; Charlotte Applegate, Massage in the Family