Massage Therapy for Complete Body Relaxation Starting a Mobile Massage Therapy Business
Massage Therapy for Complete Body Relaxation Starting a Mobile Massage Therapy Business Massage therapy is increasing being looked upon as a lucrative career option by many people with a healing hand and knowledge of the techniques of specialized massage therapy forms, so a mobile therapy unit is a wonderful way to begin small and reap big dividends – through careful planning!
Not only has the modern lifestyle provided for growth, career fulfillment, entrepreneurship, and advancements in every sphere of life but it has also provided for more stress to perform well and thus increased the value of alternate healing techniques, such as massage therapy!
It is not wonder then that what use to be chiefly considered a physiotherapist’s domain is now so much in demand as a value-added service in parlors, spas, health farms and even hotels as people crave rest, relaxation, and peacefulness that a good massage therapist can provide with a flick of the wrist and spin of the fingers!
While it may not always be possible to rent out large and grand looking offices or commercial chambers for a massage therapy business, one can start small with the venture of providing quality massages at affordable costs by investing in a van to offer mobile massage therapy packages.
It is also a considerable lower investment than renting or buying a place and employing many people with added overheads; besides, having a mobile massage therapy business allows one to decide schedules according to their convenience, have more than one location to operate from and thus wider reach to customers, they are self-employed and enjoy more freedom than massage therapists working in a parlor under a boss and can also thus be totally independent in setting regulations for work as they please and deem fit.
Investing in a movable massage therapy business also reduces the expenses related to a regular set-up in an office environment besides eliminating much of the equipment one would require filling space or even the salary of a receptionist and manager as such; other headaches such as property insurance and utility costs are also considerably reduced in a mobile unit.
With the small private area afforded by a mobile massage unit, there is the added attraction of therapists being able to offer couple-massages that are a sensual treat for many partners who cannot enjoy the togetherness of such an experience at a parlor in quite the same way besides a mobile unit allows the entrepreneur to visit home-bound clients and those with a disability just as well. Even those with a time-limit can be addressed in the privacy of the mobile massage unit with the therapist making the appointment somewhere near the client’s office/home.
However, with all these heavy advantages to a mobile business as a massage therapist, there are equal number of downsides, which include taking care of self-employment taxes that are typically more; having to take care of health and vehicle insurance on your own, incurring more fuel and maintenance cost for the automobile, extra commuting long-term, physical tiredness and mental strain of dealing with varied client demands at odd hours besides having to take care of advertising your services and business developments.
Weight the pros and cons of the decision and choose wisely if you are cut out for making it in the mobile massage therapy business – after all, nobody knows your needs better than you!
Best Wishes, Coyalita
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