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Massage Business Blueprint®

Allissa Haines and Michael Reynolds bring you the leading podcast discussing the business side of massage therapy and how to grow your practice.

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E282: Money Questions We Can Answer Better

Banter catch up If you hate banter, skip to 9:30 minute mark. Discussion Topic Money Questions we can answer better. Quick Tip Block out time on your calendar for thinking and creating Sponsors Acuity Scheduling The Jojoba Company Yomassage Transcript: Sponsor message This episode is sponsored by Yomassage. Yomassage combines restorative stretching, massage, and mindfulness [...]

28mins

21 Feb 2020

Rank #1

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E106: How Do I Get New Massage Clients?

Michael and Allissa expand on their answer to the often-asked question, "How do I get new massage clients?" Blog post: How Do I get new Massage Clients? Audio course: Business Networking Jumpstart for Massage Therapists Webcast: Essential Steps to Market a New Massage Practice

25mins

21 Jul 2017

Rank #2

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E201: When is Your Massage Business "Successful"?

Well, of all the unanswerable questions in all the world, you had to ask this one? You did, and we love it. Michael and Allissa talk through the factors that define success and how to parse through what matters to you. Sponsored by The Jojoba Company & ABMP Transcript: Sponsor message This episode is sponsored by The Jojoba [...]

16mins

18 Jan 2019

Rank #3

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E237: Tips & Tricks to Improve Your Massage Practice

Allissa crowdsourced your best tips & tricks for making small improvements in your massage practice and we share them here! Sponsored by: Acuity & The Jojoba Company. Transcript: Sponsor message This episode is sponsored by Acuity, our 2018 software of choice. Acuity Scheduling is your online assistant working 24/7 to fill your schedule. No more [...]

21mins

9 Aug 2019

Rank #4

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E149: A Quick Goal-Setting Tip for Massage Therapists

Setting goals, even arbitrary ones, can be a useful tool to build motivation in your massage business. This episode is sponsored by: Center for Barefoot Massage PurePro Massage Products Transcript: Sponsor message This episode is sponsored by the Center for Barefoot Massage. The Center for Barefoot Massage offers Ashiatsu continuing education classes across the country. [...]

19mins

23 Mar 2018

Rank #5

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E261: 5 Legit Ways to Cheat at Niching Your Massage Practice

Is it cheating or a hack? Either way, Michael gives 5 ways to ease into niching. Sponsored by: Acuity Scheduling & The Jojoba Company Holiday Packs. Transcript: Sponsor message This episode is sponsored by Acuity, our 2018 software of choice. Acuity Scheduling is your online assistant working 24/7 to fill your schedule. No more phone tag. Clients can quickly [...]

24mins

15 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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E99: Making it Easy to Be Your Massage Client

Little details matter. We'll discuss some of the little (but important) ways you can make yourself easy to work with as a massage therapist.

16mins

2 Jun 2017

Rank #7

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E189: Why Introverts Make Great Massage Therapists

Think you need to be a vivacious social butterfly to be a great massage business owner? Nopey nope nope! We share a few great thoughts on introverts as massage therapists and marketers. Resource we mention: Author Susan Cain Sponsored by The Jojoba Company & The Center for Barefoot Massage Transcript: Sponsor message This episode is sponsored by the [...]

16mins

9 Nov 2018

Rank #8

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E181: You Don't Owe Anyone Your Soul and Other Massage Business Tips

Worried your boss will be sad if you quit? Tired of coming in because your client always has a spasm on your day off? Let's talk about what you do and don't owe the people around you. Resource we mention: usa.gov/register-to-vote Sponsored by: Gift Up! and The Jojoba Company. Transcript: Sponsor message This episode is sponsored by giftUP. giftUP [...]

20mins

28 Sep 2018

Rank #9

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E141: How Should a New Massage Therapist Figure Pricing?

Ahhh… pricing. Always a dicey topic. We discuss the factors to consider, especially for newer therapists. Come along! Check out Deciding Prices for Your Massage Practice, too. This episode is sponsored by: Artichoke ABMP Transcript: Sponsor message This episode is sponsored by Artichoke, the simplest way to manage your business of one or your team [...]

20mins

9 Feb 2018

Rank #10

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E172: How to Keep Your Massage Fresh for Frequent Clients

Allissa tackles a reader question about keeping the work interesting for frequent and long term clients. Sponsored by: Gift Up! and The Jojoba Company. Transcript: Sponsor message This episode is sponsored by The Jojoba Company. I firmly believe that massage therapists should only be using the highest quality products, because our clients deserve it, and our [...]

12mins

27 Jul 2018

Rank #11

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E247: How Massage Students Can Prepare to Run a Business

Want to get ahead while in massage school, so you can start a business right away? We've got some tips! Sponsored by: Acuity Scheduling & The Jojoba Company. Transcript: Sponsor message This episode is sponsored by The Jojoba Company. I believe that massage therapists should only be using the highest quality products because our clients deserve it and [...]

30mins

27 Sep 2019

Rank #12

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E108: Integrating Spa Upgrades Into Your Massage

Our special guest Tracy Bradley walks us through the pros, cons and techniques of adding simple spa treatments to your massage services, even in a dry room. You can learn more about the products Tracy uses here.

23mins

4 Aug 2017

Rank #13

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E167: The Worst Massage Business Advice Ever

We asked our community of massage therapists to share with us the worst business advice advice they've ever received. And boy did they deliver! Sponsored by: Artichoke and The Jojoba Company. Transcript: Sponsor message This episode is sponsored by Artichoke, the simplest way to manage your business of one or your team of up to [...]

26mins

29 Jun 2018

Rank #14

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E223: Dealing with Impostor Syndrome as a Massage Therapist

After lots of feedback from readers and attendees at the World Massage Festival, Michael and Allissa discuss her latest article in ABMP's Massage & Bodywork Magazine Read the full article here. Sponsored by: Acuity & The Jojoba Company. Transcript: Sponsor message This episode is sponsored by Acuity, our 2018 software of choice. Acuity scheduling is your online assistant [...]

17mins

10 May 2019

Rank #15

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E126: How to Stop Overthinking Massage

Affectionately subtitled, "How to get out of your own way," Allissa gives a few tips for calming the nerves and just. doing. massage. This episode is sponsored by: ABMP The Jojoba Company

18mins

24 Nov 2017

Rank #16

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E116: The Words We Choose – How Massage Therapists Talk About Bodies

How we talk about bodies sets the stage for how a client feels on the table and off. Therapist and educator Jenn Durkin joins us for a chat about how to not accidentally tell someone they are broken and at fault for their own pain. (And how to choose words that empower our clients!) Jenn [...]

26mins

29 Sep 2017

Rank #17

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E264: Q&A – How Do I Business?

We're ending our Q & A episodes with a bang! The ‘how-to' of running a business can be a mystery for a new business owner. A listener asks where he should turn and we answer! Sponsored by Yomassage and Pure Pro Arnica Relief Lotion Resources mentioned in this episode US Small Business Administration How to Get New Clients [...]

18mins

26 Nov 2019

Rank #18

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E213: Is Massage Therapy a Good Part Time Career?

We LOVE listener questions and are delighted to tackle "Is Massage a Good Part Time Career" in this episode. Spoiler Alert: yes. Sponsored by: Acuity and The Jojoba Company. Transcript: Sponsor message This episode is sponsored by Acuity, our 2018 software of choice. Acuity scheduling is your online assistant working 24/7 to fill your schedule. No more [...]

22mins

29 Mar 2019

Rank #19

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E212: Facebook Ads for Massage Therapists (with Katherine Parker of Yomassage)

Katherine Parker of Yomassage visits the podcast to talk about effective use of Facebook Ads for massage therapists. See ABMP's Yomassage feature here. See Katherine's companion blog post with video here. Sponsored by Yomassage . Find a Yomassage Therapist Training near you and be a part of the next big thing. Use the code BLUEPRINT for $50 [...]

52mins

26 Mar 2019

Rank #20