Whether you are in private practice or working for someone else, there are some basic requirements and concepts that will help you to do well. While being skilled in the various techniques and modalities of massage therapy is important, it is also very important to know what is required of you if you need financing, want to file for insurance reimbursement, have to pay your own income taxes or intend to grow beyond a private practice. Learning about the importance of creating a business plan, maintaining accurate client records, paying taxes and thinking about the future are all vital for a successful career in this competitive profession.
Equally valuable to new graduates of massage school as well as those who have been out in the field for a while, this course will introduce you to:
Shauna Bunch, LMT
This flow of this course is awesome! As a massage therapist starting my own practice, this course really gave me a good checklist of stuff I wasn't aware of before. I'm hard to please, but I give it a 10/10.
P. England, LMT, NCTMB
This course is well written - concise and relevant topics. Informaton flows well. Questions create contemplation and several times I returned to the material for guidance.
Sue Page, LMT, NCTMB
I had been struggling with marketing and defining my role as an independent contractor in my current office. I am now moving my practice and this came in handy with this move, I am starting a new practice with clear boundaries and great marketing ideas. Love this class!
Annette Schuster, LMT
Although I have been in practice for several years, it was a good review for me as I going to expand my practice this next year. Information regarding the Business Plan was helpful so I can prepare for obtaining a small busines loan.
Karen Geer, LMT
I thought the course was very enlightening. It refreshed my memory on some of the areas that I learned while in school and added extra insight to others I was not familiar with. This was my first course and I will be taking others to broaden my career options. Thank you.
Linda Fehrs attended both the Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy and Hudson Valley School of Massage Therapy in New York – a state with some of the most rigorous licensing requirements in the U.S. – and also served as an instructor at the Hudson Valley School of Massage.
She is a professional member of the AMTA and the New York State Society of Medical Massage Therapists. Linda has actively practiced massage therapy in the Mid-Hudson Valley since 2002 with a focus on medical massage and massage for those with special needs, such as developmental and physical disabilities.