Massage Therapists Reminders
Massage therapists love to help others reduce stress in their lives and can make a successful career of it. Too many massage therapists lose time, productivity, and income from no shows. Life is unpredictable, no-shows happen and making follow-ups with phone calls is equally draining time wise and there is no guarantee of reaching a client. Appointment Reminders can automatically handle your appointments with a call, text, and email reminder to your clients so they can remember and commit to attending their session with you. Appointment Reminders can send your clients a custom voice call from you or we offer an extensive library of prerecorded voice files that you can use.
If your self-employed massage therapist or work for a spa and/or company, you will have a competitive edge in the industry. You will be able to grow your business and wow your customers with personal communication. Forget the frustration of missed appointments. As you send reminders to clients, they can confirm their bookings. If they reschedule or cancel, you’ll still have the time to fill in the slots with last-minute bookings.
Who are Massage Therapists & What do they do?
A massage therapist assesses and treats the soft tissues and joints of the body to improve circulation, treat pain from injuries, and maintain good health. This manual type of therapy includes manipulating and applying pressure to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia.
Massage therapists use their hands, fingers, forearms, elbows, and sometimes feet to knead muscles and soft tissue of the body to treat injuries and to promote general wellness. A massage can be as short as fifteen minutes or could last for more than an hour.
Massage therapists may use lotions and oils, massage tables or chairs, and medical heat lamps when treating a client. They may offer clients information about additional relaxation techniques or exercises to practice between sessions.
There are many different types of massage, including these common types:
- Swedish massage.This is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping. It helps you feel relaxed and energized.
- Deep massage.This massage technique uses slower, more-forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. It’s commonly used to help with muscle damage from injuries.
- Sports massage.This is like Swedish massage, but it’s geared toward people involved in sport activities to help prevent or treat injuries.
- Trigger point massage.This massage focuses on areas of tight muscle fibers that can form in your muscles after injuries or overuse.
Benefits of Massages
Massage is generally considered part of integrative medicine. It’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations. Massages can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being, whether you have a specific health condition or are just looking for another stress reliever.
Massage benefits can include
- Reducing stress and increasing relaxation
- Reducing pain and muscle soreness and tension
- Improving circulation, energy, and alertness
- Lowering heart rate and blood pressure
- Improving immune function
While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies and surveys have found massage may also be helpful for:
- Digestive disorders
- Insomnia related to stress
- Low back pain
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Nerve pain
- Soft tissue strains or injuries
- Sports injuries
- Temporomandibular joint pain
- Upper back and neck pain
Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection. According to (AMTA) American Message Therapy Association24th annual Survey.
- 92 percent of individuals surveyed believe that massage can be effective in reducing pain; with 25 percent of respondents stating they have used massage therapy for pain relief.
- As few as 32 percent of individuals believe massage therapy is only a form of pampering.
- 63 percent of massage consumers have used massage for a health or medical reason in the 12 months ending June 2020.
- 75 percent of individuals surveyed claim the primary reason for receiving their last massage in the 12 months ending June 2020 was health or wellness (49 percent) or stress related (26 percent).
The workplace of a Massage Therapist
Because massage therapists work by appointment in most cases, their schedules and the number of hours worked each week vary considerably. In addition to the hours spent giving massages, therapists may also spend time recording patient notes, marketing, booking clients, washing linens, and other general business tasks.
Massage therapists typically do the following:
- Talk with clients about symptoms, medical history, and desired results
- Evaluate clients to locate painful or tense areas of the body
- Manipulate muscles or other soft tissues of the body
- Provide clients with guidance on how to improve posture, stretching, strengthening, and overall relaxation
Massage therapists work in an array of settings, both private and public, such as private offices, spas, hospitals, fitness centers, and shopping malls. Some massage therapists also travel to clients’ homes or offices to give a massage. Most massage therapists, especially those who are self-employed, provide their own table or chair, sheets, pillows, and body lotions or oils.
A massage therapist’s working conditions depend heavily on the location and what the client wants. For example, a massage meant to help rehabilitate an injury may be conducted in a well-lit setting with several other clients receiving treatment in the same room. But when giving a massage to help clients relax, massage therapists generally work in dimly lit settings and use candles, incense, and calm, soothing music.
As a message therapist it’s your passion is to relieve stress and bring a sense of mental balance to your clients. As well, your business should also be a source of contentment to you. With using Appointment Reminders we will decrease the number of no shows and the stress associated with them. This will let you concentrate on the part of the business most rewarding to you, helping your clients. Together we will increase customer satisfaction so you can build your business.
Our prices are the best in the industry! As low as 5.8 cents per appointment reminder!
- All 2 Way communication is included in the price of 1 appointment reminder (could be up to 3 text messages)
Example –We send a text reminder with appointment info and ask for a confirmation such as “reply 1 to confirm this appointment”
They reply to the text with “1” to confirm
We send another text telling them that their appointment is confirmed
- We specialize in Appointment Reminders, so you don’t pay for extra services that you don’t need.
- There are No Hidden Fees, setup charges, cancellation charges or contracts.
- All appointment reminder account tiers come with a 30 Day Trial – no credit card needed (up to 30 reminders)