I had a lump in my throat all day. All week, really. Coming and going. There then not. It finally loosened last night, around 11pm when I was curled into a ball in my bed, sobbing. “Oh,” I thought to myself. “I needed to cry.” It comes in fits and starts, the realization that my […]
UPDATE: 3 hours after publishing this post I’m back in self-quarantine because a client I saw 9 days ago is in the ER with high fever and trouble breathing. They are negative for flu and strep and presumed positive for COVID-19, but can’t actually get tested, because there are no tests. I have called all […]
Update on 3/13: I’ve quickly evolved from a “do massage safely” to a “we need to stop seeing clients” mentality. I have shut down my own practice indefinitely. This virus is contagious even as the carrier is asymptomatic. So “Don’t come in if you are sick” isn’t particularly helpful in this situation. Once they actually […]
Is this post about massage business? Nope! But kinda. It’s about meal and budget stuff and making my workday easier and really, it’s all related. I’ve been asked about my meal prep enough that I figured it’s worth a blog post. So here we go. Here’s the story: Two days a week I work a […]
We’re delighted to bring you this guest post from Yomassage’s Katherine Parker. Be sure to listen along to her podcast episode about Facebook ads here. Why should I be using Facebook ads? Facebook ads are an extremely effective and inexpensive form of advertising. They aren’t just shown to Facebook users, you can also show your […]
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The beauty of massage is that there are endless varieties of therapists, techniques, and environments to provide it in. For some a clinical office in a medical building is perfect. For others a cozy spare room in their home is just fine. There are many, many factors to consider in any office space and a […]
Every year Michael and I do a “3 words” exercise that was introduced to us by Chris Brogan. It’s much better (in our opinion) than making New Year’s resolutions or setting goals that have such an intense “pass/fail” mindset. By choosing 3 words to focus your energy on, you instead set up a direction for […]
We’ve all faced weird boundary issues with clients, and no doubt we’ve all handled them in different ways. I got a great question from a reader, and it deserved a longer, textured answer. I think hearing about this experience and thinking it through will helps us all. And if you agree or disagree with my […]