After graduating massage school and getting your massage therapy license there is only one thing on your mind; Becoming successful and being the best you can be in your field. When starting your career as a massage therapist it can be discouraging when you aren’t retaining as many clients as you would like or when your books aren’t as full as you would like them to be. These things are all just growing pains on your journey to becoming a successful massage therapist. So, what are some tricks and tips you can do starting out to manifest success in your massage career?
Become Goal Oriented
One thing you can do on your way to becoming a successful massage therapist is to be goal oriented. Know your objective and stick to it. Make small goals weekly, write them down and memorize them. Ask yourself, “what do I want to accomplish in my career this week?” And stick to it. It is easy to platou and become frustrated with yourself. But if you make weekly goals and objectives for yourself early on in your career you will never get bored and you will always have something to work towards.
There are going to be times in your career where it will be easy to get down on yourself and want to give up. Maybe you had an off day and a client cancelled on you, making your books not as full as you would like. Or maybe you have been having a hard time retaining your clients. Don’t let this get you down. Maintain optimism. Remember that in everything there will be high and low points. Don’t let one low moment in your career set the tone for the rest of it. Maintain a positive attitude and things will always look up.
Make Your Clients Feel Important
A key factor in retaining clientele is by making your guests feel important. Try to remember small facts about your guests so you have conversation pieces for future appointments. Try to avoid talking about yourself as much as possible unless your clients ask about you. Have intentional conversation with your clients, focus on their needs and how you can make them feel better. When you build a professional relationship with your clientele they will look forward to seeing you and your services will unmatched.
The most IMPORTANT key to being a successful massage therapist is by working hard and never giving up. It will take a lot of work to thrive and get where you want to be in your career. Successful massage therapists know that the key to success is hard work. This may mean that you need to put all your focus in your work. Market yourself outside of work, never stop learning and keeping up with continued education, this industry is always changing so it is important to stay up to date. Set your goals, give yourself deadlines, constantly ask yourself what can I be doing to make myself better. The cost of success is higher than the cost of failure. Work hard and make your dreams come true.
As you can see, there are many factors to being a successful massage therapist. Success doesn’t happen overnight. But, if you follow these practices and do your best to build yourself as a therapist, success will await you. All it takes is a small amount of effort and self discipline to make all your career goals a reality.