Nowadays, our modern lifestyles have meant that do almost anything when it comes to forging a career. There are now more entrepreneurs than ever before and virtually any one can set up their own business as long as they have an idea and the determination to follow it through. However, as long as the ability to go far in business, modern day living has also brought with it more stress than ever before. The stresses and strains of modern life has meant that the value of alternative healing techniques such as massage therapy is higher than ever with more and more people turning to massage as a way of dealing with the stresses of modern day life.
Therefore, it is little wonder that what was once considered largely a physiotherapist’s role is now a popular service on offer in parlors, spas, health farms and even hotels. Many people can now enjoy the relaxation and peacefulness that you can get from a professional massage from the comfort of their own homes courtesy of a mobile massage business. A mobile masseuse can come to you and you can enjoy all the benefits of a really great massage without having to take a step out of the door!
If you are looking to start up your own mobile massage business it can be a really rewarding career. Starting up your own mobile massage service is a really good business prospect as it allows you to start a business from scratch with very little overhead or need for investment. It’s not always possible to rent out large offices for your massage therapy business, therefore many masseuses’ go mobile. You can start your business without an office space or any employees; all you really need is your skill and a van to transport you and your equipment around. With this sort of business you can start small and build up as your business becomes more popular and diverse. Another advantage of setting up a mobile massage business is the flexible work schedule you can set for yourself.
The most important part of starting a career in mobile massage is getting your qualifications and training sorted. You can enroll in either a community college or a specialist school as there are plenty of degree programs on offer. In the majority of states in the US, training and licensing is mandatory if you want to practice massage therapy. The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork recognizes that the appropriate certification will generally take 500 hours of training and culminates in a final exam.
After you have completed your training, you will then need to apply for and obtain a state license for massage therapy if the state you are in requires this. It is really important to check if your state requires a license, you can do so by checking the website for the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards. If you have an official certification it can really put you ahead of other mobile massage therapists in your area who are not certified.
Now you are all legal and above board you will need to purchase your equipment. Start out with the basics such as a portable massage chair and tables, oils and towels. These are the only overheads you will need to cover at this point. Now all you need to do is to advertise your business and sit back and wait for the business to flow in.
If you advertise your business effectively, a career in mobile massage can be very lucrative due to the low overheads when you first start out. As time goes on you may be in the position where you can take on staff and your business could go on to cover a larger customer base. Why not see where a career in mobile massage could take you!