BusyHive Blog

Music in the clinic?

I never really thought much about music. I was in my clients home and most of the time there was background noise of the TV or radio or they wanted to talk. Now I have my clinic at home I have had a re think….. but what music should I play?

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BusyHive’s first networking event.

The build up to the event had been crazy. I had previously run events and had an idea of how it would go but as the day neared panic set in that we would be alone.

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Top Tips to pick a name for your website

Picking a name for your website or business can be a difficult time. You can’t rush into it, you need to make sure it is the right name for you. It reminds me of picking a name for my children, the pressure to pick the right name.

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Chair massage at Bestival.

Another festival! I was slightly nervous about this one though as I had signed up to do chair massage and would be on my own rather than the set up at Camp Bestival I would be responsible for getting clients and finding a pitch. Having never been to Bestival it all seemed a little scary.

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Are you too available?

Talking to a fellow massage therapist last week, we were discussing booking in clients and how some clients will try and book an appointment on the day. As massage is not my only job I often have some free time in the evenings so when I first set up as a practitioner I never said no, I would change my life around to accommodate the client. I found I was juggling home life in order to put my clients first.

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Post event massage for JDRF bike ride

A group of crazy guys decided to cycle 100 miles to raise funds for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund). I wanted to help but cycling was not for me. So I decided to offer massage therapy to the cyclists after their epic cycle.

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My client just cancelled…. now what?

I have just received a text from my client saying they can’t make their appointment.
Great – I have two hours to try and fill the space or else I’m missing out on an hours pay and left looking at an empty massage couch!

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Sins of a Massage Therapist

During my training we were told all massage is good and even a bad massage is nice – its lovely to have touch but sometimes this doesn’t always go to plan.

I have had a lot of massages before deciding to become a therapist and then through my training. It has made me very fussy about who I see for a massage. There have been some awful experiences.

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Setting up my new clinic

I decided to take the leap, to totally disrupt my family life and put an extension on to the house in order to make space for a clinic!

Scary time!!

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Meet Sinead

Meet Sinead

Sinead is a qualified Remedial and Holistic Massage who likes to bring a smile to every client! Her combined business experience and organisation has given her the key skills needed to establish a busy massage practice- business. She’s also secretly Wonderwoman (Shhh).