BusyHive Blog

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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My festival experience as a massage therapist.

What a weekend!! I had always wanted to massage at a festival and I think I picked the best to be my first one.

Led by the amazing Lydia Spry the therapists were so well looked after. A few of us brought our massage couches to use but other than that the only thing we had to bring was our skills and enthusiasm.

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What should a massage therapist wear?

This is something that many of you may not have thought about and some may work in an environment where uniform is supplied. There is no wrong outfit for massage but it might be nice to have a few things to consider when deciding what to wear.

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My Day at a Jane Johnson Workshop

Today I had the amazing experience of a Jane Johnson workshop. I had previously met Jane at the MTI conference earlier in the year and picked up some valuable techniques to release the neck that I often use with my clients.

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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).