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whatbecomesofsnow Mon 25-May-15 16:10:29

Has anyone done this?
I am currently a SAHM with medical problems so going out to work full time will cause me issues, I currently work in a school 1 hour a day which still causes me to have "issues"
I have been thinking about starting a massage business from home (rented) my landlord won't mind so permission will be easy, I would need insurance, equipment and training.
My questions are if you have done similer have you had trouble finding the right course, equipment.
How long has it taken to get a good client base? I have been thinking of going round Old folks homes offering foot and hand massage to begin with.
Would you focus on sport massage or just general
and if you run it from home have you had people . . .missunderstand what the business is.
Thanks

Thetallestsunflower Mon 08-Jun-15 15:21:49

I am a part time mobile beauty and massage therapist. Massage is a level 3 qualification in the beauty industry so you would need to take level 2 beauty first. although I think there may be short courses you can do-I preferred to go down the VCTC route incase I ever want to apply for salon work or go into teaching.
If you do sports massage you can charge more as you will be able to treat conditions where as beauty massage is more for the feeling of well being and relaxation

SuperFlyHigh Thu 25-Jun-15 11:51:30

not me but my neighbours built up a specialist business where she trained as an aromatherapist with reflexology and shiatsu, they then started a massage training school in a large town in Surrey then had courses running at Morley College.

She made her own products (very popular) and designed and printed her own programs and gift vouchers etc.

I can email them if you like they moved a few hundred miles away recently.

I think if you are professional and advertise accordingly then no, no funny people! Her client base AFAIK/IIRC was friends/neighbours etc... and it snowballed.

the only thing I would say is that it takes a toll on your hands, back and also potentially mental health if you focus on others ailments. But as you're also helping others very rewarding. You do need to be a people person and caring and thoughtful and also able to not spend ages chatting. But enough to make clients feel at ease.

My neighbours also asked other neighbours who made pot pourri etc to make mixes for them or other artisan stuff which they sold alongside their products.

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