Massage Therapy Practice Management

Client Intake & SOAP Documentation for Your Massage Practice

Protect yourself, your clients and your massage therapy practice by utilizing proper documentation techniques.

Creating Business Policies

Business policies set the parameters of your massage practice, including general operation hours and financial structure, for example.

Creating Employee Policies
Employee policies help establish fair and consistent guidelines that help promote the smooth operation of your business.
Equipping Your Massage Practice

Whether a sole practitioner or an employee, buying equipment, especially items that directly relate to practicing massage therapy, is a big decision.

Hiring Professional Assistance

There are times when you might consider hiring others to do the jobs you aren't qualified to do or just don't want to do. 

Late Arrivals Policy for Massage Therapy Sessions

One policy that most massage therapists can be sure of testing to its limits is the one about how to handle late arrivals and no-shows.

Massage Employee vs. Independent Contractor

Know the difference between being an employee and being an independent contractor.

Massage Therapy Business Plan Basics
Creating a business plan is your first and most important step toward earning a living as a massage therapist. Putting your career goals and operational plans into writing is important, whether you…
Massage Therapy Licenses and Permits

Make sure you have the licenses and permits needed, specific to your community, to support your massage therapy practice or home office.

Naming Your Massage Therapy Practice

Get some tips on choosing a name for your massage therapy practice.

Perspectives on Allied Professions

When massage therapists look at working with allied professionals as an opportunity to learn—and teach—you open lines of communication that can find common ground instead of focusing on the differences.

Professional Performance Guidelines

Performance guidelines and standards help advance the massage therapy profession.

Pros and Cons of Hiring a Bookkeeper
Decision Criteria Owners of small businesses have many opportunities to hire professional services from outside sources, including bookkeepers, accountants, marketing consultants and graphic…
Protect Your Massage Therapy Practice from Scams

Protect your massage therapy practice from both scams and the potential for viruses to enter your computers via scam emails.

To Open a Home Office—Or Not

Before you decide whether to use your home as your business location, however, consider these pros and cons.

When to Hire Employees for Your Massage Practice

There are many reasons why you might consider hiring an employee, the primary one being able to increase the number of clients your massage therapy practice is able to accommodate.

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Bailey L., AMTA member since 2016