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4 Ways to Improve Your Massage Therapist Career

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As a massage therapist, you want your clients to feel welcomed and appreciated each time they request a service. The environment you create and attitude you portray during appointments can significantly impact their overall experience and your client retention rate.

To ensure your clients are receiving a high-quality experience and you are enjoying the work you perform, check out these simple ways to find more happiness in your work environment. Discover simple steps, such as purchasing massage therapy insurance, you can take right now and others you can implement in the year to come to ensure long-term well-being.

Money Can’t Buy You Happiness

If you were to look up the definition of success in the Merriam-Webster dictionary it would say it is “the attainment of wealth, favor, or eminence.” But recent findings in a study distributed by Strayer University portrayed a new vision for success.

A staggering 90% of participants believe success should be defined by levels of happiness rather than prestige, power, and money. Believe it or not, the best way to be successful at work and to be happy is being able to define your own path to success.

Maybe that means you strike a perfect work-life balance, find peace of mind through obtaining massage therapist insurance or you secure a new client. Establishing what success means to you will allow you to step out of the money trap, and see all the positive things you can accomplish for the long-term well-being of you and your massage therapy practice.

Set SMART Goals

Setting goals, specifically SMART goals, is a vital component in overall happiness at work.

SMART goals are:

  • Specific: A clear goal that describes what you are going to do.
  • Measurable: Creating milestones that have tangible outcomes will help track your accomplishment of the goal.
  • Achievable: Goals should push you, but they should also be within reach.
  • Relevant: Your goals should relate to an issue pertinent to your work.
  • Time-Bound: Create a time-frame around your goal to create urgency and a deadline for when you would like to see results from your actions.

Setting goals will help realign you with your work mission and create a sense of pride in your work when you achieve your goals.

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Connect With A Colleague

Regardless of whether you work from home or in a salon, finding a colleague who can relate to similar work experiences can significantly improve your attitude towards work. According to a recent Gallup study, 43% of employees who disclose having a best friend at work were more likely to report having received praise for their work in the last seven days.

Whether you have a question on how to improve your technique or how to make a personal connection with your clients, having a friend who also performs massage therapy will help you talk through things that cause you strife at work. It also can improve your rapport with your boss and fellow colleagues.

Obtain Quality Coverage

Obtaining massage therapy insurance will provide you with peace of mind as you work with your client’s muscles and other deep tissues. As a licensed massage therapist (LMT), without protection, a lawsuit filed can be crippling to your bottom line.


  • An individual scheduled a massage at their local spa. During the procedure, the massage therapist slipped and fell onto the client and caused several fractures on the client’s face. A suit was filed and BBI covered $20,000 in medical costs.
  • A massage therapy table was stolen out of the back of a massage therapists truck. The insured filed a claim and BBI covered $287 in replacement costs.
  • During a routine massage therapy visit, an insured massage therapist noticed her MacBook Air laptop had been stolen by a client. A claim was filed and BBI covered $629 in damages.

Buy A Policy

Beauty & Bodywork Insurance (BBI), has two convenient massage therapy insurance policies for you to choose from:

You can also add one additional insured, such as a salon owner, for $15 or an unlimited number of additional insureds for $30. Our insurance includes a professional and general liability aggregate coverage of $3 million.

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