Massage should be a complete sensory experience—from the soft lighting and music to a soothing scent and touch. As therapists, we strive to relax and renew massage clients during their time at our tables. Shouldn’t that idea apply inside and outside of the treatment room?
The answer is a resounding yes. Whether your clients seek relief from arthritis, pregnancy pains, or tense, tired muscles, they all need to be paired with the right products for their specific needs.
Here are some key areas to address during the consultation:
- Define and romance the service. This is the key to client comfort. During this time, explain the draping, how to undress to their level of comfort, how to lie on the table, and the areas you plan on working. Additionally, this is a prime opportunity to discover your client’s pressure preferences and goals for the massage.
- Offer product options. Set yourself apart by offering either lotion or oil for the service. Having a variety of aromatherapy blends for specific purposes, like detoxification, relaxation, muscle tension, or headache relief further empowers your client to customize their massage.
- Suggest add-ons. When discussing specific problem areas, suggest muscle relief products, heated wraps, or hot towels with essential oil blends.
Recommending at-home massage products is another way to engage your clients. Products used during the massage should link to take-home, retail-friendly options:
- Massage oils, lotions, or essential oils for skin hydration and self-massage
- Diffusers with clients’ favorite scent for relaxation
- Therapeutic products for pain, soreness, and inflammation
- Wearable and handheld devices for self-care
- Eye pillows for sleep and relaxation
- Heated neck wraps for areas of tension
- Soft sheets and blankets for a deep sleep
Keeping these ideas in mind and identifying clients’ needs before, during, and after the service will show your commitment to their wellness and make you stand out as a massage therapist.
To learn more about how you can grow your massage business, watch these on demand webinars on our website:
Aromatic Blending for Massage Therapists
The art and science of blending is one of the most fascinating, dynamic, and creative aspects of aromatherapy. This class is designed to support and enhance skills for effective yet creative and unique blending. We will begin by covering 15 invaluable essential oils for a massage therapy practice and then explore three approaches to blending. How to create effective blends in a wide range of bases will be discussed along with safety considerations and methods of application.
Retailing for Massage Therapists
Truly successful massage therapists understand that serving their clients’ relaxation, pain relief, and wellness needs usually goes beyond providing a technically great service. They also work to educate and provide appropriate recommendations for each client regarding treatments and products that address their specific concerns and needs. These insightful professionals provide a flawless blend of client care and customer service as well as improved results for their clients by creating both an office and home care treatment plan that will provide the client’s desired results. This course will help new and seasoned massage therapists understand how to provide even higher levels of client satisfaction by providing effective retail sales recommendations and achieve a stronger level of retail sales.