How to Start a Massage Therapy Business
Temecula massage therapy has become a staple in the health care industry. Most states regulate the practice, requiring massage therapists to be licensed or certified. It is important to know your state’s regulations before starting a business. Failure to comply with the rules can result in hefty fines or even a business shut down.
Most massage businesses offer treatment packages or bill per session. Some even offer the option to allow customers to use their health insurance for therapeutic massages. If you decide to go the insurance route, you must make sure to get your clients to pay you and then submit a claim form to the insurance company.
A spa menu is much like a restaurant menu, describing every service you can have. Many of these services are referred to as “Massage” or “Masseuse” or “Masseur”. Usually you will find a deep tissue massage and a Swedish massage on the menu. You will be asked if you want to add aromatherapy or have special problem areas.
The client enters the parlor, is greeted and agrees on time, price and style of massage. Client disrobes and gets on table under sheet. Therapist starts massage. Client communicates with therapist to ensure proper pressure and if uncomfortable in any way. Client pays therapist and offers tip if inclined.
Some massage businesses are set up as an LLC to protect their personal assets from any legal actions brought against them. Getting the right licenses, permits and insurance is essential for your business to operate safely and legally. Keeping detailed accounts of your expenses and income helps simplify annual tax filing.