You learn techniques and skills while training is just the beginning of becoming a great massage therapist. Like any career, those who excel in this field bring more to the table than just talented hands. As you begin your journey of massage mastery and fulfilling your desire to become a fantastic massage therapist, keep these five qualities in mind to reach the level of success you envision.
In a recently published article entitled, “Do You Have the Courage to Achieve Massage Mastery?”, author and expert, Douglas Nelson, writes:
“Some massage therapy sessions are so moving; they resonate so deeply, as powerful and transformational experiences. How can we, as massage practitioners, consistently create that massage mastery for our clients?”
Nelson says that, in his 40th year practising massage, he is greatly interested in this issue for two distinct reasons.
“First, I’d like to be the best therapist I can be. Second, I find the practice and discipline of massage to be a rich source of personal growth and fulfilment.”
He says that other disciplines, such as the arts, have also explored how some efforts resonate and some do not. In music, I have heard it said that a great entertainer gives you the performance you hoped for, while an artist gives you that which you never knew was possible.
“The concert with the entertainer was transactional; you pay a fee and get the concert you wanted. An experience with the artist isn’t transactional, it is transformational. It is my belief that we therapists, should aspire to elevate our discipline to the level of artistry and massage mastery, benefiting both our clients and ourselves in the process.”
He says the path to mastery is paved with dedication and discipline, my experiences with world-class musicians and athletes have confirmed this as I observed their unwavering focus and discipline to the fundamentals of their craft.
Given today’s technological ubiquity, and the success apps and mobile software have seen in recent years, it seems almost natural that the most unexpected industries would climb aboard and rub shoulders with the kingpins of tech innovators.
Massage therapy is one of those industries, and Noterro has mastered the tech.
It was once quite a laborious task of the brick-and-mortar business model to manage client intake forms, scheduling, financial documentation and ensure the security of all files, but Noterro has solved that issue by streamlining all things pertinent to your massage practice directly through one superb piece of software.
Your time is money. Put Noterro to work today and start simplifying your clinic life.