Happy Clients – D.S. from San Francisco, CA, USA

I LOVE my students. Truly. It brings me so much joy to help massage practices THRIVE! Here's a recent feedback from from a Graduate of my program. He's been in practice 10 years, and is finally making his own practice into a sustainable, fulfilling career! Enjoy this inspiration!!!

where do you practice? (city/state/country)
San Francisco, CA USA

# years you have been an LMT, and # years (or months!) you have been in your own practice:
I have been a CMT for 10 years and been in own practice for 1 ½ years. 

What is your niche?
Sports Massage: Athletes 

what was your experience of practice building like, BEFORE the academy? Paint a picture of what you were doing, how you felt, results (or none) etc.
Before the academy, I was trying desperately to get everyone on my table. I wasn't clear in the work I did, I just said I did massage and I tried to market myself without really knowing WHAT I was marketing. I got some clients, but they weren't consistent at all. 

What were the three program OUTCOMES you declared when you started the academy?
1. I want to attract more clients: the ones I want and love to work on. 2. I want to be better about talking about my work (i.e. techniques I do). 3. I need to be better about “asking” for business to retain clients. 

What were your results DURING/AFTER the program – what did you accomplish? (and refer to your three outcomes you wrote at the start!)
During the program, I was able to narrow down a niche that I enjoy working on and am now confident in talking about my work and what I can do for people. I also now have a PLAN set in place for things I need to do or get better at doing. I have all the resources I need to plan my work and work my plan 🙂

What was it like for you being in the program as compared to trying this on your own?
This program is absolutely amazing. It is like NIGHT AND DAY from being in the program to trying it on your own. Rebecca makes sure you have everything you need and the support of everyone from other students to Stephen, Adam, Dirk, program assistants, and more makes you realize you are not doing this alone. There will be support for you for life ! 

What aspect of the program did you find to be MOST valuable?
I loved the weekly Q&A calls because you realize that everyone has either similar questions or going through things you are as well. To have the support of Rebecca and other students really made me feel motivated and inspired. 

What aspect of the program did you find to be LEAST valuable?
I got value from every aspect of the program, I can't think of anything that didn't help me even just a little bit. 

What would you tell people who are considering doing the program?
I would tell them to DO IT! Even if there is fear or hesitation, it will be the best thing you can do for you and your practice. 

What advice do you have for newbies in the program?
I would say get a calendar and write everything down so that it is scheduled , i.e. your weekly Q&A calls, calls with P.A.'s and Coaches, etc. Also, use the support from the group and don't be afraid to ask questions or ask for help. Always remain coachable and utilize all the resources that you have !

Do you have any suggestions for improving the program in ANY way?
Not that I can think of, I like the changes you are doing to make it easier for everyone involved. 

Anything else you'd like me to know?
I said it before and I'll say it again: THANK YOU REBECCA for shining your light and believing in SO many strangers who want to make a difference in the world through massage therapy. I am so grateful for you and your staff and the amazing people I met along the way. It feels good knowing I have one of the BEST mentors out there. THANK YOU!!!!

Spotlight – Eli’s Successful Launch of Body Euphoria, a Trans-Friendly, Trans-Owned Massage Therapy Center in Pittsburgh

Just bragging about one of my favorite humans on the PLANET!… Eli Shumaker! Check out this link above to an awesome writeup.

I have had the honor of helping this beautiful soul make his dream of a purpose-driven private practice come true.

In just 8 weeks, Eli and I worked together and created, branded, and launched his trans-friendly massage practice, with a mission to help members of the LGBTQ community feel at home in their bodies.

This is so. needed. And the dream is now a REALITY!

On a personal note… Eli is going down in history as the most coachable massage therapist I have ever had the privilege of mentoring. I knew from the start that he had the drive and passion, but just needed some strategy and guidance – and confidence – to make it GO. He soaked up every lesson, every call, every assignment, and just poured his heart and soul into this project. Eli, thank you for trusting me.

I'm proud. Just… freaking proud.

I remember telling Eli, “You are never doing anyone any favors by dimming your light.” It was like a switch flipped – and his reasons and fears and excuses turned into action.

Eli, thank you for DOING WHAT IT TAKES to let your light shine! The world needs you!