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Old 12-24-2015, 09:08 PM
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Someone is making good money off massages. Whether it is the therapists themselves is a different question. Just walking through any mall and it seems most are a dollar a minute or more for a massage. The one that is open in Tysons Corner Mall usually seems pretty busy when I walk by. Though, thinking about it now, there seems to be a lot of turnover of massage places there, so maybe not a great spot to make money considering rent is so high.
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Old 12-31-2015, 08:15 PM
Location: Ormond Beach, FL
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It depends on where you work and how good you are. Massage Envy and a lot of other places offer benefits. And if you have a full time clientele (which I'm still working on) there's no reason a massage therapist can't make $50k in Richmond. There's a formula to it. $20 base pay per hour massage + extra $2 per request + extra $2-$5 per add on service + extra $10 per added 1/2 hour + tip. If you see 40 clients a week life is good. Plus I believe in DMV it's a lot more because services cost more. Now if people aren't into massages in DMV that's something else ( I doubt that due to the number of spas in the DC area although there are few in NOVA).
My son is a massage therapist in Tyson's and doesn't make anything close to $70k. It is pretty impossible to have 40 hours of clients booked in a week. To do so, you would have to have a huge clientele that is more loyal to you than their work schedule. I. Reality you would find it hard to fill some early morning slots and impossible to do multiple messages during the popular afternoon times. You should talk with active message therapists to see if your ideas have any chance of panning out.
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Old 01-02-2016, 12:45 PM
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A friend of mine got her masseuse license years ago and opened her own shop in her home. It was great being a 'practice body' since I was in the area during her schooling. I think there are a lot of factors about the pay - the number of hours you will work; split with shop; variety of services offered; if you have a traveling table you might be able to cover a larger area with more clients. I have a friend that gets regular massages like you said, and it's the therapist she requests. So like any business, build your clientele and reputation. The rest will come.
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