How to Help a New Spa Professional When They Join Your Business

new massage therapist

On today’s episode, we’re finally somewhat recovered from Valentine’s Day but Sessy has one more adventure with dryers. But, the real bulk of the episode is inspired by our Facebook Group member Chelsea. Chelsea wanted to know how to help a brand new massage therapist build her books.

Topics Covered

  • Ramona realizes she can’t do things like she did in her 20s
  • Follow up on the Great Dryer Adventure
  • Read the instructions or Delegate where you can
  • Benefits of bringing in new spa professionals
  • How to bring in an experienced therapist and breaking some bad habits
  • Partnering with a local spa professional training center
  • Have a mentorship mindset
  • Use that email to get people in – and a tiny discount
  • Your business needs to be strong enough without a noncompete
  • Have spare shirts and encourage the new person to wear it
  • Have a card for your new therapist that has a reason for a new client to see them
  • Set aside time each week working with your new practitioner
  • Plant the deep roots
  • Get a front desk person on your table ASAP – single person, no problem get your network on your table
  • Ads don’t work as well as word of mouth – build that network and relationships
  • Stop trying to pretend this isn’t about the money
  • Don’t avoid charities but be smart about them
  • Go to where their ideal clients live
  • Don’t over promise the new practitioner about how busy they’re going to be

Resources Mentioned 

About the author, Ramona

Ramona Rice is a professional content marketer who specializes in appointment-based businesses. She is a podcaster with We Should Not Be Friends, Spapreneur, and the award-winning Sports Gal Pal Podcast. She lives in Virginia with her tiny humans.

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