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Poll Results for the following Question:

How much time do you spend massaging clients?

Results:

Less than 10 hours per week
28.8%
11-20 hours per week
31.4%
21-30 hours per week
25.3%
31-40 hours per week
10.0%
More than 40 hours per week
4.4%

Total Respondents: 229

Comments:

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11-20 hours per week I do not spend more than 15-to16 hours doing massage, I find it much physically demanding.Even if I had the work, massage could never be full time for me,I see to many other therapist than did alot and burned out after a couple years with all kinds of injuries.


11-20 hours per week I cant complain about business. When I first started my own practice, my goal was 10 a week. After 18 months, now I average 15 per week. Elaine, LMT

Anonymous
11-20 hours per week I cant complain about business. When I first started my own practice, my goal was 10 a week. After 18 months, now I average 15 per week. Elaine Kelley, LMT


31-40 hours per week I feel so privilege to work as a therapist, especially since 09/11. It is a gift and an honor when a complete stranger allows you to administer to their needs. After 30 years of working outside my present field, I am now doing what I love. I am so grateful.


 Just a student now . . . but give me time. Phoenix, AZ is the place to be. Great site!

Anonymous
Less than 10 hours per week After 25 years of computer programming I was experiencing severe burnout. So I went to massage school, intending to make a career change. I completed the 500 hour course (10 months eve/wknd), passed the national exam and got my WA license. But I found that doing a dozen or so massages a month relaxed and refreshed me enough so that I could continue in my old career, keeping the benefits of paid vacation, sick leave, med/dental insurance, etc. I do more free than paid massage, mostly on co-workers, but remember that massage is to benefit Body, Mind and Spirit. The freebies help their bodies, but my Mind and Spirit benefit greatly.

Anonymous
11-20 hours per week I practice other modalities than Massage and many of my sessions are in the 90 minute range. I can easily make it a 40 hour week by way of paperwork, laundry and ordering supplies so I am able to see some 15 - 20 clients a week. This also includes receiving some kind of bodywork every week.


21-30 hours per week When I started out with massage and was getting an established clientel, I would work more hours in the week. Soon I was finding I was wearing out because I was neglecting to practice what I preached about receiving regular massage. So now I try to limit myself to 25-28 massages a week and I get a massage at least every other week!!! The new combinations works beautifully!

Anonymous
 I offer massage and bodywork so could you rephrase the question so I can answer it. In other words I don not only offer massage.



Anonymous
 Most of the sessions with my clients are 90
minutes. Some clients I spend additional time in
extending their education per stretching
techniques, as with Active Isolated Stretching.

Anonymous
21-30 hours per week In my practice I see newborns to the most senior. Many times I am working with those whose health is challenged, eg... birth trauma with newborns/children, or with those recovering from surgeries, feeling the weight/loss of a loved one, or enduring physical pain. I make sure to utilize those therapies specific to their condition/needs first, (Muscle and fascial therapies, and craniosacral therapy) as well as taking time post session to be supportive/listen/or just let them know I am there for them if ever they need me. What ever I may miss in numbers, I am amply rewarded in the "joy" of this work. This is not a bottom line approach, nor is it any attempt to practice outside of the scope of my practice. It is what I owe them for coming to me. [LMT in NM]

Anonymous
21-30 hours per week In my practice I see newborns to the most senior. Many times I am working with those whose health is challenged, eg... birth trauma with newborns/children, or with those recovering from surgeries, feeling the weight/loss of a loved one, or enduring physical pain. I make sure to utilize those therapies specific to their condition/needs first, (Muscle and fascial therapies, and craniosacral therapy) as well as taking time post session to be supportive/listen/or just let them know I am there for them if ever they need me. What ever I may miss in numbers, I am amply rewarded in the "joy" of this work. {LMT in NM}
This is not a bootom line approach, nor is it any attempt to practice outside of the scope of my practice. It is what I owe them for coming to me.

Anonymous
Less than 10 hours per week I work at both a day spa and in a clinical setting. I spend very little time actually giving massage. Most of my time is spent recording information for medical records.


21-30 hours per week I hve found that my clients will let me know if I am working to much. What they don't tell me, my wrists will me know.

When I choose to take a few days off, my clients sre not ezactly happy but they understand. Sometimes we need to take care of ourselves to be able to help others.
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