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Poll Results for the following Question:

How much do you charge for a 60-minute massage?

Results:

Less than $30
2.2%
$30-$50
24.5%
$50-$70
52.7%
$70-$90
16.0%
Over $90
3.3%
Other
1.2%

Total Respondents: 1299

Comments:

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Anonymous
Other 


 I charge $45.00 for a 1hr massage. I live in a small town with a population of 1,5oo and three other places that offer massage.


$50-$70 As a business owner who needs a "cut" from my therapists to cover rising expenses, I am worried about a glut of recent graduates pushing rates down. Offer discounts for more visits? My mechanic, hairstylist, and doctors give no such breaks, and I think the same should be for massage therapists.

Anonymous
Other I pay 65 for a 60 min massage, and no complains at all

Anonymous
$30-$50 I want to make it affordable to people who can't spend 50+ on a massage.


$50-$70 no coments

Anonymous
$50-$70 This is a FULL 60 minute session, not one of those 50 minute deals.

Anonymous
 It Depends on the going rate in your area of practise.


$30-$50 I try to make it affordable. I would much rather someone come in twice a month at $40 than once a month at $50 or $60.


Over $90 My evaluation (initial) session is $125.00 and takes about 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours. Thereafter, hourly sessions are $100.00. Initial evals are extremely focused and require a lot of effort, both physically and with paperwork. I can't imagine giving a discount for a first visit and then charging more for future visits. No insurance billing, thank you. Then again, I'm sure it makes a difference that I've been doing this since 1972.


$50-$70 I feel my fee of $58.00 per hour is very fair to my patients. I would love to offer lower rates but my operating costs and need to make a living dictate otherwise.


$30-$50 

In this area that I live in, it necessary to only charge a little amount.
There are so many people that are low income you cant help but want to help.
I live on the border town of McAllen Texas close to Mexico.

I have a question maybe someone can help me.
I am trying to find a continuning education class somewhere close to the area I live in do you have any suggestions... on how to find out if there are any in the area.
Thank you,

Have a great day....
Lisa Alvarado LMT

Anonymous
$30-$50 I'm still a student. It will go up soon

Anonymous
$50-$70 Of course, this is in Australia, in Australian dollars...


$50-$70 I have low overhead and work at a fitness center in a college town. I try to keep my prices reasonable and run monthly specials for all income levels. Seniors discounts, student discounts, etc.


$50-$70 i am still a student, but plan on charging $50 for a one hour massage after i graduate.


$50-$70 Dependencies are: out-call or my location and type of therapy.

Anonymous
$30-$50 I charge $45 for a 75-minute massage and $50 for a 90-minute heated stone massage in my Texas community of 25,000. That is about "tops" for what you can get here. Competition from other therapists is making it tougher all the time. The economy is somewhat depressed here and many people have to choose between eating and paying bills and massage.

Anonymous
$50-$70 I really do believe that you should charge what you think you and your skills and time is worth. When you value yourself with integrity your teaching your client to value themselves as well. I have my own private practice for 2 1/2 years and clients gladly pay me $65.00 an hour not including tips!


$50-$70 I charge a $1.00 per minute and let the client tell me how much of my time they can aford. Some have a five minute massage on the area that is bothering them, others have 15 minutes to an hour. I fine is I keep the pricing simple I get more clients befor the see the chiropractor that I work with. when I work on some one for 5-15 minutes it is in the area were they are being adjusted.


$70-$90 Being blessed at a great location at an airport hotel allows me to provide massage for travelers, hotel guest as well as my clients, giving them the convenience of getting this service here which in turn allows me to be able to charge theses kinds of prices. As God works through me though they get more than there monies worth.


 I charge $105.00 for one hour out call massage


$30-$50 I share a room with three other ladies in an Athletic club. We all charge $45.00/hour to be fair to each other

anon
Other i pay $170


$30-$50 I'm still pretty new to the business (Sept. 2003), and I find that the low rate ($45.00) is really helping to build my client base. I plan to raise my fee after 1 year.
Brenda W. Detroit, MI


$30-$50 I'm still pretty new to the business (Sept. 2003), and I find that the low rate ($45.00) is really helping to build my client base. I plan to raise my fee after 1 year.

Anonymous
Over $90 my rate is $115.00


$70-$90 I have been a massage therapist for 5 years now and have add extensive studies to my educational process of becoming the best and most knowledgeable healer I can be. There is always information out there to grow and learn something new. The Internet is a great source for our profession to talk to one another and teach each other techniques and information that can benefit one and all.

Anonymous
 I only do 60 minutes for the 1st treatment which includes assessment. In a 60 minute session, I can work 3 troublesome areas for 15-20 minutes each. Generally, I only do 30 minute treatments doing medical massage (dry hand). Because medical massage goes to the periosteum and highly stimulates neural function, it's not reccomended to go beyond 30 minutes. Better to see them 3X/week to start, then back off the treatment frequency. I have seen 20 year old chronic pain relieved in 2 sessions working this way, and I have a patient for life (as needed of course)

Lisa T.
Grand Rapids, MI

Anonymous
$30-$50 I charge $60 per hour with a 25% discount to health care workers or public service people. We need it the most, the people taking care of people!
tammy, Cypress, Texas LVN,RMT

Anonymous
$30-$50 45 seems to be the average cost for 1 full hour massage in state of Ohio.

Anonymous
$50-$70 I think your range of prices was too wide to get an accurate idea of what people charge for an hour session.


$50-$70 we are hurting our own and ourselves if we charge less than 50$. You do truly get what you pay for.

Anonymous
$70-$90 I have been charging the same fee for over six years while the cost of living has risen.
Peace

Anonymous
$50-$70 I am able to deside how much to charge my clients, depending on their needs and frequency. Also I use a sliding scale.


$50-$70 I charge $65.00 for a one hour session. I ususally foover 60 minutes but I try to keep it at one hour and ten minutes. I charge $85.00 for one and a half hour and with that I include reflexology (hands, feet and ears), reiki (which just comes out naturally) and polarity. I think that is pretty reasonable.


$50-$70 I live in a pretty touristy area.. Summer is our high-time, but I charge the same consistantly thru-out the year, and do well!
When you are the only game in town...


$50-$70 I charge 50 for the hour and 30 for the half hour


$70-$90 my fee is base on a out calls. $75 plus a $25 travel fee.

Anonymous
$50-$70 My charges as you can see are $70 per hourly session, however I reside in Bermuda and you probably know that things are a little more expensive than mainland USA.


$50-$70 I charge $70/hr for massage. Whether I'm working toward relaxation, or treatment or a combination, my rates are the same. However, I prefer to work longer sessions and my rates reflect a reduction at the longer periods: $105/1-1/2hr; $130/2hr.
Martin

Anonymous
$50-$70 I charge $70/hr for massage. Whether I'm working toward relaxation, or treatment or a combination, my rates are the same. However, I prefer to work longer sessions and my rates reflect a reduction at the longer periods: $105/1-1/2hr; $130/2hr.
Martin


$70-$90 Personally my rates vary for many reasons; Not the least of which is I am in the busniss of healing not only for the making of money. Therapeutically there is always a price required for the healing to take place (sacrifice). At the same time it must be done with the right heart. Most of my clients give me more than the agreed fee. An hour is not very long...I prefer 90 to 120 minutes (because we are such complicated beings). However beyond 21/2 or 3 hours seems to have a negative rebound effect...with the possible exception of taking time to discuss emotional components of their symptoms, which require acknowledgment to allow release. If you would like, I would be happy to explain in more detail via email.


 
Here in Florida $60 per hour for Relaxation Massage is pretty much a middle of the road industry charge. Newly graduated Therapists tend to charge less and Hotels and Spas charge more.


$50-$70 I charge $50 and do a lot of deep tissue work and work in areas of old injuries and scar tissue. My clients are people such as fishermen and construction workers. I also have quite a few clients over the age of 70. The going rate at the spas here in Juneau is more than I charge but I want to be able to provide massage to the folks who really need it.


$70-$90 I only charge $75 per session. I usually give a good deep tissue massage which helps clear up quite a few problems with my clients. I feel that with all the extra training I have had and continue to get I deserve to be able to charge more. I can go to any spa in my area and expect to pay at least $85 per hour for a simple swedish massage.


Other It seems to me it would depend on the type of massage according to the client's health status and the complaints he/she came in with. Consequently it depends on the type of massage technique used on the client/patient but generally $45 to $50 and $55 if the therapist has to spend longer than 60-minutes depending of what he/she finds as far ar tension spots, knots, etc...etc...
PS - anyone in the forum, please share the opinion you have on my survey/response, I would love to hear your experiences.


$30-$50 I love doing this I love having my own business.


$30-$50 In small town I have to lower my price in order for me to stay in business.

Anonymous
$70-$90 Less than $70 for long standing clients. New comers pay what the traffic will bear. It takes a real sob story for me to lower my rates.


$50-$70 My prices are average for my area. There are practitioners who charge a lot more.


Over $90 $100 - 90 minutes of connective tissue work, that is the bulk of my biz, bodywork for relaxation $65 - 60 minutes,


$50-$70 I made a mistake. I accidentally clicked $35-50 prior to this vote.

We offer massage from $45-$55 at our establishment.

Anonymous
$50-$70 I have lived in several areas of the US during my career and $50-$70 seems to be the most acceptable to most folks.


 I would just like to add that at my studio I do not charge by the hour because I have found that the industry had become so time motivated and the client that is coming in to relax becomes keenly aware of when the treatment is coming to a close because the treatment is so regimented and therefore they don't completely relax. All of my clients know that when they make an appointment with us that they need to allow for additional time to truly relax and each treatment usually lasts anywhere between 1.15 to 1.30 hours from start to finish. There are even times when the client needs less that the 1 hour. But as a therapist that is tuned into what the client needs at that time I am able to treat each client with their individual needs and not be concerned with how much time I have left with them. With this in mind I have a steady stream of clients as well as new clients coming in each week because they know that they are truly being cared for on a deeper level and are able to truly relieve the stress that they come to me to release in the first place. So yes I charge $60.00 but it is not typically for an hour.


 I would just like to add that at my studio I do not charge by the hour because I have found that the industry had become so time motivated and the client that is coming in to relax becomes keenly aware of when the treatment is coming to a close because the treatment is so regimented and therefore they don't completely relax. All of my clients know that when they make an appointment with us that they need to allow for additional time to truly relax and each treatment usually lasts anywhere between 1.15 to 1.30 hours from start to finish. There are even times when the client needs less that the 1 hour. But as a therapist that is tuned into what the client needs at that time I am able to treat each client with their individual needs and not be concerned with how much time I have left with them. With this in mind I have a steady stream of clients as well as new clients coming in each week because they know that they are truly being cared for on a deeper level and are able to truly relieve the stress that they come to me to release in the first place. So yese I charge $60.00 but it is not typically for an hour.


$50-$70 I charge $60-75mins..Im a little slow. Anyway, if someone has a problem with my rate, I tell them, if they can find a better price to go for it! I once worked at a filthy spa they charged $95 for 50mins. My girlfriend charges $80 for an hour and if she don't like you it may go up higher!

Anonymous
$50-$70 I charge less than fifty for clients that I see more than one
time per month.
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