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I have an opportunity to fly out to work on a pro NFL player. (6'7 and close to 400lbs)

Travel would be paid for as well as hotel. What would be a good rate to charge for the day?

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Excellent opportunity.  Congrat.

Strange, didn't they offer the basic pay?   Usually they do.  Of course, the personal tip is separate.

I do not believe you can labor more than 4 hours altogether fo the size of the body you quoted assuming you provide the real massage.   For the professional athletes like that, it will be minimum $250 per hour just for relaxation of muscle and $300 for pain relief.   That is my charge at my spa,

Again, very good opp.

Thank you. I appreciate your thoughts. This NFL player is getting massage for pain relief. He is a giant and very heavy so working on him is intense. Just one 2hr treatment per day for multiple days. Do you have a credit card payment system that works for you? Another therapist suggested getting paid in cash another suggested venmo.

I'll have the client put the airfare and hotel on their cc so I'll only need repayment for uber to and from location on a daily basis and then of course the payment itself. Any suggestions--thoughts are welcome.

That sounds like a cool opportunity, so congratulations on that.  When I first started out in this career, my dream was to work on professional athletes like football players.  I hope you are able to help him.  Let us know how it went?  If ya want.  

We have a few golfers and bicyclists coming by often for relaxation or muscle tension relief, cause mainly we are located near activity area.   Yeah, extensive work for them but there is plenty of reward for it.  

By the way, if you let us know where you are located, we may be able to refer athletes or business travellers who stopping by at your area.   We are getting professional golfers coming to Torrey Pines, business people participating at San Diego Convention Center.  They are always interested in knowing who are real effective massueuers.  Visit our website and send us your linkage at   Mutually beneficial if we are able to cross referrals.

I charge $150 an hour for “regular” people, for my pro guys (nhl mostly) I charge $300, that’s for outcall in town. Out of town massage gig, I’d do $1000 a day, obviously the pay travel and hotel.

You should check the licensing regulations in the states in which you are travelling

Many allow for visiting therapists if they are affiliated with a bona fide organization, but travelling with a rich client rarely qualifies you to practice.

Your liability insurance is null and void if you practice outside your scope of licensure.

I have a few NFL clients as well locally. I charge them the same and treat them the same. If I were to travel for them. Still the same price but expenses would be paid by them as they are offering in your deal.

Jake Walker LMT

That’s way cool.  Maybe charge what you normally charge. Then add a certain percentage more? Because you are exclusive to this person, and will be loosing money by not being in the clinic seeing multiple clients.  
Unless this person could lead to something better. Whatever that may be? Then just charge your usual rate. 
Just my two cents. 
Let us know what you decide. 

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