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The purpose of this group to assist and answer question regarding opening a mobile spa or practice and networking with other mobile spa's and practicioners.

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Specials and Discounts 3 Replies

How many specials or discounts do you offer new and existing clients to build your business. Is this the best way to keep your business going? If not, what are some ways to build your clientele?Continue

Tags: business, build, clientele, Discounts, Specials

Started by Claire Brown. Last reply by Lynda Jackson Jul 12, 2011.

How do you brand you Mobile Spa Business? 1 Reply

What are some of the tools you use to brand your Mobile Spa Business?  With Mobile Spa's we do not have the luxury of "micromanaging" our staff.  We  do not see our therapsits before or after every…Continue

Tags: branding, Business, Mobile

Started by Bridget Turnbach. Last reply by Relax & Rejuvenate Jun 10, 2011.

the best way to built your mobile business 3 Replies

I will be starting my mobile full service spa this week  and servicing five states with other people working for me what is the best way you think that you have built your client tell and the bes…Continue

Started by Beante Hollie. Last reply by Bridget Turnbach Dec 14, 2010.

How far are you willing to travel to do a mobile massage?

Do you set a radius for you and your therapists when taking appointments on the road?  How much more do you charge if your travel time increases?  $.50 per mile is my general rule beyond 25 miles.

Started by Bridget Turnbach Sep 11, 2010.

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Comment by Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, BCTMB on February 10, 2011 at 11:44pm

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Comment by Bridget Turnbach on July 15, 2010 at 9:00am
Summer is the perfect time to add a little color to your Mobile Spa Business. While blankets are stored away for the season break out a colorful sarong to lay over the sheets. Sarong's, wraps or any light colorful material will add an extra layer to your table bringing forth good energy and feelings of sun, sand, light and breezy evenings. At least thats what my wraps represent. What wraps will you use?
Comment by Bridget Turnbach on July 1, 2010 at 6:34pm
Hi Sam~You need a website, Keep it simple...three pages to start...about page....on line contact page this is where you can attach pdf files for release forms and add to mailing list sort of stuff. Get a tracker for sure on your site and follow the trends...where is you traffic coming from.
If there is no competition in your area your in a good spot. Competition drives price down so start high so you have wiggle room with promotions and discounts etc.
Hire one or two good therapists to start with and develop a signigture treatment for your company to brand yourself.
File your business license, tax info and set up quick books, order brouchures and card on quailty card stock, visit for additonal travel supplies for your company.
Spend your advertising $ on the web, get a good webmaster and stay away from pay for clicks and paid sites to start until you follow your tracker more.
Once you have that in place spend 1/2 day a week visiting local business with your info, dress in a suit not like you are doing a massage. Phone calls come later. Working for free is not my motto unles its a non-profit for a cause.

Business is good! Thank you for asking :)
Comment by Laura Fields on May 20, 2010 at 8:15pm
Very good idea about the old sheets and blankets, never would have thought of doing that. I will tell my school about this idea as we are all animal lovers too.
Comment by Bridget Turnbach on May 20, 2010 at 8:01pm
When your sheets, towels & blankets have seen their last massage don't throw them out, bring them to your local animal shelter. Shelter's need our worn out linens for our four legged friends. Aromatherapy scented sheets will be an added bonus for some.
Comment by Bridget Turnbach on April 12, 2010 at 6:31am
When clients ask me how much space I will need, I tell them the same amount of space as a twin size bed or 8"x4". People seem to understand the twin size bed answer better. As far as payment of services. I do require a CC to hold the apt. They are welcome to pay in cash the day of. I do not charge CC until after services are rendered. Contracts for parties are necessary and I use a basic contract form that I downloaded off the Internet and adjust accordingly. Release forms are necessary for all customers and I have this available on my site so customers can fill out prior to services. Thanks for the question. Happy Monday!
Comment by Katherine Anderson on March 17, 2010 at 10:49am
My protocol is as follows:
Appointments are held with a credit card. At the time of service you can alternatively use a gift certificate. Each scheduled appointment require a credit card to hold your appointment. Appointments cancelled at least 4 hours prior to scheduled appointment receive 100% refund. Cancellations made less than 4 hours prior to scheduled appointment receive 50% refund. Please, remember your appointment. If I arrive at your home and you are unable to fullfill your appointment request you will be charged the full service price.
Comment by Bridget Turnbach on March 10, 2010 at 9:33pm
Sam, great question. When I send a thank you to my clients I ask them if they would like to post a comment about their experience with my mobile spa I embed a link in the email or a long hand thank you note (whats that?) to a tinyurl address that posts to my posturous account and then gets spread out all over my social networks.
Comment by Bridget Turnbach on February 18, 2010 at 5:01pm
Gloria ~ See new discussion

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