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Social Networking, Is It Working?


Social Networking, Is It Working?

Is "social networking" working for you as a bodyworker? Tell us you success', trials, errors and share ideas!

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facebook, twitter, youtube...myspace? 7 Replies

Many of today's therapists are using formats such as facebook, twitter, youtube and some are even still using myspace. Please share your experience with such formats, if you feel so inclined we…Continue

Tags: computers, web sites, blogs, bodywork, networking

Started by Geoffrey Bishop. Last reply by Tiffany Jan 16, 2012.

define social networking 11 Replies

Networking in general is a great way to build a business. If you are talking about using Twitter, facebook etc - I think they are a bit waste of time except for Twitter I can put a feed on my website…Continue

Started by Julie Onofrio. Last reply by Tiffany Dec 3, 2011.

Mobile Marketing 2 Replies

I have been paying attention to mobile marketing. All the marketing experts claim you must be smart phone friendly. Does anyone here use bulk txt messaging in order to reach you clients if you need…Continue

Started by Jessica Weagle. Last reply by Jessica Weagle Mar 23, 2011.

Let's brainstorm marketing strategies to reach the fast-growing group of over-50 people using social media

People who are over 50 are among the fastest-growing groups using social media.  Which means that one of our most important niche markets is online.  Sp. here's the challenge: …Continue

Started by Laurie Owen Aug 31, 2010.

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Comment by Tina Holt on February 21, 2012 at 12:09pm

I am looking for an article for my website about social media marketing and why massage therapists choose to do this, how it can help, etc. If anyone has expert advice in this area and is interested in writing about this please let me know.

Comment by Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, BCTMB on January 30, 2011 at 8:17pm



Ariana Vincent, Beets Cafe, Austin, March 9, at noon

Ariana Vincent, CEO of Ariana Institute (Inspiring Massage Education and Wellness for the Body, Mind and Spirit), will be hosting a free RISE session, Social Media for Health Care Professionals, on Wednesday, March 9, from 12 to 1:30 pm, at Beets Living Food Cafe, 1611 W 5th Street, Suite 165, Austin.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Social Media for Health Care Professionals offers an opportunity for participants to enhance knowledge related to utilize electronic marketing to create or enhance a successful practice. 1.5 hours of CE credit for Licensed Massage Therapists and Licensed Professional Counselors; however, everyone is welcome to attend. 

DATE: Wednesday, March 9, 2011

TIME: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 

LOCATION:  Beets Living Food Cafe, (5th Street Commons Building), 1611 W 5th Street, Suite 165, Austin, TX 78703, Beets' Phone: 512-477-2338, Beets' URL: You are welcome to order lunch (on your own) from the delicious and nutritious Beets' Cafe menu during the session.

PARKING: There is plenty of free garage parking in the 5th Street Commons garage (enter on West Lynn) behind the building (south of the building) and there is metered parking in front of the building on West 5th Street. There are entrances to the Cafe at both the front and the back of building. 

REGISTRATION: Anyone can attend for free. Attendance is capped at 25 entrepreneurs per session. Registration for RISE Week begins February 1 for RISE Members. To join RISE, visit: Open registration begins February 7. To register, visit If you would like free CE credits, please pre-register with Ariana as well as with RISE so we can have your certificate prepared. To contact Ariana, visit

BIOGRAPHY: Ariana Vincent, Nationally Approved Massage Therapy Instructor and Continuing Education Provider, is the owner and founder of Ariana Institute (Inspiring Massage Education and Wellness for the Body, Mind and Spirit). She offers continuing education courses throughout the United States. Ariana maintains a full-time 30-year practice in Austin, Texas. She has been a Massage Therapy Instructor and CE Provider for 12 years. Ariana Institute offers over 30 CE courses as well as an online Massage Therapy Instructors course. For additional information about Ariana Institute, including course descriptions and course registration information, visit  

RISE: RISE is a non-profit program dedicated to inspiring and empowering entrepreneurs. It was created as a week-long, free “un-conference” by and for entrepreneurs in Austin, Texas. The cornerstone of RISE has been an annual “un-conference” in which seasoned entrepreneurs and experts volunteer to host small-group sessions at locations throughout the city. This year, the conference is being held in Austin from March 7 through March 11.

SUMMARY: RISE session: SOCIAL MEDIA FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS, presented by Ariana Vincent of Ariana Institute, Beets Cafe, March 9 at noon.

Comment by Laurie Owen on October 18, 2010 at 11:59am
I just received this email from the Healing Touch community. Greg Pitstick did a training last year around this same time, which I took. It was definitely worth my time. It's all online, so you can watch it at your convenience. Though at the end he's "selling" his services, he also gives a lot of good information during the free training. I really do recommend it. You'll need to register asap. Laurie

Dear Laurie,

I wanted to remind you to register for the free online training event "How to Attract Clients Without Selling" being offered free to our community by Greg Pitstick and Smart Guide To Marketing.

The online training event will be held Thursday October 21, 2010 at 9:00pm eastern time , but there are only 3 days left to register.

*** It will only take a minute, so just click on this link to register:
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Comment by Las Vegas Massage In Summerlin on May 6, 2010 at 10:00am

Facebook Advertising and Facebook Marketing is much more involved than just learning how to place 'pay-per-click' ads on Facebook.

I've put together (and will continue to expand) a webpage that contains a ton of free marketing and advertising tips on how to utilize Facebook to attract clients.

Please stop by and visit, here: Facebook Advertising.

Also, please share your favorite applications on Facebook, any great articles that have assisted you, etc., etc. I will then add them to this webpage.

Thanks and have an excellent day!

Kris Kelley

P.S. You can contact me on Facebook here as well:!/EnergeticReality

Log-in to Facebook first, then you'll proceed directly to my profile.

Comment by Las Vegas Massage In Summerlin on March 9, 2010 at 12:50pm
I thought I posed this somewhere, and I'm sure I did but can't find it, so I'll paraphrase ;)

Facebook has now taken over the #2 spot for searching on the Internet, passing Yahoo!

If you'd like to learn how to use Facebook to attract clients, communicate with people on the Internet and grow your business, come and visit!

Massage Marketing Using Facebook

Comment by ASIS Massage Education on February 5, 2010 at 12:18pm
We'd like to utilize social networking to keep up with alumni, hear their stories, as well as share our offerings. We also like to share our workshop offerings. We have great respect for our instructors and we seek out the finest hands-on instructors for CE to offer the massage community, not just for fulfilling State or National requirements, but for deep, transformational and cutting-edge education. You can find more information here... We also like to have our staff answer questions that come up as a fun activity in various forums.

Personally, I love the intention of connection virtually but I'm more kinesthetically wired and enjoy more direct contact with my friends other than typing away. On my own facebook, I've had several clients book sessions with me after typing in my status something like, " Bradley Blalock learned another modality over the weekend...Rocking the Body: Integrative Connective Tissue. I'm humbled by all the wisdom that was passed on over the ages to get to this time and place where such an effective confluence of so many modalites can be distilled and shared via science and intuition."

Peace to you,
Bradley Blalock
ASIS Massage Education
Comment by Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, BCTMB on January 4, 2010 at 2:20pm
Thanks so much for inviting me to join this Social Networking Group.

I believe that online social and business networking has a viable and important place in bringing our massage community together.

You are warmly invited to link up with Ariana Vincent and Ariana Institute on
LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Plaxo and the Massage and Bodywork site.

I send out informative e-mails through the Ariana Institute site. To receive these e-mails, please contact me at

To join me in online social and business networking venues, please visit the following and link-up.


Facebook - Ariana Vincent

Facebook - Ariana Institute




Massage Professionals

You are also invited to join the following massage groups:

Massage Educators

Austin Massage Therapists

Continuing Education For Massage Therapists

Texas Massage Therapists

Ariana Institute Massage Education

Ariana Institute (on LinkedIn)

Massage Educators Association (on LinkedIn)
Comment by Matthew Vola on December 20, 2009 at 6:42pm
Did you regisiter first? If not you need to do that but i can check your persmissions if you did
Comment by Geoffrey Bishop on December 20, 2009 at 11:20am
Hi Matthew~ I joined your page, but could not comment anything...being from Iowa I was really excited to join! Seems social networking is only worth what you put into it, and that may be shooting a bit high...

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