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Once again, the dancing bear can sit still no longer. (Me.) I was going to let it go, until a client of mine, an ER MD who works in countries around the world poked me about this topic as she often does, in regards to the massage industry’s reactionary behavior on issues of little matter. This is in regards to the Siri App and happy endings. Continued below….
Yet again, similar to last years focus on The View (or was it this years focus?) and comments made in regards to massage, we, as massage therapists, have allowed yet another ‘shinny new object’ to snatch our attention away from issues that truly matter, and focus it on something that doesn’t need more attention, similar to a 5 year old child at Christmas who didn’t get the toy s/he wanted, thus having a tantrum.
I’m quite familiar with happy endings and the massage industry; I’m located in Las Vegas. If people choose to ‘speak’ happy ending into a program or Google it, then they are seeking happy endings, not legit massage, right? Thus, why are YOU concerned if you are a legit therapist? Ohhhhh, I get it, you are concerned about your reputation, the industries reputation, bla, bla, bla.
What happened to this phrase, “BE the change you wish to SEE?” Ohhhh, I get it. YOU see the change you wish to see as constant wining, complaining, pissing and moaning, writing blog posts, writing Facebook posts, bla, bla, bla, about this App as change. Wrong. Here’s the treatment plan, and it works just dandy for me.
1) Sign your petition to Apple or whomever, write your congress wo/man, pray to God, Buddha or Mohammed, etc., et. All, get AMTA or ABMP or whoever to do something, and be done with it!
2) Quickly redirect your attention to what truly matters, your massage business. Attracting and taking care of existing clients, and improving your own relationship and massage skills in whatever it is that you do.
If, for some delusional reason, you think you can split your attention between truly improving your massage business situation, whatever that may be, and focusing on topics such as these, you are sadly mistaken.
All the ‘do-gooders’ out there can waste their time as they wish, just remember this: As you are sucked into the attention vacuum of frivolity, therapists like me are working on new client attracting methods, working on our client service skills, learning new massage modalities, etc., etc.
We wish you the best, and are truly grateful for your clients, those who have now switched to our services because we focus on them, not yet another ‘massage industry witch hunt’ into wasted time and resources.
Once again, thank you!
Now, I’m off to work on previously mentioned ER MD, and get further insight (her opinion of course) as to why massage therapy is viewed as the health and wellness industries ‘bottom of the barrel’ as opposed to the 'cream of the crop.'
Gee, and I wonder why….