Are you still doing the same job you did in 2003?
Like, the same job, at the same place, with little variation?
Some of you may enjoy that. Some of you may thrive in routine. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. However, the average career span of a massage therapist is 7 years. That’s right, SEVEN. And we are currently in 2021, so that’s 18 years for me. No wonder I’m always tired!
Growth vs. Change: what's the difference?
This is one of my favorite photos I’ve ever had taken of me. Why? Because that smile on my face is real. It’s authentic. I’m doing something that I truly do love. Helping people feel better.
Change means you do just that. Change. I changed my own personal practice back in 2019 when I ‘retired’ from doing more traditional massages to focus on the specialty work that I spent a lot of time and money learning. That was part of the growth phase. So by growing my skillset it allowed me to change our offerings for clients. Some clients aren’t comfortable disrobing for a massage, which makes Fascial Stretch Therapy a great option. Other clients love getting naked, climbing under the sheets and weighted blanket and receiving a deeply relaxing massage session from one of our skilled therapists.
By growing both personally and professionally I was able change the business structure and offerings as well as bring on new staff members that could continue to provide the services that we have offered for years. Thereby allowing the business as a whole to grow, a team of therapists to have a space to work, learn and grow themselves and develop their own skillset and techniques and continue to serve our amazing clients.
And now, stepping further out of the treatment room the growth and change continues as I am thrilled to be able to have the time to work with our staff, help them grow their own practice and continue to change and evolve into doing the things that they love doing.
At the end of the day, we only get one shot at life so let’s make it great, shall we?
In good hands,
Rebecca Tamm, LMT