Mobile massage is becoming more popular. AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association), has found that 59% of massage therapists work in the client’s own home or office. Because mobile massage is so popular, many therapists want to learn how to create a mobile massage company.
How do you begin a mobile massage company? To start a mobile massage business:
This guide will provide a step-by–step guide to starting a mobile massage company. As someone who started and managed a mobile massage company that offered the best, I have a lot of experience in starting and running a mobile massage business.
So, let’s get started.
What is mobile massage?
Before we get into the details of starting a mobile massage company, it is important to first understand what mobile massage is. You can think of all the places that a person may get a massage.
Massage therapy does not have to be done in a particular location. This is the core concept of mobile massage. Mobile Massage refers to the idea where the massage therapist visits the client, regardless of their location, to provide massage therapy. Most often, the massage therapist visits clients at their place of residence, office, hotel or workplace.
Most mobile massage bookings are made to clients’ hotels or homes (in the cases of tourists or business people). Companies often book mobile massages at their offices, also known as corporate Massage.
Mobile massage therapists will often visit clients at their homes or hotels. You may also be able to offer mobile massage at workplaces if you’re familiar with chair massage.
A mobile massage is basically any session in which you travel to the client’s location to provide massage therapy. Mobile massage provides a spa-quality massage directly at the client’s location. The mobile massage therapist has everything they need: oils, candles and music. To offer a spa-quality treatment.
How to Start a Mobile Massage Business
There are some prerequisites before you can start offering your services. You may be praised by your friends and family for your amazing massages but that does not necessarily mean you’re ready to offer your services.
My mobile massage business has had very few applicants in the past. Their only qualification was to give massages to their friends and families. You must have the same professional qualifications and certifications as any other profession to work as a mobile masseuse.
This section will discuss the requirements and prerequisites to be a mobile massage therapist.
Requirement 1: Education and Certifications to Start A Mobile Massage Company
I assume that you plan to open your mobile massage service. I assume you don’t plan to open a mobile massage market where there are other mobile massage therapists.
Before you can open a mobile massage business, you need to have the right certifications, training, experience, and knowledge.
The regulation of massage therapy takes place at the state level. You will need to have a minimum amount of training hours, as well as certifications or diplomas from accredited massage therapist programs. AMTA lists accredited massage therapy schools, as well as links to state laws and regulations.
You will need to have an ITEC level 3 (or equivalent) in massage therapy, sports science and anatomy and physiology or beauty to work as a masseuse. You also need to have completed at least 200 hours of training.
There are schools like the school for massage that offer the necessary training and diplomas in order to be a massage therapist.
Requirement #2: To start a mobile massage business, you must have a company formation and employment status
You will be a mobile massage therapist and your mobile massage business will have two main sources of clients:
- Mobile massage marketplace clients
- Your marketing efforts can bring clients to you
Many mobile massage platforms will require that you work as a freelance therapist. You will also need to set up a company to serve your clients.
You will need to select a business structure before you can work for a mobile massage market or service your clients.
Massage therapists usually set up their business as a limited liability company (LLC) or sole proprietorship. Massage therapists often form an LTD company, or establish a sole proprietorship.
Requirement 3: Liability insurance
Before you can accept your first customer, liability insurance will be required for your company. Liability insurance protects your business from any lawsuits or claims arising out of injuries or damages.
Mobile massage businesses that require you to visit clients’ homes often need insurance. The insurance covers you in the event of damage to client property.
In a matter of seconds, you can buy liability insurance online. Many insurance companies offer mobile massage therapists liability insurance.