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Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Franchises Available? Yes
Online Operation? No
In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get frustrated, frazzled and stressed out. But if you’ve got that healing touch, you can knead away tense muscles and calm jagged nerves. So, why not make the dream of relaxation a reality with a mobile massage service? You’ll drive to homes or offices, bring in your massage chair or table, soothing oils, and restful music. Your clients will have the opportunity to get a 7 to 20-minute on-site relaxation experience!
With proper authorization, you can even set up in public places, such as beaches, shopping malls, and airports. There are so many great advantages to this business! For starters, your start-up costs are minimal. Best part? You get the satisfaction of making the world a more relaxing place for your clients. Even if it’s just temporary. The only requirements you’ll need is to have a background in massage therapy.
Your clientele will be huge since pretty much everyone these days needs to relax, but never has a time. Not everyone has the possibility to book a one-hour massage seance at the spa, and most places don’t do massages for less than 60 minutes. This is where you step in by bringing your services to those who need it but can’t afford to take time off work to go get a massage. We’re talking about overworked executives, home office entrepreneurs, stay-at-home moms, athletes who’ve overdone the aerobics workout and even sports rehabilitation clinics.
Send out your business cards and brochures to the human resources departments or health and safety coordinators of large corporations and small-business owners in your area. Give them out at health clubs and spas, fitness centers, clothing and shoe stores, vitamin and nutrition shops, and chiropractors who can refer you to their patients. Give seminars to professional and civic groups. Volunteer yourself as a guest on a local radio show. Get yourself written up in local publications. Donate a few sessions to a charity fundraiser in exchange for publicity. There are so many different ways you can market this! Research and have some fun with it!
The equipment that you need is not a lot. The first thing you need to do is make sure you have massage therapists license. Visit the Massage Therapy Association to see what are some of the requirements you need in your location. Other than the license, as far as physical equipment, not a lot is required. A portable massage table or chair, scented candles and oils, towels and some relaxing music.
So what are you waiting for? There’s nothing left for you to do except to follow your dream and become your own boss!