Massage & Bodywork

January/February 2013

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best practices Business side | Q & art | table lessons | savvy self-care What Should a Massage or Bodywork Session Cost? By Les Sweeney, NCMT, and Kristin Coverly, RMT Welcome to Massage & Bodywork's 2013 Business Side column. We're Kristin Coverly and Les Sweeney, and we'll be your tour guides through the exciting and mysterious world of successful practice—from growing to maintaining, reenergizing to marketing, winding down or selling, working for someone else or going it alone. ABMP President Les Sweeney and ABMP Education Facilitator Kristin Coverly. Photo by Barry Gutierrez Photography. 26 massage & bodywork january/february 2013 Developing a successful career comprises all of these, and dare we say is the most important subject in massage school (though not treated as such!). We're not here to make people like us; we're here to help people have successful practices. Having said that, we hope you like this column. Kristin is an all-star performer in the field of massage and bodywork, and, despite her youthful appearance, has a wealth of experience in the field, ranging from private practice and teaching to career services. She currently heads the ABMP BizFit program, teaching workshops on developing professional success. In addition, she conducts ABMP's Instructors on the Front Lines workshops, pens this column, and is a valued contributor to improving the ABMP member experience. She also has education and experience in marketing and business development. Les is ABMP's president, and therefore had to be included. If you have comments, suggestions, or questions, feel free to direct them to bizfit@abmp.com. Enjoy!

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