Showing posts with label chronic pain. Show all posts
Showing posts with label chronic pain. Show all posts

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Body Workers: Clients With Chronic Pain

If you're a body worker, is the bread and butter of your business clients with chronic pain or injury? If so, do you offer massage add ons or a variety of techniques to choose from?

Tiered services other than hot stone and/or aromatherapy seem to be something seasoned body workers shy away from. While making your hour long service a better value than the half hour one, what other ways are you maximizing your profit potential? 

For clients with chronic pain, not only can the variety keep them coming back, the value of choice and additional relief may gain their loyalty.

So what to offer? If you like to test the water before jumping in, start small. A small investment with solid returns sounds like a good place to start right? Check out Eco Fin. This all natural hydrating treatment is an alternative to paraffin. Many people with chronic pain have had, or are at least familiar with paraffin (especially clients who went through physical therapy for an injury), making it an easy conversation. The starter kit is all you need to test the waters. At $1.60 per treatment cost, if you only offered the service for $10.00, you don't need a calculator to see how profitable it is! 

For those who run full speed and cannon ball in, how about cupping? Phenomenal for chronic pain, professional and Olympic athletes go for treatments regularly to improve and recover. Cupping has been shown to help release adhesions, scar tissue, relax muscles in spasm, decrease trigger point pain, lymphatic drainage, decrease tissue changes and inflammation. 

Give us a call, send an email ( to reach me directly), or come find us on live chat for more ideas and ways to ease your clients pain and maximize profit potential!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Minty Fresh Pain Relief From Menthol!

Did you know that more Americans suffer from some type of pain than those who have cancer, diabetes, and even heart disease combined? Now that's a statistic to consider! According to a recent article I read, pain is definitely a major reason why clients will seek out massages and other stress reducing services to soothe their chronic pain. While massages can be extremely beneficial, there are definitely creams and other pain relieving items that can aid in reducing and even healing pain. Have you considered using menthol in your spa services? Menthol is a great way to relieve and soothe pain naturally. It acts as a mild anesthetic that cools the skin, then warms it. This drastic change in temperature prevents nerves from effectively transmitting pain. Did you know that we carry liquid menthol here at Pure Spa Direct? This can be a great addition to your massage creams for your clients who suffer from chronic pain! 

Looking for retail items to help your clients bring pain relief to their own home? We just got in these amazing new Therapearl Hot & Cold packs in all different styles! We have one for the neck, knee, and even an eye pack for tired, puffy, eyes which can also aide in headache relief. Help your clients who are suffering by offering these pain relieving products at your spa today!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Pain In The Neck...Massage Therapy News For Chronic Neck Pain

Multiple, hour long sessions every week are more effective
in treating chronic neck pain than shorter or less frequent sessions
It's no secret that massage therapy is highly effective in the management of chronic pain. Are your client's coming in for long enough sessions frequently enough to gain the most benefit?

I was just reading a study done by the Annals Of Family Medicine that concluded multiple, hour long sessions every week are more effective in treating chronic neck pain than shorter or less frequent sessions. According the the Annals Of Family Medicine, neck pain is the 8th leading cause of disability in America and the 4th worldwide! 

Do you find a majority of your clients coming in specifically for neck pain, or asking for extra attention on their neck? As with most things, prevention is key. Educating your clients on stretching, awareness of proper posture and of course regular massage therapy will ease their pain. Educating them on the effectiveness of weekly hour long sessions for chronic pain is huge. Within a few short weeks, clients who usually come in monthly or every few months should notice a decrease in their daily pain and hopefully, increased range of motion in their neck (generally speaking, not taking into effect specific injuries/issues).

As always, having effective items for your clients to use at home will aid in the pain relief (and endear them to you even more!)

Here are a few of our massage therapists top picks:

Biofreeze (especially the roll on...clients can take it with them for easy application wherever they go!)