The question is…. should I do this course at college next year ???
I started back at college tonight after a 2 week break for Easter.
It was good to go back and see my Friends. 🙂
I did my third massage of the day and covered the last of the ranges that have to be assessed.
So hopefully next week all my assessments will be done and dusted.
Then its just a matter of finishing all the paper work, although I will still be doing clients while at college.
During the day I had two private clients, one a returning client and the other a new client.
The new client found me through my Blog and massage page, the power of the Internet and maybe the best advertising tool there is.
He enjoyed the massage and says he will be back and that makes all the hard work worth while.
It will take a while but I am sure I will get my regular customers built up over time.
The next thing I have to decide is, should I do the Indian head massage course next year !!
We all know massage is good for relaxation, reduced muscle tension, stress relief and a sense of well being.
The massage works by working with the body’s own lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is responsible for immune system regulation and fluid and waste removal. It is what helps rid the body of any toxins that may cause illness. When the lymphatic system slows down or becomes blocked, then fluids begin to build up, causing the whole body to feel tired and heavy, making us susceptible to catching sicknesses.
By stimulating the lymph nodes through massage, it helps to clear any blockages and gives the lymphatic system a boost keeping it running healthy and strong. This in turn keeps your body free of toxins and illness and while also creating a stronger immune system.
So there is another good reason to treat yourself to a regular massage.
Today I had my first paying massage client.
He booked in last week but I had to postpone him because of Matthew having Chickenpox.
To celebrate I went and got some Almond massage oil, its more expensive than the oil I have been using and I did wonder if I would be able to tell the difference.
It was worth the extra money as it was a gorgeous oil to work with and I shall be using it from now on.
My client enjoyed his massage and will book again.
It was a great feeling to get paid for something I enjoy doing so much.
…….. at Tesco I would have had to work for 3 hours to earn the same money.
No massage class tonight as its half term.
So not to miss out on a practice,I drove into Downham Market and gave a friend a massage.
She really enjoyed it and as she works with me at Tesco I am hoping she will spread the word about how good it was.
Next week we start our assessments at college and begin to learn all about the lymphatic system.
My Swedish massage page is now up on my blog too.
Last night as you know by now was college and massage course night.
First we had to get our test on the blood circulatory system out the way , I had revised hard all day as it included two diagrams that we had to label.One was of the heart.
It was also explained to us how our assessments will work.
Basically we decide when we want to start being assessed, enter our name in a book fill out all the paper work and away we go. Caroline ( our tutor ) will then discretely watch and asses us .
The sooner we start being assessed the better really as then we will find out where we are going wrong and have plenty of time to correct it. There is no limit to the amount of times we can be assessed either.
I think most of us have decided after half term would be a good time to start.
My client last night, was the kind of private client I would like.
Chatty, encouraging and she made it clear that she enjoyed the massage which was very good for my confidence.
My client and her husband are booked in every week now till the end of the course, so I expect I will get the chance to massage her husband too.
If Kathryn is not quick to book a massage at the college she may be disappointed as the beds are filling up fast.
I now have my Sally in Norfolk business cards so will soon be on the look out for my first clients.
Almost forgot, I passed my test with 14 out of 16 so all in all a great evening…
Hard to believe that we are now half way through my massage course.
So last week while I was away skiing, it had been the first week for Clients in college.
Needless to say they made sure I had a client this week 🙂
I was nervous but not about giving the massage as thanks mainly to Geoff I have had plenty of practice and just about know the routine off by heart now.
What I was nervous about was all the paper work and remembering the important things … like washing your hands…wiping there feet with surgical spirit before you begin…getting them to remove jewelry ,all the common sense things really.
Anyway it all went well , I was about 2mins short of the hour so that was really good and most importantly my client enjoyed it very much.
From next week they are opening up all 10 beds for clients as the demand has been so great, so that means we should all have a client every week.
Theory was on the Circulatory system, with exam next week 🙁 and pleased to say that my assignment was good enough to meet the criteria needed 🙂
Time to get some of my own paying clients soon….but before I do I need to change my consultation form because even though it was good enough to give me a pass on the course.I now realize it needs to be smaller and more compact,maybe in the form of a booklet.
Kathryn was looking for information on massage courses. She googled ‘Norfolk massage course’ and found me !
She asked for some information so I thought I would leave it as a post rather than in a comment.
The course I am doing is a certificate in body massage,a part time course and runs for I year.
Its at thein Kings Lynn,meeting on a Wednesday from 18:00 till 21:00.
” This course covers aspects of massage techniques as well as anatomy and physiology and a health and safety unit.There is a short external test as well as continual assessment.Some aspect of the course require home study.”
This course runs every year but you have to be quick as its very popular and places soon go.
The cost this year was Â£330 or Â£88 if you qualify for the discounted fee.
Kathryn if your close enough why don’t you book in for a massage and come and get a taste of what its all about.You could request me to do your massage 🙂