Table of contents for Massage therapy career guide for hands-on success / by Steve Capellini.

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Contents
Acknowledgments / 00
About the Author / 00
Chapter One
Massage Therapy: A Career Without Limits / 000
The Development of Massage in the United States / 000
Current Growth Rate in the Field / 000
The Aging Baby Boom Generation Creates a Demand for Massage / 000
The Mainstreaming of ?Alternative? Therapies / 000
Dozens of Directions for Postgraduate Study / 000
A Wealth of Opportunities / 000
Chapter Two
Is There a Healer Hidden Inside You? / 000
The Psychology of Touch / 000
The Spirituality of Touch / 000
Realistic Expectations / 000
Overcoming Sexual Issues / 000
Chapter Three
Choosing a Massage School: Making the Best Decision / 000
Massage-School Hunting / 000
Developing Your Skills: Massage Schools and Training Programs / 000
Setting Educational Goals / 000
The Learning Trap Versus the Earning Trap / 000
Faculty Versus Facility / 000
The Importance of Finding a Mentor / 000
Chapter Four
Discovering Your Ideal Work Space / 000
Status: Independence Contractor or Employee? / 000
A Special Focus on the Spa Industry / 000
Job Interviews and Test Massages / 000
Working with Massage Therapists: A Manager?s Guide / 000
When Clients Originally Made in your Business are Co-Opted by Your 
Therapists / 
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Chapter Five
Massage Clients: Finding Them and Treating the Whole Person / 000
Clients?Where to Find Them / 000
Getting Referrals and Introductions / 000
Advertising / 000
Consultations and Evaluations: What You Can Realistically Hope 	 to 
Accomplish and What Cases Your Should Refer Out / 000
Special Cases / 000
Establishing Boundaries / 000
Clients Who Become Friends / 000
Chapter Six
Touch and the Law / 000
The Parameters of the Profession: What You Legally Can and Cannot 	 
Do As a Massage Therapist / 000
Licensing / 000
Zoning / 000
Liability Insurance / 000
Safety Concerns / 000
Third-Party Billing / 000
Taxes / 000
Chapter Seven
Creating the Perfect Space: How to Set Up and Maintain the Optimal 
Environment for Your Massage Therapy Practice / 000
Creaing Your Space: Points to Keep in Mind / 000
Setting Up a Professional Space / 000
Elements Common to All Massage Environments / 000
Computerizing Your Massage Business / 000
Chapter Eight
Day-to-Day Realities: Dealing with the Details of a Thriving Massage 
Practice / 000
A Nightmare Day in the Life of a Massage Therapist / 000
Scheduling and Managing Your Time Effectively / 000
Record Keeping: Client Records and Financial Records / 000
Fees: Setting Them, Bartering, Keeping the Books / 000
Keeping Yourself in Shape Mentally and Physically: Combating the 
Burnout Syndrome / 000
Rewards: Vacation Time and Therapy for the Therapist / 000
Rewards: From Financial Planning to Financial Freedom / 000
A ?Dream? Day in the Life of a Massage Therapist / 000
Chapter 9
Creating a Professional Image / 000
Image Enhancers / 000
Advertising Options / 000
Marketing / 000
Business Plans / 000
Chapter 10
The Path Ahead: How to Advance Your Career in Massage / 000
Resources / 000
Beyond the Basics: Advanced Trainings / 000
Specialized Massage Pursuits / 000
Moving into Other Professions / 000
Expanding Your Reach / 000
Conclusion / 000
Appendix A: Resources / 000
General Resources / 000
Books / 000
Business Tools / 000
Magazines / 000
Associations / 000
Newsletters / 000
Schools / 000
Massage Equipment Manufacturers / 000
Appendix B: Advanced Trainings Chart / 000 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Massage therapy -- Vocational guidance.
Massage therapy -- Practice.