I talk to people every day who express an interest in opening their own massage school – but they are held back by fear. Their reasons for wanting their own massage school are many: passion for teaching; their city needs a new/better massage school; they are ready for the next career progression; they need a better retirement plan and so on. All good reasons. I want to help dispel the fear – and help you open a massage school with confidence.
When I came up with the idea to help massage therapists open their own massage school, I knew it was a great idea. However, I was also led by fear and let others opinions of me and my program sway my thinking and I held off on launching a great program.
Overcoming Fear of Failure
Over the years, I’ve been able to let go of the fear which I now understood to be Imposter Syndrome –> I wasn’t good enough and my program wasn’t worthy. Oh boy, those thoughts can just stop you in your tracks!
After I healed from my traumatic finger amputation which virtually ended my massage career, I knew my plan WAS worthy and that I did have a pathway to helping massage therapists open their own massage school.
So what changed?
Simply put, ME.
Over the years, I’ve participated in many high level mastermind groups. I’ve surrounded myself with top level entrepreneurs and I’ve learned from the best. As I shared my plans, I realized that what I am offering IS worthy and that I am not an imposter. I am creating an army of people who can help 1 million people get out of pain – and I’m doing this through many programs I’ve developed over the years.
California, Kentucky and Washington States on board
I’ve since signed on massage school owners in California, Kentucky and Washington State. It’s exciting to help them launch their dream massage school to help people in their communities learn massage therapy. We were able to help them open a massage school with confidence.
Our done-for-you program includes EVERYTHING needed to open a massage school. We complete the application to your state, we provide curriculum (lecture notes, power points, lesson plans, quizzes and exams), we create policies and procedures based on your state requirements, we help create Standard Operating Procedures for your school.
The best part is that this is NOT A FRANCHISE. Not even close. It’s also NOT a license program. It’s a business-in-a-box program that after you are up and running and feel comfortable, we back away and let you run your school as you see fit. AND we are there for you as a resource as you need over the years. We’ve been at this school ownership thing for 10 years now, and have great tips and advice for a wide variety of situations that arise from owning a school.
You are never alone.
As I considered the fear factor, I came up with the following thoughts:
ON TAKING THE LEAP (CHANCE)
There are 2 scenarios – where do you fall?
1) Watching the altimeter as you leap with FEAR clogging the brain
2) Free falling, enjoying the thrill of the ride and the beauty on the horizon.
Here’s the thing, the more leaps we take, we become conditioned the the risk and our tolerance increases. We become accustomed to the uncomfortable feelings.
When you decide to Take the Leap – even though you are afraid, think back to a time in your life when you had a victory and tap into the emotions you felt when you succeeded.
Small successes flame the fire for future inspiration and help you push through the pain and misery all the way to SUCCESS.
If you’ve considered owning your own massage school, there has NEVER been a better time. The conditions are ripe and your community needs you.
- According to the BLS (https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/massage-Therapists.htm), the job outlook for massage therapy is growing at 22% between 2018-2028 and is much faster than average.
- According to the AMTA, 46% of Americans are asking their doc for massage to be included in their healthcare. As the need grows, we need more qualified LMTs to massage the public. (https://www.amtamassage.org/infocenter/economic_industry-fact-sheet.html)
- According to ABMP, there are a record number of massage schools closing. Many of them are the large, for-profit corporate and technical colleges with huge failure rates on the MBLEx that were closed by the Department of Education. https://www.abmp.com/updates/blog-posts/number-massage-program-graduates-continues-decline
All of these have created an certain need for more quality massage therapists who graduate from passionate school owners. The demand is there – it’s up to us to share the need and the career possibilities with our students.
Bodymechanics Institute launched to fill a need in the market
When I launched Bodymechanics Institute, I wanted to be clear that this is NOT A FRANCHISE or License Model. Primarily, I want LMTs to know that I want to help them open their school, get comfortable running their own school and then we step back and become a mentor as needed.
Our done-for-you model helps you do the hard part of opening your own massage school so you can focus on what’s important to you – your professional practice and your family.
If you want more information, send me a message or call 360.350.0015. I can’t wait to help you!
Committed to your success-
Shari Aldrich, LMT