There are apps to address virtually every facet of a massage practice.
Apps can help you learn anatomy and massage techniques, study for your licensing exam, explore modalities, streamline business practices and provide music for sessions.
Your Massage Practice
Massage Therapist (LMT) Client Intake Application
Capture client contact information, massage history and medical history, with the option of attaching a photograph of the client to his record. This app serves as an alternative to paper forms. Compatible with Windows desktop and mobile devices, as well as Android, iPhone and iPad.
Canvas • gocanvas.com
Intuit QuickBooks Payments
This app enables you to send invoices and accept bank account or credit card payments online or with your iPad, iPhone or Android phone or device.
Intuit • intuit.com
Accept client payments via your smartphone or tablet by plugging PayPal Here’s mobile card reader into your device’s audio jack. Clients can pay via credit or debit card, and don’t need to be PayPal customers in order to use this method. You can also easily track retail sales, generate reports, and issue invoices or refunds. Compatible with iOS, Android and Windows devices.
PayPal Inc. • paypal.com
Take payments with your iPhone or Android phone by plugging in the Square Reader device; set up a countertop point of sale by attaching the Square Stand to your iPad. You can also create a library of items you sell, with names, photos and prices; send clients email or text receipts; track sales data; and customize and sell gift cards.
Square • squareup.com
Three apps—Relax Melodies, Relax Melodies Seasons and Relax Melodies Oriental—combine your choice of music with white noise to effect relaxation. Certain apps are compatible with Windows Phone, Android and iOS operating systems.
Ipnos Soft • ipnossoft.com
If you’re an Apple user, this app offers a simple interface for creating personalized to-do lists and setting reminders so you won’t forget important tasks. Lists sync via iCloud so they remain up-to-date across Mac, iPhone and iPad.
Real Mac Software • realmacsoftware.com/clear
This app allows you to create a detailed profile for each client, keep track of appointments, manage registration for classes you teach, sell products and accept payments. Compatible with Android and iOS operating systems.
MINDBODY • mindbodyonline.com
This app features easy-to-use tools to power your massage practice, in the office or on the go. It includes online scheduling, payment processing, client management, reports, balance tracking and appointment reminders. Artichoke is a responsive online app designed to work on desktop computers as well as mobile devices.
Artichoke • getartichoke.com
Using this app, clients can view your real-time appointment availability and receive immediate confirmation and reminder emails; and you’ll receive notifications of booked appointments. In addition to mobile access, Booksy features scheduling widgets you can embed into your massage practice’s website and Facebook page. Compatible with Android and iOS operating systems.
Booksy • biz.booksy.net
Click4Time Booking App
Check your schedule on the go; manage appointments, resources, staff schedules and client data; and create SOAP notes, custom intake forms and invoices. Clients can use a simple, convenient interface to book appointments with you online, 24/7. Compatible with Android and iOS operating systems.
Click4Time • click4time.com
This app helps protect against data loss by offering online backup for all your files—documents, photos, music and more. You can set up regular backups, sync backups across all your computers and devices, and access files anytime on your mobile device by downloading the Mozy app. Compatible with Android and iOS operating systems.
Mozy • mozy.com
Google Play Music
This app provides access to more than 35,000 songs, featuring categories such as Today’s Best Music, Having Fun at Work, and Waking Up Happy. Accessible online or via Android and iOS operating systems.
Google • play.google.com/music
This app features 130 massage techniques, 13 full massage routines and an anatomy section. Each technique includes a video demonstration, still image and description. Compatible with Kindle devices; Windows desktops, tablets and phones; and Android and iOS operating systems.
Real Bodywork • realbodywork.com
Take an interactive dive into the human body, with information about muscles, attachments and actions. A 3-D atlas section includes information about more than 600 muscles, 200 bones and hundreds of peripheral nerves and ligaments. Compatible with Windows desktop and touch, Mac, Android and iOS operating systems.
Visible Body • visiblebody.com
Natural Remedies with Aromatherapy
This app features 72 recipes for self-care and natural-healing products made with essential oils. Compatible with iOS and Android operating systems.
Aromahead Institute • aromahead.com
Complete Anatomy Lab
View, zoom and rotate parts of 12 complete body systems, including the skeletal, muscular and lymphatic. You can also watch animations, reveal layers, create notes and share screenshots. Compatible with iPads running at least the iOS 9 operating system.
3D4Medical • completeanatomy.3d4medical.com
Anatomy in Motion
This app features more than 450 flash cards, 225 muscles and 100 animations, as well as note-taking capabilities. It also includes more than 650 board-level study questions. Compatible with iOS operating systems.
Mografi • mografi.com
This app provides a detailed, high-definition visual guide to identifying and palpating 91 essential muscles. The videos in this app are based on content from the Trail Guide to the Body DVD. Compatible with iOS operating systems.
Books of Discovery • booksofdiscovery.com
Massage Envy Spa
Find a Massage Envy Spa near you and make massage appointments, as well as note specific areas of discomfort, tension or pain and choose the degree of pressure you would like your therapist to use. This information is picked up after you schedule an appointment at a Massage Envy franchise location. Compatible with Android and iOS operating systems.
Massage Envy • massageenvy.com
If you’re trying to start or maintain a healthier lifestyle, this app offers many helpful tools. It provides a database of nutritional information on thousands of foods, plus the ability to track your meals, exercise, weight, measurements and water intake. It also functions as a social network where you can connect with others who share your health-and-wellness goals. Compatible with Android, Windows Phone and iOS operating systems.
MyFitnessPal • myfitnesspal.com
Designed to teach you how to meditate, this app is available in both free and premium versions. Free access includes the Take10 10-minute meditation program, while subscribers get access to Headspace’s full content collection on a variety of wellness topics. You can also connect with friends for motivation. Compatible with Android and iOS 9 or later operating systems.
Headspace Inc • headspace.com
LaVida Massage Mobile App
This app sends clients mobile-exclusive promos and makes scheduling at a LaVida Massage franchise location simple. Compatible with Android and iOS operating systems.
LaVida Massage • lavidamassage.com
This all-in-one app is created to be a dashboard for all your health and fitness information. Track everything from nutrition and calories burned to medications, allergies and cholesterol, all in the same place. Share data with other apps you use—or with your physician—and track your progress over time. Available for devices running iOS 8 and higher, including the Apple Watch.
Apple • apple.com/ios/health
1:1 Nutrition Coaching by Rise
Rise matches you with a personal nutrition coach, a registered dietician who can help you reach your goals. Use the mobile app to snap pictures of your meals, and your coach will give you daily one-on-one feedback, suggestions and motivation. You can also track your progress. Compatible with iOS operating systems.
Rise • rise.us
Zeel Massage On Demand
This app lets you book a massage appointment for self-care, or sign up to have clients referred to you and earn approximately 70 to 75 percent of the session fee. Compatible with Android and iOS operating systems.
Zeel Massage On Demand • zeel.com
JZ Fitness Nutrition
This app offers nutrition and workout tracking, plus daily feedback on your progress. Instead of counting calories, it aims to help you eat a balanced mix of the macronutrients your body needs, and makes meal and portion suggestions tailored to your gender, weight and health goals. Compatible with Android and iOS operating systems.
JZ Fitness • jzfitness.com
This app contains nine guided meditations with optional music or nature sounds, designed to help you fall asleep and improve the quality of your sleep. You can create your own playlists based on your favorites, or try one of the three pre-set playlists. Compatible with iOS and Android operating systems.
Meditation Oasis • meditationoasis.com
Designed to help defuse the tensions that accumulate while working at the computer, this app features 3-D animated characters who appear discreetly on your monitor and demonstrate one of 10 relaxing movements to mirror. These reminders will help you resume a healthy posture, take a breath, let go of stress, rejuvenate and feel better. Compatible with Windows, Mac, Android and iOS operating systems.
BackEze LLC • backeze.com
With this app you can give your brain a workout, helping improve your memory and problem-solving skills through short, fun games developed by neuroscientists. Access more than 50 games on the website or via any mobile device, and keep track of how your performance improves over time. Play online, or on Android or iOS devices.
Lumos Labs Inc. • lumosity.com
MBLEx Exam Prep 2017 Edition
Study anywhere, using your mobile device. Review critical information in study mode, or switch to simulation mode to practice test-taking. The app includes questions on anatomy, physiology and kinesiology; bodywork application and assessment; pathology; professional standards; and ethics, business and legal practices. Compatible with iOS and Android operating systems.
Pocket Prep Inc. • massage.pocket-prep.com
Create your own set of flashcards to help you memorize key concepts, then review them on your smartphone or tablet. This app features pop quiz creation capability, a time-based study mode, study reminders, and the ability to collaborate with other users on your cards. Compatible with iOS and Android operating systems, as well as Kindle Fire devices.
Flashcard Machine Mobile LLC • flashcardmachine.com
Make sure your study notes are right at your fingertips, wherever you need them. Using Google Keep, you can take notes, make lists, record audio and add photos, then review everything from your mobile devices or computer. Set reminders so you don’t forget important tasks, and share your notes with study partners. Compatible with iOS and Android operating systems; also available via the website and as a Google Chrome browser app.
Google • google.com/keep
With this app, you can record instructors’ lectures while also typing notes; the app will synchronize your written notes with the recording so you can recall the context in which you typed them. You can also highlight information and upload files directly to iCloud or Dropbox for easy sharing. Compatible with Windows, Mac, Android and iOS operating systems.
Luminant Software • luminantsoftware.com
Keep study notes organized while also clipping full pages from the internet into your notebooks, which you can read right in the Evernote app on your desktop computer or mobile device; everything stays synced across your devices. Make checklists of important tasks and set reminders so you don’t neglect anything. You can share and discuss with classmates within the app, for easy study collaboration. In addition, the premium edition offers the ability to transform your notes into slideshow presentations and annotate attached PDF files. Compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS and Android operating systems.