I wish someone would have warned me about how cutthroat this business is, especially in the salon environment. I thought the veteran licensed massage therapists were going to take me under their wings and show me the ropes–give me marketing tips, share techniques, etc.–but I was wrong; they were only out for themselves. Five years later, I’m now a successful L.M.T. and I vowed to never treat new therapists this way. I believe there are plenty of clients out there for everybody. My motto is, “The more you give, the more you get out of this lifetime.”