Become a part of the community. By joining clubs and doing activities you enjoy, you’ll meet like-minded people who can keep you in mind for their own business or will refer other people to you. This personal connection also adds a first layer of safety because you will know something about your clients. After arrival, my clients complete an intake form and we discuss the answers. I feel better knowing full names and addresses of the clients. The discussion is a personal investment of time for the client and creates an equality between us. It moves the massage from a strictly service-oriented activity to something we are both invested in.