In an effort to look at the silver lining of the current economic downturn, many people have pointed out the fact that having a tighter budget pushes people to really take a look at how they spend their money. In other words, with less money to spend, people may be more inclined to pull back in any areas where money may be wasted.

Even if you have not experienced a decrease in your income as a professional massage therapist or bodyworker, it is still wise to streamline your expenses and ensure that no money is wasted. One point to check in your practice is your use of massage cream. Given that massage cream is one of the most used products in the practice of professional massage therapy and bodywork, you want to make sure you are using your money wisely when it comes to massage cream.

The first step in conserving the amount of money you spend on massage cream is to pay more attention to the way you use your chosen massage cream during client sessions. The biggest red flag to watch for is the use of what seems like large amount of massage cream during most sessions. This could be a sign that your current massage cream does not offer nearly enough slick, which is causing you to increase the amount of massage cream you use.

In this case, the fix should be simple enough—begin looking for a massage cream that gives you plenty of glide, so that you do not have to waste the product in order to achieve the right touch. By switching over to the massage cream with the proper texture for the techniques you practice, you will most likely stretch the amount of time you can go between reordering the product, thereby saving money in the end.

Another great way to keep more money in your pocket when it comes to massage cream is to find a product you know and love, and then order this massage cream in bulk. Placing large orders for massage cream, versus buying new massage cream each time you run out, often can save you a nice chunk of change.

Also, consider looking into the packaging for your massage cream. You may be able to trim expenses—and be more eco-friendly—by purchasing a large quantity of massage cream in one package, then distributing the product into smaller containers as needed.

However, it is important to be careful when it comes to ordering large amounts of massage cream at once. If you are not certain that you know and love the massage cream you are buying, then a bulk order may turn out to be wasted money. Be sure you give the massage cream a thorough trial period before you decide to purchase a large amount.

In the end, by staying aware of the way you use and order your massage cream, you can help tighten the budget for your practice and, in turn, increase the amount of money you get to take home in pay.