Use Massage Creams to Create New Services, MASSAGE MagazineEvery once in a while, a professional massage therapist or bodyworker may begin to feel a bit bored with her daily work life. This feeling of being in a mild rut is not limited to touch therapists. In fact, people in all kinds of professions find themselves feeling stagnant now and again.

Unfortunately, such feelings can lead to a host of unwanted side effects. For example, you may begin to feel less satisfied with your career, more drained at the end of each day and not quite as ready to jump out of bed and do it again the next morning. On the bright side, there are a few simple tricks and tips to nip boredom in the bud and feel excited about going to work again.

For massage therapists and bodyworkers, one such trick is to revamp your practice menu every few months—or whenever you find yourself becoming bored. Besides helping to boost your passion for your practice, reviewing your menu of services may also help draw in new clients and book more appointments. However, the thought of creating brand-new services can feel somewhat daunting.

Fortunately, there is a simple launching pad for developing a new menu, and it all comes down to massage cream. Selecting several new and exciting massage creams for your session work can serve as the inspiration you need for creating new services, or bringing a fresh breath to services you may already offer. The key here is to develop sessions based around your massage cream.

Now, if you currently use a basic and unscented massage cream, it may be difficult to come up with a new and creative service based on this massage cream. This does not mean you need to toss your staple massage cream or scrap the services you currently offer. Instead, simply bring new massage creams on board and add more services to your existing menu.

For example, more people are aware of the benefits of aromatherapy, so choosing to purchase a massage cream that contains one or more essential oils can be a great first step toward creating a new service. A massage therapist might find a wonderful massage cream that contains lavender essential oil, and then craft a massage routine that incorporates this element of aromatherapy for an enhanced sense of relaxation.

Another good idea might be to buy a top-notch massage cream that contains ingredients that can help relieve acute pain in the muscles and joints. With this kind of massage cream, you could build a service geared toward those clients who are coming in with extremely sore muscles and joints. Be sure to inform your clients of the benefits of using a massage cream with pain-relieving ingredients when it comes to getting the most from a session of massage therapy or bodywork.

You might also consider creating sessions and services around massage creams that boast all-natural and organic ingredients, rich hydrating or other skin care properties and so on.