Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Rates are o' changing

I've been putting it off, but I feel the time is right to raise my rates a wee bit to help ensure I can keep offering the healing practice I feel I was born to provide. I try my best not to overbook my schedule so I can always be present and aware for every single amazing being that walks through my door. I find so many in the service industry to be in such a hurry, often looking to "what's next" instead of just being here and now. This just isn't my natural cadence in this world. It means working with less clients in a given day. It also means doing better work.

My new rates are posted here: Hamid's massage rates

If you find these rates out of your reach, but need our work together in your life, talk to me. We can work something out.

Blessings and love,
Hamid : )

Hamid LMT - Massage therapist in Portland, Oregon


Blogger jane said...

I don't know how I came across your blog but I want to ask you a question, if it's ok.
I can't be your patient/client, I'm in Canada but so it's a theoretical question.

all my massage therapists have been women and I chose that. but there is kind of reckoning or learning about trust with men going on.

do you feel that massage with a male practitioner would be/could be beneficial in this area?

thanks for your consideration.

jane in vancouver

11:13 AM  
Blogger Hamid LMT said...

Hi Jane,

I've met both men and women massage therapists that are amazing healers. grounded, peaceful and compassionate. I've also met both men and women massage therapists that I would never allow touch me, as there energy is flighty or sketchy or something not quite nameable, but still turns me away from them.

Being a male in the business, I've found I've had to be more professional, work on mastering my inner world and develop my skills and intuition beyond many of my colleagues.

Most of my clients are women... perhaps 70%. But, both men and women have come to me with trust issues. They keep coming back.

I believe massage therapy is a safe, nurturing way to develop trust. I suggest you ask around to help find the right individual you can work with.

Just remember, the massage therapist will address your physical issues... it's up to you to work on your trust issues. Other forms of therapy, such as counseling, can be equally beneficial.

Best of luck to you!

Hamid : )

2:52 AM  
Blogger jane said...

thank you very much for your thoughtful response.

i am seeing a counselor, all pieces of the puzzle.
thank you again.

1:17 AM  
Blogger knots Corner Massage said...

Hi there tracy here from australia.
I have just been through the price change thing and found I lost some of my regulars. It seems they were comming to me for the Good rate I offered and wern't willing to pay the extra.I soon picked up new clients.
When you are to bussy to handel your current clientel is when to put your price up?
Massage Brisbane

10:54 PM  
Blogger Hamid LMT said...

Hi Tracy!

So good to see that massage is alive and well Down Under!

I raised my rates when I began to value myself. In part, I was getting busier, but my skills were improving results becoming far more profound.

When we make changes, there is that time when we might lose a few clients. However, it's been my experience, each time I've raised my rates, I gain far more new clients.

Best of luck in your practice!

Hamid : )

11:09 PM  

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