Massage Room Design
Massage room designs that invite your clients to relax are going to be very simple. Above all, be sure it is uncluttered and CLEAN!
If you can arrange having massage room equipment that is too intimidating out of view, that's a good plan as well. This site is dedicated to the discussion of revenue generation and marketing...we are including your massage room design, because it is vital that your massage space be the ideal representation of your business.
Depending on your clientele, the equipment and appropriate decor can be vastly different! For example, a massage therapist who works primarily with pregnant clients will have a ton more bolsters, and maybe some images on the walls of babies or art related to pregnancy or birth. A sports massage specialist will have something entirely different.
Try this exercise: Walk into your room with the eyes of your ideal client and really evaluate how comfortable it feels. Sometimes it's a great idea to do an exchange with another therapist in your own space, so you can receive a massage in the location you work. It will allow you to feel the energy of the space in a very different way. You'll notice if the air blows directly from the air conditioning onto your back, or the noise from the next room is particularly annoying. This will also help for you to just be aware of how it is to walk into the space, with the intention of GETTING work, so you'll feel the flow of the room more clearly from your client's perspective.
Having the flow of the room work smoothly can be a challenge, when you are limited in space, but these tips can help.
-Please have at least a 10x10 room, for your body mechanics!
-Notice which direction people turn when they walk in the door, and work with that!
-Put your equipment you need during session on the side of the room away from the client's chair and doorway.
-If you have a mirror in the room, put it next to or close to the client's chair or table.
-Keep the furniture surfaces orderly and clear of clutter.
-Stow extra sheets and supplies out of sight.
-Use colors that will be relaxing. We heard some feng shui principles years ago about how colors of the skin (light to dark) help to induce a state of rest.
-Extras: Hook and hanger for dress clothes, dish for jewelry, mints, business cards, and a fountain are all nice touches.
In our massage room design for our clinics, we have included low light plants, for the rooms with windows and fake plants in the rooms with no light. It softens the decor, making it more inviting.
We used darker colors over all for a more relaxing effect, as well as table and floor lamps, instead of using any overhead, florescent lights.
What other ideas do YOU think are brilliant, or have you used in your clinic, spa or studio?
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