Is starting your own independent massage business worth it? This 2-minute quiz will help you determine the best direction to take your career even if you've never started a business. Most massage therapists start out working at a clinic or for a spa. But most therapists are working toward becoming an independent practitioner, choosing their clients and the hours they are comfortable putting in. No matter where you are in that journey, this quiz is an exercise in understanding what it takes to move to an independent practice. To start, Can we get your name?(Required) First Last Most massage therapists start out working at a clinic or for a spa. But most therapists are working toward becoming an independent practitioner, choosing their clients and the hours they are comfortable putting in. No matter where you are in that journey, this quiz is an exercise in understanding what it takes to move to an independent practice. We'd like to send you information from your results. What is a good email address?(Required)We take information very seriously and will never spam you or sell your info. If you decide this information isn't for you just unsubscribe and we'll never reach out again. Average Patient Load If you are just getting started or don't know how many people you would see, then just answer based on your overall goals.How many patients would you be willing to see in a full week?Come up a with a reasonable number that matches with your drive, physical abilities, and work/life balance. Be honest about what you want from your practice.What would you charge for an hour massage?Use your current rates or determine the price range you would want your services to be, $ ($40-$50) $$ ($55-$75) $$$ ($80-$100) $$$$ ($105+) Did You Know!The average cost of a one hour massage in the Vancouver area is $75.Based on certified practitioners data from thervo.com Space Rental If you go on your own you'll need a nice place to treat clients. Just put the answers that fits your ideal planWhere do you want to practice? I will treat in my home or in the clients home ($0) Shared room with other therapists ($350/mo.) Small closet like office in an old building ($500/ mo.) Private room in a nice area ($800+/ mo.) My own location ($1,400+/mo.) Did You Know!The average rent for a 12' x 12' treatment room is $800.Typically this price does not guarantee ADA compliance, utilities, internet, or cleaningBased on reports from Craigslist over the past 60 days. Home Office/On Site Massage Statistically these two options don't really allow a therapist to grow a business and include potential security issues. If you have this all planned out and are confident this is the right choice, feel free to proceed. What items do you need for your spaceStarting a practice has some upfront costs. Here is a list of things you'll generally need. Table Setup: $1,500 (table, stool, heating pad, bolsters) Your Linens: $200 (eight sets of sheets and various towels) Your Tunes: $30 (bluetooth speaker) Marketing: $300 (basic website, business cards, flyer, signs etc.) Ongoing Expenses Some expenses are just part of doing business Advertising: $50/mo. Internet/Utilities: $150/mo. Laundry Service: $200/mo. or 1 hour daily business Insurance:$150/year What aspects of massage therapy are important to you? Flexible Schedule Job Security Helping Others Low Stress Understanding the Human Body Work-Life Balance Being My Own Boss Income Potential Annual Wage if EmployedAnnual Net Profit - Standard RentalAnnual Net Profit - WellSpace Flex rentalHow was this calculated?To determine the annual wage we used the current Washington State median pay for a massage therapist and the number of clients you want to see weekly. We assumed two weeks of time off over the course of the year for sick leave or vacation.How was this calculated?This calculation took into account your revenue for the year (assuming 48 weeks of consistent work), the cost of your monthly rent, the additional expenses that you will pay at a standard rental over a WellSpace Flex rental. How was this calculated?This calculation took into account your revenue for the year (assuming 48 weeks of consistent work), the cost of your monthly rent, the included amenities and ability to freeze your rent while on vacation.Look at all that WellSpace amenities offer!