iPods, iPhones, and iPads are great tools (and tax deductions) for massage therapists. I love that my iPod runs far over an hour, I can delete songs off the playlist, and it never skips. My iPad has become a great client teaching tool and for record keeping, and an easy way to take credit card payments.
Here is a quick run-down of apps I think massage therapists may find particularly useful in their practices. I will continue to update this blog post with colleague suggestions that I receive, so I invite you to check back.
Use these stunning 3D apps for reference and to educate clients. You can show your clients about muscle movement and dysfunction while you explain the reasons you believe massage therapy will benefit them.
3D Bone and Muscle App – $7, a must.
Pocket body Another muscle app. This app is 19.99 on iPhone, $29.99 on iPad. Pricey, but wow.
Anatomy in Motion – Check them out on Facebook too.
PostureScreenMobile, The app costs $9.99 (There is a minimal fee for the screenings after the first 10). Someone suggested they are using it to document the postural changes before and after sessions.
Espresso Massage Therapy App – Android App that is not yet available for Apple users.
P.S. Does anyone have pathology or prescription drug app they use and like?
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Square Up – Very cool credit card processor from the sounds of it. When you sign up, they send you a free little one inch by one inch square that fits in the ear piece to scan credit cards . There is no contract and your money (minus a %2.75 fee) is bank in 3 days. Available for Iphone and iPad.
A necessary evil in my opinion – Paypal. It a “square-type” tool also.
Pandora – First, sign up and pay the fee to end the ads. Try the “massage radio” station, build multiple stations, or let your clients build custom stations.
Every massage therapist needs a white noise app. Honestly, this is the one app I could not live without! I use this at home every night for sound machine (ahh brown noise), at work I use it for background noise (ocean noise, Tibetan singing bowls, rainstorms, running water, waves, wind, a vacuum- you name it). It also has a nice clock display or keeping track of the massage session.
Here is my old blog post about my favorite music selections to fill up your iTunes library.
You will want a docking unit to play music from the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. I love my JBL Speaker Dock. I highly suggest one that plays music AND charges your device
You can also hook up your devices to your headrest if you have the Earthlite Zenvi – Sound & Face Rest Cushion
For those of you who have discovered the great world of online massage scheduling, there are a few apps available.
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Stay Social and Build Your Business with these apps!
SOAP Note Apps
Massage Therapist Notebook $12.99 (Used to be $25) – I do not have this app, but it the choices for soap notes seem to be very limited. If you have something better, please share!
Here is a great GPS app to find your client’s house and the nearest Jimmy John’s.
Okay, now it is your turn to share with your colleagues other Apps you find useful for your business.
Back to the app store!
Photo Credit: smemon