I receive a decent amount of emails asking for recommendations on massage related products and services. Quite often, I point the reader to a review or blog post I have written about that specific product, or the category of products.
I thought it would be helpful to gather up those posts and create a page for users to reference when looking for reviews or recommendations for certain products.
Disclosure: There is a mixture of free and paid resources listed below. Some of the links provided are affiliate links. Should you purchase a product or service through an affiliate link, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Please note that I only recommend products I have used and believe in. Thanks!
Trail Guide to Body – Trail Guide to the Body is one of the resources used on the MBLEx. After you use it for studying, you can continue to use it for client education.
Massage Apps for iPhone/iPad – Here are some of my favorite apps for a massage business. There is a little bit of everything here – white noise, stunning anatomy apps, credit card processors and more.
Beauty and Bodywork Insurance offers affordable insurance for massage therapists from $96/year ($67 for students) with no association dues or other fees. You can buy a policy online with a quote-free process by filling out a simple application. BBI covers a number of massage modalities, and also includes coverage for multi-discipline practitioners, such as cosmetologists and personal trainers.
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Lotions, Creams, Oils
The Best Lotions, Oils, Creams, and Gels for Massage – I have used a lot of massage creams, oils, and lotions over the years. Here are my favorites and why I think Sacred Earth Botanicals is the best product available.
Sombra vs Biofreeze – Here is a comparison and review of the most popular analgesics used by massage therapists. Which do you prefer: Biofreeze or Sombra?
Best Essential Oils for Aromatherapy Massage – Unsure of where to begin with essential oils? Here are some of the most popular essentials you can incorporate into a massage session.
What is the best music for massage? – A list of my favorite albums from over the past decade, everything from classical to ocean noises. I guarantee there will be no surprise whale noises in the middle of the session.
Best Massage Music Ever? – These two albums by Michael Strening Jr. are excellent and the most requested in my office. Michael’s story about how “Massage therapy saved my music career” is one every massage therapist should read.
Massage Sheets 101 – The sheets on your table say a lot about your massage business. Here are some tips for choosing the best.
How to Chose the Best Massage Table for You and Your Clients – A massage table is one of the biggest investments you will make in your massage business. This purchase is not given the thought it deserves, especially by those new to the field.