Starting and running a local network can be a great way to connect with other massage therapists in your community/state while promoting your business and the massage therapy profession. Local networks know what is best for them. You can research and understand the issues in your community like brothels disguised as massage businesses and work to change the language so that the community understands that they have brothels in the area; not massage parlors.
- Start where you are at. Call a few friends you went to massage school or contact the massage businesses around you and ask to meet for coffee to talk about forming a network.
- Start a Facebook Page and Group where you can post events and organize.
- Create montly meetings around a CE class and potluck/lunch or other social event.
- You can charge a low montly fee to be a member or charge for individual meetings.
WA State Massage Networks and Facebook Groups/Pages
Bellingham: North Cascades Massage Connection: https://www.facebook.com/NCmassageconnection/
Business League for Massage Therapy & Bodywork,. a not-for-profit organization, acts as an advocate for and promotes the furtherance of the profession of massage therapy and bodywork.