Manifesting is a word I hear a lot of Massage Therapists/Bodyworkers use. It’s a beautiful word! I often hear Bodyworkers say things like “I need to manifest more clients” or “I’m manifesting a new office location.”
Do these statements sound familiar to you? Is there something special you’re currently manifesting in your Massage Therapy/Bodywork career?
I’m willing to bet your answer is “yes” and it likely has to do with more Massage Therapy or Bodywork clients. Even if your practice is mostly full, gaining new clients who are committed to their personal health still feels good.
This article for how to manifest more Massage Therapy clients can also be applied to more specialized fields of Bodywork like Craniosacral Therapy, Rolfing, etc. As long as you do the internal work outlined here, you will start to see more clients fill your schedule and practice.
Giving Credit Where Credit is Due
I borrowed and adapted the 7 steps in this article from Nathalie Guerin’s Huffington Post article. She did a great job laying the groundwork (providing the principles) for the process. I have modified the steps to provide a more clear direction for you, the Massage Therapist/Bodyworker who wants to manifest more clients.
Have you seen the video for this topic? If you would prefer to watch that, please click here. However, I recommend reading this article instead. Reading the article will get your imagination ignited.
Step 1: Get clear on who your Massage Therapy clients would be.
The most important keywords here are “get clear.” You know you want more clients but do you know how many? Do you know when (what day and times) you want them?
How specific can you get about the clients you want to massage? That’s a critical focus to making the manifestation process work. So do your best to write down everything you can think of about the massage therapy clients you want to manifest. Remember to include things reflective of their personality, looks, hobbies, values, etc. (Include creative things like their favorite places to travel or favorite foods too.)
Additionally, allow your imagination to feel a sense of freedom in this process. Doing this step is completely for you and there’s no need to limit yourself. Cue in on your breath and bodily sensations when you sit down to write things down. If your breathing is shallow or you feel tension, you’re likely to be unconsciously committing to some form of self judgment. If so, sit with the awareness, smile, take a deep breath, and release whatever is there.
You want your answers to come from your heart. If they genuinely do, you will then have nothing to worry about.
(Note: In the video, I mentioned doing a visualization exercise. This includes looking at your massage table and imaging the client you want to be on that table. This is another good exercise to do to help you clarify and specify.)
Step 2: Ask the Universe for more Massage Therapy clients.
Have you ever heard the phrase “Ask and you shall receive”? It’s important to ask because it can become too easy to worry about needing more clients and never actually asking for them.
With the notes you took during step 1, you can create a letter to ask for the clients you desire to massage. You could also meditate and ask the Universe for clients. You could even make a vision board.
Whatever technique you choose to do, promise yourself to do it at least once a day. I recommend you do it first thing in the morning. The reason being is that sometimes, an intuitive hit will come to you- in the form of an action step. If you do your “Asking the Universe for more Massage Therapy clients” practice in the morning, you will have more time in the day to go do whatever came to you intuitively. Simply stated, there’s just more time to take action.
The how you do it is less important that you actually promising and committing to doing the exercise. Please promise to yourself right now that you will do your “Asking Exercise” at least once a day.
Step 3: Work towards manifesting more Massage Therapy clients.
Nathalie Guerin said it well: “Manifesting is the art of co-creating with the universe. Working toward your goals increases your chances of receiving what you want.”
Each day, you can try to do 2-3 things to put yourself “out there”. The key is to actually talk to people. Talking to them will put all the energy of your internal processing (clarity and asking from steps 1 and 2) and people will pick up on that. You may be more open in your communication and that may be an attraction magnet for clients to schedule with you.
As long as you share your talents in an excited tone, and you hold that vibe, you’ll be good. And the Universe will work it’s magic to support you. Just make sure you’re doing something though. The Universe can’t do it all for you.
And if you encounter that scary space of not knowing what you can do, ask others for help. Join a Facebook group for your profession (there are tons- believe me. I’m a part of dozens) and throw your questions out to the group. Or talk to a mentor, teacher, or friend in the same industry. There’s a lot of people who are willing to help!
Step 4: Trust the Process of Manifesting.
The way you end up actually manifesting more massage therapy clients will likely be different than the way you imagine. In most cases, things won’t really happen the way you expect or imagine them to.
At this step of the process, it’s very important to track your emotions.
The trust step is where doubt can hijack your process. The moment you start to doubt is also the moment you create change- for the worse. So plain and simple, never doubt. (I know it’s easier said than done.)
I know that doubt has a lot of power (from my own experience) so sometimes it’s inevitable that you’ll encounter it. Do what you can to recognize doubt as soon as possible. The best you can do when you catch yourself doubting is to repeat the mantra recommended by Nathalie Guerin. She advises to say the mantra, “I’m getting closer and closer to my goals every day. The universe has my back and it’s awesome.”
And repeat this over and over again until you actually believe it.
In addition to doubt, impatience is another sign of not trusting the process. If you ever notice yourself feeling impatient, come back to your mantra. Repeat it over and over again until you actually believe it.
Step 5: Receive and Acknowledge What You Get.
Since manifesting more Massage Therapy clients is about co-creating with the Universe, there will be times when the Universe will give you signals that the process is working.
An example would be having a very meaningful conversation with someone in a public setting about Self Care. The person may show an interest in your services but may refrain because of reasons unknown to you.
In this example, there’s two ways to look at it:
- Wondering or worrying why the client didn’t schedule with you. Thoughts that follow this path eventually lead to doubt. So bottom line, refrain from focusing on the why.
- Appreciating the conversation, learning from it, and thanking the Universe for supporting you and the other person to improve upon or practice healthy Self Care habits.
Sometimes, when our minds are more attached to the negative things in life, starting a practice of writing things down will help shift your focus. This is commonly known as keeping a gratitude journal.
This actually works. In the recent past, I noticed I was really caught up in fear about my business. It was recommended to me to start a gratitude journal with 2 main focuses:
- Write 3 things that went well for the day.
- For each thing, state what I did to help make them go well.
Doing this has really changed my life. I am genuinely more grateful for whatever shows up. Things like a complimentary email, a Youtube Subscriber, blog comment… I now know the Universe is helping to support me in the work I feel called to do.
Keeping a gratitude journal will work for you too. It will help you acknowledge more of the good and blessings in your business and life. The moment you start acknowledging and receiving signs from the Universe is also the moment the Universe will give you more of what you want.
Step 6: Keep Your Vibration High.
One of the unwritten rules about how the Universe helps you manifest more massage therapy clients has to do with your feelings. This has been addressed in previous steps, but as a recap, the way you feel will dictate what you get. If you feel negative and unappreciative, you won’t see or hear from new clients. If you feel positive and thankful, you will attract more clients.
If you’re like me, you value Authenticity and the last thing you want to do is to lie to yourself about the way you feel. So if you’re feeling crappy, what do you do?
Express it. Set a timer (10 minutes, 30, it’s really up to you) and do something to express the feeling. You could cry, dance, scream, or whatever. The key is to limit the time, express the feeling, and then move on. Expressing the crappy feeling will help create space for a more joyful feeling.
Just do whatever you can to create or come back to the feelings that are positive and thankful.
Step 7: Clear your resistance.
Resistance comes in two forms: seen and unseen. In other words, what you are aware of and what you are not. This is why paying attention to your feelings and mental state are so important.
If you feel any form of pain or a problem (doubt, procrastination, frustrations, anxiety, fear, conflict, or regret) you have to do what you can to clear it. The best thing you can do is to breathe. Take nice, slow, deep breaths.
Self talk will also help. Nathalie Guerin also recommended having an internal conversation of something like “I’m frustrated again. I’m resisting again. I get it. All I have to do now is breathe, relax, and let it come. “
And if the Self talk doesn’t change your feeling state, find someone to talk to. A very supportive loved one or professional can help you feel different. And yes, when that internal feeling state changes to one of joyful, receptive gratitude, you will have manifested more massage therapy clients.
Manifesting more Massage Therapy clients is a process of 7 steps:
- Get clear on who represents more Massage Therapy clients.
- Ask the Universe for more Massage Therapy clients.
- Work towards manifesting more Massage Tharpy clients.
- Trust the process of Manifesting.
- Receive and acknowledge what you get.
- Keep Your Vibration High.
- Clear your resistance.
There is internal work to do (tracking your emotions and countering negative thoughts with positive thoughts of gratitude and appreciation). There will be times when you may feel doubt or pain. If so, there are exercises you can do to change the state of your feelings. As long as you are doing your part and keeping your vibration high, you will manifest more Massage Therapy clients and you will be a happy and successful practitioner.