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  • Writer's pictureJosh Karey

How to Deal With a Constantly Booked Massage Therapist

Have you ever been in a situation where you desperately need a massage session, but your preferred therapist is always booked? It can be quite frustrating, especially when you're dealing with chronic pain or stress. If you're in this situation, fret not; there are several effective strategies you can employ to ensure you get that much-needed massage appointment. Here's a guide on what you can do when your massage therapist is constantly booked.


Book Ahead

One of the most effective strategies to ensure you get an appointment with your massage therapist is to book ahead. This strategy is especially beneficial if your therapist is in high demand. Booking ahead means scheduling your appointments weeks or even months in advance. While this approach requires some level of planning and commitment, it ensures that you secure a spot on their busy schedule.

When booking ahead, consider your personal schedule and ensure that the appointment time suits you. The last thing you want is to book a massage session that clashes with your other commitments. Remember, the goal is not just to get an appointment, but to get an appointment at a time that is convenient for you.


Ask about Standing Appointments

Another effective strategy to get that coveted massage appointment is to ask about standing appointments. A standing appointment is a regularly scheduled appointment that occurs at the same time on the same day of the week or month. For instance, you could have an appointment every Tuesday at 10 a.m. or the second Friday of every month.

Standing appointments are a win-win situation for both you and your therapist. For you, it ensures that you have a guaranteed spot on your therapist's schedule. For the therapist, it makes scheduling easier as they already know when to expect you. However, it's important to note that standing appointments require a high level of commitment. If you choose this option, ensure you can consistently make it to your appointments.


Join a Cancellation List

Most therapists keep a cancellation list. This is a list of clients who are notified whenever there's a cancellation. Joining a cancellation list can be an excellent way to secure an appointment, especially if you have a flexible schedule. Ask your therapist if they have a cancellation list and, if they do, ask to be put on it.


When you're on a cancellation list, you should be ready to take up an appointment at short notice. This means you need to be flexible. If you have a busy schedule, this option might not work for you. However, if you have some flexibility in your schedule, a cancellation list can be a great way to get an appointment with your massage therapist.


In conclusion, dealing with a constantly booked massage therapist doesn't have to be a source of frustration. By booking ahead, asking about standing appointments, and joining a cancellation list, you can secure your spot on their schedule. Remember, the key is to be proactive and flexible. Happy massaging!

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