I have been asked by HUNDREDS of Professional Massage Therapists in the USA, Canada, Europe and Australia and New Zealand to let Concert Promoters and Touring Band managers know they do not want to work for “$1 per minute”. Many of them say the same thing “this rate is TWO DECADES old!” and “Why should we be backstage and only get paid when someone is on on our table? What about the time when no one is on the table?” and my favorite complaint was: “The postage stamp no longer costs Ten Cents. Gas no longer cost $1 per gallon. Inflation affects everyone. We want to earn PER HOUR. Not per minute. It is insulting!”
I agree with them 100%. It is not their fault that people are too busy to get onto the table for a massage. They do not get paid when there are no clients on the table. They SHOULD be paid per hour. Many top acts hire promoters to sort out massage service backstage. The Artists have no idea that the therapists are being paid so badly. Sometimes the therapists are backstage for 7 hours and only earn $45 because there was only 45 minutes of “active massage”. This is worse than minimum wage. This is called TAKING ADVANTAGE.
Please spread the word that Professional Massage Therapists spend thousands of dollars for their schooling, then about $400 for a good massage table and it is a slap in their face to expect them to stand around for FREE waiting for your crew to find time to get onto the table. They deserve to be paid PER HOUR as everyone’s time is worth something. Not just the artist and management. I am going to bat for these Therapists as I KNOW how hard they work.
Book me: email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and write “Nela/San Fran” in the subject line
My name is Nela. I live in the San Francisco area and have been a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant since 2014. I fell in love with the manual therapy (hands-on work) of PT and then decided to become a Licensed Massage Therapist. I have always been asked what my style of massage is, because people have wondered how they can receive a similar massage as my technique is unique. I would consider my approach to be focused more on helping to resolve a specific issue. I combine a variety of techniques including Deep tissue, Swedish, Sports Massage, Neuromuscular Re-education, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point, and some client education (ergonomic advice, stretching techniques, how to use a foam roller, etc.) to help alleviate pain and keep you feeling better longer in the most relaxing way possible. I would say I specialize in people living with chronic pain issues. Since becoming a Massage therapist I really pride myself in tailoring each session to fit your needs and complete my ultimate goal of making every session help YOU feel restored, reset, and rejuvenated!
Thanks for considering me, can’t wait to work with you soon!
To book me, email email@example.com and write “Leia/LA” in the subject line
Aloha! My name is Leia (like “Princess Leia” from Star Wars). I used to be your favorite Los Angeles DotBot, but now reside in the Live Music Capitol of the World, Austin. I have been with Dr. Dot since June 2010 and I positively love this job! I fell in love with massage therapy at the tender age of 15, when I volunteered to massage for the IronMan World Triathlon in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. After 6 hours of massaging tri-athletes from around the world, I got a crash course in what it takes. It was a very gratifying experience.
I am trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Sports, and Pregnancy massage modalities. I work closely along chiropractors, professional athletes, and rehab patients on a daily basis. I am strong and have a passion to heal. Originally from Hawaii, I bring the Aloha Spirit and pass it on to you.
Active as an International Pin-Up Model & Burlesque Performer, Leia is the sister of a professional heavy metal drummer, the sister of a professional hula dancer and beauty queen, and the daughter of a rockin’ helicopter pilot sprung from the Vietnam War. I, myself, have a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre and have been singing since the age of 10.
Book me: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and write “Katy/SC” in subject line please 🙂
Hello my name is Katy and I am a licensed massage therapist living in SC. I am originally from San Diego, but I grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. I became a massage therapist in 2005 because I have always been interested in how I can best help those around me, and I also wanted a career that I could travel with and meet interesting people. I currently have my Master’s in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. I find the combination of Eastern and Western philosophy to be extremely beneficial in the treatment of most clients. I am proficient in Swedish, deep tissue, craniosacral therapy, reflexology, trigger point therapy, and tui-na. Having grown up in an artsy Southern town, music has played an extremely important role in my life. I enjoy everything from bluegrass to metal and am always interested to hear new bands that I have not been exposed to. I am very athletic and surf competitively around the country. Surfing has given me very strong hands as well as an acute understanding of pain throughout the body. I have been told that I have a very special and aware touch. Massage therapy has given me the opportunity to make a living doing what I love and to learn first hand while I further my education in an accompanying field. I am thrilled that Dr. Dot has allowed me the chance to work with some of the greatest musicians on the planet. I am extremely grateful for this opportunity and I look forward to working with you when you come to SC.
Contact me: email@example.com and write “AJ/Baltimore” in the subject line 🙂
Hello, my name is AJ. I grew up in a very small town in Northeast Ohio where massage was not quite recognized as a viable career path. However after leaving my hometown and my comfort zone, I did some soul searching and finally found my incredible passion for Massage Therapy. I specialize in Deep Tissue, addressing the chronic knots and tension areas as well as the ever relaxing Swedish Massage. I trained under some absolutely incredible therapists and graduated at the top of my class from Fortis Institute in Towson Maryland. I consider myself a complete professional with a desire to aid in my client’s path to recovery and relaxation. I greatly look forward to working with you!
Book me: email firstname.lastname@example.org and write “Joe/VA” in the subject line 🙂
I have been a Certified Massage Therapist for over 2 years, working on everyone from athletes to accountants, people in pain to people looking to relax; dancers, artists, cooks, real estate agents, yoga instructors, musicians, etc. I played in a band that toured across the US, Japan, and Australia, and know how stressful tour can be on the mind and body.
I specialize in Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, Swedish/Relaxation, Trigger Point Therapy, Sports Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Hot Stone Massage, and Craniosacral Therapy.
I look forward to helping you find relief on your way to wellness.
Email email@example.com and write “Samantha/Orlando” in the subject line to book me 🙂
Born and raised in Osceola County, I am a true Floridian. I love the beach, riding motorcycles, and being outdoors. I’ve been married for 13 years with two amazing kids, a dog, and a bearded dragon. In 2008, after almost 10 years as a veterinary technician taking care of animals, I decided to take my passion of care for animals and expand it to people. In 2009, I graduated from the Academy of Career Training with top grades. After passing the state boards and receiving my license, I continued my education. On May 30, 2014, after 15 years of working with animals, I took the next step and decided to pursue Massage Therapy as a full-time career. I still continue my work with animals through local rescue groups helping with events and transport as needed.
I am a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner with additional training in Cupping Therapy, Hot Stone, Deep Tissue, and Therapeutic Modalities. I believe your care shouldn’t end when you leave the massage table. I also work with clients to achieve their goals for health and well-being including researching treatments and exercises that may be beneficial.
I excel at creating customized massages to fit your individual needs, many times combining several different techniques to achieve maximum results. I love to learn and this is a career where I am constantly meeting new people with different needs. I truly believe in my motto: Don’t let them tell you the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon!
Book me:email firstname.lastname@example.org and write “Jessica/LA” into the subject line 🙂
Hi, My name is Jessica and I was born and raised in Hollywood, California. All my life, I have been around the Entertainment Industry of film and music. Growing up in Hollywood has given me a sense of diversity and culture by meeting people from all over the world and understanding the different people we have here.
My Massage Therapy education began at California Healing Arts College located in Santa Monica, California. I am proud to say that I am fully certified with over 720 hours of hands on education consisting of Swedish, Deep Tissue/ Sports Massage, Shiatsu, Oscillation, Reflexology & Jade Stone Therapy.
I really enjoy being a Massage Therapist because it allows me to meet many interesting people. I find my style to be very intuitive and more focused on Deep Tissue and Sports Massage with a touch of energy healing, Massage Therapy one part of the healing process for the body. Sometimes, we as Massage Therapist trigger emotional release when working with clients that can include a cry, laugh or just a simple rant about life. I consider myself to be a healer and I am here to help with the healing process of the mind, body and soul.
I am proud to say that I am apart Dr. Dots team as a Massage Therapist and look forward to working with you.
Email me at: email@example.com and write “Astrid/Hamburg” in subject line please Hello my name is Astrid and I guess with my height of 6ft 4in, I am one of the tallest female massage therapist on this planet! I live at the Baltic Coast and I am covering massage treatments for Hamburg, Lübeck, Kiel and bay of Lübeck. Since many years I am working in the Spa-Management and I did educations as Wellness-Practioner for different Massage styles, Ayurveda-Practioner and Beautician/Visagistic. I do classic massages, like full-half body, head and face, neck-back-shoulder, deep-pressure, hand and foot massages. As well I offer Ayurvedic massages known as, Abhyanga (fullbody 90min), Mukabhyanga (head 60min), Padabhyanga (feet 60min), Upanahasveda (back 60min). I do Shiatsu (90min), Detox-Scrubs with massage gloves. I am fascinated of the world of Wellness/Spa/Health and love to work with different cultures, training staff, writing Spa-Menus, set up new-openings for Spa`s. At the moment I am Supervisor in one of the most beautiful Thai-Day Spas of Europe. Before I entered the Spa business I was working in Gastronomy and Hospitality in different countries and parts of Germany. Next to my casual jobs I loved the modelling and did that specially for Tall woman section as leg/hand model in the US and UK. So far, the facts about me. I would love to get booked by you, to provide you with my credo for a soothing, rejuvenation break. EnJOY!