Beata Aleksandrowicz Top Tips for Therapists - How to plan and schedule your day
Beata Aleksandrowicz is an acclaimed expert on massage and healing and the creator of Pure Massage Spa Training Method. In 2002 Beata founded Pure Massage, the first company in London dedicated solely to massage with training techniques based on Twelve Principles of Massage™ created and developed by Beata. Her company became synonymous of the highest quality in massage with a team of highly skilled therapists, developing the style of massage recognised by the press and acknowledged by clients as best available on the market.
Beata is the author of books on massage, translated in several languages and published worldwide by Duncan Baird. She is a former columnist for The Sunday Telegraph, Stella Magazine and main co-author of the Massage Guide created by The Guardian Magazine. She regularly appears as an expert for publications like Spa Business, European Spa Magazine or Professional Spa@Wellness, giving interviews on BBC radio and contributing to several on line trade publications. She is currently serving on the Mental Wellness Initiative for the The Global Wellness Institute and is one of the judges for the World Spa & Wellness Award.
Pure Massage Spa Training Method® is a result of Beata’s ongoing passion and dedication to change the perception of massage and base on her strong belief that massage has to be personalised and go beyond pampering and beauty. Beata’s ground-breaking approach in training techniques provide therapists not only with highly effective and injury free massage, communication skills and self care routines but also - essential in their profession - life coaching. As a result it gives therapists a deep understanding of their role as an active advisor rather than a passive provider.
We are privileged therefore that Beata has taken the time to share some valuable advice for Therapists.
Meet Beata Aleksandrowicz of Pure Massage.
How to plan and schedule your day
Being prepared for your day is an essential tool to making sure it’s a great day. I always people to plan for the breakdown. No, it doesn't mean to be negative, it means to be realistic and to avoid any disasters if possible. Being prepared for something to go wrong arms you with the tools to handle this.
Your work depends on other people’s integrity, starting from your clients coming on time to your colleagues leaving room on time and tidy if this is a change of the shift. Integrity however seems to be like Vitamin C, it never stays in the body. It’s flushed away if not maintained!
Make sure you arrive at work early enough to have time to change, to check your schedule, to read the notes and to be mentally and physically prepared for the day. Imagine the musician coming in at the last moment to the concert, losing her notes, running for the stage, changing the dress in the corridor? Do you think this performance will be the very best? I don't think so. And I know that you want to make a change and give the best of yourself, otherwise you wouldn't reading this blog in the first place. So be prepared and give yourself time
The secret of planning and scheduling is…TIME. To consider realistically how much time you need for completing each task, starting from leaving home as a happy and content person not as a tornado - is the key. This will allow you to come to work RELAXED, which means whatever you will do, it will come from space of ease and freedom.
After so many years of practice I still read all my notes in the morning of the clients who I am due to see on that particular day. I check who I am seeing, how many times that person has visited me before, what was the problem, what advice I (or my colleagues) offered and what was the outcome. This thoroughly preparation makes me ready for and in the control of my shift.
Don't extend your sessions unless you know that you have gap afterwards. It will create a cascade of delayed bookings and will make you so nervous that you won’t be able to work effectively.
Make sure that you have everything what you need, before you start your shift. Check if you have enough towels, that there is plenty of oil so you won’t have to fill up the bottles between your clients.
Whatever personal life commitments you have, try to fulfil them before you start your work, otherwise these will dominate your thoughts during treatments. You will want to run to make that phone call that you were supposed to make, or respond to the email that you promised to send last night. This will shorten the amount of time you have between clients and will also detract from your focus and concentration. A little planning and forethought can ensure you have a smooth, effective and successful day – each and every day.
Whatever you do create a space of ease, of peace, of joy.
To learn more about Beata and Pure Massage visit www.puremassage.com