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Massage Therapy Clinic Supplies

September 25, 2023 11:04 am Published by

The First Thing You Should Do Before you Open Your Massage Therapy Business

Congratulations on embarking on the journey to establish your massage therapy business! Starting your own massage therapy business is a big deal. We highly recommend using this checklist as your compass to ensure you have all the necessary tools for success.

Massage Table and Accessories

  • Stationary massage table or hydraulic (more expensive and very heavy)
  • Massage stool or a massage chair
  • Chair for your client

Client Comfort and Ambiance

  • Bolsters (at least 24 inches wide) and pillows (have a variety of pillows, thick, thin, and wide)
  • Music player and speakers
  • Ambient lighting
  • Blankets, cushions, or eye masks

Massage Linens 

(You need enough sheets to last you at least a couple of days if you do laundry on-site)

  • Fitted sheets 
  • Flat sheets
  • Towels (Large and small)
  • Face cradle covers (Disposable, Washable)
  • Pillow covers
  • Blankets or fleece pads

Massage Lubricants

  • Unscented massage oil (Cryoderm, Biotone)
  • Scented massage oil (e.g., lavender, eucalyptus)
  • Hypoallergenic massage lotion
  • Massage cream
  • Massage gel
  • Massage holster

Specialty Supplies

  • Heated pad or table warmer
  • Silicone cups (minimum of 4 sets). Click to buy here. 
  • Massage stones (for hot stone massage)
  • Muscles chart
  • Trigger point chart

Hygiene, Sanitation, and Cleaning

  • Box of tissue (Kleenex)
  • Sanitizing wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Disposable gloves
  • Masks (if needed)
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste 
  • Mouth wash
  • Soap
  • Paper towels
  • Hard surface cleaner
  • Lint roller
  • Vinegar (for cleaning)
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Mop and bucket 

Storage and Organization

  • Storage cabinets or shelves
  • Towel warmer (crock pot can work as well for up to 3 towels)
  • Protective sheet for table 

Business and Documentation

  • Massage therapy business license
  • Massage therapy certification
  • Liability insurance (must join a Massage Therapy Association)
  • Clinic management software (scheduling system, bookkeeping system, point of sale (POS)
  • Intake forms and SOAP notes
  • Massage Therapy Website (logo, company name, booking information)
  • Business cards (Minuteman is fantastic)
  • Computer and payment processor 
  • Clock or timer

Therapist Attire

  • Professional therapist attire
  • Scrub top (for comfort)
  • T-shirt 
  • Closed shoes (for stability)
  • Hair clip
  • Deodorant
  • Change of clothes (if needed)





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This post was written by Linda Hoppe

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