Running a massage business can be time-consuming, but it doesn’t have to be. With the right tools, you can spend your time making money instead of being parked at your computer. Want to boost productivity without investing more time into your business? Check out these apps for massage therapists. There are options for any budget, including freebies!
Massage business owners have A LOT to do. When you’re organized and have a system, things get done faster. Use these apps for massage therapists to save time and focus on what matters.
ClinicSense users rave about how easy this software is to use. You don’t have to be tech-savvy to set it up, and it’s simple for clients to book online too. There’s no over-complication. Just a straightforward, simple solution to daily admin and marketing tasks.
This app makes it easy for massage therapists to streamline their entire process. You can automate email marketing, scheduling, payments, reminders, and intake forms. ClinicSense is a Canadian-based company offering 3 subscription options based on your size and needs.
Google Calendar allows you to keep track of everything on your schedule. You can add massage appointments, personal appointments, and recurring events, all for free. You can sync your calendar with other scheduling apps or other people’s calendars.
This app does not allow you to let people schedule appointments online. However, you can share a calendar event with other people. You can use this feature to send an invite/confirmation to your clients when you schedule their massage appointment.
Todolist helps keep you organized and prevents overwhelm. Running a massage business is complex. You have multiple tasks that have to be completed every day, week, and month - in addition to seeing clients. This app helps massage therapists keep track of the overwhelming amount of things that need to be done.
This productivity app allows you to highlight tasks that are top priorities. You can create recurring tasks, and you can delegate tasks to other people on your team. The free option allows you to manage up to 5 projects. Paid options include things like reminders, more projects, and an archive of past projects.
LastPass securely stores your passwords. If you’re the type of person who always forgets their passwords, this app is for you. Resetting your password is a time waster if you’re doing it because you forgot your password. Getting locked out of your account is frustrating and puts you behind schedule.
Password storage is not all you get. Get emergency access and tech support when you need it, encrypted file storage, and more. This app offers a lot of security for a very small fee.
Accepting payments and recording those transactions is simple with the right software. Bookkeeping is work you don’t get paid for, so the less time it takes, the better. These apps can automate a lot of your bookkeeping, so you don’t get bogged down in paperwork.
Square allows you to accept payments using your phone, tablet, or even online. Accepting credit card payments doesn’t get any easier than this. ClinicSense also integrates with Square for easy payment processing and recording.
There’s no subscription fee, and they’ll give you a free card reader. You pay the credit card processing fee when you use it, and that’s it. There are also options to buy a POS terminal and other add-on services.
Quickbooks allows you to track all the money flowing in and out of your business. Tracking income and expenses is easy with this software. You don’t need to be an accountant to use it. At tax time, simply print off a report and hand it to your accountant.
With online backup, you never have to worry about losing your records. There are a variety of subscription options available based on the complexity of your financial situation.\
Everlance allows you to track mileage automatically. If you have a mobile massage business, you need this app. You can write off mileage spent for work on your taxes, and this app makes sure you don’t miss a mile. Even if you operate your business out of your home or office, you can use Everlance to track miles running errands for your business or travelling to conferences.
This app also allows you to track expenses by uploading receipts. You can track miles automatically or manually. The free option is all most massage therapists would need, but if you want more features, they’re available for a fee.
There are a variety of ways to market your business online. These apps can help you achieve your marketing goals, no matter what your marketing style is: email marketing campaigns, social media, or printed advertisements.
Canva makes creating stunning visuals easy. You can create professional designs with their easy-to-use templates. Just make a few tweaks to make it your own. Then use your designs on your website, in email marketing campaigns, and on social media.
It’s free to use a limited amount of their templates and stock photos. If you want access to more options, you can pay a monthly subscription. With a paid subscription, you can also post directly to social media from your Canva account.
Buffer lets you create bulk social media posts and schedule them in advance. This is a huge time saver if you market your massage business on social media. Set aside a single day to create a month's worth of content. Then, all you need is a few minutes a day to respond to people who respond to your posts.
Create posts for Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Tiktok, Pinterest, and Twitter. With a free account, you can manage up to 3 channels. With a paid subscription, you get more channels and analytics.
Grammarly is like having an editor in your pocket. Never worry about spelling, grammar, or the way you describe something again. This app will help you create better posts on social media, more engaging email campaigns, and impressive website copy and blog posts.
It reads what you wrote and then makes suggestions on how to make it better. It integrates with email platforms, google and word documents, as well as social media. Massage therapists can get by with free subscriptions, but you get more with a paid subscription.
Music helps create a little zen in your massage room. There’s no reason to spend your time off finding new music to play in your treatment room. Just use a music app to stream a variety of tunes, so you never get bored, and your clients stay mellow.
Calm Radio has a variety of channels to choose from, all super chill. You’ll never run out of soothing sounds, and you can change them up for different purposes. They have channels for wellness, meditation, productivity, nature sounds, sleep sounds, and more. You can even layer nature sounds over your music.
The music on Calm Radio is curated, so it sets the tone based on your preferences. Listen 24/7 on an unlimited number of devices. They have a free version, but it contains ads. If you want to tune in while in your massage room, best to get the paid version.
Spotify is music streaming at its best. You can search for your favorite artist, find new ones, and create a custom playlist for your massage room (or anywhere you want to listen). You can choose from curated channels if you don’t want to go through the trouble of creating your own playlist. Spotify also has podcasts for massage therapists and clients who like to be mentally stimulated during their sessions.
With a premium subscription, you have ad-free listening. You can even download music so you can play it anytime.