Are You Texting While Your Client Isn’t Looking? If So, Read This

Texting has become so easy for many of us. And it always seems like it will “only take seconds” to read and reply to a text. But is it really that way? And even if it is, is it OK to do it on the job?

U.S. stats on texting prove that it’s become a widely accepted communication form:

  • 81% of Americans text regularly. (Pew Research Center) 
  • Over 6 billion texts are sent every day. (CTIA)
  •  97% of American adults text weekly. (Pew Research Center)
  • Americans text twice as much as they call, on average. (Nielsen)

Average Number of Daily Texts by U.S. Adults:

  • 55+: 16
  • 45-54: 33
  • 35-44: 52
  • 25-34: 75
  • 18-24: 128

Ok — so we’re doing a lot of texting. But where should we not be doing it? As massage therapists, not on the job. Read why here:

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“Between my own personal experience as a working massage therapist and managing a massage business for many years I have seen more than my share of bad “massage habits” perpetrated by massage therapists.

Excessive talking during a massage is a big one. Cutting the time on the clock short is another. These are the types of things that, the longer you get away with it without being called out by a customer or manager, the more it seems normal. This is how bad habits develop.

This brings me to one of the worst and increasingly common bad habits that we see infecting the massage profession. I’m talking about therapists texting while massaging.”

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