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Make Money as a Massage Therapist

$250 + HST


Welcome to Make Money as a Massage Therapist!

This DIY online course is designed for massage therapists who want to find the best jobs and make the most money so you can love your career without burning out. You’re a current student or recent graduate of any massage therapy program. You’re an employee or independent contractor who’s been in the game for a while and you’re looking for more.

Hosted by Nicki Iskander —That’s me! —I’ll teach you everything you need to know as a working massage therapist.


Who is Nicki and why should you listen to her?

Hi! I’m Nicki and I’m a Registered Massage Therapist in Toronto, Canada. I run a thriving home massage practice and I freaking love my life.

You may recognize me from my multiple appearances on the 2 Massage Therapists and a Microphone Podcast, namely the Unpopular Opinions episodes.

People who spend time with me earn more money. Period.

When I first got my massage therapy licence, I had no direction. I didn’t know where I wanted to work, who I wanted to work with, or what I would be good at. I also drastically underestimated my earning potential.

I don’t want any therapists to struggle like I did, so I’m here to provide the mentorship I wish I had when I was new.

I’ll show you the tips and tricks I’ve developed to dramatically improve my client retention rate and how I got people literally begging to work with me.

I’m going to teach you how to find the right jobs, how to start earning good money quickly, and how to become an in-demand therapist so you can live your life on your own terms.

I’ll teach you the lessons I learned the hard way, so you can learn from my mistakes. I’ll tell you the lies I was told that held me back, and the truths I discovered that lead to success in this magical profession.

This is everything I wish I knew when I was a new therapist. You’ll leave with clarity, confidence, and the tools you’ll need to succeed as a massage therapist.

I’ll teach you how to think like an entrepreneur, even when you’re working for somebody else. My aim is to inspire you and show you what’s possible.

I promise to be brutally honest with you. Sugar-coating isn’t my style.


Work at your own pace

Delivery Model:  

eLearning Modules

eLearning Modules Description:

Our eLearning Modules are online adaptations of some of our in-class courses.

You can work through the course material at your own pace.

Upon registration you will receive a confirmation email and instructions on how to access the course material and how to contact the course facilitator.

Once you have completed the course, contact your course facilitator to receive a letter of completion for your records.


Module 1: Welcome to Make Money as a Massage Therapist

  • Nicki's Story

  • Should You Register for HST (Harmonized Sales Tax)

Module 2: How to Avoid Common Mistakes and Burnout

  • The 2 Biggest Mistakes Most Massage Therapists Make (And What to Do Instead)

  • Burnout: The 3 Main Causes (And How to Prevent It)

  • Niching: What People Think it Means, What it Actually Means, and Why You Need It

Module 3: Tips for Male Massage Therapists

  • Why Male Massage Therapists Struggle, and What to Do About It

Module 4: A Love Letter to Clinic Owners

  • Finding the Win-Win

Module 5: Money and More: There is More Than One Way to Get Paid

  • Important Features to Look For in a Workplace

  • Tipping: Pros and Cons

  • Split: Why It’s Overrated and the 3 Key Components You Need to Know Instead

Module 6: How to Find the Best Jobs

  • Where to Find Good Jobs

  • The 1 Question You Need to Answer to Get Hired

  • The Key Feature in Any Employment Situation

Module 7: Red Flags

  • Red Flags: Warning Signs That Should Send You Running to the Hills

  • Questions to Ask Your Employer

  • Social Media: It’s Not Just For Business Owners

Module 8: Biggest Client Complaints

  • The 5 Biggest Complaints From Clients (And How to Avoid Them)

  • The 2 Questions You Need to Ask During Every Massage

Module 9: Massage Room Tips and Tricks

  • Massage Hacks: Ways to WOW Your Clients

Module 10: Rebooking Clients, Workplace Tips, Continuing Education

  • How to Get Clients to Rebook With You

  • What to Never Say

  • Continuing Education: Which Courses to Take and When

Module 11: Golden Rules in Business and in Life

  • The Lies You'll Be Told

  • My 2 Golden Rules of Business Mastery

  • The 1 Word You Need to Eliminate From Your Vocabulary

  • My Favourite Word (I credit all of my success to this!)

This course is NOT for you if:

  • You’re anti-capitalist (I’m going to be showing you how to earn good money. If that’s not what you want, no problem! Move along.)

  • You want business tips for opening a private practice (I can help you with that, but not in this training. This course is for massage therapists who are NOT self-employed.)

  • You’re easily offended (There may be cursing!)

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Is this course only for Canadians?
A: No! I will be briefly touching on subjects that are specific to Ontarians, like harmonized sales tax, but this course is beneficial for students and therapists from all over the world.

Q: Will you teach me how to do my taxes?
A: No! That’s what accountants are for.

Visit the Course Calendar page for information on course dates and location

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