Updated June 22nd, 2020
Who says having a website for your massage practice has to be complicated and expensive nowadays?
An informative website with strong calls-to-action is imperative for making your massage practice run smoothly. It’s not only how people can find you (via search engines), but also how they book their appointments. If your website isn’t up to par, you could lose out on potential revenue.
But luckily, there are lots of free, easy-to-use website builders for massage practices now! Gone are the days of having to pay someone an arm and a leg to set up an informative and visually appealing website.
Before you explore the free website builder resources for your massage business, make sure you’re aware of the five most important things to add to your website:
Location & hours
Services provided (& short explanations of each)
Link to your social media accounts (if you are active)
Online booking (whether it’s a button to a platform or an integrated tool)
Below you will find three resources to help massage therapists build, maintain, and control a website where clients can learn more about your services and find out how to book an appointment.
Let’s break it down…
If you have a lot of time and no coding experience:
If you have more time to personalize a website, Wix is a great option to use. Don’t know HTML or fancy coding? No problem! Wix offers a number of great features and 1,000s of professional looking pre-designed templates for you to work with.
You can customize by swapping in your own photos, text, and info for a website that’s purely you! If you have a little money to play around with, consider upgrading to a premium plan for secure hosting, drag-and-drop editor, premium domain name, and more.
Be cautioned, however: once you pick a template and design a website, you can’t change your mind and pick a new template without having to rebuild your entire site.
If you have a lot of time and some coding experience:
For those of you with a little HTML/CSS knowledge, Weebly might be a good option. Similar to Wix, Weebly gives you a lot of pre-built templates to work with, so you still get a very personalized feel.
You can get extra personalized by working on the coding of whatever template you choose so you can add that extra unique touch if you so choose. Weebly is also great if you tend to change your mind a lot, as you can switch from template to template easily and without losing all the work you’ve already done.
If you have little time and no website experience:
Launching your free website on MassageBook is about as easy as it gets. Enter a few details and upload some photos – you’ll be up and running in a matter of minutes.
Choose your own MassageBook site address, or use your existing massage practice web address/name by simply re-directing to your MassageBook website. What’s more, if you really want a more custom looking website, MassageBook plays nice with both Wix and Weebly.
MassageBook was created specifically for massage professionals and has all the features you need to run your business smoothly.
Create a fully featured website that shares:
Your business name and background information
List of services offered, including Gift Certificates, Memberships and Promotions
Reviews, including ones from Google and Yelp, that you have received from current and former clients
Hours of operation
Links and integration with social media channels
Online calendar and booking
Automated email and text reminders
Bonus: Upgrade your free account for even more benefits, including premium SOAP notes and email marketing campaigns.
The process of getting your online business booming has gotten easier with virtually no barrier to entry. That means your competition is being found online whether you are or not. Use these free website building tools for massage practices to your advantage and get in front of the potential clients you want!
- Author: Mark Volkmann
- Published: July 26, 2016