MassageBook is a solution for the courageous independent bodyworker who needs to compete effectively with those businesses that have more money business experience and resources than they do.
We are committed to helping independent bodyworkers build thriving businesses. Our mission is to find bodyworkers who want to call their own shots, teach them how to grow the practice of their dreams, provide them with the software tools they need, and then let them focus on doing what they love – helping people feel better.
We believe that passionate, talented bodyworkers who love what they do will spread happiness and good throughout the world. Our mission is to make sure that happens. If you’re talented and passionate about bodywork, and could use a little help growing an independent business, we sure would love for you to join us.
- Beginning 1993 - 1998
Life as a Massage Therapist
Mark Volkmann opens a massage practice in Atlanta, GA. He learns first hand the challenges a one man bodywork operation faces. He cobbles together a system of paper and software that works, but knows there’s a better solution to be discovered to help attract and retain clients, stay on top of a busy schedule and manage the financial books.
- Next... 1998 - 2006
Massage Warehouse is born
Unable to work for a lengthy period due to a bicycle accident, Mr. Volkmann recognizes the problem bodywork professionals are facing without a centralized place to inexpensively purchase all their supplies and opens Massage Warehouse. During the eight years he led the team there, it became clear that too many talented massage therapists were going out of business because they lacked the business skills required to succeed and thus had to abandon their passion. He committed to help build a system that would help small practice owners succeed and reward skill and friendliness above big marketing budgets.
- and then... 2007 - 2010
The Thinking Years
After exiting Massage Warehouse, Mark is still possessed with the need to find a way to help bodyworkers succeed. Much time is spent during these years changing diapers, learning what it means to be a father, and always thinking of the best solution for the problems that face bodyworkers and small practice owners.
- June 2013
MassageBook, the success system for bodyworkers is born
After years of planning and architecting what this solution would look like and do, MassageBook is launched. Customer feedback is incredible and helps in continuing to develop MassageBook into a software solution that meets the many unique needs of bodyworkers better than anything available prior.
MassageBook grows rapidly and continues to add new features that further add to its already unique position as the leader in software designed specifically for bodywork professionals.
- Today 2020
Where is MassageBook headed?
MassageBook will continue its focus on building a comprehensive success system for professional bodyworkers. The system will undoubtedly mean continued development of its industry leading software as well as the ongoing development of educational courses that ensure skilled massage therapists and bodyworkers are able to build thriving businesses in an ever more competitive world.