About MassageBook

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Our Mission

Becoming a successful bodyworker in today’s world takes much more than just great technique. The problem is that while the world could benefit from more skilled bodywork, too many talented individuals who are passionate about helping their clients are failing to make a living doing what they love. While data shows a large number of massage, reflexology and esthetician school students graduating each year, precious few are able to make the leap to building their own successful businesses.

The rapid growth of massage franchises has helped many stay employed in their chosen field and has demonstrated the growing public demand for professional massage and bodywork. The rapid corporatization of bodywork services is, however, making the individual dream of operating a small independent practice more difficult to achieve.

To compete effectively for bodywork clients, small practice owners need professional tools to help them attract and retain customers and manage their businesses.

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 2017

    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.

Lilley Decker, LMT

Lilley Decker, LMT

Lilley Decker, LMT

Mary Geitner

Mary Geitner

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