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Benefits Of Working In A Wellness Clinic

Have you ever considered the benefits of working in a health and wellness clinic with other professionals? Let me tell you, it can be a game-changer for your business and your mental health. In fact, considering the most common reason Complementary therapists quit their career is because of emotional burn-out, working in a team environment can even extend your career lifespan.

First and foremost, working in a clinic with other professionals provides a sense of community. You can share ideas, techniques, and knowledge with your colleagues, which can help you grow as a therapist. You can also refer clients to other professionals in the clinic who specialize in different areas, ensuring that your clients receive the best possible care. This kind of collaboration can also lead to new business opportunities and cross-promotion, which is always a plus.

Working in a health and wellness clinic also offers a level of protection for complementary therapists. Having a receptionist on site can help screen clients and ensure that you’re not put in dangerous situations. Plus, it’s so much easier and more professional to manage client bookings and arrivals when you have a dedicated receptionist to handle appointments and payments.

Another benefit of working in a clinic is the ability to offer fully-rounded treatment packages. For example, if you’re a massage therapist, you could partner with a nutritionist to offer a package that includes a massage and a nutritional consultation. This kind of collaboration can lead to more revenue and satisfied clients who feel they’ve received a comprehensive approach to their health.

Lastly, working in a clinic with other professionals can help combat the loneliness that can come with being a complementary therapist. You’ll have colleagues to chat with and a sense of belonging that can help you stay motivated and inspired.

Before you go and take a space at any old Health & Wellness clinic you might want to consider several factors before making a decision!

One important question to ask is about commissions and room rent. Some clinics may charge a percentage of your earnings or a flat fee for renting a room. You should consider whether this fee is reasonable for your business and if you will still be able to make a profit. It is also important to inquire about who owns the client list, as this can affect your ability to retain clients if you decide to leave the clinic.

Another important factor to consider is scheduling availability. You should ask whether you will have control over your own schedule or if the clinic will dictate your availability. This can affect your ability to manage your own business and may impact your ability to take on new clients.  Ask if its possible that certain days are guaranteed to be allotted to you, so that you can freely block book appointments and keep your diary tidy instead of choppy and all over the place..  

It is also important to inquire about what is included in the rental price. Some clinics may offer additional services such as a receptionist, marketing efforts, card processing fees and laundry, while others may not. You should consider whether these services are necessary for your business and if they are worth the additional cost. I can’t emphasise enough the worth of having a receptionist, though!!

In addition to these factors, you should also consider the overall atmosphere of the clinic. Is it a professional and welcoming environment that aligns with your values and brand? Do you feel comfortable working alongside the other professionals in the space? These factors can affect your overall experience and success in the clinic.

You should also note that it’s not uncommon for a clinic owner to request a free treatment as part of the interview process when considering a new therapist for their team. While some therapists might feel uneasy about this request, it’s important to understand that it’s a standard industry practice. The reason why owners ask for this is to evaluate the therapist’s skills and see if they are a good fit for their clinic and see what sort of clients are appropriate to refer to you.. It also gives the therapist the opportunity to showcase their abilities and provide a firsthand experience of their treatments. So, if you’re asked to provide a free treatment during an interview, don’t feel like the owner is just trying to get a freebie. Instead, see it as an opportunity to show your skills and potentially secure a new opportunity and professional alliances.  

Working in a health and wellness clinic can provide so many benefits, but if you are considering this move, carefully consider all factors before making a decision. By asking the right questions and doing your research, you can find the perfect clinic that aligns with your values and business needs, helps to grow your business, expand your client base, and provide the best possible care for your clients.  

Did I forget anything?  Let me know below!!

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