Starting a Mobile Massage Business

Mobile applications are the trend nowadays, and massaging is not an exception. Do you want to start a mobile massage business but do not know how to begin?

This article will give you an informative guide for starting your own mobile massage business, and get you started with your biz in no time.

If you have the necessary massage skills but don’t have the money to lease a place to establish your business, then starting a mobile massage business is the answer for you. Mobile masseurs go to their clients’ preferred place for massaging, instead of having them come to you. Of course, you can also settle yourself in an establishment and engage in mobile massage at the same time.

Setting up a mobile massage is easy. Here are a few things that you will need to start up such as business.

Mobile Massage Vans

These are vans in which the massage business’ equipment is loaded on and taken to several locations. These are usually used by the larger massage establishments with big corporate clients; however, with enough financing and effort, you can startup with a mobile massage van right away.

The mobile massage van makes it easy and fast to travel from one client to another. It can also be used for your advertising scheme by acting as a place from which you can offer discounted or free sample massage for the people in your neighborhood. The vans give you a presence equivalent to the presence that an office or shop can afford you.


This is different from a mobile van, although a mobile van is a good mode of transportation. This includes other means of transportation for going to different clients, like perhaps a car, a truck or a motorcycle. Public transportation is not disregarded either, but having your own transportation can be beneficial. It can also make you look more professional.

Portable Massage Equipment

These are equipment that you are light enough so that you can just lug them around without apparent difficulty. You can load these on the back of your car, pickup or even a motorcycle. These equipment are also picking up popularity as mobile vans can be expensive to procure nowadays.

These include the portable massage chairs. These are chairs that weigh at most 13 to 15 pounds that they can just be carried around like normal chairs. They can also be fitted with wheels for more convenience in transporting. These chairs give masseurs the same full body massage capability that a massage table being used by therapists in their shops and facilities.

Mobile Massage Advertising

Advertising is the most important requirement to fulfill when starting a business. Advertising nowadays rely heavily on the web, but you can also make use of traditional advertising means like radio and television. Just remember to make the information in your advertising schemes true and consistent.


  • Chiquita Jones said on December 16, 2009
    I need help to start a mobile massage business in Augusta, Ga, 30901
  • Miss Dorothy Walters said on February 27, 2010
    I need help in starting a mobile massage business where i would go out to clients homes to massage them. Thank you. Miss D. Walters
  • bman said on May 5, 2010
    Can i start a mobile massage business with oils alone? Can i be using my hands to massage client's body?
  • sandip kumar said on May 14, 2010
    I need help to start a Massage Advertising Business and how can i setup and all. so please guide me. like cost, space, Equipment, manpower and legal formalities. regards sandip kumar
  • Rajeev Sharma said on May 20, 2010
    I need help to start a massage advertising, pls guide & suggest. Agra (UP) INDIA
  • Yolanda Thomas said on June 26, 2010
    I need help starting a mobile massage business. I live in Prattville Alabama. Can I use a SUV instead of a van? What prices should I consider?
  • paula said on August 21, 2010
    Massage for 2 mobile massage. I am based in kenya and i need to know what contracts i need to have with the massage therapists as well as clients esp. pregnant women. Thanks
  • Patrick Wanyoike said on September 25, 2010
    Am a kenyan male who is partially blind working with a lady Philegonah Achola who is blind and trained in Japan. With all our knowledge including fitness and wellness coverage for families , individuals and corporates we search for people out who would be willing to join hands in support. Presently we are also offering our services at the UN Nairobi Kenya
  • Tagreed said on January 22, 2011
    Hi i would like to start a mobile massage business,can you help me and get me some nice Photos and more information about these kind of Mobile Massage Vans and if they are available. Thanks a lot for your Assistants. TAGREED UAE
  • Lancaster CA said on January 25, 2011
    I want to know how to begin to bill insurance companys to gain more clientele
  • Mike Tavares said on January 29, 2011
    I would like to know the success rate of mobile massage businesses and in what markets (cities) have these kinds of businesses worked best
  • Sheila said on March 3, 2011
    Hi, I am Sheila from Maryland, and I have everything I need for the mobile massage business except a business name, web site, and facebook fan page. Other than that I am ready to go, but shaking in my boots.
  • Pamela Fields said on October 18, 2011
    Hi, I am Pamela Fields from Middle Ga. and I have everything I need to start my mobile massage business, the motivation, the willpower except I don't have the advertisement, marketing skills to get me started. I love what I do but do not have advertisement knowledge.
  • Carolyn Crummey said on October 20, 2011
    We are looking to sell our mobile massage business, which has concentrated on chair massage for events and senior living communities. The sale would include rights to our established name and brand, website, marketing materials, database, association memberships, social media sites and all equipment. We would be open to all offers and even personally financing someone who would be interested in taking this over. Please contact me for more information.
  • Mary Josephine Dayao said on April 22, 2012
    El paso Tx. I would like to know on how to market my business with the different companies and reimbursement with insurance, and business licensing
  • pauline said on April 19, 2013
    i would like to know how i can establish my mobile massage services to hotels, homes and even business premises
  • Anna said on September 2, 2013
    I would like to know how can I begin to bill insurance companies for massage services? Situated in California
  • Annette said on November 11, 2013
    I am considering starting a mobile massage van business in Wisconsin. Who do I need to contact for any regulations or permits?
  • georgia huff said on February 18, 2014
    I currently workout of a salon, would love some more info
  • ROSE THIBBS said on March 28, 2014
  • keara said on June 6, 2014
    Don't you need to have a business license to operate a mobile business or is a professional license to massage in a certain state ok?
  • Shannon Miller said on November 7, 2014
    I would like any info that can be sent to me in regards to starting my own, successful mobile massage business. Thank you!
  • Massage Nairobi 0710801526 said on May 7, 2015
    Hey there, my name is Frank, a Certified Level III ITEC mobile masseur based in Nairobi Kenya. I offer home massage services such as Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Deep-Tissue Massage and Swedish Massage. My rates are negotiable and pocket friendly. Book an appointment with me on 0710891526.Welcome.


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