What impact does your massage therapy have on the people you care for? How do you measure that impact? Would you like a tool that can?
Massage Therapists often use functional measures (muscle length and strength, joint range-of-motion) which are helpful in providing some information. Yet, these outcomes fail to provide sufficient context regarding a person’s quality of life experience.
Imagine: What if an MT could measure – with every session – the impact of her/his care on 4 variables: pain relief, mood, mobility and vitality? What if collecting this data could guide an MT as to the efficacy of their care in affecting particular conditions and populations?
What if there was an international databank, that collected and analyzed the data from all practitioner sessions, based on meaningful, subjective feedback from our patients/clients?
“Massage therapy is found to be 83% effective in middle-aged adults suffering headaches.”
What if government policy and health care funding were shaped and directed based primarily on the client/patient experience?
Here’s a sample survey you can print and handout, or send to your patients/clients electronically in advance of your session together. Make sure to follow up at session end and see how the ratings have changed based on your massage therapy. Record them for a few weeks and analyze the results.
See what you can learn about your client’s/patient’s practice experience. Let me know how you make out by leaving a comment below. Thank you!