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Nella, Shiatsu Massagist
Finland, workplace of 1-20 employees
Education
Master, Education science
Yearly salary (€)
15000-25000
In profession since
2007
Weekly hours
<30

Could you describe your job in short?

Working as shiatsu massagist on my own for me. Giving treatments and guiding in different problems, tips to help to handle pain etc.

What do you do on average work day?

Every day is very different. Sometimes I work from early hours until late evening, sometimes I only have a couple of customers per day. There are also days without any customers.

What do you love about your job?

Being able to help people. Make them feel good. Most of the customers are really happy when they leave. Giving treatments nourishes you yourself also, you get energy out of it.

What are the worst parts of your job?

If customer cancels the time on the same day. Customers don't quite understand the whole picture of how the treatment works. They don't want to take part of recovering by getting involved themselves, they just want someone to push the button and believe that was it. They are scared if someone gets beyond the real problem, and then they stop coming.

What are the most important skills in your job?

Listening

What are the most important tools/softwares in your job?

Notepad

How do you acquire and develop these skills?

Courses. Don't know. You just to have to have it. Practise is the best way to learn these things. Of course the knowledge of basics has to be there.

What does your work week include?

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Meetings / Group work

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Emails

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Independent work

1.0h

Breaks

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Travel

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Events