Bartering Idea's From Social Networking

by Kris Kelley
(Las Vegas)

Here's a compiled list of what fellow massage therapists barter their massage skills for.


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I have bartered massage (of course), photography of a Hot Stone Massage to decorate my office, hair, manicures and pedicures, and anything and everything to know about being an entrepreneur.. that one is definately hepling!

I have a senior in HS this year and I've traded for school pictures, tux for orchestra, violin lessons,and year book. I've also traded for dance lessons for my 5 year old.

My practice is only 8 months old, but when I rented my office space, my treatment room needed doors hung to separate it from my waiting room, so I traded services with a carpenter, helped out a lot!

I trade services for laser hair removal, massages.

Taxes, massage, rent, firewood, website, food, decorations, clothing, traded hypnosis session for car repair, traded life coaching session for homemade christmas candy.... mmmmm yum!

I barter for personal training services!

I'm getting a photographer for our wedding.

I have a client who is a concrete man. He'll also do landscaping. We are constantly bartering.

I got one of my tattoos done completely on trade, and many massages... looks like I should be bartering more often!

I bartered for my First massage table in 94'...still have it and it's still like new! I've bartered for everyting!!! food, car fixing, a motorcycle etc. etc.

Massage, Healing Touch, Website, Office Help and's a good thing!

I work at a salon and get my hair, nails and facials for massages.

I have bartered golf lessons, acupuncture, facials, laser hair removal, legal fees, and IT Services for my computer........I know I will remember more!

wow, a motorcycle, now why didn't I think of that? limo and other services, check but wow vehicles! thanks!

Got my all my wisdom teeth extracted (which took care of headaches I'd been suffering with)... worked on the dentist and his wife until my "debt" was paid. Being self-employed, I didn't have health insurance so it was a great blessing for me.

I have traded for massage, other healing modalities, hair, nails, personal training, professional family photos -hence my profile picture- and the list gose on and on! I love trade!

I have bartered from time 2 time but, people still want $$ 2.

I barter whenever I can but not a lot, because I do mostly on site massage. I tried joining a bartering group but it didn't work, the fees didn't make it worth it in the end. I just got some work on my truck done for free other than the parts.

I have bartered for beef and pork and massages.

I do barter for massages frequently, and I will barter for self defense lessons soon too! Very excited about the opportunity!

Clothiing, art, medicine, farm fresh food, dental hygeine...

Yeah, it seems like I am going to have to start doing this b/c I can think of a few things that would come in handy
right about now. Thanks

I have bartered for computer work, martial arts lessons, and a really cool oil painting for my office!

I trade for chiropractic, gym membership, about to trade for housecleaning.

I was able to work off a piano for my mother. Trade went really well with clear boundaries and a written contract.

I got my taxes done last year for a massage.

I have an entire leg tattooed from a barter! And tree trimming service turned into one of my best clients/friends. Mechanic services, contract law, tamales, wood floor, tile work. Hmm, I barter a lot!

I don't barter. I pay cash for services and I expect people to pay me for my services. Keeps it neat and clean

I trade for massage, hair services, mani/pedi,and for a handmade quilt!

The best barder for me has been daycare. Once a week and I have not had to pay for daycare in a year! I have bardered for haircuts & color, special items that my kids have name it, it's not a bad way to go.

I also trade out massage for massage with another therapist.

I bartered for STYX tickets with the bass player Ricky Phillips. It was a great concert and he has not had a lot of time to get his session. Now that the tour is over it will happen. Be careful about bragging too much about bartering, IRS does consider bartering taxable income...

I traded for carpeting, website, logo and business card design, acupuncture, personal training.... love it!

Wow, I can't even name one that sticks out because being neighborly or having the Aloha Spirit means it is all valuable in the same way. The easiest I can thing of is being bought lunch if I massaged their hands, extensors, flexors and shoulders. Computer geeks help each other out all the time. Lol.

I bartered services for a personal trainer.

Someone said taxes, how the heck can you barter taxes? Or do you mean traded with some one to do your taxes?

Trips, Botox, football tickets, dinners...etc the power of the rub!

Will work for food.

My favorite barter right now is my laundry service, picked up and delivered at my office!

well, of course for massage!

Wow --I've never bartered. I've been an LMT for 8 years and never done it . I thought there was something you had to do tax-wise if you barter so I just keep it even/clean for others services and they pay for mine.

Hair, facials, restaurant dinners, carpet, basketball tix, AC repair, catering, chiropractic, massage

I met my husband 13 years ago and have been married for 12 years and from day 1 till earlier this morning I do not have to barter for a massage thats 1 reason why I married him .

I trade for fresh flowers every week for my studio and home.

I barter for plumbing, nails, massage, Skin care products, ac service/repair, house cleaning, pest control, remodeling services, personal training sessions, web site, marketing services, hair cutting/styling, and also give massages as gifts for family and friends.

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