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Weekly Schedule Update November 20th, 2017

Newly Recognized Links of Obesity and Breast Cancer

Recently a study in Sweden showed correlation of obesity and larger tumours in breast cancer.  The larger tumours are thought to occur because of a lack of recognition of lumps on the breast tissue, as well as the tumours growing at a faster rate. Regardless, larger tumours tend to carry a worse prognosis.  As uncomfortable as it is to get your mammogram done, it is something to consider if more seriously if you are overweight because there are already enough negative health effects related to obesity.

Because I am changing my schedule, I will be updating for the next few weeks instead of the next 5 open days. Here is this week’s schedule update:

Mon         Nov 20th        2:30pm

Tues         Nov 21st         2:30pm

Mon         Nov 27th         3:45pm

Tues         Nov 28th        9am, 10:15am, 2:30pm, 3:45pm

Tues         Dec  5th          9am, 10:15am, 11:30am, 2:30pm, 3:45pm, 5pm

Wed          Dec 6th          9am, 10:15am, 11:30am, 2:30pm, 3:45pm, 5pm

 

Quote of the Week:

 

Video of the Week:

Going to miss the Rick Mercer rants.

 

Have a great week,

Rob

Weekly Schedule Update November 13th, 2017

11th Month, 11th Day, 11 hour, Still Remembering

Many of the veterans of second world war haven’t been around for a long time now. There are a few left but every year their numbers dwindle as the majority of them are now averaging the age of 94.  I believe it’s important that even after all of our men and women who have served our country during that time of war are remembered even after they are gone, but more importantly I hope that we will never see another time in my life where one side of the planet goes up against the other.

After a period of training and orientation, I am now one an official work schedule of 4 days on and 4 days off.  During my 4 days off I will be looking to work with clients for massage for at least 2 days. My hours will no only be from 9am to 6:15pm.  The times I will have open will be as follows:

9am

10:15am

11:30am

2:30pm

3:45pm

5pm

My 4 on/4 off schedule will rotate every 7 weeks. If I work Mon/Tues one week, next week will be Tues/Wed and Wed/Thurs the week after. I will not be working weekends, only weekdays before and after weekends.  I will be working at Cold Lake Chiropractic for the remainder of November, and then before December I will notify all clients where I will be providing service.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

 

Here is this week’s schedule:

Monday November 13th

9am, 11:3oam, 2:30pm, 3:45pm, 5pm

Tuesday November 14th

9am, 10:15am, 2:30am, 3:45pm, 5pm

 

Quote of the Week:

 

Video of the Week:

Just when you thought you knew it all…you weren’t actually psychic.

 

Have a great week,

Rob

Weekly Schedule Update October 30th, 2017

Business is Changing, So Am I

After 15 years in this industry and 10 years of operating a business solely in the health and wellness industry, I will be taking a job in the oil field once again starting Thursday.  I have tried to hold on as long as possible in hopes that things would change and more people would be coming through my door and using their employee benefits, but that hasn’t been the case and I can no longer continue down the same path.

In order to survive I will be taking work in the oilfield once again, something I’ve been away from for over a decade.  I’m not yet sure as to when my schedule will begin, but I do know that I will be starting on a 4 days on/4 days off schedule which will allow me to still do massage as supplemental income. I need the oilfield job as means of steady, consistent income which I cannot sustain with CORE.

I will keep everyone in the loop as things develop. Until I know more about my new schedule, which I find out more about this Thursday, I only have two days of availability this week.

These are the times I have left for this week:

Mon         Oct 30th         10:15am

Wed         Nov 1st            5:15pm, 6:30pm, 7:45pm

 

Quote of the Week:

 

Video of the Week:

Another big end is here

 

Have a great week,

Rob

Weekly Schedule Update October 23rd, 2017

Occupation of Beating People Up Might Soon Come To a Stop

15 years ago I thought that I needed a change, for something that I was interested in and enjoyed, something that I was good at and something that would keep me busy for a long time.  When I went to school I learned in the first few days of class that the average length of career fora massage therapist was 3 years…looks like I’m now 3 times the average for my career.  When I first came back to Cold Lake after living in Edmonton for 12 years I transitioned back into my old hometown area quite well. I was the only male therapists in the Lakeland and within the first few months of working at the JJ Parr I was working full time from 9am to 9 pm, 5 days a week and could handle 35 clients a week.  People were booked up to 3 weeks out and I couldn’t have been happier being back. Oh, how things have changed.

I moved to Cold Lake Chiropractic this July,  I figured that without having another health professional directly referring me clients that I wouldn’t have made it if I stayed at Motion in Sync. I was right, it was a good move, but it’s still not enough.  Last week was a better one with 23 of 35 appointments,  but most weeks I’m lucky to have 15…and luckier yet if I have anything booked into the next week. What baffles me the most about this situation is that the majority of my clients have employee benefits that could be used, but many people had never used their  benefits before and the large majority never use them all up either.  I had looked it up one time in a previous schedule update, only 20%, that’s 1 in 5 people, that get massage use their employee benefits.

This gets me to thinking about how much money is taken off each persons cheque on payday for benefits deductions, which is never used and is basically the same as throwing it out the window.  It makes me wonder how many people turned down other jobs because the benefits plans weren’t as good…but it doesn’t matter because they don’t use them all anyway.  I’m not sure as to what goes on in any of my clients minds right now with the economy being what it is, but this isn’t about the people that don’t have jobs and don[t have coverage, it’s about the ones that do. The funny thing about the people I see is that they all say the same thing after, they say “I should have come sooner.”  Well, you know, Einstein said something about that and it’s my Quote of the Day.

I don’t like the idea of going out of business, so I have figured I might as well say it straight to all of my clients that come in and see me. So here it is.

WITHOUT YOU THERE IS NO BUSINESS!

Unless my clients that have come to see me start coming in once again, or if happy satisfied customers start sending me referrals that turn into new clients, I will be forced to cut back or cut off my days of doing massage because I will have to get another job.  I’ve often said that I can lead a horse to water, but I can’t make it drink.

I ask people what makes me stand out from the other therapists in the area.  I have taken testimonials from some of my clients, in hope that potential clients in search of the services I provide will easily find information about people that they know or people that are just like them.

So if you have employee benefits and you need a massage, or if you know of someone that could also benefit from one, please get in contact with me or book an appointment online. Take advantage in these tough economic times and use your employee benefits that are already paid for…BY YOU. This is my Jerry Maguire moment!

A Loss for Music and a Loss for Canada

Just over a year since their epic farewell show broadcasted live on CBC, the I will always remember the Tragically hip frontman Good Downie.  Many of their songs resonated with not only myself, but with thousands of Canadians across the country. We will never see the likes of a band like them again, and it’s sad to see the end of a career brought on too quickly.  Lately I find the music industry has come to a low point of where there is not the same talent as there used to be, there are no artists with substance and the current flavours of the week have no lasting power. I guess Gord was just as his band name described…Tragically Hip.

Here is this weeks schedule:

Mon         Oct 23rd         6:30pm, 7:45pm

Tues         Oct 24th         10:45am, 6:30pm

Wed          Oct 25th         9am, 10:15am, 11:30am, 7:45pm

Thurs        Oct 26th        9am, 10:15am, 11:30am, 6:30pm, 7:45pm

Fri              Oct 27th        9am, 10:15am, 11:30am

 

Quote of the Week:

 

Video of the Week:

RIP Gord

 

Have a great week,

Rob

Weekly Schedule Update October 16th, 2017

Thanksgiving and Imagine Dragons in Edmonton

I had a great long weekend with family and friends, and then had a great time taking my youngest son to his first concert as part of his birthday present.

Although my youngest was falling asleep with the intro bands before the main performance, he perked up just in time to hear his favourite songs being played live in front of him in a huge new arena.

This was the shot going to the arena, which the kids had NO idea of what we were doing.

The crowd was full of young and old, and many families just like us which made the mood very comfortable. The kids had a blast and it was not only a great night but great weekend with family too.

 

Here is this week’s schedule:

Mon         Oct 16th         9am, 10:15am, 11:30am, 4pm, 5:15pm, 6:30pm

Tues         Oct 17th         9am, 10:15am, 4pm, 6:30pm, 7:45pm

Wed         Oct 18th         9am, 10:15am, 6:30pm, 7:45pm

Thurs       Oct 19th         5:15pm, 6:30pm, 7:45pm

Fri             Oct 20th        9am

 

Quote of the Week:

 

Video of the Week:

Can’t wait for Halloween and THIS show!

 

Have a great week,

Rob

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