Massage Therapist in Fredericksburg VA: Salon Plaza's Chosen Expert!

Massage Therapist in Fredericksburg VA: Salon Plaza’s Chosen Expert!


Salon_Plaza_Fredericksburg_Massage Therapist David_Hyde_2Announcing Salon Plaza’s FIRST Massage Therapist Member of the Month:

David Hyde, Owner of D. Hyde Therapeutic Massage in Fredericksburg, VA 
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”  ― Vivian Greene
Before becoming a Certified Massage Therapist, I worked in the automotive industry for 30 plus years. Back then, I saw a need.

People struggle with pain and depression. Seeing this got me very interested in studying how the muscles control a person’s body.

With massage, I saw a way to help

I felt called to change careers and focus on healing people with massage therapy. I took my time to carefully choose the school that felt right: Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage.

After finishing massage training and getting licensed, in April 2013 I opened D. Hyde Therapeutic Massage right here at Salon Plaza. The studio fit exactly what I needed to get started. At first, I did massage just on the weekends and evenings for about 5 months, until I got laid off from my full-time job in the auto industry.

Sometimes a “curse” turns out to be a “blessing”

I felt this was where I belonged – at Salon Plaza as a massage therapist. I am determined to make it happen.

Right now I see eight to sixteen people a week, which more than covers my expenses. I still work part time in the auto industry just a few days to fill in. I plan to be full time soon.

David_hyde_therapeutic_massage therapist at_plaza


If you desire a truly individualized massage, then please don’t hesitate to make an appointment. To give you a little incentive…

I’m offering NEW CLIENTS $10 OFF their first visit

12 Actions That WORK To Grow My Massage Business:

1. Set up my
D. Hyde Therapeutic Massage website
Maintain a website with online scheduling
3. Set up a D. Hyde Therapeutic Massage
Facebook Page and stay active
4. Set up a profile on
Yelp and get reviews
5. Encourage word of mouth and referrals
6. Advertise with the hairstylists at the Fredericksburg Plaza – we give referrals to each other
7. Put a sign on my vehicle to advertise
8. Pass out business cards to local companies and people I meet
9. Market with local companies – we help each other build our businesses
10. Offer a Groupon to get new customers in for a lower cost service – and then convert them to regular paying clients
11. Set up memberships to build loyalty and encourage regular visits
12. NEW: Adword campaigns – I’m just getting started with this

My advice to people considering Salon Plaza? 

Start with your passion and then learn how to grow your client base. Don’t wait for people to come to you – make the effort to build relationships in your local community. Learn how to talk about what you do in a way that interests the people you meet to choose you above all others.


If you want to attract more clients to you and live
YOUR dream, sign up for
Salon Plaza’s 52 Keys to Success. You’ll get one email in your inbox each week designed to help you take the right steps to grow your book and keep your
PASSION alive!
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