In 1993, just seven months after graduating from college, Michael started his massage therapy practice in the Philadelphia, PA suburbs.
Starting on a $100 budget and a free month's office rent at the local community center, Michael ran his massage therapy business like a part-time hobby for 4 years. He did masage part-time while pursuing a second degree in physical therapy assistant and working full-time in the physical therapy field.
In 1997, he decided to get serious and develop his massage therapy practice into a full-time massage business. Within three months of "cracking down", Michael was seeing 12-15 massage therapy clients each week. Within 6 months, it was up to 25-30 massage therapy clients weekly.
Within a year of deciding to go full-time with his massage practice, Michael was incorporating and opening a massage therapy center in a retail storefront. The massage therapy center opened in January 1999 and was open for six and half years. In 2003, he opted to move the massage therapy center to a bigger and better location in a more affluent town nearby.
By 2005, Michael started feeling mentally burnt out from 90 hour work weeks, running a massage therapy center, and doing massage marketing consulting with Help Your Practice.
He opted to close the massage therapy center and return to private practice. In addition, Michael has been able to spend more time handling the rapidly increasing requests for his consulting services. Upon closing the center, he received two unsolicited offers to become vice president of operations in two different industries, both of which he declined.
Michael has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences from Lock Haven University and an associate degree in Physical Therapy Assistant from Harcum College.