I'm a full time licensed massage therapist running my own one man small office operating inside of a chiropractors office. I get a fair amount of business from the chiropractor I work with and try to refer business to him as well but I'd like to start branching out to other local businesses but primarily other doctor's offices to get my name out there as the guy to refer patients to if they need something basic and massage related like stress relief or headache management or (soon after I get certified) lymphatic drainage post surgery.
It's a bit odd of a time to try walking into other offices now given COVID-19 and how people are basically waiting in the parking lot to be called in one at a time so my in person option may not be doable for quite some time but I do hope once things relax that maybe I can start doing this (I live and operate in New York on Long Island so things are still a bit tense and restricted).
I'm not sure of good ways to reach out now aside from a phone call but I also feel that's fairly impersonal and doesn't allow you to really get to know the people you're trying to set up a referral connection with. I was wondering what other methods might be effective ways to branch out locally in these crazy times (or even when times are not crazy as I'm very new to this).
Also would it be worthwhile to try and incentivize them to try me out? Say something like a complimentary 30min massage or something to that effect so they know first hand what I can do? Or is that just some odd form of bribery?
Any help is greatly appreciated!!