Save money by using student labor for your health and beauty (and car) needs

massage therapy
massage therapy

My wife and I have an upcoming long weekend during which we are looking forward to relaxing and getting a massage. As always I was looking for ways to save money, which prompted me to check into our local massage therapy school.

As part of the schooling process to become a licensed massage therapist in Ohio and many other states students need to have a set number of hours giving massages to individuals. This requirement leads to a very nice price reduction if you are willing to have a student provided massage.

Our local school provides student massages for $25/hour compared to $50-70 at other local providers. In some regions, masseurs in training will offer free massages -- just to accumulate their needed hours! (In this case, your best course of action is to befriend a massage student! Then you can be their willing guinea pig.)