The most expensive additional cost to set up as a massage practitioner is your massage table. These can range from £100 – £400 for a standard portable table (we will speak on the course about what to look for in a table) but you can also buy those much cheaper secondhand ones.
Other than that, you will need to budget for insurance (around £65 pa), professional membership (around £60 if you want to do this), massage oils, towels, and cleaning equipment. You will need a place to work. Some people will set up from home; others will go into partnerships or rent rooms from other practitioners. You may opt to work mobile.
Most practitioners will have business cards but these are very inexpensive, as can various forms of advertising.