It shouldn’t make any difference when I have a fellow practitioner as a client but, (and I am sure I am not alone here) part of me always feels that I am going to be judged to a higher standard than when treating anyone else.
It does mean that when as happened yesterday I get positive feedback and a willingness to re-book, I feel particularly pleased. Working in Cambridge there are a lot of people practising both massage and aromatherapy and recognition from a fellow practitioner is good news.
Not that we are in direct competition. She is a personal trainer and sports massage practitioner as opposed to an aromatherapist and she works in Suffolk rather than Cambridge but she might well pass clients on to me who wouldn’t travel to her practice.