There is quite a bit of medical info out there that reveals that certain ailments tend to strike at certain times of year. Anybody who works as a professional massage therapist likely knows this to be true in their practice, as well. During different times of the year, people tend to have different types of stress, knots, and other issues with their muscles. In the summer, for instance, people are far more likely to have injuries that are the result of vigorous exercise. In the winter, repetitive stress injuries, such as those related to sitting too long in front of the computer, tend to be much more common. This means that you have to stock up on massage supplies with some consideration given to what the near future will bring.
Most successful businesses offer deals based upon the seasons. For massage therapists, the winter sometimes means that it's a good time to offer treatments that involve heat, moisture and other methods of relaxing the muscles that are in rare supply during the cold months. Stocking up on rocks for hot massages and items that scent the air with aromatherapy products can be very beneficial for business during this time of year. The more comfortable your visitors are when they come to see you the more likely they'll be to return, of course.
You might also want to make certain that you have separate sets of massage supplies ready to go for certain work venues. For instance, if you work in natural grocery stores and other, similar businesses at a massage chair, you may want to make certain that you have the right supplies ready to go when you have to go work one of those jobs. You’ll also want a separate set of supplies for when you need to bring your table to a client's house to give them an in-house massage. Over time, you're likely to acquire quite a few supplies and this will become easier to do.
Make sure you get massage supplies that will cater to what you know your clients already like. For instance, if you have a particular client who is very much a believer in the power of aromatherapy, ask them what type of scents they like and see if you can get oils that match. You might also ask your regulars to give their opinion on any new supplies that you're interested in trying out.