There may also be regulations for signage in a residential area, so be sure to ask about that. Do you have lots of equipment that needs plenty of floor space?
On top of that, licensure and permits for a massage business may be regulated by your state with specific requirements for accessibility, sanitary facilities and more. If you use aromatherapy, will the scents permeate into your living area, and would that be a problem for you?
Or perhaps you only take new clients by referral with lots of pre-screening.
But if you are actively seeking new clients online and in networking groups, how cozy are you with a new client being in your home?
Don’t allow first time clients to book online if you want to conduct an in-depth screening call before you schedule.
You may only put your neighborhood or cross-street location on your website and marketing, and not an exact address.
For some a clinical office in a medical building is perfect.
For others a cozy spare room in their home is just fine.
Consider the noise and traffic levels in your neighborhood and your work hours.
Is your house in a well-traveled area, and is the parking visible to passers-by?