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Spa Workers

Welcome to Spa Workers, a space where MT's can connect with others in the industry, compare notes, discuss the pros and cons, and share the insider's view of what it is like to work in a spa.

Members: 63
Latest Activity: Aug 13

Spa Work: The Good, The Bad, The Beautiful


a) For your personal growth, spa work is as good as any other process. The experience you gain depends entirely on how you approach the big picture.

b) For your skill development, it is every machine in the gym plus nature hikes too. Spa work is definitely worth a stint, especially if you are just starting out.

c) For business development, it can be a treadmill, unless you have ownership. As an employee it can be a comfortable ride given the right remuneration and benefits package. As an IC it can be a great part-time job to help you pay the bills.

It can endure steadily over time, there is lots of variety in the food for thought menu, you get to stay as long as you're satisfied, tow the company line, or until your employers decide to let you go.

A paycheck with your name on it, possibly health insurance, sometimes 401k, vision, dental. Often good tips and steady clients, sometimes no laundry, no calls, no emails, no marketing, no promoting, no overheads. And love it or leave it convenience.

Anonymity, you help establish the brand identity of a third-party. Sometimes low pay and/or expensive buy-in to benefits. Sometimes narrow job description parameters and occasional twangs of replaceability syndrome.

Rejoinders, questions, or comments? Join up and say hello!

Discussion Forum

Spa Week!

SPA WEEK is OCT. 10-16! What are you doing to promote your services?Continue

Started by Lauriann Greene, CEAS Oct 3, 2011.

Self-Care Tips

Massage Therapists are susceptible to injury due to repetitive movements and constant stress put on the hands, shoulders, neck and back when performing a massage. HOWEVER, injury CAN be…Continue

Tags: Your, Hands!, textbook, Save, ergonomics

Started by Lauriann Greene, CEAS Sep 27, 2011.

Retail Selling at a Spa 1 Reply

Hi everyone,I currently work at a spa. There are many things I like about it, especially being able to focus on massage and not on marketing (clearly not my strong suit). We are required to sell…Continue

Started by Carolyn Adams. Last reply by Alex Frigino Dec 6, 2010.

Hi! Everyone I'm new here 2 Replies

Please help me how to remember notes for A & P. im having a hard time passing my emblex

Started by Cynthia Degollado. Last reply by Alex Frigino Nov 3, 2010.

Comment Wall


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Comment by Shirley Knapp on August 13, 2015 at 9:26am

If you are a Massge Therapist and/or NC Cosmetic Arts tech check out my new NCBTMB Self-Care Instant CE's online!!!! FL & GA also approved!

Comment by Shari Auth, LMT, L.Acu, NCBTMB on August 26, 2012 at 6:43pm
Comment by Lauriann Greene, CEAS on January 5, 2012 at 6:38am
Comment by Lauriann Greene, CEAS on December 11, 2011 at 6:31pm

Get Certified. Earn Income. Save Your Hands!


Register today for the Certified Injury Prevention Instructor (CIPI) program, and start earning additional income in the new year!

Next Workshop: Feb. 10-12, 2012 in Palm Beach, FL

Click above or contact us for more info:


Comment by Lauriann Greene, CEAS on November 29, 2011 at 4:33pm


Join us Dec. 5 @ 8PM, EST for a live discussion on the myths versus realities of injury prevention and self-care for massage therapists. Hosted by the prestigious Ben Benjamin of The Benjamin Institute and lead by myself and co-author Richard W. Goggins, CPE, LMP.

Registration includes:

  • 40-minute webinar discussion
  • 20-minute Q & A with the authors
  • 1 CE hour credit
  • Evidence-based information to help you protect your health and prolong your career!

Reserve your spot TODAY!

Comment by Lauriann Greene, CEAS on November 7, 2011 at 4:55pm
Utilize different body parts to perform a massage. Consider the various "tools" you have at your disposal and prevent repetitive-stress injury...Read more here.
Comment by Gina Best on October 21, 2011 at 2:29am
My name is Gina. I am a travel agent and massage therapist.
I am setting up a group trip for licensed massage therapist that are looking to learn the Lomilomi technique in Hawaii this May 2012.
The course is 4 days in Hawaii and is credited NCBTMB. If you want more information, I will send a flyer to those that want it. I have also started a new facebook page to post information, classes and anything else therapist want to share. = fb name informed massage therapist

Gina Best
Comment by Lauriann Greene, CEAS on October 20, 2011 at 2:30pm
Last weekend's Live Certified Injury Prevention Instructor (CIPI) Workshop was a success! It was hosted by the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis, MN. And we were very happy to have lead therapists from major spas, including the Spa at the Hotel Hershey, the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa and the international trainer from Aveda. Check out the new photo album for a look inside the workshop:
Comment by Jesse MacLean on October 19, 2011 at 2:13pm
The International Cupping Therapy Association's 2012 Schedule is now available at  Or, jump directly to the 2012 schedule here.
You will find the Contemporary Cupping Methods scheduled all over the US
and several dates in Canada. 
We are offering several Advanced Cupping Techniques classes in 2012 which will be 2 days of 90% hands on - 15 different treatments for Orthopedic, Sports and Stubborn Conditions.


Comment by Lauriann Greene, CEAS on August 30, 2011 at 1:46pm



Earn additional income as a Certified Injury Prevention Instructor (CIPI)!

Complete three online courses and attend one live weekend workshop to become certified. You will learn effective body mechanics and ergonomics methods to help prevent injury at work. Then, as a CIPI, you will teach your peers how to stay injury-free while generating extra revenue for yourself. Protect your health and prolong your career!


There is still plenty of time to complete the courses before our October workshop in Minneapolis, MN.


For more information visit us online or email me at


Hope to meet you in Minneapolis!


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