Employer Services

Massage Therapist Job Opening

To post a job opening and create a job listing for hiring a Massage Therapist, Employers may complete a Position Opening Form.

Lakewood School Administrative Office will review your request, and upon acceptance, will send the job listing to our alumni who are looking for job openings. The opening will also be posted at the school for three months or until the employer notifies us that the position has been filled.

Job postings with the most thorough information are the most likely to get responses. The posting must include a job description.

Job Description

Here are some things to include in your job description:

  • Description of the massage therapy component, ex: length of treatments, clientele served, type of massage, different modalities, how many massages do you schedule in a shift
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement within your business
  • Compensation details, including rental, hourly rate, commission (with specific details)
  • Hours and days you’re looking to fill
  • What is provided and what is required for the LMT to provide. Example: who does the advertising and scheduling, who provides linen, lotions, music etc.
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What can an Employer expect from a Lakewood School Graduate?

Here at Lakewood we pride ourselves in being a COMTA accredited institution.  Our Students have studied the areas of Professional Development, Massage Theory and Technique, Kinesiology, Pathology and Anatomy.

  • Professional Development:  Professional behaviors, ethical conduct and practice, hygiene, sanitation and safety, communication, documentation and charting, research, marketing and promotion and client retention.

  • Massage Theory and Technique:  Swedish/Relaxation massage, Therapeutic Techniques including assessment skills, compensation patterns, muscles and energy techniques, connective tissue techniques, trigger point therapy, lymphatic drainage massage, hydrotherapy, energy work and massage for special populations.

  • Kinesiology:  Major and minor muscles and muscles groups, origins and insertions, muscle actions and stretching.

  • Anatomy:  Knowledge of all symptoms of the body.

  • Pathology:  Knowledge of common pathology, indications and contra-indications for massage and use of resources.

In addition, students have the ability to create a unique treatment plan addressing the needs of each client.  They have also participated in a wide variety of different workshops (please inquire).

 

What We Expect From You, Employer Standards

Prior to requesting assistance in finding a therapist, we respectfully request that you read the listed “employer standards ” to assure you meet these criteria. We look forward to working with you and providing you with our top candidates for your consideration.   Please respond back to this email that your company meets the criteria below.

Compensation

  • A minimum of $20 per one hour massage.  Discount massage does not discount therapist pay.

  • Provide no less than minimum wage for all additional job related tasks including charting and meeting attendance.

  • No less than minimum wage is required for therapists mandated to stay on site between clients.  This time is compensated in addition to compensation for massage.

  • Therapists are provided with 100% of their tips (if tipping is acceptable) in addition to their compensation.

  • Therapists are not required to give free massages to other staff members.

  • Any continuing education required by the employer is paid for by the employer.

State of Michigan Massage Licensing Standards

  • Prior to hiring, employers must obtain a current copy of each therapist’s massage license.

  • To legally practice massage, all therapists must have a license from the State of Michigan.  It is unlawful for any individual to work as a Massage Therapist without having a valid Massage Therapy License.

  • Any “Approved Employer” who knowingly hires an unlicensed therapist must be removed from Lakewood’s “Approved Employer” list.

 We ask that receptionists and/or managers are knowledgeable of company policies and enforce fair protocols and safe environments, including:

  • Fair rotation of clients amongst all therapists to the best of their ability.

  • Clients are greeted warmly and transactions are handled professionally.

  • A sanitary work environment with comfortable climate control is maintained.

  • The employer respects the therapist’s boundaries for the maximum number of clients per day , and allows a reasonable length of time between each client/patient.

  • The business conducts itself with high ethical standards, honesty, and integrity. The establishment follows good business practices, operates within the scope of practice, maintains required records and stays in full compliance of the law.

  • The employer projects a professional image in keeping with the highest standards of the massage profession. The business strives to positively promote the massage profession. The establishment refrains from any behavior that could be considered sexual in nature and upholds the highest professional standards in order to desexualize massage therapy.

  • The employer follows all CDC guidelines regarding Covid-19 to maintain a safe and healthy working environment.

Position Opening Form

Please fill out the form, and include any flyer or job description that we can then forward to our graduates.  Thank You.


We respectfully request that you read the listed “employer standards '' below to assure you meet these criteria.

We look forward to working with you and providing you with our top candidates for your consideration.

Compensation A minimum of $20 per one hour massage. Discount massage does not discount therapist pay.
Provide no less than minimum wage for all additional job related tasks including charting and meeting attendance.
No less than minimum wage is required for therapists mandated to stay on site between clients. This time is compensated in addition to compensation for massage.
Therapists are provided with 100% of their tips (if tipping is acceptable) in addition to their compensation.
Therapists are not required to give free massages to other staff members.
Any continuing education required by the employer is paid for by the employer.

State of Michigan Massage Licensing Standards

Prior to hiring, employers must obtain a current copy of each therapist’s massage license.
To legally practice massage, all therapists must have a license from the State of Michigan. It is unlawful for any individual to work as a Massage Therapist without having a valid Massage Therapy License.
Any “Approved Employer” who knowingly hires an unlicensed therapist must be removed from Lakewood’s “Approved Employer” list.
We ask that receptionists and/or managers are knowledgeable of company policies and enforce fair protocols and safe environments, including:
Fair rotation of clients amongst all therapists to the best of their ability.
Clients are greeted warmly and transactions are handled professionally.
A sanitary work environment with comfortable climate control is maintained.
The employer respects the therapist's boundaries for the maximum number of clients per day , and allows a reasonable length of time between each client/patient.
The business conducts itself with high ethical standards, honesty, and integrity. The establishment follows good business practices, operates within the scope of practice, maintains required records and stays in full compliance of the law.
The employer projects a professional image in keeping with the highest standards of the massage profession. The business strives to positively promote the massage profession.
The establishment refrains from any behavior that could be considered sexual in nature and upholds the highest professional standards in order to desexualize massage therapy.
The employer follows all CDC guidelines regarding Covid-19 to maintain a safe and healthy working environment.
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