We asked current estheticians and massage therapists from Massage Envy franchised locations to share their advice for someone new to the skin care or massage therapy fields. Warning: You may feel really inspired after reading.
Advice for Estheticians
"If you are starting a career in skin care, work hard and don't give up! Always keep learning and set goals to achieve."
– Nicole C., Esthetician
"Be confident in yourself. Once you have confidence nothing will hold you back from succeeding in anything you do.
– Hannah V., Esthetician
"Work hard, learn as much as you can. It’s always changing so you can’t ever know it all. Continue to learn and grow."
– Ashley W., Esthetician
"It takes time to build your business. If you're in this business to make money you probably won't get it super-fast. If you're in it for the satisfaction of helping others feel their best, then you win right away! Don't lose your passion either. Continue to learn, grow, and network to keep yourself fueled!!!"
– Kellie S., Esthetician
"Never give up or feel defeated, always keep learning! There will be times when it feels like you can’t help someone, but you can’t give up on yourself or the client. Just like anything else, this career takes many years of learning and practice."
– Hannah J., Esthetician
Advice for Massage Therapists
"The advice I would give is to never forget your why! Why you choose massage therapy and why you choose Massage Envy to share your passion."
– Valory H., Massage Therapist
"Listen to your body. It's important to know your limits, just because others can do longer days does not mean you have to follow suit. If something you are doing hurts or you are finding yourself with chronic issues, talk to your team and trainers. We all have different areas of expertise, you might learn some new tricks that makes work easier on you."
– Chris S., Massage Therapist
"It's not going to be easy but it’s completely worth it. Massage therapy is not just a job, it is a way of life. If you truly love it, you will live it."
– Ruby W., Massage Therapist
"Always LISTEN to your client."
– Faye C., Massage Therapist
"Always keep an open mind and don't get discouraged by everything you have to learn. The human body is extremely complex and you won't remember everything from the get-go but as time goes on, you'll see how everything ties together."
– Jessica R., Massage Therapist