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This "Spotlight" series showcases employees at Massage Envy franchised locations across the country, who share why they got into their chosen fields, what they do, and what they love about their careers.

MEET ASHLEE W.

This interview has been lightly edited for clarity.

Why did you decide to pursue a career in massage therapy?
I love to help people and I thought this would be the best way to do that.

Describe your experience at esthetics school. What did you like about it?
I love all of the in-depth training and all of the hands-on training we had. My teachers were great and made learning fun.

"All of the new services they are bringing in. It’s evolving just like the profession."

What excites you most about working at a Massage Envy franchised location?
All of the new services they are bringing in. It’s evolving just like the profession.

Please tell us how long you have been at a Massage Envy franchised location?
Four years!

What's your favorite skin care service and why?
Chemical peels because it gives my clients such great results whereas a normal facial doesn’t quite give the same results. 

What is the product training like with Massage Envy's skin care brand partners?
It’s very informative and if I ever have a question after any training we have, it gets answered quickly.

Please tell us about a day where you felt especially proud about the work that you do?
When my client came in, who has struggled with an extreme amount of hyper-pigmentation for a long time, and told me that she loves the serum I recommended and how her skin is so even now. 

When are you happiest at work?
When I see my esthetics team booked and getting those sales they have been struggling with.

What's the best part about living in Ohio? Tell us something about it that others living outside the state might not know.
I love the love of the sports teams here in Ohio. Whether or not it’s a home team, you can always find some sort of sports “family.”

"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."

What advice would you give someone just starting their career in skin care?
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.

What's the best part of what you do?
Helping others feel beautiful in their own skin.

"There is such a support system with massage envy. If you need help, everyone is open and willing to help you succeed."

Why should someone consider working at a Massage Envy franchised location and building there career there?
There is such a support system with Massage Envy. If you need help, everyone is open and willing to help you succeed.

What excites you about the next couple years of your career?
Seeing what’s next and how the company will continue to grow.

What are your favorite hobbies and interests outside of work?
Hockey, fishing, and hunting.

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