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Stephanie Hudson and Linn Sandall, Registered Massage Therapists who work for independently owned and operated Massage Envy franchise locations, were recently selected to be part of Massage Envy’s first-ever national advertising campaign to highlight the rewarding career of the Massage Envy brand. Massage Therapy and to raise awareness of the career opportunities available to Massage Therapists at Massage Envy independently owned and operated franchise locations nationwide. Hudson and Sandall have previously been recognized as Regional Therapists of the Year by Massage Envy for their respective regions. They now appear in brand advertisements on TV, online, radio, digital and social ads. TV commercials and social media spots that began airing in August.
Here, Linn and Stephanie describe what they love about their jobs and how they are progressing in their careers.
When Stephanie Hudson worked as a massage therapist at a hair salon, she couldn’t reach the clients she wanted to work with. That changed for her when she started working at a Massage Envy franchise store in Augusta, Georgia.
“At the hair salon, I was given a lot of wiggle room with the schedule, but I didn’t have the clientele that I have at Massage Envy,” Hudson said. “Massage Envy gives me both a flexible schedule and the clientele I was looking for.”
As a member of a military family – Hudson is a veteran and her husband is still serving – Hudson has found the ease of moving to a new Massage Envy franchise store has allowed her to pursue the career she loves. When she and her family moved to Fort Benning, Georgia, she was able to take a job as a massage therapist at the Columbus Massage Envy owned by David Blanchard, Lauren and Chuck Briscoe. Massage Envy’s flexible schedule worked well for Hudson when she decided to change her work schedule from 45 to 24 hours a week.
Stephanie says massage therapy has been a great second career with lots of flexibility. “I can literally work just about anywhere, whether it’s the comfort of my own home, doctor’s office, resort, hotel, cruise line, or even a a sports team.”
Stephanie also offers other benefits. “You meet all kinds of people from all walks of life. And my time with Massage Envy was low stress compared to serving in the military. I have a choice of the hours I want to work. I have a solid book and I see my clients again and again. They trust me. They know that what I provide to them helps them feel relaxed or takes away the pain they feel. It gives me a great sense of accomplishment and pride.
Working at an independently owned and operated Massage Envy franchise location has also given Hudson a valuable connection to his co-workers. “We have become like a family. We take care of each other. We learn and teach each other,” she shared.
That connection with her colleagues provides a foundation for professional support, said Hudson, who is well on her way to becoming a senior trainer/therapist at her franchise facility — a foundation she said any massage therapist could adopt. “Be open-minded and be flexible,” she said. “It’s okay if you don’t have all the answers. That’s what your colleagues are there for: to help you.
His additional advice to massage therapists? Don’t forget to take time to recharge your batteries. “You can’t take care of others if you don’t take care of yourself,” Hudson said.
The support she receives from her franchise facility Massage Envy and her colleagues helps her provide massages that benefit her clients, said Hudson, who is certified in hot stone, prenatal and oncology massage, stretching and aromatherapy – and many of her clients have shared how they feel after receiving a massage.
Customer reviews, she said, indicate that they love the massage they received and that it is one of the best massages they have ever had.
Positive working relationships
A big boss. Support from colleagues. An agenda full of returning customers. These are among the things Linn Sandall mentions when asked why working at her independently owned and operated Massage Envy franchise location was a good fit for her.
Sandall was drawn to the job at Massage Envy in American Fork, Utah, after meeting the franchisee there, Larissa Jones. “The way she talked about the culture of her location really appealed to me,” Sandall said. “I have the best job, the best colleagues, the best boss and the best clients.”
“Larissa hired me when no one else would. I was on crutches at the time. She was so great at making sure everything was accessible to me whether I was on crutches or in a wheelchair, from moving lotion and oil to a lower shelf, to getting a stool that worked better for me. She also worked with me on my schedule, and she always checks in with me to make sure I’m okay and not pushing myself too hard,” Sandall said.
Having worked for a Massage Envy franchise facility since graduating from massage school in 2018, Sandall works 22-27 hours a week. She was promoted to senior therapist at her franchise facility. About this promotion, she says, “I am very excited about this opportunity to continue to develop positive working relationships with other therapists. »
Aspects of those positive working relationships, Sandall said, include feeling like her co-workers are also her friends and helping each other out.
Sandall has this advice for any massage therapist who might be considering applying for a position at a Massage Envy franchise location: Go for it. “If you want to work somewhere that supports you and allows you to do what you love to do, help people and make a difference, you can find a home at Massage Envy,” she said.
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