How to get massage or Skincare services at a school?
Massage and Esthetics schools often offer massages and skincare services for a reduced rate compared to an actual spa or clinic. This is due to the need for students to get training and experience. The treatment will likely be overseen by a professional and while it's more of a clinical setting than a spa, it's also not as expensive.
All you really need to do to get a service from a school is contact the school. You can likely request the gender of therapist you prefer, as well.
How much to tip a STUDENT THERAPIST?
If you get a massage at a massage school in the State of Florida, you don’t need to tip. In fact, the State of Florida doesn’t allow massage students to receive tips directly. You can leave tips at the front reception desk which is used toward student events.
How much do I undress for a massage?
Most massage therapists will tell you to undress to your comfort level. It can be helpful to be in the buff, if you have lower back issues because giving a glute massage will help with these issues.
You that you will be draped the entire time, so just undress to your comfort level.
Do I need to shave my legs before a massage?
It's not necessary to shave your legs before getting a massage. Most of the time, the massage therapist won't even know the difference.
Should I talk or remain quiet during my massage?
Conversation is best kept to a minimum. Feedback regarding needs directly related to the massage you are receiving are always helpful. If you are too warm or cool, the depth of pressure needs to be adjusted for you, or you remember an area they need to avoid or spend extra time on, express those to your student therapist so they can work to make your massage “the best hour”.
What kind of info should I share with my student therapist?
You will need to fill out the intake form completely and should share any information you think will benefit the student therapist, such as past injuries, health history, where you are sore or tense and even your daily activities. It can be helpful to know if you exercise regularly and what type of exercise you perform. If you travel for work or sit all day that can also be helpful information.
The information you give your student therapist will help to ensure you have a great experience. They will know how to customize your service to hit the most necessary areas of your body.
What are the different types of massages?
There are several types of massages you can get including:
Deep Tissue massage
Hot Stone massage
For a complete list and full descriptions of each type of massage, check out our FREE Definitive Guide to Massages.
Do massage and esthetics schools give free services?
This isn't the normal practice. Most schools will charge for the service, but may be able to offer no tuition programs for students. You receive a discounted service rate and the students are able to graduate with the training they need without going into debt.
What is the best massage?
The best massage for you depends on what you need. Each type of massage is meant for something different. Here's a look at what you'll get out some of the massage options.
Swedish massage - Best for relaxation, first massage or stress relief
Deep Tissue massage - Great for postural issues, help with injury recovery and painful/tight muscles
Hot Stone massage - Great for easing tense muscles without the deep pressure
Sports massage - Best for helping to prevent injury
For a complete list of massage options and the benefits, check out our FREE Definitive Guide to Massage.