Hawaiian Experience Spa is a different type of employer.
Hawaiian Experience Spa is a family-owned day spa founded in 2007 and operated in a manner guided by the Hawaiian principle of Aloha. Everything from our guest services to our employment practices to our physical design and marketing systems is driven by the spirit of Aloha. We currently have three Phoenix, AZ area day spas located in Scottsdale, Chandler and Goodyear.
Our spas offer a variety of services in the categories of massage therapy, facials and skin care, body treatments and couples’ experiences. Our therapeutic treatments, many of which are unique to our spas, are influenced by Hawaiian traditions, cultural practices and philosophies, and offer a fusion of spiritual and emotional renewing along with scientifically based therapeutic techniques.
We believe in propelling the spa forward by focusing on our ‘ohana (employee) experience as the number one driver of success and growth. The spa owners (one of whom was an LMT for over 10 years) try to foster a workplace that is engaging and rewarding so that each ‘ohana member can have an awesome work experience while delivering a genuine and healing Hawaiian spa experience to our guests.
Do you recognize the power of massage therapy? Do you believe that massage therapy performed by a skilled and caring therapist can help people in a way nothing else can? Are you passionate about using your skills to facilitate healing in others? If you can honestly answer Yes to those questions, please read on.
Hawaiian Experience Spa was founded by a massage therapist who worked side by side with the other therapists for 10 years. He became a massage therapist to help people, in part because a massage therapist once helped him where physical therapy and traditional medicine had failed.
At Hawaiian Experience Spa we believe in the true healing power of massage. Our team of therapists are skilled and dedicated to healing both physically and emotionally. Stress reduction and pain reduction are real and powerful benefits of therapeutic massage therapy, and we love helping our guests with these and other issues.
We give you the freedom and the tools to do what you probably got into massage therapy for: helping others and getting paid a decent amount for your time, energy, and dedication. Our environment is casual, caring and full of aloha.
Why Join Our Team?
Our therapists earn $50 - $60 per hourly service (depending on experience), including guaranteed tips.
Therapists are paid for no shows, late cancellations, etc.
Be part of an ‘ohana with hands on owners focused on you
Weekly Payroll (Pay every Friday!)
Therapy only: No laundry or other unrelated work tasks as each spa has multiple Spa Coordinators who handle those duties so you can mainly focus on therapy.
Achieve your professional goals: The owners work directly with massage therapists to help each reach their goals. Whether your goal is maximum income, maximum flexibility, steady flow of clients, learning new modalities, or even expanding into spa management, we will be working with you to help you realize your dreams.
Paid training in Hawaiian lomi lomi massage and other modalities
Paid vacation increasing to three weeks per year! (FT Only)
Paid sick time (FT and PT)
Health insurance plans (FT Only)
Life Work Balance: If you do not have an appointment, you do not have to sit in your room...go home or stay at the spa and enjoy the break room, it’s up to you!
Discount on products: Buy them for yourself or as gifts for friends and family
Discount on services: Receive massages, facials and body treatments at a deeply discounted rate
Family discounts on spa services: Your family also gets big discounts on all services
Treat your friends and family: As a therapist you can utilize the spa to give free services to whomever you wish!
Relaxed dress code and the freedom to be unique
Break rooms to help you recharge
TRIPS TO HAWAII: Nearly every ‘ohana member earns points each day they work towards an all-expense paid trip to Hawaii for two with airfare, car, accommodations and $1,000 spending money! Just working your regular shifts earns you points but you also can get extra points, and earn your trip quicker, through various bonus initiatives. We want you to truly experience the aloha spirit and there is no better way to experience that than with a trip to Hawaii!
HEPA Air Filtration: Every single room has a HEPA air purifier to help keep you safe and improve the air quality for overall wellness
Organic Oils and Lotions: We only use organic products for your safety and health
Therapist Friendly Policies: All spa policies such as cancellation policies, inappropriate behavior policies, no show policies, tipping requirements and much more are designed to ensure therapists, and other team members, are treated fairly and are paid appropriately. Being respected and knowing the spa has your back is perhaps the greatest reason our therapists like working at Hawaiian Experience Spa.
Responsibilities and Duties
Every 'ohana member's job is to help to make sure we all have an awesome work experience. When we have an awesome experience at work, we can easily provide the guest with the exceptional Hawaiian spa experience they look forward to when they visit our little piece of Hawaii. The workflow as a therapist at the spa is pretty straight forward;
Review your schedule (you’ll have a variety of different services each day)
Set up your room for your first service
Greet the guest in our lounge at the starting time. The guest will already have a robe on.
Take guest into your room and review the guest’s medical intake form for contraindications, etc.
Discuss with the guest their expectations and preferences
Leave room so guest can get on table
Come back in and provide your healing magic
After treatment discuss any recommendations with guest
Fill out treatment notes on the service (mini SOAP notes)
Clean up your room as needed and reset for next appointment
Turn in your files at the end of the day and say aloha!
Qualifications and Skills
Must have a current Arizona massage license
Must enjoy providing a variety of massages including deep tissue, relaxation, hot stone, couples’ massages and body treatments (we provide paid training in specific modalities as needed)
Must be excited about adding Hawaiian lomi lomi massage therapy to your list of skills. This modality is easy on your wrists/hands compared to many traditional modalities but is a cardiovascular workout for the therapist as it involves constant movement. Therapists must be physically fit and able to provide two hour lomi lomi and other massages.
Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
While we are happy to interview newly licensed therapists we appreciate and reward experienced therapists. Experience as a therapist or in any healing art is a plus.
A desire to work with our entire team to help one another succeed and have an awesome work experience
Positive and caring attitude with a genuine desire to help others