Integrating Health Care and Self-Care
Voted the 2019 "Best Massage Therapists" in mid-Michigan by the readers of the City Pulse, the Licensed Massage Therapists at Patient Relaxation LLC have experience and training to help people with cancer, fibromyalgia, PTSD, and other serious or complex conditions . . . and everybody else!
Science provides the basis for our treatments, but intuition is our secret superpower. Our clients ask us, "How did you know?" We listen. We listen to your words, to your muscles, and to your body's reaction to pressure, touch, and temperature. We are quiet during your massage because we are listening.
All you have to do is relax.
Meet the Team
Licensed Massage Therapist
Specializes in Hand and Foot Massage
Advanced Skills Residency Graduate
Licensed Massage Therapist
Advanced Skills Residency Participant
Join Our Team
We are looking for LMTs or students who are nearing graduation who have excellent basic massage skills, intellectual curiosity, and a strong desire to build competence in working with:
Clients with complex or serious medical conditions (cardiac conditions, surgery, life-altering disease or injuries, cancer, fibromyalgia, etc.)
Clients who are medically fragile (bruise easily, use oxygen, have medical implants or replacement joints, clot easily)
Clients with psychological, neurological, and/or emotional complications or fragility (PTSD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, stroke, dementia)
This job includes PAID Advanced Skills Training, based on an apprenticeship model.
Pay scale will be similar to that at massage chain stores and local spas, and will be dependent on experience, skill level, and education. You will be paid PER MASSAGE HOUR. Our clients also tend to tip generously.
Schedule and time commitment are subject to availability. Employment could be full or part time, but a minimum of three "shifts" a week are expected, with a minimum of 450 massage hours per year. Our office is open seven days a week, and an example of a typical shift is 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Other blocks of time may be available..
Who We're Looking For:
We hope to attract ethical, compassionate, skilled (or soon-to-be-skilled) massage therapists. Whether you're nearly straight out of high school or this is your fifteenth career, we know that in massage, we bring more to our clients than just pressure levels and the ability to identify muscles.
That being said, few massage therapists are willing and able to do the deep intellectual and emotional work required to be part of the Patient Relaxation staff. Many of our clients are facing life-altering realities, and we have to be able to handle that compassionately while still keeping our own centers intact.
If you choose to apply, know that you will never be left on your own to navigate these challenges. That is the entire purpose of our ongoing training: we are stronger and better together.