Massage Therapists

One thing that people look forward to on a cruise is a good massage from a professional massage therapist. This puts the finishing touches on a relaxing and fun cruise and is often a luxury that many don’t frequently get. Cruises often have several therapists onboard and working at the same time – due to the demand.

A massage therapist needs to be trained in different styles of massage, including Swedish, relaxation, and deep tissue. They will need to be licensed, and extra training in related fields such as Reiki, remedial massage, reflexology, and aromatherapy, will help you to get the job easier. You will also be responsible to help keep the equipment and room clean.

Companies that manage cruise salons do the hiring, and they will probably require some specialized training that they provide before letting you work on the ship. Hours are long – possibly ten or more hours daily. You will need to speak excellent English, and have some saleship skills, since you will be lining up your own customers and working on a commission basis. Selling salon products to your clients is a part of the job. Some experience will be necessary – possibly up to two years.

Compensation: $2,800 – $3,800 a month plus tips

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