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Now Hiring Full-time & Part-time Massage Therapists

Are you ready for a major shift in your massage career? Do you want to love what you do and do what you love? Are you ready to use your body in new ways? Are you excited to learn new massage modalities? This is your unique opportunity to work for Sunshine Massage Studio, a locally owned and operated speciality massage studio in Vail, Colorado.

Sunshine Massage Studio, winner of "Best Massage" 2016 in Vail, is expanding and now hiring 2 full time/ 1 part time positions for the 2018 Winter season, December 15-April 15. Sunshine Massage Studio showcases a truly unique massage experience that blends Thai massage, yoga, inversion therapy, acroyoga, aerial yoga, vibration therapy, aromatherapy, sound healing, and ashiatsu in mystifying ways that make it a must for anyone seeking therapeutic transformation.

Our mission is to set new standards in the worlds of both yoga and massage by providing an unforgettable, life-changing journey through mind, body and spirit. We are known for "wow-ing" our clients with a one-of-a-kind healing experience, and honoring our clients spirit with compassionate listening and superb customer service. 
This is a unique opportunity to gain unprecedented massage training, work in a positive and supportive work environment, and be encouraged to heal, grow, and innovate. All of this in a stunning location conducive to inspiring and refueling your spirit. 

PLEASE NOTE: Sunshine Massage Studio does not offer typical massage therapies provided by traditional spas. The owner, Samantha Sunshine, has invented several truly unique massage modalities not taught in massage school. This fun job opportunity is for those who are seriously ready to learn, think and do massage "outside of the box". Sunshine Massage Studio specifically caters to clients looking for an alternative approach to massage. Massage training will be provided and maintaining an open mind and attitude for learning is a must! 


- Minimum of 50 hours of training in Thai massage
-Significant job history in the field, with a minimum of 50 hours of giving Thai massage 
-Job history working with clients one-on-one
* Please mention any work history related to careers in customer service, marketing, and the health and wellness industry 


-CO massage license
-3 written and/or video testimonials from past clients of yours 
-Have a warm smile, a calm presence and superb customer service skills
-Be physically fit, with ability to balance on one leg
-Have the ability to adapt, be open minded and enthusiastic to learn new ways to massage the body
-Have a passion for helping others transform~ giving massages brings you joy and is a "way of life" , rather than an income
-Be punctual and reliable
-Have the ability to lift, get up/get down with ease, give massage with your hands and feet and work on the padded mat (there is no massage table at Sunshine Massage Studio)
-Think “outside of the box" of massage routines and utilize your creativity every day
-Listen to feedback about your massage and adjust 
-Offer customized massage based on the client's needs
-Be committed to your health first; take time to refuel yourself often 

Additional Experience (Ideal, but not required)

-Learn and offer all items on the Sunshine Massage Studio menu 
-Experience giving regular Thai massage sessions/ 5 days a week 
-5 years of Thai massage practice
-Experience teaching Thai massage
-Experience giving tandem massage / couples massage 
-Provide clients with motivation, inspiration and knowledge on pain prevention and self-care advice (training will be provided) 
-Anticipate client's needs, offer compassionate care and deep listening (training will be provided)
-An understanding of the benefits of inversion therapy
-Training in acroyoga, ashiatsu, aromatherapy, cupping, pilates, aerial yoga, sound healing or other modalities

Epic Location:

Work hard and then play hard! Step outside the Sunshine Massage Studio and walk two minutes to the base of the gondola! Refuel your soul and be immersed in an abundance of inspiring nature medicine! Vail is a high mountain haven known for its stunning views, vast skiable terrain and number of sunny days. Vail is a mecca for training all winter sports, world-class athletes, and injury rehabilitation via the world renowned orthopedic clinic, The Steadman Clinic. The Sunshine Massage Studio is located in West Lionshead village, directly on the bus line. Parking is not provided. Free intown bus is available every 5 minutes. 


Sunshine Massage Studio offers the most competitive compensation plan in Vail Valley. We offer a generous program which includes base compensation, tips, and performance incentives for excellent quality and sustained performance. We believe in team work and provide rewards for your efforts in growing the business through repeat clientele and referrals. 

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What’s Next?

1) After receiving your email, Samantha will set up a 30 minute phone interview with you 
2) If it feels like a good fit, we will then set up a 90 mins hands-on interview to give you the chance to shine and share your gifts at the Sunshine Massage Studio in Vail. 
3) You will also get to receive a 90 min massage with Samantha Sunshine and be fully immersed in the unique experience 
4) If you have "the touch" , you resonate with sunshine's massage style, and you meet the basic job requirements, there will be a new massage therapist orientation and training November 28-December 5.
5) If successful, the job positions officially start December 15 and the contract goes until April 15. 

We will also be hiring for the Summer Season June 15-September 15.

More about Orientation & Job Training

After going through the hiring process, there will be 7 days/2 half days of training at the Sunshine Massage Studio to orient you to Vail and the Lionshead village, to meet the Sunshine team, to get to the know the colorful studio, and to prepare you for successful sessions ahead! Formal instruction by Samantha Sunshine, including guest pilates, yoga and aerial yoga teachers, will go over fundamental body movements and proper body alignment, sunshine's top favorite Thai massage moves, a deeper understanding of the mission, and an introduction to all other massage tools ~ including Theragun, omni-gym, pure wave, vibe, rad roller and hot stones. We will not cram all content of the entire sunshine menu in the training; you will have opportunities for on-going trainings if you desire to learn and offer more modalities. This will be a memorable experience, jam packed with spontaneous bursts of joy and laughter. The knowledge and experience you will learn will serve your personal health and your career far into the future. 

Shine On! 

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We are excited to shake up the world of massage and yoga WITH YOU! Feel free to reach out with any questions! Thank you for reading and taking the time to consider your next major career move! Namaste