Massage Therapist (Current Employee), Rochester Hills, MI – July 17, 2014
Pros: good pay, relaxing environment.
Cons: not busy enough.
Show up about 15 to 30 mintues before my shift starts. Sign out at room, make sure its all nice and neat and the bed warmer is on. Get lotion bottle ready and wait till client shows up. Everyone is very friendly and very professional.
Front Desk, sales associate (Former Employee), Cypress, TX – July 9, 2014
Pros: decent pay, meet new people
Cons: lunch breaks are rare even during a 8 hour shift, schedule not well worked with
pushed constantly to be pushy about memberships even though it is supposed to be "no pressure" for the client. Sales are fairly easy but get scorned at if one is not made. Owners are also the managers but rarely ever there to actually see what goes on. Lots of He said She said. Co workers are friendly get to see new faces everyday. Front desk people – more... end up being responsible for entire store including doing laundry and being left completely alone in store, rarely get breaks, management shows up to open and close doors. Hours get cut, and given to newer employees, if you cover a shift they will expect it from you every other time with as little as 3 hours notice. – less
Manager (Former Employee), Canton, MI – February 1, 2014
Pros: free monthly massages and flexible hours
Cons: no insurance
I learned more from lavida than any school could have taught me. The owner was more than a boss, he is a friend to his employees. I got promotions and raises according to my performance which were fair. The staff is like a big family which helps the company run smoothly and keeps clients coming back. They do a good job at retaining their staff long – more... term. – less
Massage Therapist (Current Employee), Grand Blanc, MI – January 16, 2014
I really enjoy working at lavida massage. It had a fun and relaxing atmosphere. My co workers is the number one reason this job was so enjoyable. We had fun while at work while still being professional in front of clients. We learned new massage techniques from each other and were eager to help each other. What i enjoyed most about being a massage therapist – more... is helping my clients to alleviate their issues weather is was acute or chronic. – less
Cons: gossiping employees and management, no pay for doing laundry and cleaning, low commission on services provided.
When I was interviewed for this position, management told me on my down time I would make minimum wage, after a couple of paychecks I realized I wasn't receiving my "down time" pay. When I asked about the pay I was told I would only get the wages if I didn't commission out??? I was still expected to do laundry, dust, and clean bathrooms on my "down – more... time" on a daily basis. I only received commission on the massage services I did, no commission pay for any cleaning or other duties that were assigned. No room for advancement. All of the employees run there mouths about each other, lots of "talking behind backs" – less
MASSAGE THERAPIST (Current Employee), Johns Creek, GA – June 8, 2013
LaVida kindly builds in 15 minutes between sessions, which is great. Unfortunately, the pay is too low for someone living on one's own and supporting oneself, and there is no room for promotions or adequate raises. There is also no reward for maintaining a recurring clientele. Regardless, it is a good place to gain experience with all types of clients.
Massage Therapist (Current Employee), West Bloomfield Township, MI – August 7, 2012
I work in a very relaxing environment with great coworkers and an excellent boss. I provide custom massage to a variety of people with specific needs. I enjoy all aspects of my job and have no complaints.