This is an old post but I have something to say to it.
I worked for Massage Envy up until a week ago after spending 6 months there. I have a lot of pain in my shoulder and asked to have my hours cut. I had 30-35 hours a week and requested 20 hours massage and 20 hours in a non massage role. They cut me to 25. When I told my manager that wasn't good enough and I was risking further injury, she told me the only way to get less hours is to quit.
So now I am hurt, have no massage job, and many of the promises Massage Envy made to me never materialized. I was told when I was hired I'd get a raise at 6 months and they'd pay for hot stone and prenatal through their "massage envy university". Sure enough once I was there a few months they said their little university had no such classes and I'd have to pay out of pocket in full to get those ce courses.
This is a bad company that chews up therapists and spits them out when they are unable to work. I think it is unbelievably bad for the massage profession to treat their therapists like this. I wish I just spend an extra year in school and took the PTA route...at least they are respected and not discarded when hurt. It's ridiculous. Companies like Massage Envy make me wonder why there is no organization to look out for the therapists interests. Because AMTA and ABMP only seem to want your money but offer no support.