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Massage Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship Details

Length of Apprenticeship: 1 year

  • 20-35 hours per week  
  • Office Work/Front Desk: $10 per hour
  • Massage Comission / per hour: 40%


Who can Apply

  • Massage therapists with less than 2 years experience
  • Massage therapists who have recently graduated  from an accredited massage program.
  • Massage therapists who have their MI Massage License.


Additional Benefits:

  • Cost covered for Liability Insurance
  • UM contributes to the cost of CEUs (assessed on a per applicant basis)


Massage Hours

  • Massage apprentices perform 30, 55 and 85 minute massage sessions on Urban Massage staff members, staff members’ friends/family, and clients who purchase an apprentice massage at a discounted rate . Massage recipients are required to fill out feedback forms providing constructive criticism.
  • Massage hours include mobile massage jobs, although the majority of the massages performed take place at UM.


Non-Massage Hours Apprentices perform various tasks related to the massage industry allowing for practical experience working at a massage facility. Non- massage hours are included but not limited to the following:


  • Front Desk Duties
  • SOAP Notes
  • Massage Room and Supply Maintenance


Mentorship: Topics covered include but are not limited to the following.


  • Body Mechanics Review
  • Once a Week / Q&A sessions on massage techniques
  • Once a Month/ Networking Opportunities
  • Massage business best practices, ethics, health codes
  • Scheduling and Client Care
  • Marketing Massage Therapy