Can anyone tell me what massage therapist make in St Thomas?
I had a friend who was a massage therapist at the Reef but I don't know what she made. She also gave massages on the side on an on-call basis. She's traveling right now so I can't contact her but she did very well & got great tips.
I went to one at Sub Base Salon....for a 90 minute she charged me $250.00 cash only. Didn't go back after that
Depends on if you are working for a spa or independently...spas usually give a 35% commission per treatment so you may make about $30 to $40 per treatment (plus tip) depending on the price of your spa's massage price. For private practice, the range is $75 to $125 per hour ( a wide range, I know!!)....rental space in private practice is most likely about $300 to $400 for a massage room (office space)...depends on where on island you are renting space...
Let me know if I can help in any other way...I am a massage therapist (and Pilates practitioner!) on STT!
Thanks so much for the information, I have been in a secretarial type position for a long time. My husband and I are planning a move there in the summer of next year. I'm looking into taking a class on massage therapy, its 6 months long and 4 days a week, so before I decided to sign up I wanted to check out what the income would be. thanks again!
Sorry I can't help out with the pay, but the young lady that used to rent our home on STJ longterm, worked as a massage therapist at Caneel Bay and during the summer "off season" months (especially Sept and Oct) she would have to be "on call" so to speak just in case a visitor booked an appointment, but she wasn't working more than a hour or two a week - not enough to live on, but as she was employed by Caneel and had to be available for appointments she could not work part time anywhere else during those hours.
Just something to think about as you will be moving during the start of low season
Wow,really. Thanks for the information.
Also, Marcy, You have to be nationally certified now to be able to get a business license to practice in the USVI. So, make sure if you are "taking a class" in massage that you are taking at least 500 hours so that you can sit for the national exam. Not sure which island you are looking to move to but here on STT, it is slower in the off season (June through Oct.) for us but there is still work to be found if you are willing to work in several locations.
We are looking to move to St Thomas. The class Im taking is 500 hours, you get a certificate and then you can sit for the board exam. They said a certificate is all you need in some states, but if you take the exam, you can practice anywhere. I planned on doing that anyway...why do everything and then not take it to the end, and get my certification. I start my classes on Nov 17th and graduate in May. Im sure it does slow down in the off season, my main purpose of working is to put my kids through school, so the months that it slows down, will be a few months that they are off from school. But I am willing to work hard and work wherever I can. Hopefully my husband can handle the rest with his work.
My wife uses mostly independent massage practitioners on STX. They charge $60-$75/hour if it's at the practitioner's home, and an extra $20 or so if it's an out-call, to cover travel expenses and a portable massage table. Plus tip.