Attention Estheticians!! Maximize your Income Potential in 2020 Gain a Competitive Edge in Today’s Spa Industry…

“During the past few years, the number of Spas and Clinics requesting graduates with both Massage Therapy and Esthetics licenses have increased ten-fold” said Harmony Morgan, Director for Healing Hands School of Holistic Health – Laguna Hills. “Dual certification in Massage Therapy and Esthetics can definitely give Professional Estheticians a competitive edge in today’s Spa Industry”, she added.

The ability to offer multiple services allows Estheticians to assist clients in ways they previously couldn’t with just one license. With more services to offer, Estheticians can reach more clients. As an Esthetician offering skin care services only, you’ve never tapped into the Massage Therapy market.  Having dual licenses will allow you to service both, dramatically increasing the number and type of customers you’ll be able to reach. You’ll have clients seeking therapeutic massage coming to you; clients seeking facials coming to you; and those seeking both for a special treat will also come to you.  Dual Licenses create a win-win scenario for the Esthetician and Client.

Fortunately for Estheticians, Healing Hands offers a 600-hour Massage Therapy Program that takes less than 7 months to complete.  This Program includes a comprehensive exploration of the Body’s bones, muscles and physiology as well as exposure to both Eastern and Western Massage Modalities.  Just as important, all students receive hundreds of hours of hands-on practice, ensuring their competency as Practitioners. For aspiring students who are currently employed, Healing Hands offers the flexibility of  day time, evening and weekend classes.  In this way Healing Hands ensures that anyone seeking an education in the Holistic Healing Arts can pursue their desire.

Below is a list of some of the benefits of a dual Massage and Esthetics Licensure:

  • The desire among women and a growing number of men to lead a healthier lifestyle through better preventative self-care is growing the number of beauty salons, spas and massage clinics. This growth promises to drive employment growth for both Massage Therapists and Estheticians for years to come.
  • Being able to alternate between a facial and a massage will give the Esthetician more variety, breaking up the monotony that can lead to burnout.
  • An Esthetician can build their clientele twice as fast offering therapeutic massage services to their skincare clients.
  • Someone who can provide multiple services is always more valuable to a spa owner than an Esthetician or Massage Therapist alone.
  • A double area of expertise trumps less qualified applicants, pushing you to the top of the Spa Owner’s interview list.
  • Massage Therapists earn more per hour (on average) than Estheticians. Annual income for Massage Therapists is $41,420 vs Estheticians who earn $31,290 on average. Income from tips is also typically higher for Massage Therapist than for Estheticians.
  • Massage and Aesthetics naturally complement each other and allow Estheticians to provide their clients with a more holistic treatment geared toward their overall health and well-being.
  • Estheticians that also provide Massage are much more likely to keep their schedules filled allowing them to maximize their income.
  • Estheticians that also provide Massage are more able to meet a specified threshold of work hours necessary to be eligible for employment benefits.

Healing Hands has been serving residents for over 27 years and is still going strong. To date, their top-notch Faculty has prepared more than 7,500 students for successful careers as Professional Massage Therapists and can do the same for you!  To explore if a career in Massage is right for you, please visit us online at  or call us at (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills, (858) 505-1100 in Kearny Mesa or (760) 746-9364 in Escondido.

CITATION:Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Skincare Specialists, on the Internet at (visited October 19, 2019).