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Therapeutic Massage program partners with nationwide employer

Feb 11 2020
A male and female student gently massage a young woman laying face up on a table.SCC’s Therapeutic Massage program recently partnered with Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa to bring new employment opportunities to program graduates.

After completing their massage therapy credentials, alumni will be guaranteed an interview with a representative from Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, which has dozens of locations nationwide to choose from.

“Massage therapy is an increasingly important position in the explosive health and wellness field, and the need for qualified massage therapists has risen drastically,” according to materials provided by the Hand & Stone Franchise Corporation. “With the Southwestern Community College and Hand & Stone partnership, we can help graduates get started right away.”

Students who are chosen for employment will have access to benefits such as:
  • No hassling with sales, linens or supplies; everything is provided so you can focus on client time
  • Flexible schedules with hours available seven days a week
  • Bonuses, commissions and incentive programs for continuing education
  • Tuition reimbursement 
  • Healthcare benefits

“We’re really excited to offer this opportunity to our students,” said Instructor Jennifer Burgess. “This will help get them employed right after they graduate, and they can make excellent money in a company with great benefits and room for growth.”

For more information on the Therapeutic Massage program, or the partnership, please contact Burgess at 828.339.4305 or j_burgess[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu.