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Top 35 Massage Therapist Interview Questions

Are you available to work evenings, weekends or overtime?
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Question 2 of 35
If a client said something inappropriate during a massage, how would you react?
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"If such an incident occurs, I would immediately let my client know that he/she made me feel uncomfortable. I'd gently but firmly remind them that such comments are inappropriate and are not condoned in the establishment. If their misconduct continues, I will not hesitate to discuss the incident with my manager so that we can decide on the fitting course of action."
Unfortunately, this is not an uncommon experience in the industry. The interviewer needs to know that you can handle this kind of situations. Your answer could go like this, "If such an incident occurs, I would immediately let my client know that he/she made me feel uncomfortable. I'd gently but firmly remind them that such comments are inappropriate and are not condoned in the establishment. If their misconduct continues, I will not hesitate to discuss the incident with my manager so that we can decide on the fitting course of action."
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Question 3 of 35
How many massages can you perform in a day?
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"I can perform 4-5 massages per day, with a break in between two massages."
This would depend on the type of massage and the duration per session. Massage therapists also need to rest for at least 15 minutes after each session to prevent repetitive-motion problems and fatigue. Provide the interviewer with an answer based on your previous experience. Make sure that you're aware of the limits of your body!
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Question 4 of 35
How do you manage your time?
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Interviewers want to hear that you are working wisely and not wasting much time during the day. They are paying you to do a job after all! Think about the ways that you control your time during the day. Do you plan out your day in advance? Do you keep an ongoing to do list? Do you tell people who randomly stop by to schedule a time on your calendar to discuss items later? Share 2-3 ways that you manage your time ensuring you are productive each and every day.
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Question 5 of 35
Do you enjoy socializing with customers during a massage?
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Question 6 of 35
Describe your ideal client.
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Question 7 of 35
How do you respond to conflict in the workplace? Give me an example.
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Question 8 of 35
How do you address concerns like bumps or bruises on your client's body in the middle of a massage? Do you think it is important to let your client know?
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Question 9 of 35
What techniques are you proficient in?
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Question 10 of 35
Tell me about an uncomfortable situation with a co-worker or client. How did you handle it?
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Question 11 of 35
What types of clients are the most difficult to work with?
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Question 12 of 35
How would working for our company help you accomplish your goals?
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Question 13 of 35
How do you stay energized when you have back to back clients?
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Question 14 of 35
What do you know about our company?
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Question 15 of 35
What are your long term goals as a massage therapist?
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Question 16 of 35
What drives you to be the best massage therapist?
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Question 17 of 35
How do you manage stress?
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Question 18 of 35
Tell me about a situation with a difficult client. How did you respond to them?
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Question 19 of 35
Why are massages important?
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Question 20 of 35
What type of massages are your specialty?
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Question 21 of 35
Tell me about your training program.
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Question 22 of 35
Give me an example that demonstrates your communication skills.
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Question 23 of 35
Tell me about some common injuries of your clients. What techniques have you found most helpful?
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Question 24 of 35
Do you prefer to work in a physiotherapy setting or a spa setting?
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Question 25 of 35
How would you deal with a fellow employee with a bad attitude at work?
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Question 26 of 35
How many massages can you give back-to-back?
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Question 27 of 35
Give me an example of a time you were sensitive to the needs of your client.
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Question 28 of 35
How would you respond to negative feedback from a client?
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Question 29 of 35
How do you recharge in between clients?
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Question 30 of 35
What do you enjoy most about working as a massage therapist?
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Question 31 of 35
What is your greatest strength?
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Question 32 of 35
What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
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Question 33 of 35
Why are you the best candidate for us?
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Question 34 of 35
Tell me about your experience as a massage therapist.
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Question 35 of 35
How would you handle an issue with a manager?
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Question 1 of 35
Are you available to work evenings, weekends or overtime?
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Yes I do, but I would like to have at lease one day of in the weekends to spend it with my daughter.
Question 2 of 35
If a client said something inappropriate during a massage, how would you react?
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I will ask him to please keep the session professional and if he continue I will let him know that the session was over, I will then get my supervisor to address the citation.
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I would politely point out that such comments are inappropriate for this type of setting and advise that if the behavior continues I will have to end the session and refer the client to the manager so they can discuss the incident and opt for the most appropriate course of action.
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Tell the client his/her behavior is inappropriate and will not be tolerate in my spa.
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I would redirect them and say if it happens again I will have to stop the massage.
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Remind the client that this is a professional environment and that anything they say that is inappropriate is not welcome. I would also inform my manager of the incident.
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I would ignore or tell them that I am uncomfortable and the massage is over.
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Let them know that comment was inappropriate and ask questions to avoid a miss understanding. If you feel it wasn't a misunderstanding follow up with if this happens again we will have to end the session.
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I would notify that such comments are inappropriate and terminate the session. I will then step out and notify the manager.
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In massage therapy we have a police and I follow it.
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Say that I am not comfortable answering to it and continue with the treatment.
Question 3 of 35
How many massages can you perform in a day?
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Six massages as of the moment but I always strive to improve myself.
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Very flexible on the topic, I always try to go above and beyond but also to take the time for myself in between. I would say 7 is a good number to stick with.
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Being a new graduate I feel like I can handle 4 with breaks in between to start out with. I want this to be a long term career and want to build up my stamina to prevent burn out or injuries. Once my body is acclimated I know I will be able to do more massages in a day.
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At least twelve as many as twenty depending on how long the sessions are.
Question 4 of 35
How do you manage your time?
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Yes I am. Practicing martial arts for 13 years required for me to be on time and very responsible.
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Yes, I organize my time to accomplish with task even before deadline.
Question 5 of 35
Do you enjoy socializing with customers during a massage?
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No, I like keeping my work in a professional matter and keeping boundaries to avoid problems.
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Usually I keep to myself and focus on the work at hand but if a client is inclined to converse I have no qualms talking to them.
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Yes in a professional way, so I can build good relationships that benefit mind and body after massage.
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No the session is meant for therapy.
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I have heard about you a lot and also researched about you.
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If they would prefer to and it makes them comfortable.
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No I find that it's important for the client to relax and unwind to do so it's important to keep talking to a minimum.
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I'm very adaptable to types of clients that present themselves on my table, I can keep a conversation going on an appropriate track as well as to get them to merely focus on taking the time to relax and mind and body.
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Yes of course, I enjoy everything about my job.
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No because I want to keep the session professional and also I want the client to relax. If they do ask a question I will answer it but with a closed statement not an open ended one.
Question 6 of 35
Describe your ideal client.
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I mostly like working with clients ranging from late 20 to 50 years old the gender does not matter.
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All kind of clients who needs to be stress relieved, feel relaxed and full of energy.
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I enjoy working with a wide range of clientele, every client offer's something different and I enjoy the challenge of adapting the massage to the specific needs.
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Ones that know what they want from a massage.
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Ones that are experiencing pain or chronic pain. For most just getting a massage can lessen the pain tremendously and help them achieve daily tasks without feeling restrained from the intensity of their pain. Helping just one brings me so much joy in what I'm trying to do. Make life more enjoyable and pain-free.
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Us and australian, cause they so friendly, easy going and always enjoying during treatment.
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Clientele who come to get a relaxing massage.
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I love to work with people and I do my best .
Question 7 of 35
How do you respond to conflict in the workplace? Give me an example.
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I talk about that problem with my co-worker.
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I had no problem with a co-worker. In this area.
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Excersized personal and professional discretion, to allow for self correction in anticipation of future success as an example.
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Once a client did not agree with the result of hair removal technique and additionally had an allergic reaction to the depilatory wax. Of course, the incident was resolved positively by applying an aloe vera lotion, explaining why the result and presenting him with a voucher for a facial mask.
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I find that to walk away and take a breath then approach the matter in a private setting with a professional approach.
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Talk it through in a private and calm way as possible.
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Co-workers were talking about inappropriate subjects. I when to the head theripast and disused what was being talked about in privet with him.
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We have all had the co-worker that you get partnered up with and you end up doing your work load along with theirs. Instead of just doing it so it was done, or going straight to my boss to handle the matter I just pulled my co-worker aside as asked them if they were okay first and then I calmly communicated that we are on a strict scheduled and that we both have our parts to make things move smoother and I noticed they were distracted they apologized for getting distracted with their cell phone and thanked me for saying something to get them back on track. Communication is important and helps remove any unwanted tension.
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As long as my experience, I never have problem with co worker, but sometimes I have problem with reception about take customer, cause sometimes they just give space like 10 minutes for next customer, and how to handle it, is I just try to explain cause minimum we have 30 minutes before next customer to prepare everything.
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Laundry not being done, have a sign up sheet to rotate duties.
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Partner inexperienced with 2 therapist massage. Gave quick tutorial and created a game plan.
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While I was working at the school I worked closely with my co-teacher. We had very different approaches when it came to getting projects done. I prefer to get the task done as early and efficiently as possible and she preferred to take her time and drag the project out. We had to sit down and discuss when our deadline was. We prioritized our tasks and figured out what we needed to get done each day to have everything finished before the deadline.
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My strategy it is to let them chil out and talk with them later.
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My co-worker insulted me and instead of getting right back I waited for her to cool down and asked her was her problem because she seemed to be in a lot of pressure and she explained and I forgave her.
Question 8 of 35
How do you address concerns like bumps or bruises on your client's body in the middle of a massage? Do you think it is important to let your client know?
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Yes, because is a good idea to know how they got them. If they are not being abuse or if they have bumps is good to know if they have something that might be contagious!!
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Absolutely. I ask if the mark is in fact a bruise or any other affliction, contraindicative or otherwise and whether or not the client is comfortable having the area massaged and if there is any discomfort as the area is massaged.
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Yes you do. I feel for many reasons it's important as it could be painful to massage over area, so you need to ask the client if they feel any discomfort when massaging.
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Yes, you bring it up ro check the status of pain and make sure they are aware of their body.
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No, not unless it looks like a health concern.
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Have you noticed that you have a large bruise on your lower back.
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Yes, they may be unaware of them or in places they cant see.
Question 9 of 35
What techniques are you proficient in?
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Tui-Na, deep tissue, Thai, Swedish, shiatsu and advance modalities like hot stone, foot and head massage, body wraps.
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Swedish, deep tissue, sports, MFR, MET, trigger point release, reflexology, sport/cancer massage, hydrotherapy, hot/cold stones.
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I am starting with Swedish massage to combine different modality.
Question 10 of 35
Tell me about an uncomfortable situation with a co-worker or client. How did you handle it?
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My most recent one was a few months back while I was doing clinic at my school. I had a patient very upset because the front office ask her to be there and no one help her she was in pain an very disappointed, with a bad attitude Towards me even tho it was not my fall, so when I so her I introduce my self to her in a soft voice and wants she let it all out I apologized and comfort her. I then did my magic with the massage and she was so happy she re book to see me again in the same week.
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The most difficult situation and yet the most rewarding situation is when a client requests a massage I didnt think I was capable of, such as a two hour, upperbody only, lymphatic massage, when I specialize in full body deep tissue. Although it was a bit nerve racking at first I overcame my nerves and accomplished something I thought I was incapable of. Being put in that situation pushed me to my limits and was able to prove to myself that I am more capable than the limits I set for myself.
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When my boss left the country and put us in charge of the company we ran into a problem with another co-worker. This employee was unable to finish one of their tasks so I had to send another employee to finish the task. Upon their arrival this new employee that was sent out to finish the task found evidence left behind that was incriminating to the other co- worker. Left behind was their ID and drugs, so I had to call the employee and ask what was going on and make it clear that was completely inappropriate and against our policy. Further more I had to gather up the evidence and reassure my new employee that this was being handled and we were deeply sorry that they were put in that situation. Although he was very apologetic, I had a responsibility to the other staff and business I called a meeting with my boss and we set up a meeting to discuss what had happened and the decision to let him go was up to her.
Question 11 of 35
What types of clients are the most difficult to work with?
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Not that a particularly dislike it but when a client has a 60 minute session and says they want me to focus on more points than I have time to work them effectively I feel a bit disconcerted because I feel I have to rush and not give each area the proper attention required to adequetly ease the clients pain and discomfort.
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Clients who misunderstand on how this profession works along with welfare.
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I find it important to remain professional even if im uncomfortable it's important that the clients not aware of the fact that you are uncomfortable.
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The ones that always complain to get some thing for free.
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I enjoy all types of clients. Ones that I have a hard time with are the ones that make inappropriate comments or are way to chatty and pry for personal details.
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India, and arabic, cause indian people sometimes to much complaint even arabic also.
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I think I can find the way to choose my client and can fit with me.
Question 12 of 35
How would working for our company help you accomplish your goals?
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I work around my work schedule.
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I think ten my position help me in a future.
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I don't think this position afect my career plans. It is beneficial for me and the others.
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It will affect it but positively as it could have been a growing chance.
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It would better to prepare me to get the experience needed on how to function working as a team for clients health as a whole. In return making myself for adaptable to working with other health care providers.
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Spv spa, start from nothing to be everything.
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I think massage green will give me the opportunity to build my clientele, helps me continue my education, and helps me promote massage therapy as necessity to a healthy lifestyle.
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I have my certificates for different modalities and I use my passion to be the best massage therapist.
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Working hard and diligently to rise up career wise.
Question 13 of 35
How do you stay energized when you have back to back clients?
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By hydrating and eating healthy if I have time I stretch in between clients and ground my self to give the best of me.
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By more and different active pause activities such as stretch, talk with other work mates, have a nap, eat something energizing or, get a contact with family and friends online.
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A few stretches in between clients as well as plenty of water and something small and healthy to snack on.
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Taking appropriate breaks between each client and eat light meals and plenty of water, lots of breathing exercises will work for me.
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Staying hydrated is the most important for me, as well as making sure to keep food in the belly. Then making sure to take the time to focus on breathing and focusing on my next clients needs. Sometimes listening to music and also give me an energy boost.
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For me if I enjoy my job, I will always have energized and stay focus,
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I think about the long term goal that i'm making a difference in people's lives through the skills I've learned.
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I took a Reiki classes and I know to use my body mechanics.
Question 14 of 35
What do you know about our company?
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Why did you leave your last job.
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I feel with my experience and your need for the position, I can add value to your company. With the experience I have in many various types of massage and healing being my number 1 priority... I feel I am the best candidate. I also love the country and I feel like I have a lot to offer your company.
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That the most importan thing that we have is take care about the health confort healing of our clients.
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You have been in business for most of my life, and I know longevity has its place.
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Because it can be very exciting and rewarding: a life experience like no other. In addition to learning more about our spas-at-sea and browsing some of our spa services, you can also find out more about a life at seaies and to support our staff’s growth.
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We have a Travel Spa in Heathrow Terminal 3 that offer treatments from 15 minutes and two hours. You do not have to be a lounge guest to use the Travel Spa; however you do have to be a departing passenger (the spa is situated after security in the departure area alongside our lounge).The high level expertise throughout the team at No.1 is second to none. We pride ourselves on the service we offer and the extensive range of specialist treatments available. Our staff have the highest level of training and experience in their field of expertiseOur product range includes Dermalogica�, Aromatherapy Associates, Artistic and OPI. We have a large selection of these products available for purchase.
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I have no knowledge about the company and I am just applying for the job.
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Your establishment was developed in 2006. The main goal of this company is the health of the client as a whole and what role we can pay to benefit their needs. What drew me to your company is your dedication in increasing clients quality of life by gathering health care providers to come together and work on a treatment plan for each client. That is the type of place I want to be in, where we are making a difference in the way people can enjoy their quality of life.
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Big company, doing great job, and I want a part of your company.
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That it has a serene enviroment with attractive shades of green.
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Being part of a new spa is exciting as you get to learn different things. A better package than my previous one.
Question 15 of 35
What are your long term goals as a massage therapist?
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I see myself as a masseuse 20 years.
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I consider my self a massage therapist not a masseuse. And I would like to be a therapist for the next 20-25 years.
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As long as my body holds out I will be massaging.
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As long as my body holds out I will.
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They want me to focus on more points than I have time to work them effectively I feel a bit disconcerted because I feel I have to rush and not give each area the proper attention required to adequetly ease the clients pain and discomfortnot that a particularly dislike it but when a client has a 60 minute session and says.
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I would like to build my own business one day. I love what I do and I see myself doing this as a career.
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For me it's a lifelong commitment. So for as long as my hands allow me to do the work. I therefore lead a healthy lifestyle to ensure my body is at its top performance everyday.
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As my body permit me to work on it.
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Being a masseuse is my dream job, I plan to do this for as long as I can.
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I don't see myself as a masseuse. I am a massage therapist and I see my self working in this field for as long as I can.
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For the next 35 yrs, so I can retire at age 63. I really enjoy helping others, so I will try to do this for as long as my body allows me to.
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Now almost 6 years and I see in 5 years later.
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So far over 17 years and it keeps getting better.
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I choose this job to be for a long time.
Question 16 of 35
What drives you to be the best massage therapist?
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I am not a masseuse, I am a massage therapist and I decided that I wanted to help people with a healing touch.
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Since I was 18 years old I knew I liked helping people relax and recover from an injury.
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My family always told me I had a good touch and good energy. I always wanted to help people, it is a natural thing for me. And massaging was giving me this possibility.
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After getting my first massage.
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It had always been a passion of mine. When I was very young, I used to pretend I was working as a massage therapist and I used to massage anyone and everyone . I would go to school and massage the necks of my teachers. As I grew older I started early doing research on massage and holistic therapies.
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After a work mate´s advice.
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I have many loved ones in my life who suffer extreme amounts of pain attempting to do the simple daily stuff. Once I started to massage them not only did I notice the difference but they did as well. Helping someone to alleviate their current pain, well there is no other feeling of satisfaction in taking notice in their happiness that today they are no longer living in pain.
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A lot friends of mine saw my skill and push I to go at school.
Question 17 of 35
How do you manage stress?
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Yes very well under pressure.
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Yes, sometimes some pressure encourages you to give the most.
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Yes, I find that it important to grow and develop under a little pressure.
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Depends on the situation and type of pressure.
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I have a lot of experience in fast paste work with juggling multiple tasks. Managing a cleaning company at the coast there is so much to do and complete by a set time and you deal with a lot of last minute pop ups. Doing all of that and checking on a long list of employees can become stressful, but after having thee experience for many years it becomes second nature,
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Depend, if that for good in future and of course still on profesional, I think that ok.
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Yes I do, I can handle schedule changes.
Question 18 of 35
Tell me about a situation with a difficult client. How did you respond to them?
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I have only had one difficult client was one who was always late or did arrive.
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I had a client that was in pain everywhere not just from SI joint problems but from the many hours of driving she does daily. When trying to massage her anywhere that needed work or was a sensitive area she would just about jump. So I comforted her and told her that it was okay these things happen sometimes and that we would work within her pain tolerance but to distract her from the pain and activate certain muscles I began doing MET's on her and she loved the painless approach since she was so sensitive. After just the first session she noticed results in her pain and I notice her range of motion was increasing as well. So there are always ways around even the most painful areas.
Question 19 of 35
Why are massages important?
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They calm the senses and reduce tension in our bodies and souls.
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There are amny benefits from massage it can reduce pain, stress and promote healing.
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I belive massage is good for many things, such as stress release, pain release, its a good way to promote healing. Emotionaly and phyiscaly.
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I think that everyone should get a massage as often as they can afford it. Massage would help every person to release stress, have a better blood circulation, clear stagnation from body and improve health.
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The physical and mental benefits of massage reduce stress as in muscular relaxation. Massage also stimulates the autonaumic nervous system, facilitating relief from mental fatigue and anxiety as well as regulate cortizol level which are symptomatic of chronic and unresolved stress.
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Massages not only relieve muscular tension and pain it also stimulates the autonomic nervous which causes a natural relaxation and regulation of cortizol levels which are symptomatic of chronic unresolved stress.
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Increase blood flow, stimulate the lymphatic system, helps with anxiety, migraines, insomnia.
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To release pain, tension, improve overall well being of a person, improve posture, releive stress and depression.
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Because they enhance body function by reducing stress, relieves aches and pain, increase circulatory and lymphatic drainage.
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Relive pain, tension, good for depression.
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Strengthens the immune system, Decreases stress, reduces pain and accompaning muscle tension, enhancing sleep quality, increases circulation throughout the body, helps digestion problems, can even improve balance, prevents and relieves headaches, improves your posture, normalizes blood pressure, leaving you feeling energized yet relaxed.
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Helpin the people it is very important for me because I learned allot about human body and massage is the best way to help them.
Question 20 of 35
What type of massages are your specialty?
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Swedish, Trigger Point and Reflexology.
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I specalize in deep tissue, prenatal, swedish massage, chair massage and reflrxology.
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Tui-Na, deep tissue, Thai and sweddish.
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Deep tissue, trigger point, swedish.
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Deep tissue, trigger point, swedish. I am also conversant in prenatal and lymphatic.
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Swedish, stretch therapy, trigger point, deep tissue, Myofascial release.
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Aromatherapy. I mix my own oils according to the needs of my clients. Swedish because I feel I am capable of giving deep massages.
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Swedish massage and deep tissue massage.
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Swedish, aromatherapy, Indian head and hotstone.
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Treatment based massages are my focus. Mainly clients who are in chronic pain, depending on the clients medical condition and pain level depends on what techniques I use. They can range from deep tissue and muscle stripping to a variety of MET work.
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Reiki,Reflexology, Thai,Cupping,Hot Stone,Pragnency,Swedish,
Question 21 of 35
Tell me about your training program.
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Currently a student at an Institute that teaches Massage Theapy.
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Graduated from pacific college of oriental medicine. I learned different modalities like Thai, Swedish, deep tissue and Tui-Na. I am also a 3rd degree black belt and have knowledge of body anatomy, proper stretches and preventing an injury or helping recover from one.
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Swedish, prenatal, shiatsu and eastern theory, deep tissue, trigger point all through school. I have also read up and self studied marma therapy.
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In school I trained in swedish, shiatsu and eastern theory, prenatal, deep tissue, trigger point. I also read up on and self study marma therapy.
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I completed a 3 year international diploma in aromatherapy, spa therapy as well as facial skincare and body therapy. I also later received Bellabaci training, completed my eyelash extension training, nail technology as well as spray tanning.
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More than 1 year of training at some schools.
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University of Western States has us well trained in a vast group of techniques ranging from Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, pre/post surgery/injury, thai massage, cancer massage, lympathic drainage, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, hot/cold stones, myofascial release, and the use of kinesiology taping. I'm also a fast learner and plan to continue my education to further my skills.
Question 22 of 35
Give me an example that demonstrates your communication skills.
Question 23 of 35
Tell me about some common injuries of your clients. What techniques have you found most helpful?
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I have noticed a lot of clients with tension in their upper body; shoulders and back. I usually use in this matter pettrissage (kneading) and trigger point.
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I mostly been expose to clients with lower back problems sciatic nerve pinch and periformis syndrome. I always start with a warming technique like effleurage, rolling or palm pressing depending on clients needs, age and muscle tone. Then I do a personalized protocol to Help them release muscle tension. In a case like this I will most likely do a Tui-Na protocol with some Thai stretches and finish with Swedish to help them achieve a relaxing stage at the end of the massage.
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Stiff spines and over adhered fascia. Myofascial realease, trigger point, compression with minor muscle/fascial manipulations, walking clients through breathe work to achieve maximum relief.
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Stiff spinal and neck muscles and adherent fascia in general. I use myofascial release, trigger point, compressions with minor manipulations(non-osteoarticular) as well as pin and stretch; all of which prove most effective to relieve all kinds of tension, especially when my clients follow my guided breath although not always necessary there is a deffinate difference when a client breathes slowly steadily and consistently.
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Lower back pain is the most common complain and I like to target psoas muscle since not a lot of therapist seems to know how to release it, I use Myofascial release, pin and stretch therapy.
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I find a General problem underneath the scapula of the shoulders, so I bring the arm back to form a "chicken wing" and I apply pressure underneath the scapula. This enables me to get to the underlying muscles. A lot of my clients also experience a lot of muscle spasms and knots on the back area. So what I do while performing a Swedish massage is I apply a BellaBaci cup to the inflamed area and I Leave it there for 5-10min while I massage surrounding areas. This cup then draws out inflammatiom and releases tension.
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Trigger points, muscle tension and knots relieved by means of deep tissue massage.
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Note on Romboid muscle and technique friction.
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I have noticed many clients with symptoms of TOS or CTS and applying joint mobilization and MET's have shown a good success rate. Relieving them of symptoms and allowing them to get a good nights rest.
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Rottator muscel it is common injury first I palpatio I check ROM ,Tirg point and I looking referring pain. And I starting with Swedish massage to combine the different Stroke.
Question 24 of 35
Do you prefer to work in a physiotherapy setting or a spa setting?
Question 25 of 35
How would you deal with a fellow employee with a bad attitude at work?
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I would try to approached him/ her with a smile and always be pelite once that person sees that I am genuine he or she would feel more comfortable to open up and the I can try to see what their citation might be.
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Talk to the manager and try and solve the issue why.
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Keep profession lines of communication open. Point out how there is a silver lining in all situations. Staying focued on what I'm doing rather then what someone else is doing. Comfort them if need be.
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I do my best to let them don't be angry with me.
Question 26 of 35
How many massages can you give back-to-back?
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5 would be an ideal to avoid from getting injured.
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I am comfortable with four hours of massage depending on the length of each session.
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About three, I really like a good 10 minute break to gear up for the next one.
Question 27 of 35
Give me an example of a time you were sensitive to the needs of your client.
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I can always adapt to new things as long as I get proper training and it does not out my self or my clients in danger.
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Absolutely. I am capable of adapting to whatever the client requests whether it be pure relaxation, deeper work, spot work such as trigger point and any kind of combination that would best acquiesce the clients needs.
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Very adaptable! 10 yrs of experience in previous jobs that required adaptability in many different locations, types or residents and many different professionals I had to communicate with.
Question 28 of 35
How would you respond to negative feedback from a client?
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I will tell him or her to keep it professional or the session would have to end.
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Immediately inform them that was inappropriate and ask if you understood them right to avoid misunderstanding. Lastly if it was not a misunderstanding let them know if they proceed to making these types of comments we will have to end the session.
Question 29 of 35
How do you recharge in between clients?
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During my breaks I enjoy stretching and eating something healthy to keep me energy through out the day.
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Usually 45 minutes to one hour for a lunch break suffices for me.
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Exercising, get in touch with family and friends, meeting up with work mates, having a nap.
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Short in-between breaks. So you have time to use the rest room drink something down and hopefully have a moment to grab a bite to eat. I'm used to them fluctuating on the type of day that in store having shorter or longer breaks. I feel if your sitting around to long you can become tired and it can show in your massage.
Question 30 of 35
What do you enjoy most about working as a massage therapist?
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I was inspired by my therapist in the past, they were the only once that keep me going in martial arts for 13 years, every time it got injured or need it to relax they were there to help me recover and feel better. I feel is my turn to return the favor to other!!
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Serendipity chose me to this profession in the most unexpected experiences.
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Because of great career flexibility, massage therapy training is comprehensive, but short-term.
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I am good with my hands and when I done the course three years ago I have decided that massage is the way of showing my work of art.
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To bring peace of mind to those who suffer. Simply because I have seen the benefits of massage therapy and have taken notice into the amazing results that therapeutic touch has on all people that take advantage of this treatment. I wanted to take part in changing lives with massage therapy and improving your health.
Question 31 of 35
What is your greatest strength?
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My greatest strength is my honesty!!
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Patience and presence I think is my greatest attribute in that I can patiently wait sitting on a given point and feel when it begins to release.
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Versatility as I can accomplish multiple tasks at once efficiently. As well I have the ability to adapt to any situation at hand and can think on my feet.
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I very good to listen the people and pasient.
Question 32 of 35
What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
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I guess my greatest weakness would be that I want to do more for my clients. What am I doing it to improve it. If I did not get to achieve the clients goal in our session I try to convince them of the benefits of eather booking a longer session or seeing me more often so we can get better results.
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Hyper-attentiveness has proved difficult to manage but ive been able to transfer a singular hyperfocused activity into the attentiveness of the gestalt of the experience especially when it comes to massage.
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I get nervous when speaking in front of large groups or if a I have to explain a presentation.
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Waking up in the morning. I have to wake up at 6 am.
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The fact that I'm so small I have a hard time being able to get a lot of weight behind me to apply for deep tissue massage but I've been working on using fists and elbows for a little extra ischemic pressure.
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I like to finish my things on time but some time I no can reach.
Question 33 of 35
Why are you the best candidate for us?
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Applying the theoretical and and practical knowledge from school ive been able to evolve and adapt to any clients needs whether it be to just relax and unwind or getting a more physically therapeutic work and anything in between. My practice of yoga has also enabled me to employ an ever increasing intuitive understanding of the body in my everyday practice.
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I feel with my experience as well as my qualifications in various forms of massage I will be an excellent candidate. Also because client care is a priority for me, I take great pride in my work to make sure clients needs are met. Client satisfaction is a big priority for me. My job is not complete if my client is not happy with their treatment.
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I am adaptive, easy going, modest and adventurous and my skills can add value to the organization.
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I'm always willing to go above and beyond to making things easier not only for myself but for others. I rarely have bad days, always try to see the silver lining in all things. It's important to be self aware because if your having a bad day, your co- workers take notice, your client takes notice and even your boss. My passion in helping others and having things run smoothly makes me an prime candidate for good employer. I myself interview many people, who just don't have a good attitude, I see through them that finding people who take pride in their work the way I do is rare these days.
Question 34 of 35
Tell me about your experience as a massage therapist.
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I enjoy working with different type of clients, because each one of them is unique and it has a unique need and preference to me I like challenge because I feel great when I see my clients get results from a massage. That relaxing face that they have at the end of a session is priceless to me.
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Its had its ups and downs for me but lately ive found great solice in my work. Not only in helping others but in concieving of ever more novel techniques to relieve both physical and mental stress and fatigue. Aside from the consistent progression in my massage abilities every massage is a chance to incorporate an ever improving posture to make myself a more efficient therapist.
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I have approximately 6 years in working as a massage therapist. Of all those 6 years, I was responsible for finding clients, promoting my massage therapy, and building up a client base. I have clients that come to me for relaxation purposes right up to clients with serious injuries resulting in pain. Each client has different needs and it's important to establish the correct treatment for each client as well as recommend any homecare for the client . I love working as a massage therapist as I love helping people and hearing about how I was able to improve their health .
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About 12 years as a private practice.
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I have had many clients and they were all good and satisfying customers.
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I have learned so much from school from techniques to, addressing muscles and ways to manipulate muscles in order to ease my clients tenderness. Everyday that I can get a client to fall asleep on my table I am touched that they feel so comfortable and safe that they can simply relax. When a clients treatment is a success, its a win/win for the both of us. We are here to make a difference and if I can help just one I feel I have improved their quality out of life. One of the pain reason people come to get a massage is to de-stress. People try many things to try to get themselves to not stress out over things in their lives and many simply just don't do the trick, with just an hour of a massage you are stress free and even feeling a little euphoric. Helping others is what I live for.
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I working in Europe before and I know the client needs.
Question 35 of 35
How would you handle an issue with a manager?

About Massage Therapist

May 5th, 2017

Massage therapists have the knowledge and skills necessary to treat clients by using touch to induce relaxation, relieve pain, improve circulation, rehabilitate injuries and boost general well-being. They do this by manipulating certain muscles and soft tissues. Massage therapists may work in several different types of settings, from spas, hotels and fitness centers to hospitals, private offices, and private homes.

Qualification requirements vary greatly from one state to another. Enrolling in a massage therapy program will help you master the techniques and modalities of that particular type of massage. Some massage therapists specialize in only one type of massage while others specialize in two or more types. Physical strength and stamina, manual dexterity and empathy are some of the requirements of this role. Massage therapists must also have excellent communication, customer service, and decision-making skills along with a friendly demeanor.
When interviewing you for a massage therapist job, the interviewer will want to know more about your interest in massage therapy and which particular technique you are skilled in. They will also want to know why you chose to become a massage therapist and what you think are your strengths in this role. At mock interview questions, you will find some commonly asked questions at massage therapist interviews. Reading through these will you be better prepared for your upcoming interview.

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