Licensed Massage Therapist Jobs

When you search for massage therapist jobs in Austin, you’ll see lots of opportunities at a wide variety of massage places in town. But if you’re looking for a nourishing work environment, where you’ll be surrounded by talented and interesting people, and continue to grow — your search is officially over! Launch or elevate your LMT career at Austin’s favorite relaxation destination.

Viva Day Spa + Med Spa currently has open positions for Licensed Massage Therapists with a keen attention to detail, knack for problem solving and the ability to provide luxurious, results-driven massages. Are you contagiously positive with an interest in advancing your massage career and you thrive in a collaborative team environment? Read on.

Seeking Muscle Melting Experts Like You

Three female massage therapists standing in the interior doorway at Viva Day Spa + Med Spa in Austin, TX.

Excellent massage therapy is the perfect combination of technical skill and people skills. That’s why Viva Day Spa + Med Spa exclusively hires talented body workers who also understand the nuances of delivering an excellent massage experience. We prefer candidates who possess 1+ year of work experience in a spa or massage environment, preferably with an emphasis on luxury and warm, friendly customer service.

LMT Qualifications At Viva Day Spa

We’re looking for massage therapists who have strong technical chops, hands-on experience, and are a good fit for Viva’s culture of caring.

  • A welcoming, calm and nurturing demeanor
  • A responsible wellness-oriented team player, with a strong work ethic
  • An amazing massage therapist with a passion for caring for others
  • Minimum of 6 months of professional experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Ability to work weekends and some holidays
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds, and stand for extended periods, and bend, squat, twist, etc.
  • Valid State of Texas Licensed Massage Therapy (LMT) license

Join the Best Spa in Austin

Three female founders of Viva Day Spa + Med Spa: Laurie Aroch, Shannon Mouser, and Maya Aroch.

Award-winning Viva Day Spa + Med Spa opened its first location in Austin, Texas in June 2005. Viva was founded by three women — Laurie Aroch, Shannon Mouser, and Maya Aroch — with the belief that a premier day spa should provide the finest quality services in an environment that is inviting, relaxing and, above all, unpretentious.

Today, Viva Day Spa + Med Spa has three thriving locations in Austin with 80 massage therapists on staff. We’ll be opening our fourth location in Round Rock, Texas in late summer 2023.

Low Turnover, Happy Staff

Our low employee turnover rate is a testament to our most important values: providing a happy and prosperous employee experience, maintaining a safe, nourishing place to work, along with a fun & caring culture. Not to mention, a growing list of competitive benefits.

Compensation & Benefits You'll Love

  • Commission based salary: $50-60 per hour on average
  • Health, mental health, vision and dental benefits at 30 hour/week
  • 2% Matching 401k at just 20 hours/week
  • One week of Paid Time Off (PTO) at 30 hours/week
  • Three (3) weeks of Paid Parental Leave after one year of employment
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Deep discounts on spa + med spa services and retail products

Flexibility & Continued Growth, Too

  • Employees not required to be on site (if not booked)
  • A permanent schedule (does not change week to week)
  • Continuing Education Reimbursements after 6 Months of employment
  • Ongoing training with opportunities to grow

Co-Founded By A Massage Therapist

Interior of a treatment room with a massage table at Viva Day Spa + Med Spa at the Domain Northside in Austin, Tx.

What makes Viva a special place for massage therapists to thrive? One of Viva’s founders, Shannon (she’s the one with the pink hair in the picture above) has over 20 years of experience as a licensed massage therapist herself. In fact, she won professional distinction as “Best Massage Therapist” by Austin Monthly Magazine in 2004. Shannon’s hands-on expertise has informed Viva’s employee-first culture, massage protocols, staff qualifications, and even the size and arrangement of our treatment rooms.

Caring From The Inside Out

At Viva, we understand that the guest experience is truly in the hands of our talented spa staff. That’s why we believe in nurturing our employees. So that they can, in turn, deliver first-rate services to our guests. Internally, we refer to it as “Caring From The Inside Out.” It is baked into our company culture, reflects our core values, and is the heartbeat of our company.

Award-Winning Massages

Banner with logos of awards that Viva Day Spa + Med Spa has won, including Best Massage in Austin.

Viva Day Spa + Med Spa earned Best Massage in Austin by the Austin American-Statesman and The Austin Chronicle for the past four years. We’re also extremely proud to have been named Best Places to Work by the Austin Business Journal — four times.

Viva's Massage Modalities

Viva Day Spa’s menu includes the following types of massage:

Committed to Equal Opportunity, Diversity & Inclusion

Equal opportunity runs deep. At Viva Day Spa + Med Spa, we’re committed to achieving and maintaining an equitable, diverse and inclusive workforce. It is fundamental to all of Viva’s processes from recruiting to career paths to benefits selection. We celebrate your gender, skin color, gods, who you want to love and you — as you are.

Massage Industry Memberships

American Massage Therapy Association Badge

The Viva team is actively involved in the massage therapy community and committed to the professional development of our massage therapists. That’s why we’re members of the American Massage Therapy Association and other LMT organizations.

Apply For An LMT Job Today!

BInterior mural at Viva Day Spa + Med Spa with Ram Dass quote, "Be Here Now."

Viva hires passionate, talented people who align with our brand’s core values:

  • Do the Right Thing
  • Always Be Authentic
  • Deliver Excellence at Every Touchpoint
  • 360 Degrees of Caring

If nurturing people and spreading love makes your heart skip a beat, you belong at Viva Day Spa + Med Spa.

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Massage Therapist Job FAQs

How Much Do Massage Therapists Make in Austin, Texas?

Top performing massage therapists who work full-time at Viva Day Spa + Med Spa in Austin make $75,000 or more. That’s $50-$60 per hour, including tips.

We’re thrilled to be one of the top paying spas for massage therapists in Austin. According to, the average massage therapist salary in 2023 in Austin, Texas was $55,436. The average base hourly salary in Austin for LMTs is $44.02.

How Are Massage Therapists Paid At Viva Day Spa + Med Spa?

All spa service providers, including LMTs, are paid performance based service commission plus 100% of tips. Viva takes care of all overhead costs, credit card fees for tips, massage supplies, marketing, and building your book of business.

Are Massage Therapists Employees or Contractors?

All licensed massage therapists are W-2 employees of Viva Day Spa + Med Spa.

Does Viva Day Spa + Med Spa Offer Part-Time LMT Positions?

Yes, Viva Day Spa + Med Spa has both full-time and part-time massage therapist positions.

How Much Massage Experience Do I Need To Work at Viva?

On average, Viva Day Spa massage therapists have five (5) years of experience. We prefer at least one year of professional massage experience, but require a minimum of 6 months to apply. We are looking for therapists who are passionate about deep tissue, therapeutic bodywork. If you have the skills, experience level does not matter as much.

What Type Of Training Do You Offer?

Once hired, you’ll receive 12-14 hours of training to learn the ins and outs of Viva, and give you a solid foundation to launch your career. Throughout the year, our training division hosts quarterly LMT team meetings that focus on various elements of massage. Additionally, Viva offers ADP Essential Learning where you can access thousands of online courses to expand your knowledge.

Which Massage Schools in Austin Do You Typically Hire From?

Most Viva Day Spa + Med Spa massage therapists received their education at local schools around Austin like Lauterstein-Conway, Avenue Five Institute, and Austin Massage Academy to name a few. We are always seeking top talent from all accredited massage schools.

Is Massage Therapy a Good Career?

If you care deeply about people and want to help improve the quality of life of others, massage therapy is an amazing career. Whether it’s a starting point in your wellness career journey or a lifelong calling, many LMTs say that they enjoy building their career at Viva because of our diverse treatment menu and clientele. Regardless of your niche, at Viva you can build a regular clientele you enjoy and watch their lives improve in your hands.

Other Spa & Med Spa Jobs at Viva

Curious about other spa or medical spa positions? Or know someone who would be a great addition to Viva? We’re always searching for talented estheticians and nail technicians for our day spa team, along and aesthetic injectors, laser technicians and medical aestheticians to join our med spa team. Plus, amazing front desk coordinators and management team members. Please send your friends our way!

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