Question: How do I become a Massage Therapist in North Carolina?

Answer: In NC you are required to hold a current massage therapy license issued by the NC Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy to practice massage therapy. The proper steps to obtain a massage therapy license in NC are as follows:

  1. Attend and complete a massage therapy program with a minimum of 500 classroom hours that is accepted by the NC Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy. (click for NC Massage School Directory)
  2. Pass the MBLEX certification exam
  3. Submit a completed MT license application to the NC Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy for approval.

Question: How do I become an Esthetician in NC?

Answer: In NC you are required to hold a current Esthetics license issued by the NC Board of Cosmetic Arts. The proper steps to obtain an esthetics license in NC are as follows:

  1. Attend 600 hours in an approved cosmetic art school esthetician curriculum and completion of the required performances

ET schools directory link:

  1. Passage of the State Board examination 75% or higher.
  2. Payment of appropriate fees
  3. Submit a completed license application to the NC Board of Cosmetic Arts for approval.

Question: What career opportunities are there at Massage Envy if I am not a licensed Massage Therapist or Esthetician?

Answer: In addition to the Massage Therapist and Esthetician positions Massage Envy also hires:

  1. Front Desk Associates
  2. Junior Clinic Associates
  3. Spa Attendants
  4. Spa Managers

Question: What pay/benefits does Massage Envy offer Massage Therapists?

Answer: Massage Envy Spa locations are currently offering their Massage Therapists the following benefits:

  • Competitor base pay matching! (for MT’s working at membership based spas)
  • Higher base pay for experienced MT’s!
  • Free Continuing Education
  • Paid Time Off
  • Free massages (per 100 units)
  • 401k (some with matching)
  • Medical/Dental Insurance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Professional Liability Coverage
  • Free Uniforms
  • Schedule Flexibility
  • Student Loan Payment Assistance (up to $100 dollars per month for 24 months)
  • Relocation Assistance (up to $2000)
  • 6 month raises
  • and more…

*Benefits can vary per location

Question: How can I apply for jobs at Massage Envy?

Answer: There are multiple ways to apply to the Massage Envy location of your choice!

  1. Apply online at by clicking here
  2. Contact NC recruiter Justin Smith by phone at 336.601.5628
  3. Apply directly to your location of interest.

Question: What can I expect during a job interview for a Massage Therapist or Esthetician position? (What should I wear?)

Answer: Massage Therapist and Esthetician interviews are composed of the verbal interview and a hands on practical. During the verbal interview applicants can display their communication skills, field knowledge, and personalities. This is a great time for candidates to learn more about Massage Envy by having Massage Envy personnel field any specific questions they may have. The hands on practical aspect of the interview process gives MTs and ETs a chance to demonstrate their skill set. This is also an opportunity for the hiring manager to assess how your demonstrated skills would best fit in with the current needs of the clinic. Applicants should dress in appropriate clothing in which they would feel comfortable performing therapeutic services. Many applicants prefer to wear scrubs or clothing similar to Massage Envy’s dress code.

Question: What hours are Massage Envy locations open?

Answer: Hours of operation can vary. Many Massage Envy locations in NC have the following hours:

Monday 8am – 10pm
Tuesday 8am – 10pm
Wednesday 8am – 10pm
Thursday 8am – 10pm
Friday 8am – 10pm
Saturday 8am – 8pm (or 10pm)
Sunday 10am-6pm (or 8pm)

Question: Can I apply for a Massage Therapy position while my license is being processed by the NC Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy?

Answer: Yes! Massage Envy is happy to interview aspiring Massage Therapists while their license application packet is being processed by the NC Board. By doing this we are able to shorten the time between a Massage Therapist’s license being issued and the therapist’s starting date to offer massage services. Please contact Justin Smith with any additional questions.