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LaVida Massage Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Friendly staff, flexible schedule, great clients, they pay (in 6 reviews)

  • The ladies at the front desk really care about their job (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Owners only care about making money and not the well being of the therapist, low pay, no benefits, unorganized(was not getting paid for some services) (in 7 reviews)

  • Construction caused some of my clients to not come back (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Really Miss this job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - LMP in West Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - LMP in West Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at LaVida Massage full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderfull team environment. ThenLMPs really care about their clients and co workers
    Owners go out of their way to help in any way possible!
    Fair pay with good Benifits
    You can keep as busy as you want

    Cons

    Can be hard to schedule a day off because your schedule is usually booked in advance. Need to plan ahead

    Advice to Management

    Encourage better communication between front desk staff and LMPs


  2. "Amazing Owners - Great Place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at LaVida Massage full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexible schedules
    competitive pay
    great benefits
    closed on holidays
    family oriented

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of. Owners do everything to keep us happy

  3. "Positive, fun place to work. I LOVE LaVida!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Massage Therapist in West Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Lead Massage Therapist in West Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at LaVida Massage full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Very flexible with my time off for family needs
    -I always feel appreciated. I've received multiple raises, and many thank yous
    -The owners are very honest with feedback. I feel coached in a positive way, not yelled at for doing something wrong.
    -Professional environment
    -Competitive compensation with raises and Christmas bonus's.
    -Great co-workers
    -Busy schedule
    -AWESOME clients

    Cons

    Sometimes traffic to get to work, but that's not LaVida's fault :)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. I think employees sometimes don't understand you're running a business. The owners of this location have an expectation of personal numbers, sales numbers, positive company culture and goals. Some people misunderstand these standards as being money hungry or only money focused. Their management style is very positive and they help coach people to get to those numbers and expectations. In return, each staff member has the opportunity to make more money and feel more accomplished about their work. I think when people aren't able to raise to our standard, the easy way out is to call the owners money hungry. It's just not true. Rae and Paul are VERY generous and LaVida in WS is the best placed I've ever worked at. I've worked at LaVida for over 2 years and see myself with them for a long time.


  4. "Honest review from former employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Receptionist in West Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Receptionist in West Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at LaVida Massage full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Here’s an honest review from a former employee who isn’t bitter or disgruntled:
    Respect is awarded immediately, employees all love coming to work, raises where deserved (and really all they ask is being on time and have a good attitude, not that complicated!) If you are looking for a place to work where you’ll be busy, feel fulfilled every day, have the most amazing and loyal clients, and have fun while working, LaVida is your place! Best benefits in the business and the best overall environment I’ve ever experienced.

    Cons

    The only reason someone would have something negative to say would be due to a poor attitude, since poor attitudes are not tolerated at LaVida.

    Advice to Management

    The owners are the most loving, caring people I’ve ever met. I think the only advice I could give would be to keep doing what they’re doing, because it works!


  5. "Great LaVida in Bloomfield Township"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Licensed Massage Therapist in Bloomfield Township, MI
    Current Employee - Licensed Massage Therapist in Bloomfield Township, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at LaVida Massage part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, safe environment, good tips from built-in client base, steady paycheck, flexible scheduling, possibility of bonuses, and great therapeutic products for your clients.

    Cons

    No cons at this location!

    Advice to Management

    Dominic is an energetic and well-organized employer, and this LaVida is a well-run, pleasant space to practice healing massage. Dom, please continue to develop incentives: you already offer free monthly massages from our gifted and dedicated LMTs (twice a month after the first year) and other perks after the first year, such as a pay increase, two-week paid vacation and paid professional insurance. Your LMTs are the best!


  6. "Lively, Fun, and Rejuvenating Place to Work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Desk Associate in Bloomfield Township, MI
    Current Employee - Front Desk Associate in Bloomfield Township, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at LaVida Massage full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Scheduling
    Never a dull day
    Any problems are promptly taken care of by the owner

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement do to business structure (corporate problem)


  7. "Best place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - LMT in Bloomfield Township, MI
    Current Employee - LMT in Bloomfield Township, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at LaVida Massage part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The owner is very understanding and knows how to keep his employees happy. He goes out of his way to make sure we keep ourselves healthy by getting massages monthly. Holidays parties, food, and good opportunities to make additional money. Good place to build experience for a new therapist fresh out of school. We are always busy!

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons

  8. "Enjoyable place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelby Township, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelby Township, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at LaVida Massage part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I really enjoy working here. My co-workers are great even though everything isn't always easy. I love my clients and have a lot of them. The management is cool and isn't looking over my shoulder. Most days I am booked for my whole shift.

    Cons

    Wish the tips were better. Construction caused some of my clients to not come back. Medical insurance is offered but i can't afford it.

    Advice to Management

    Get more therapists so that it's easier to find a sub. Front desk needs to get more massages so they know our style better.


  9. "Great place"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Massage Therapist in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Massage Therapist in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at LaVida Massage full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay, friendly work environment, work life balance, they really care about you and what is going on in your life

    Cons

    The pay could be a bit higher, and some benefits would be nice.


  10. "Terrible People to work for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in West Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in West Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at LaVida Massage full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Right in the Jefferson Square Junction.. that's it.

    Cons

    Owners are cheap and unappreciative of their employees.
    Treat employees like they are unnecessary and easily replaceable.
    Do not respect any of their employees, causing huge turnover, constantly. They have a full new team every few months. Can't retain employees with their terrible pay, lack of benefits and poor treatment.

    Advice to Management

    Sell to new owners and get new management.


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