Get a Dual License in Massage and Esthiology

Woman receiving a massage

Do you see yourself working at a spa in the future? As a dual licensed massage therapist and esthetician, you could become a well-rounded spa professional. Choosing dual licensure means widening your expertise. This way you can offer a broad range of spa services, ranging from chemical peels and waxing services to Swedish and deep tissue massage. We encourage anyone who’s interested in both massage therapy and esthiology to receive dual licensure at Douglas J Aveda Institute!

Expand the Possibilities

As a licensed esthetician/massage therapist, you can increase your job prospects in the beauty industry. Based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, estheticians have projected job growth of 14% between 2016 and 2026, while massage therapists’ job growth is at a whopping 26%. With these numbers in mind, think of the future possibilities you could have with a dual license! “[Massage and esthiology] are in high demand!” says Jocelyn Birchall, admissions director of Douglas J Aveda Institute. “An esthetician cannot do deep tissue massage but a massage therapist can! Massage can be very wearing on the body so being able to change it up and offer more services can give [help with] longevity.”

Makeup artist does eye makeup on a brunette client.

Learn Comprehensive Wellness

Imagine that you have a client looking for a full day of self-care. As a dual licensed professional, you can provide them with everything they need, whether it’s a deep tissue massage, relaxing facial or hair removal service. They won’t need to make appointments with multiple people because you can provide a wide range of spa treatments. “Salon owners are going to look at their resumes [and be impressed that] one person can do two jobs!” says Jocelyn. “Or if they have quiet time on their books they can offer other services that other employees might not be able to! They also learn more advanced skin in esthiology.”

Woman getting a facial treatment at a spa.

By enrolling in both massage therapy and esthiology at Douglas J Aveda Institute, you could learn the following:

  • Facials and extractions
  • Hair removal
  • Makeup application
  • Massage styles
  • Ayurvedic massage technique
  • Customizing treatment plans
  • Business communication
  • Social media networking
  • Resume and portfolio building

Help Others Feel Better

Being a licensed esthetician/massage therapist means you can connect with people on a daily basis. Massages and skin care treatments are small ways you can help improve someone’s overall wellbeing. The Aveda brand recognizes that total wellness comes from a balance of mind, body and spirit. You can use your knowledge to help others feel confident and relaxed, even if it’s just for a few hours.

Pursue Your Goals

As educators, we’re super excited that more students are becoming interested in dual licensure! If you’d like to learn more about esthiology and massage therapy at Douglas J Aveda Institute, contact us today. We’d love to talk with you about your education and help you achieve your career dreams. Reach out to us now!