Health and Wellness

Work Smarter, Not Harder at Sole Purpose Massage

Seeking Ashiatsu Massage Therapist To Grow With Us

Sole Purpose Massage is growing and is looking for a talented massage therapist to join us. We’ll take care of all the marketing, scheduling and studio expenses so that you can focus on doing massage in a supportive environment that facilitates your growth as a therapist.


About Sole Purpose Massage: We are Bend’s only massage studio specializing in barefoot massage modalities, including Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage and SARGA bodywork. We are primarily a therapeutic massage office, but we like to give clients the best of both worlds, with massages that get results and leave them feeling relaxed and rejuvinated. Each massage is as unique as the client and may incorporate elements of barefoot massage, neuromuscular work, myofascial release techniques, cupping, Thai stretching, or hot stones. 

We are looking for someone who is passionate about bodywork, self-directed, creative, and comfortable providing therapeutic massage. 

The ideal candidate will be certified in Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage or have the desire to learn Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage. A solid combination of other massage modalities and techniques may substitute for the Ashiatsu training. An in depth knowledge of the body and a creative and holistic approach to treatment is required.

Job Qualifications

·Applicants must hold and maintain a current Oregon massage license.

·Applicants must be available to work agreed upon hours, to be determined before hiring. 

·Applicants must possess the ability to work without direct supervision.

·Insurance billing experience is not required but is desirable.

·Applicants must have their own liability insurance. 



·Applicants should be trained in some of the following modalities: Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage, SARGA Bodywork, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage, Thai Massage (Other modalities not listed here are also desirable.)

·Applicants should have excellent communication and listening skills, as well as basic computer knowledge.

·At least one year of massage experience is preferred. 



Compensation will be dependent on skills and experience, but will be in the range of 40-60% of the massage plus tips. 


To apply: Email your cover letter and resume to


With Massage and Exercise, Consistency is Key

As we switch gears from the bleak, cold of winter, to the green, warmth of spring, there is no better time to re-group, re-prioritize, and re-commit to living a healthy and balanced life. Massage can be instrumental in helping you achieve your health goals, but like exercise, it is most effective if done regularly.  I recommend monthly maintenance massage for all clients to help manage stress, maintain mobility, increase energy, and improve sleep. For clients who are very active, training for athletic events, or are working on correcting postural problems, weekly or biweekly (2X/month) visits are ideal.

Regular massage can be a lifesaver for those with conditions such as plantar fascitis, headaches, sciatica, low back pain, rotator cuff injuries, and tendonitits. It is also useful for reducing anxiety and stress, decreasing blood pressure, and improving sleep.

Making massage a part of your regularly-scheduled self-care can play a huge role in maintaining health over the long-term. Budgeting time and money for massage at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And aren't your worth it? (Hint: Of course you are!)