Oregon Health & Science University

Licensed Massage Therapist

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Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
March Wellness
Salary Range
Paid per service

Department Overview

At March Wellness & Fitness Center we address the many dimensions of wellness – physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, financial, social and creative – that when combined make each of us unique. At march, members and health practitioners work together to develop a wellness program that draws on a variety of approaches, traditional and novel, to meet an individual's health needs. 



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  • Medical and Dental and other insurance benefits when working hours are met. Eligible family members, including domestic partners, may be enrolled in the plans as well.
  • Retirement: You will be eligible to participate in our voluntary savings plan upon hire. You will also be able to participate on the first day of the month following six full months of employment in either the University Pension Plan (UPP) or the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP).
  • Flexible Spending Accounts: Flexible Spending Accounts represent a convenient, cost effective way to manage dependent and health care expenses. Through payroll deductions, you may use pre-tax dollars to defray costs related to care for your children and/or parents as well as to address those health care expenses otherwise not eligible for reimbursement under any other plan.
  • Up to two weeks of Paid Time Off per year (0.038 PTO accrued per hour worked)
  • Employee Tuition Benefits: OHSU encourages your continued professional development and, to that end, provides tuition subsidies, as specified in the plan, for coursework at any college or university in the Oregon University System, Portland Community College or OHSU.
  • Professional Development: As an AFSCME represented employee you have access to free professional development resources through the Career and Workplace Enhancement (CWE) Center. These resources include classroom training, reimbursement for professional development activities, career and conflict coaching, online tools and more.
  • Parking and Alternative Transportation: OHSU provides a discount on annual TriMet/Max/C-Tran pass. The rate for monthly parking at the OHSU varies by lot location. Parking availability may also vary by location.

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Learn more about us by visiting - March Wellness

Function/Duties of Position

As a Licensed Massage Therapist, you will be providing massage therapy to customers for remedial and relaxation purposes.


Typical duties and responsibilities will consist of:



  • Performs massage therapy techniques to control pain, reduce stress, and promote relaxation.
  • Confers with clients about their medical histories and any problems with stress and/or pain in order to determine whether massage would be helpful.
  • Applies finger and hand pressure to specific points of the body.
  • Massages and kneads the muscles and soft tissues of the human body in order to provide courses of treatment for medical conditions and injuries or wellness maintenance.
  • Prepares and blend soils, and applies the blends to clients' skin.
  • Provides clients with guidance and information about techniques for postural improvement, and stretching, strengthening, relaxation and rehabilitative exercises.
  • Assesses clients' soft tissue condition, joint quality and function, muscle strength, and range of motion. Develops and proposes client treatment plans that specify which types of massage are to be used. Refers clients to other types of therapists when necessary.
  • Uses complementary aids, such as infrared lamps, wet compresses, ice, and whirlpool baths in order to promote clients' recovery, relaxation and well-being.
  • Consults with other health care professionals such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, physicians and psychologists in order to develop treatment plans for clients.


  • Obtains the basic medical history for a client, assesses any problems or conditions, and suggests appropriate massage techniques based on current health of client.
  • Maintain treatment records.

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma
  • Oregon Massage Therapist License
  • Massage Therapy Certificate
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures within massage therapy.
  • BLS Heart Code or CPR/AED certification

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 year experience practicing massage therapy, preferably with existing clientele.
  • Minimum 500 hours of education 
  • Knowledge of two massage modalities: Swedish, Shiatsu, Sports, Reflexology, Cranial Sacral, Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy, Pre and post Natal
  • Working knowledge of anatomy and basic physiology.
  • A proven track record in delivering high-quality customer service
  • Strong sales skills
  • First Aid Certification
  • Knowledgeable about the latest developments in skin care technology
  • Perform at least two continuous four-hour blocks of massage services

Additional Details

Salary Range: Paid Per Service


Compliance with Code of Conduct, Respect in the workplace and Applicable policies, procedures and agreements related to position, department or OHSU as a whole

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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