Beauty Therapist Frequently asked questions
Please see answers to frequently asked questions from beauty therapists thinking about joining the Massage Beach Ibiza team.
- how do i apply?
- Do I have to be self-employed to work with massage beach ibiza?
If you have the right to work in the EU you can work with Massage Beach Ibiza as a self-employed therapist or as an employed therapist.
Both options offer their advantages. If you are successful in your application, to join the team we will discuss both options with you; to find the most suitable.
Please note that from our experience therapists favour working on a self-employed basis due to their increased earnings. OTE (on-target earnings) of 300€ per day would see an increase of circa 40% in earnings in comparison to an employed therapist.* This is due to high tax and social security rates businesses have to pay in Spain.
*This is an approximation and is calculated with the hourly salary of the employed therapist at 8 € per hour.
- I have experience in massage/ and or beauty but do not hold any qualifications. Can I still apply?
No, all therapists must hold a recognised qualification in massage treatments. Other qualifications such as nail and facial treatments are favourable.
If you are very passionate about joining our team but do not hold the level of qualification it is possible to do a fast track course to obtain the necessary qualification. In this instance, please make sure that the course is accredited and the qualification is recognised with an insurance company.
- I would like to work for a shorter period than 6 months. Is this possible?
Yes, Please state the dates you wish to join in your cover letter when you send your application. Preference will be given to therapists that can commit to the full 6 months.
- Do I need to speak Spanish?
No, it is an advantage but not essential. We operate in hotels where the majority of clientele speak English.
- How will I find accommodation?
Massage Beach does not take responsibility for providing accommodation. However, we offer guidance and support in finding your accommodation. We have some limited accommodation options available. These go very quickly and are available for therapists that apply and commit to the position with us early (from when recruitment opens in January).
You should start searching for accommodation as soon as you have decided to spend the summer in Ibiza. If you find any suitable properties please email these to your Massage Beach contact and he/ she will check the authenticity before you place your deposit.
- Will I earn enough money?
Yes, most therapists save money and use these funds to travel at the end of the season.
The more driven you are the more money you will earn. Top earning self-employed therapist’s earn in excess of 3,000 € per month.
- I am a European citizen do I need a visa?
No, if you have a European passport you have the right to work across Europe without a visa.
- Will i be working at the same location every day?
No, the location you operate will be changed from day to day. You must look at your working schedule via your online profile to see where you are working.
- Will I need to make my own way to and from work?
Yes. Many of the locations we operate are within walking distance. The locations, which are further afield, you will need to make your own way. Buses in Ibiza are fairly regular, you could hire an E-Scooter from us or you could drive your own vehicle to Ibiza for the summer.
- How many days per week do i work?
Therapists normally work 5 days per week, with two days free. Days off differ each week, allowing therapists more freedom when making plans. Massage Beach Therapists' may request days off via their online login area.
- Is there an age limit to work with Massage Beach Ibiza?
Absolutely not, there are no age restrictions to join our Wellness Team as a Beauty Therapist.
In 2021 we have a therapist who was 18 years of age and in 2022 we had therapists who were born in the 1960's and 1970's. All of the therapists mentioned excelled in the role.
- Is it possible work Part-Time, less than 5 days per week?
Yes, it is possible for Employed and Self-Employed therapists to work with us on a part time basis.
If you want to work 3 or 4 days per week this is agreeable with us.
If you are working as Employed; you can advise how many days per week you would like to work (before your contract start date), so we can put you on the correct contract type.
If you are working as a Self-Employed; you are in charge of your schedule and you are able to confirm which days you are able to work. However, we must know your availability the week before so we can plan the working rota for the whole team. You are able to manage your availability through your online Massage Beach Therapist Profile.
- Can i work less than 8 hours per day?
It is not possible to work with for 4 - 5 hours per day.
We have agreed schedules with our venue partners where we guarantee the hours we will operate within that venue. In most instances you will be operating the beauty and massage area on your own. Therefore, if you were to leave earlier than the 8 hour shift then there would be no-one at the venue to carry out the services.
- how much money should i save for ibiza?
Once you are earning you will earn plenty of money to be self-sufficient. However, before you arrive you must save enough money for your accommodation and accommodation deposit. The accommodation deposit is normally the same as one month's rent. We would recommend saving 1000 € or more.
- how much will rent cost?
During summer 2022 our therapists, on average paid 500 € per bed to share a room (twin room) and 750 € + for their own room.
Renting a room in Ibiza is highly competitive due to it being one of the most desirable places to live, and there is a shortage in the summer (as you will be living in paradise and everyone wants to be here)! If you find something suitable we would recommend moving very quickly to secure the property.
New for 2023 - we will have accommodation options for our team on a first come first served basis.
- Should I drive my own car to Ibiza?
Yes, if you own a vehicle and it is possible to bring it to Ibiza - we would very highly recommend that you do this.
Ibiza is a beautiful island that is very spread out. To see all of the hidden gems, to go to the best beaches, shops and markets it is much easier if you have your own transport.
Getting to and from work each day is also easier if you have your own vehicle.
- Do I need to bring any of my own equipment and/ or products to work?
No, you do not need to bring anything with you to Ibiza to work.
Once you are in Ibiza we will supply everything that is needed to work - treatment area, massage couch, products, uniform, couch roll, card machine, tablet computer for scheduling system and consultation records.
All that you need is yourself, a can-do attitude and love for the massage and beauty industry!
- Can I take Holiday during the height of the summer?
If you have pre-planned holidays which you have informed us about before the contract start date you will be able to take the pre-agreed time off.
As it is a seasonal role it may not be possible to take more than one additional day off per week (in addition to your scheduled two days off per week). Forward planning and speaking directly to management to gauge the possibility for this.
- I have holidays booked, can i still work with you?
Yes, if you have any commitments throughout the summer period please let us know before during the interview process. Therapists sometimes visit home or go on holiday with friends within the summer period. Advance notice and planning is essential and will be required.
- What qualities do the most successful Massage Beach Therapists have?
If we were asked to describe the qualities of the most successful Beauty Therapists we would say:
- Hard-working and reliable.
- Can-do attitude.
- Positivity - always positive and their 'glass is always half full'.
- Individuals who always push theirselves, who want to succeed and to not only reach but to exceed goals. Whether this is in sports, curricular activities or in the work environment.
MASSAGE BEACH IBIZA, BREXIT AND UK CITIZENS RIGHT TO WORK IN SPAIN 2021
As part of Massage Beach’s pre-employment checks, Massage Beach requires evidence of all future employees’ right to work in Spain. Following a UK referendum in 2016, on the 31 January 2020 the UK left the EU. The UK and the EU then entered a transition period meaning UK citizens still had the same EU freedom of movement privileges. On the 31st December 2020 the transition period ended.
- What does this mean for Massage Beach, recruitment and UK citizens?
British citizens who enter Spain from 1 January 2021 are now subject to third-country immigration control. This means that in order to work in Spain you will need to obtain a work visa. Unfortunately, the role of ‘Beauty Therapist’ is not listed on the ‘shortage of occupation’ list therefore it is unlikely as a third-country national you would be granted a working visa. (www.mites.gob.es/en/index.htm)
- I’m currently residing in the UK, but I have a European passport can I obtain documents needed to prove my right to work in Spain?
Yes, if you have a Passport from any of the EU member states you can apply for a Spanish social security number and NIE. If you have these documents, you will be able to work in Spain with Massage Beach.
- I’m a UK citizen/national and I have dual nationality/citizenship from an EU country can I obtain the documents needed to prove my right to work in Spain?
Yes, for example if your parents are Italian but you have grown up in the UK you may have both UK and Italian citizenship/nationality. Your Italian citizenship/nationality status would mean you still have European citizenship as Italy is in the EU. Therefore, you still have freedom of movement so you’re able to work anywhere in the EU including Spain. Massage Beach will require evidence of your right to work within the EU such as an Italian passport.
The information on this page was last updated on 8th February 2020.