You must have come across dozens of pieces of advice on how to write a cover letter for massage therapist resume. Have you ever come across one that tells you how not to write a cover letter? Probably not too often! If you know what you cannot write in a cover letter, the process of elimination automatically tells you how to write one. So why not start with the don’ts instead of the dos?
Massage therapist cover letters should never have a negative tone. If you start off by saying that you were let go because of your inability to meet targets, you are basically telling the hiring manager that you have nothing to offer to him. Even if you write but I intend to do better next time, you are not inspiring confidence. Being unclear about what you want to say is a complete turn-off. Employers do not have the time or patience to figure out what you want to say to them. By clearly stating your objective, you are not only helping them but yourself as well.
Never use colors and funny fonts when you write a cover letter. They are distracting and fail to impress. Use a maximum of size 12 font and choose between Times New Roman, Calibri or Arial. Comic Sans will not do.
Here is a cover letter sample for a massage therapist position to help you get started:
25 Montgomery Street
Pierce, ID 11210
dana @ email . com
October 11, 2015
Ms. Linda Stewart
223 Creek Road
Pierce, ID 10293
Dear Ms. Stewart:
Massage therapy is highly underrated in these days of advanced medication that promises to take away our worries and pain. I happen to believe that massage therapy is actually more effective than standard medication. After performing extensive research on the benefits of massage therapy, I decided that this work was something that I could do for the rest of my life.
Some of my skills in this field include:
• Track record of developing massage therapy plans according to each client’s individual symptoms and medical history
• Hands-on experience in evaluating clients to determine painful or knotted body parts and applying pressure to relieve pain
• Proficient in applying pressure point therapies to assist clients in dealing with physical and mental stress
As part of LaVida Spa, you will find me resourceful and client-oriented which I believe are the two most important things that you look for in an individual working in a spa environment. May we meet and discuss my suitability to contribute to your facility? I will email to you later in the week to see if an interview can be arranged. Until then, you can look at my professional profile on LinkedIn (Dana Hall) and call me at (222) 222-2222 if needed.
Thank you for your time and consideration.