Spa therapy is not new to the world. Humans have used water since prehistoric times for its healing properties. This grew to include rituals in some religions, but overall, humanity still utilises water in spa therapy as a cornerstone.
What do they do?
Spa therapy focuses on specific areas such as aromatherapy, which works on the senses of smell and touch and reflexology works on acupressure points and on 10 zones. The therapy attempts to bring about a balance of the mind, body and soul of the person who is being treated.
In the 21st century, spa therapy encompasses holistic therapies, beauty therapy, fitness and nutrition. The job prospects in the spa industry are bright in both India as well as internationally. As per a FICCI-PWC 2011 report, the wellness services in India will require 600,000 additional skilled personnel over the next five years. There has been immense growth in the spa industry during the past decade. It is, therefore, not surprising that spas are facing shortage of skilled and trained personnel, especially trained aestheticians, technicians that beautify nails, cosmetologists, and other experts who specialise in beauty treatment
- Caring attitude
- Good listener
- Tactful and being aware of the needs for client confidentiality
- Should dress and talk smart, be well-groomed and follow good personal hygiene
- Should be aware of health and safety measures
- Should be good with time management skills
How do I get there?
While there are many qualifications that one can gain to became a qualified spa therapist/aesthetician, there are nationally recognised training programmes that offer a good entry point into the spa industry.