CAREERS IN MASSAGE THERAPY AND SPA THERAPY - EDU

CAREERS IN MASSAGE THERAPY AND SPA THERAPY

CAREERS IN SPA AND MASSAGE THERAPY





As life is becoming fast, busy and hectic day-by-day, people are looking for a stress-free lifestyle and are flocking to spas and wellness clinics. This has increased the global value of wellness industry and has boosted up the requirement for professionals in the field. 

Spa therapy has been practiced since ancient times for its healing properties. It is a good solution to relax and relieve the rising stress, stress-related ailments, anxiety and exhaustion of everyday life.

Spa / massage therapists are professionally qualified practitioners who deliver a variety of therapies and body care treatments such as massage, body wraps, body scrubs, therapeutic baths etc. It is the Spa Therapists, who provide therapeutic benefits to reduce stress alleviate muscle aches and pains and help to improve the overall well being of their clients. Besides massaging, some therapists provide skin-care and aesthetic services like facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing, makeup, nail treatments, aromatherapy, reflexology, electrotherapy, hydrotherapy etc.

A spa therapist helps people to relax from their stressful life situations. A good spa therapist should know exactly why a certain spa treatment is given. A therapist should be able to present his/ her expertise in a convincing way to the customer. Before initiating a session, a spa/ massage therapist should learn each client's medical history and any physical conditions they need to pay special attention to or avoid. 

Spa/ Message therapy is a mini hospitality industry with plethora of career options. It is a career that offers tremendous growth potential along with good pay package, stress-free work environment and opportunities to work abroad. 

HOW TO BECOME A SPA THERAPIST

Spa education helps one to develop their healing skills and offer a wide range of job and business opportunities to students. There is no specific educational qualification required to enter into this profession. These courses train students with skills necessary to provide the best in massage and spa therapy by making them aware about the basic physiology and anatomy of the human body.

Several institutes in India, especially in Kerala offer professional courses in massage and spa therapy, ranging from short term certificate course, diploma to post graduate diploma courses and more. Aspiring candidates after 10 +2 can do Diploma/ Certificate courses and can become a spa therapist. The duration of these courses vary with the institute, which is from 1 month to 6 months. In some institutes, these courses are offered for a short-term period of 15 days to 1 month. 

SPA AND MASSAGE THERAPY INSTITUTES IN INDIA

List of Institutes conducting Spa / Massage Therapy courses

  • Advance Diploma in Spa Management
  • Advanced Spa and Beauty Theraphy
  • Basic Spa and Beauty Theraphy
  • Business Ethics and Management of a Spa and Salon
  • Certificate Course in Spa Therapy
  • Certificate in Spa Therapy, Management and Operations
  • Diploma in Ayurveda Panchakarma and International Spa Therapy
  • Diploma in Beauty Therapies and Ayurvedic Spa
  • Diploma in Holistic Spa Therapy
  • Diploma in International Spa Therapy
  • Diploma in Professional Spa Therapy
  • Diploma in Spa Management
  • Diploma in Spa Massage
  • Diploma in Spa Therapy and Management
  • International Spa Therapy Course
  • Master Diploma in Spa Management
  • Online SPA Therapy and Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Spa Therapies and Management
  • Spa Body Therapy
  • Spa Ed certified Therapist
SALARY OF SPA THERAPIST JOB

Spa therapy is all about customer satisfaction and one can earn name and reputation in the field on the basis of the number of clients. The remuneration of spa therapists mainly depends on factors such as experience, qualifications, location and type of practice. In the beginning, a fresh Graduate Spa therapist can earn a monthly salary in the range of Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 14,000 approximately. Experienced persons can earn upto Rs. 20,000 per month. Those progresses to management position can earn Rs. 30,000 to 80,000 per month or more. After few years of experience they can earn upto Rs.1 lakhs per month. Spa therapists with own clinics usually earn a good income than those working on hourly wages. The Spa therapists with good reputation can get number of clients on a day-to-day basis and they can achieve good profits.

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