Spa therapists help to improve their clients' overall wellbeing by providing a variety of body treatments, from facials to water treatments. They can offer relaxation treatments or focus on health and fitness by working alongside nutritionists.
This is an Advanced Level Apprenticeship, so apprentices must first complete a Level 2 qualification in another subject, such as Beauty Therapy or Nail Services, or be able to show relevant experience (this could include a background in hairdressing, fitness or nutrition, as spa therapy is a diverse industry).
Advanced apprentices will work as spa therapists and carry out spa treatments, body and head massage, tanning, and electrotherapy treatments. You’ll also become knowledgeable in all aspects of heat and wet treatments – including flotation, sauna, steam and hot tub – and learn how to set up and monitor spa facilities. You might specialise in one or two areas, or have a broader role – either way; this Advanced Apprenticeship is a good step up the ladder.
The spa therapy industry is diverse and growing, with jobs available at home and abroad in resorts, cruise liners, and health clubs. There’s also plenty of room for growth – you can extend your skills by gaining qualifications in holistic therapies, nutrition and first aid.
Last Updated: 12/04/2012