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Spa Therapist

Aliases: Spa Aesthetician

Industry/Sector(s): Beauty and Wellness


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Spa Therapist is expected to perform include:

  • Preparing and maintaining the work area
  • Conducting the spa treatment as requested by guests
WORK ENVIRONMENT 2, 1, 5
  • It is not a desk job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job profile
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs may be available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Working hours are 8/9 hours a day for 6 days a week. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Overtime may be required 
  • Shift system is not available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 1
  • Preferably, 10th
  • Certified training for Spa Therapist (programme aligned to BWS/Q1002 released by Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council)
KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of process and products to sterilize and disinfect equipment/tools
  • Knowledge of basic ailments, contraindications, contra-actions, spa treatment plans, etc.
  • Knowledge of basic spa therapy techniques (range of body massages, wraps, etc.)
  • Knowledge of the range of rejuvenation products, procedure for product selection, different skin types and application of products based on skin types
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Training in performing a range of body massages, scrubs, wraps, facials, etc. or Level 03 Assistant Spa Therapist certification
  • Training in spa product knowledge
  • Training in product preparation for therapies
  • Training in hygiene and safety
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Service-oriented
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/​
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 
CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 4
Spa Manager 
         ↑ 
Spa Therapist 
         ↑ 
Assistant Spa Therapist
The progression is indicative
EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • For candidates with experience - Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 per month
These figures are indicative and subject to change
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 1

Generally, 12 months of experience required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 3
  • Salons and spas
  • Hotels and other recreation centres
KEYWORDS 

Spa Therapist

OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20155142.0801Spa Therapist
ISCO 20085142Beauticians and Related Workers 
NIC 200896905Activities of sauna and steam baths, massage salons etc.
QP ReferenceBWS/Q1002Spa Therapist
NSQFLevel 4Not available
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