Spa Therapist Description
A Spa Therapist works in a spa setting such as day spa, resort spa, medi-spa etc. Their main responsibility is to deliver spa treatments and techniques such as massages, body scrubs, body wraps, therapeutic baths and the list goes on.
- Knowledge and experience with delivering a variety of spa services in a safe and comfortable manner.
- Maintain equipment, sample inventory and stock of products.
- File and organize client records and preferences.
- Uphold hygiene standards and follow health and safety regulations.
- Great communication and listening skills, as you will be required to talk to your clients in order to discover their specific health needs and personal expectations.
Spa Therapist Salary
The average Spa Therapist annual salary in Canada ranges between $39,000 to $74,000. This is dependant on the spa and the years of experience.
Spa Therapist Training
A spa therapist does not require formal training, but it is recommended to receive a high school diploma and take a few post-secondary classes at a beauty school or a community college. These classes can be completed within a few months to 2 years. After this, you can earn a specialization license in one or more areas of interest, such as massage therapy, cosmetology, and/or aesthetics. Employers prefer the specialization, in addition to knowledge of day - to - day in-spa duties and responsibilities.
Useful Information About Being a Spa Therapist
Requirements and credentials vary by provinces in Canada, but it generally involves completing an internship and/or co-operative position. Many spa therapists start their careers as spa assistants or spa receptionists and level-up after a few months to 1 year.