• Spa Therapy Skills Connect Course Kerry
     September 25, 2023 - January 1, 2024
     9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

By Sanctuary Beauty Academy

A free training course made available through the Skills Connect Programme
Starts Monday, 25h of September 2023.
2 days per week, Mondays & Wednesdays, for 20 weeks, on the following dates:
25th September to 4th December 2023
8th January to 11th March 2024
Each day will run from 9.30am – 4.30pm
Plus 7 days’ work experience in a spa.
Exam at the end of March 2024
Sanctuary Beauty Academy, Tralee, Co. Kerry
FREE for successful applicants.
Eligibility criteria applies. See HERE to view the Skills Connect criteria, and below for course eligibility criteria.
Applicants may be interviewed for a place on this course.
All learners must fully commit, attend and engage with the programme.

Anatomy and Physiology knowledge would be beneficial but is not essential. Learners will also need to complete 7 days’ work experience in a spa as part of the course. There are 8 places available on this programme.

Material Required to Take Part
No kits are required for this course. All products, towels, consultation documents, notes and handouts are provided by the college.

Course Overview
This is a comprehensive spa therapy course. Learners will be introduced to the different therapies available in a spa environment. They will be provided with the knowledge and skills to confidently deliver spa therapies both nationally and internationally.

Course Content
Covered on the course is:

  • Health & safety in a spa
  • The physical properties of water
  • Waterborne infection
  • Physiological changes during water immersion
  • The uses of water in a spa
  • Thalassotherapy today
  • Balneotherapy
  • Effects of hydromassage
  • Therapies in a spa
  • Treatment and procedures for the use of saunas, steam rooms, affusion/vichy showers, hydro pools, and hydrotherapy baths
  • Body exfoliating treatments
  • Body wrap treatments
  • Body massage treatments
  • Lymphatic drainage massage treatments
  • Aromatherapy massage with pre-blended oils
  • Indian head massage
  • Deluxe spa pedicures and manicures
  • Facials for all skin types
  • Client consultation process
  • Client spa journey
  • Spa etiquette
  • Retail and service sales skills
  • Personal development
  • CV preparation
  • Meeting with spa managers

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Provide full body massages
  • Provide lymphatic drainage massages
  • Provide aromatherapy massages
  • Provide indian head therapy
  • Provide relaxing facial treatments
  • Provide body exfoliating treatments
  • Provide body wrap treatments
  • Provide deluxe pedicures
  • Provide deluxe manicures
  • Understand and carry out safe sauna and steam treatments with clients
  • Carry out hydrotherapy treatments safely and professionally
  • Understand the principles and application of the different heat and cold therapies available in a spa
  • Meet client’s expectations for their spa journey

Qualifications Awarded

  • CIDESCO Spa Therapy Diploma
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