Spa Therapy and its Benefits:

The word Spa is used to refer “Water Treatment” in the old days. It became very popular in the period of Second World War. The USA and Europe used it as a pain recovery treatment. Nowadays the word “Spa” is widely used to mention the treatment and massage given for pain relief and also beauty treatments. In this Massage plays the major role. The massage done by the Spa Therapist is not only used for pain relief but also for mental relaxation. A spa treatment can be found in every corner of the world.

Becoming a Medical Spa Therapist:


Spa Education has a huge scope in this current period. It helps the students to learn the self-healing skills. Several institutions provide a professional course for massage therapy. Apart from the spa treatment some institutions also train the students on:

  • Physiology
  • Human Anatomy and
  • Various Massage Techniques

This helps the students to identify and analyze one’s health condition and to find a way to cure them. The duration for the Spa course varies according to the institutions. Some offer a Short term course which is for a period of 15 days to 1 month.

Some Institutions that offer Spa Courses:

  • International beauty Institute
  • Bryan College
  • Beauty Institute Canada
  • Kosmetae Academy

As a medical therapist, you will be skilled, expertise in providing the following services,

  • Skin analysis care
  • Facials
  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Laser hair removal
  • Makeup Artistry
  • Pedicure
  • Waxing
  • Chemical peels
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Product application and recommendation
  • Sales and customer service

Education requirements

To become a medical spa therapist the interested individual will need a high school diploma or equivalent. A state license is required. In some countries, the licensing exams include a written test and practical as well.

The medical therapist or aestheticians must complete a state-approved cosmetology program. The projected job growth on medical spa therapy by U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics is 12% for skin care specialists.

Licensure requirements

The medical spa therapist or the Aestheticians must be licensed by the government to practice in the U.S. though requirements may vary by state. Candidate needs to be completed an approved cosmetology program and passed a state licensing exam.