“Spa Therapy” presently signifies a wide range of treatments, which may or may not be associated with aqua (water) therapy. The most popular spa treatment, by far, is massage. It has been around for thousands of years and has a number of health benefits. The two most popular massages are Swedish massage and deep tissue massage. Swedish massage typically covers the whole body with firm strokes but without much deep, focused work. Deep tissue massage will use firmer pressure and also include focused work on areas that are especially tight. Another massage offered on most menus is an aromatherapy massage, which uses essential oils to achieve different purposes, most commonly relaxation.
Other popular spa treatments include body treatments like salt glows and body wraps. The basic body scrub exfoliates your outermost, dead skin cells with a salt scrub (rougher), a sugar scrub (gentler) or some other exfoliant, like coffee grounds or fruit enzymes that gently loosen the inter-cellular bonds. A body scrub can be a stand-alone treatment, but it is often combined with a body wrap that is either hydrating (adding moisture to the skin) or detoxifying (anything with clay, mud or seaweed).
Many spas usually have signature services or offer packages that might combine several different treatments, ie: a body scrub followed by a hot stone or regular massage.
This Spa Therapy course is delivered online via video training and through the textbook. This comprehensive program will ensure you will learn all that is required to become a Professional Spa Therapist. Model waivers are included as a download so you can gain your practical experience. Many of our students have found a Salon/Spa of their choice to offer their services as an apprentice to gain hands-on training. Mirage Spa Education is a Registered Trade School with PTIB, Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills, and Training In BC, Canada. Please check with your local governing body to ensure Canadian Credentials are accepted.
Spa Therapy is delivered via textbook and online videos. You will study from the book and log onto the site to write the exam. Once you have studied the theory and practical you can download a model waiver and practise the treatment.
We recommend you find a salon/spa in your area to apprentice until you perfect your skill.
Chapter 1 – History From Europe to America
Chapter 2 – Water and Water Therapy
Chapter 3 – Baths and Bathing
Chapter 4 Showers
Chapter 5 Touch and Massage
Chapter 6 Introduction to Aromatherapy
Chapter 7 Client Preparation and Room Setup
Chapter 8 Body Treatments and Treatment Development
Chapter 9 Exfoliation
Chapter 10 Mud Treatments
Chapter 11 Seaweed Treatments
Chapter 12 Other Treatments
Chapter 13 Home Care
Upon completion of this course you will understand and perform the treatment and benefits of Spa Services. Water therapy – Massage – Body Treatments
Practical Sections of the course
Part 1:Water and Water Therapy / Baths and Bathing / Showers / Tub Treatments
Part 2: Aromatherapy massage and and Essential Oils
Part 3: Body Treatments / Exfolliation / Mud / Clay / Seaweed / Spot Treatments / Hot and Cold Treatments
This course does not include any textbooks, tools or products required to complete. You will need to supply them yourself as you proceed through the course and choose to perform services on models
Based on 300 hour program
Price: $3,000.00 (not including registration fee of $250)
Payments: Interest Free Payment Plan designed on an individual per student basis
Prerequisite – must have an Esthetic diploma or previous training in skin, anatomy, sciences, chemistry and other related fields. Proof of training is required.
“This program does not require approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, the registrar did not review this program”
We encourage you to look into various funding options available in your province.
We can’t guarantee individual eligibility with any specific funding agency or financial assistance program; however, below is a list of links that may help provide you direction.
Please check back regularly, as we will be adding to the list as more options become available:
Workers Compensation Benefits – British Columbia
Workers Compensation Benefits – Alberta
Use of Registered Plans for Education
First Nations Post-Secondary Funding
Metis Employment and Training British Columbia NW Region
North Vancouver Island Aboriginal Training Society British Columbia
Metis Employment and Training Manitoba
Indian Friendship Center Youth and Employment – Ontario (Crystal Derochie)
Financial Assistance for Apprentices British Columbia
Batchewana Employment and Training Ontario
Work British Columbia – Finance your Education
Education and Learning Saskatchewan
Government of Manitoba Educational Assistance
Labor and Advanced Education Nova Scotia