Esthetics and Spa Therapy
“Esthetics” is actually a term used to describe a philosophical approach to appreciating things of beauty, reverence and artistry. It’s quite fitting, then, that the practice of skin beautification in the health and wellness industry is also referred to as esthetics- sometimes even going by its original spelling, “aesthetics.”
Estheticians are skincare specialists responsible for performing a variety of facial treatments designed to increase, improve, or maintain the health and appearance of the skin.
Estheticians are trained in skin wellness, most often helping their clients combat complexion problems through a number of therapies and practices. In addition to engaging in therapies that are designed to improve the tone, texture, color, and youthfulness of the skin of the face and neck, estheticians may perform a wide range of other body services such as make up and hair removal.
Waxing, threading, or using depilatories to remove unwanted hair is a common practice for estheticians,
as is the application of makeup.
In spa settings, estheticians often perform procedures and treatments that are just as much about the mind and the spirit as they are about the body. As such, therapies such as hot stone massages, mud baths, and aromatherapy are popular additions to the repertoire of many estheticians. Which fall into the Spa Therapy category and require additional training, so combining Esthetics with Spa Therapy will allow you to offer the best service to your clients.
- Part 1 – Orientation
- Chapter 1- Skin Care History and Career Opportunities
- Chapter 2 – Life Skills
- Chapter 3 – Your Professional Image
- Chapter 4 – Communicating for Success
Part 2 – General Sciences
- Chapter 5 – Infection Control: Principals and Practices
- Chapter 6 – General Anatomy and Physiology
- Chapter 7 – Basics of Chemistry
- Chapter 8 – Basics of Electricity
- Chapter 9 – Basics of Nutrition
Part 3 – The Skin Sciences
- Chapter 10 – Physiology and Histology of the Skin
- Chapter 11 – Skin Disorders and Diseases
- Chapter 12 – Skin Analysis
- Chapter 13 – Skin Care Products: Chemistry, Ingredients, and Selection
Part 4 – Esthetics
- Chapter 14 – The Treatment Room
- Chapter 15 – Facial Treatments
- Chapter 16 – Facial Massage
- Chapter 17 – Facial Machines
- Chapter 18 – Hair Removal
- Chapter 19 – Advanced Topics and Treatments
- Chapter 20 – The World of Makeup
Part 5 – Business Skills
- Chapter 21 – Career Planning
- Chapter 22 – The skin Care Business
- Chapter 23 – Selling Products and Services
Spa treatments are the services that a spa provides. The most popular spa treatment by far, is massage. It has been around for thousands of years and has a number of health benefits.
Other popular spa treatments include body treatments like salt glows and body wraps. Some spas, usually have signature services that might combine several different treatments: a body scrub followed by a massage and a mini-facial, for instance. 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 offering on most menus is an aromatherapy massage, which uses essential oils to achieve different purposes, most commonly relaxation.
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).
Once you’ve been exfoliated and showered off the salt or sugar, you get back up on the table and lay down so the cream, clay, mud or seaweed can be applied. Then you’re wrapped up and kept warm for about 20 minutes, hopefully getting a head massage at the same time. After a quick shower add a massage to this and you feel like you are in heaven.
Spa Therapy Outline:
- 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
Online Procedural training
Part 1: Facial Treatments / Facial Massage / Use of Machines
Part 2: Hair Removal
Part 3: Makeup
Part 4: Water and Water Therapy / Baths and Bathing / Showers / Tub Treatments
Part 5: Aromatherapy and Essential Oils
Part 6: Exfoliation and Massage
Part 7: Body Treatments, Hot & Cold / Mud / Clay / Seaweed / Spot Treatments
This Esthetic / Spa Therapy course is delivered online via video training. You will study from the textbooks provided, then log into the course site to complete the required exams. This comprehensive program will ensure you will learn all that is required to become a Professional Esthetician / 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 is a Registered Trade School with the Department of Education In BC, Canada. We use the Internationally Recognized Milady Textbook for this course. Please check with your local governing body to ensure Canadian Credentials are accepted.
Contact Phone: 855-590-6150