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Spa Qualifications what are my choices?

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As it is coming up to September Schools, Colleges and Universities are ready to begin the next academic year; our thoughts turn to what new qualifications can we gain or upskilling of qualifications to ensure we are currently in the spa industry. It is predicted that the spa industry will grow extensively globally, so a great time to gain or upgrade your spa qualification. Allied Market research from says:

SPA Industry Overview:

Global Spa Services Market projects that the market would reach $154.6 billion by 2022. Medical spa is expected to register the fastest growth, during 2016-2022.

In Spa qualifications you will learn the practical and theory required to be an outstanding spa therapist, learning about treatments such as Specialised Body Wraps, mask and Scrubs, Water Therapy such as Hydrotherapy treatments, Vichy showers to name a few.

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How to Get Involved In National Spa Week

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A ‘Celebration of Spa’ and our biggest ever National Spa Week yet - running from the 10th-17th September 2018 with our campaign partners and Lumity.

National Spa week aims to raise public awareness of the real physical, mental and emotional benefits that regular spa attendance can offer, and the importance of taking time for self-care by everybody and every mind.

National Spa Week gives both spa operators and spa suppliers the opportunity to leverage and benefit from extensive press coverage, to their own business advantage.

It’s free to take part, and with as our official booking partner we can offer the consumer a really easy, digital booking experience from the National Spa Week website. You will however need to register your exclusive National Spa Week package offer directly with first so that you can benefit from the on-line booking journey. Your package must fit one of two criteria, either an exclusive day spa or residential package that has a minimum of 20% off or an exclusive spa day package that allows a customer to bring a friend for free. Don’t forget to download your free marketing pack for National Spa Week and display the national spa week logo on your website.

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Are you ready for this increasingly popular trend?

It is the beginning of the summer holidays and the Brooks family are planning their summer holiday. Dad works as a plumber seven days a week on call 24 hours, and mum works as a part time medical receptionist. The weekends are taken up with weekend activities for the children.

Mum and dad are exhausted and really could do with a spa holiday like they used to have before they were married and the family came along, however, how would they be able to have great spa treatments without the children’s constant demands?

The amazing thing about today's industry is that spas, hotels country houses and urban spas from one end of the country to the other and world wide have woken up to the needs of family orientated spas. Many spas world wide now offer family spa facilities with suitable treatments for teenagers, children’s clubs where an area is provided to entertain the children and supervised professional childminders, and even for young babies and toddlers there are crèches. That way mum and dad can have that amazing, relaxing wellness spa treatment experience in peace.

When considering family spa days in your establishment, it is important to bear in mind that you may need to ensure it meets the legal regulations of your premises, including health and safety and public liability insurance. If dealing with minors make sure you meet all the requirements. Remember also to consider your other clients and their needs so it may be something you have once a month or every other month.

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