Diploma Holistic Spa – Detailed Course Syllabus

Spa – career

  • Basic career requirements
  • Income
  • Spa career options
  • How to start your own spa business
  • Job opportunities – Sri Lanka and abroad

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Skeletal
  • Muscular
  • Nervous
  • Lymphatic
  • Cardiovascular
  • Digestive
  • Skin

Front office & Guest Handling

  • Telephone handling
  • Guest appointments & booking procedures
  • Guest orientation
  • Guest intake forms
  • Guest comments
  • Criticism and appreciation
  • Gratuity and service charges

Hygiene & House Keeping

  • Cleaning equipment
  • Cleaning agents
  • Handling of chemicals
  • Potential infections
  • Self-protection
  • Laundry procedures
  • Inventory
  • Fire prevention

Fitness and Nutrition

  • Basic food groups
  • Carbohydrates
  • Proteins
  • Lipids
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Water
  • Fibre
  • Balanced diet
  • Nutrition and lifestyle

Spa Marketing

  • Developing a Marketing plan
  • Essentials of selling to women, men and teens
  • Generating Good Publicity
  • Building and Maintaining contacts
  • Using Technology in business’ aid
  • Role of a Spa Manager
  • Building and Managing a Result Oriented Team
  • Effective financial management

Role of a spa manager

  • Effective financial management
  • Understanding spa concepts and its operations
  • Effective planning – short term as well as long term
  • Stand out from the spa crowd
  • Leadership & management
  • Financial planning and management
  • Project presentation & review

First Aid

  • Bleeding (internal/external)
  • Fractures, sprains & dislocations
  • Head, neck and back injuries
  • Shock and trauma
  • Burns
  • Electric shock
  • Cardiac & respiratory arrest
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Eye, ear, nose & throat emergencies
  • Heat & cold emergencies (exhaustion, heat stroke, hypothermia)
  • Poisoning, bites & stings

Spa Therapy- Practical -BASIC

  • Swedish massage
  • Thai massage
  • Hot stone therapy
  • Deep tissue
  • Body scrub and body wrap
  • Shiatsu
  • Reflexology
  • Aroma therapy
  • Lymphatic drainage

Spa Therapy-theory

  • Swedish massage
  • Thai massage
  • Hot stone therapy
  • Deep tissue
  • Body scrub and body wrap
  • Shiatsu
  • Reflexology
  • Aroma therapy
  • Lymphatic drainage