Certificate in Spa Therapy enables learners to gain the necessary practical and theoretical skills to provide safe and effective spa treatments to the general public and gain employment in the worldwide spa and wellness industry.


No prior experience is required; the Certificate in Spa Therapy is open to any candidate.



What makes a professional Spa therapist?

  • Essential Criteria for a professional spa therapist


Best Practices for Spa Therapists

  • Spa best practices
  • Spa therapist’s best practices for exceptional treatments, every time


Handling clients or guests with care

  • Towel draping: information
  • Towel draping procedure
  • Techniques to assist a guest safely from the treatment table


Facial Therapies

  • Facial skin analysis
  • Normal skin, Dry skin, mature or ageing skin, Oily skin, Acne skin, couperose skin
  • Facial products and their benefits


Professional Recommendation

  • Spa facial recommendation
  • Practice: recommending facial treatments


Electric Equipment for Professional Skin Care

  • Magnification lamp
  • Steamer / facial vaporizer


Facial Techniques

  • Preparing the guest
  • Procedure for applying cleanser, exfoliant, massage oil or cream
  • Procedure for applying the facial mask
  • Procedure for removing facial product, using a towel
  • Techniques for facial massage
  • Procedure steps for 60 minutes of facial therapy


Guidelines for Massage & Body Treatments  

  • Tools of the trade
  • Posture to save your back
  • Massage as a two-way communication tool
  • Benefits of massage
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Contra-indications: times that we do not perform massage
  • Massage techniques
  • Massage information and guidelines for guests
  • Dialogue for therapists performing massage


Massage Procedures & Steps

  • 60-minute Swedish massage procedure and steps


Body Polish/Scrub & Body wraps

  • Why do we exfoliate our body
  • Dry body brushing
  • Natural body scrub and wrap recipes
  • 30/60 minutes body polish/scrub procedure and steps
  • 30/60 minutes body wrap procedure and steps


Steam/Sauna/Jacuzzi /Bath Treatments

Safety , Hygiene & Sanitation

  • Safety, Sanitation information, Bacteria, Viruses ,Fungi
  • What to do to avoid infections
  • Sanitation procedures


Therapist Report  

  • Guest record card


Professional conduct and business awareness



Theoretical Examination: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) exam

Practical Examination:

1-hour Swedish massage

1-hour Body scrub and wrap

1-hour Facial treatment


Case studies



The overall qualification is graded:

Pass – 60% – 74%

Merit – 75% – 89%

Distinction – 90%-100%

The collective mark is formed by multiple-choice questions, practical exam, assignments, and case studies.



Certificate in Spa Therapy

Accredited by International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine, UK

Your Life Wellness Certificate in Spa Therapy certification qualifies you to join the IPHM therapist membership and receive an identification card and insurance.

The certificate in Spa therapy course is registered under the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission of Sri Lanka.

10 days or 2 months

10 days: within 2 weeks, Monday to Friday


10 days: within 2 months

9:00 – 16:00
For Sri Lankan students, Rs.100,000

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