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A rejuvenating career

education Updated: Apr 07, 2015 15:07 IST
HT Education Correspondent
Spa therapy

The wellness industry in India has evolved rapidly in the last few years. Improved health awareness and exposure to global beauty and ­fashion trends are driving growth in the wellness space. The need to look and feel good has led to a growing demand for spa ­therapists. Spa therapy includes holistic therapies, beauty therapy, fitness and nutrition.

There has been immense growth in the spa ­industry during the past decade. It is, therefore, not ­surprising that spas are facing shortage of skilled and trained persons. According to the FICCI-PwC report on ‘Imperatives for growth – The wellness industry 2013,’ the wellness industry is expected to touch Rs. 1 trillion by 2015, growing at CAGR of 15%-17%, from the level of Rs. 700 billion in 2012.

Paid to ­pamper
Spa therapists use ­methods like ­hydrotherapy and aromatherapy as treatments. They may choose to move into supervisory roles or combine therapy work with administrative work

Rs. Average salary
Rs. 15,000- Rs. 20,000 per month

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If employed with a leading spa chain, therapists may get to learn about a combination of therapies

Expert gyan
New techniques, products and therapies are being introduced all the time, so one needs to be updated. Before starting any treatments, therapists always interact with their clients.