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
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.