About the course
This occupation is found in wellbeing environments; Spa, Leisure, Holistic or Wellness Therapy centres, Medi-spas and Beauty salons, although these environments are expanding due to the continuing demand for lifestyle wellness including para medical, health care environments and businesses implementing wellbeing corporate responsibility. The broad purpose of the occupation is to create, implement and adapt tailored holistic and wellbeing experiences, in a variety of environments, meeting and managing treatment and experience outcomes in private, secure and safe environments. Wellbeing and Holistic therapists complete treatments and wellbeing experiences via holistic therapy principles, theories and applications to calm or stimulate the sensory perceptions of the body and mind in the pursuit of optimal functioning and balance of the physical, emotional and mental aspects of daily life. This results in a dynamic state of equilibrium and wellbeing for the client. Wellbeing therapists deliver specific treatments such as; aromatherapy, acupressure (manual digit pressure massage applied by the hands to specific points on the face or body) and holistic massage (therapeutic hands-on massage therapy that affects the clients physical, emotional and mental wellbeing), Indian head massage, lymphatic drainage and wellness experiences. They provide post treatment aftercare and make future recommendations. They contribute to the commercial viability and effectiveness of the business to enhance the client experience. In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with other health and non-health care practitioners including therapists such as beauty, spa, wellbeing and holistic as part of multi-disciplinary teams and sometimes and clinical specialists. An employee in this occupation will be responsible for the time management of the treatments and wellbeing experiences they deliver, the safety and wellbeing of themselves and the clients. They can work as individuals or as part of diverse teams to provide a wellbeing offering to clients, reporting to a manager or lead practitioner if part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Develop and create client lifestyle profiles from which holistic therapy treatments and wellbeing experience schedules can be produced, in pursuit of optimal functioning and balance of the physical, emotional and mental aspects of daily life resulting in a dynamic state of equilibrium and wellbeing for the client
Plan holistic, thermal treatments (heat applied by direct or indirect means) and wellbeing experience schedules, both singularly or as courses of treatments embedding holistic principles, theories and applications
Treat clients with variable needs, including those with specific health issues. Ensuring any required consent has been established with other multi-disciplinary professionals
Provide holistic therapy treatments and wellness experiences for improving the condition of the client's physical and emotional welfare and wellbeing, utilising fundamental relaxation techniques, strategies and stress management. This includes: Indian head massage, lymphatic drainage massage, aromatherapy (using 20 oils essential oils), manual acupressure massage (digit pressure massage applied by the hands to specific points on the face or body) and holistic massage (therapeutic hands-on massage therapy that affects the clients physical, emotional and mental wellbeing) to induce, relaxation, improve circulation, promote skin healing and energise
Provide thermal (heat) treatments and wellness experiences, applied by direct or indirect means, to improve the condition of the client's physical and emotional welfare and wellbeing to including body treatments, heat experiences and pre-treatments in preparation for further treatments
Use and apply a range of holistic therapy and wellness experiences, products, tools and equipment to provide holistic therapy treatments and wellness experiences
Use and apply a range of thermal therapy techniques, products, tools and equipment to provide thermal treatments
Modify and adapt holistic and thermal treatments and wellness experiences based on client feedback and reaction during treatments. maintaining the client's wellbeing
Provide advice on immediate post treatment aftercare and future recommendations, including advice regarding healing crisis as a result of holistic or thermal therapy treatments and experiences
Adhere to health and safety, legal and organisational requirements, treatment protocols and manufacturer instructions relating to holistic, thermal and wellbeing experiences and therapies
Contribute to promoting the business, its products and services to drive business growth and client satisfaction
Perform, implement and complete risk assessment protocols in relation to the client, treatment and environment
Liaise with colleagues, non-health care or health care practitioners
Maintain up to date knowledge and skills of new and emerging techniques, equipment and business practices
Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.
What qualifications will I gain?
On successful completion, you will receive an accredited qualification in Wellbeing & Holistic Therapist Level 3,
Holistic Therapist, Spa Therapist or Wellbeing Therapist.
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