A Day in the life of a Spa Therapist

A day in the life of… A SPA THERAPIST!

Interested in being a Spa therapist?

Read the below blog by a wonderful Spa Therapist who has worked her way up over the years and is now employed as a Senior Therapist at a 5 Star Game lodge.

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself and where you grew up.

My name is Zanele, Im 27. I’m the last of 4 girls and we are very close, they support me in all that I do. I grew up in a township called Barberton and went to school there. I started my career by volunteering and then the following year I worked in retail as a beauty consultant, after this I decided to study beauty.

2. How long have you been working as a Spa Therapist?

4 and a half years.

3. Did you receive formal training as a Spa Therapist? If so, where?

Yes, at Camelot in Bloemfontein.

4. What’s your favorite thing about the lodge you work at?

The people – staff and guests! The spa is my ‘safe haven’.

5. What is the best part of being a Spa Therapist?

It opens doors for you, meeting new people from all walks of life but the VERY best part is making people feel better whether its from a sore back or swollen feet and creating a relaxing space for them.

6. What is your favorite treatment to give to a client?

Sports deep tissue massages and waxing!

7. What challenges do you face in your job working in a remote ‘bush’ environment that you may not need to worry about working in a town or city?

You don’t see your family as often and you will often do mostly the same treatments as many guests will already arrive at the lodge having done their mani’s, pedi’s in their home country.
Its also a challenge keeping up with new beauty trends and news.

8. Do you have any advice for people looking to become a Spa therapist?

Make sure you get a formal qualification at a reputable spa school. Also, always remember to be open-minded, be careful of people wanting to take advantage of you, and remember to take care of your own body, specially your back!