This occupation is found in wellbeing environments; Spa, Leisure, Holistic or Wellness Therapy centres, Medi-spas and Beauty salons. 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.
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.
You will be trained to provide holistic therapy treatments, thermal (heat) 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), holistic massage (therapeutic hands-on massage therapy that affects the clients physical, emotional and mental wellbeing) and heat thermal treatments applied by direct or indirect means to induce, relaxation, improve circulation, promote skin healing and energise.
Observations. Written Assignments. Oral Questioning. End Point Assessment.
A kit and uniform will be required to complete the training for this standard, which can be purchased from the College.
Industry will accept the standard on its own as entry to a welling and holistic therapist job role and prepare you for advancing into a supervisory or management role later on in your career.