Here you will find all the relevant documentation that is specific to this standard.
The occupation of a Wellbeing and Holistic Therapist can be found in a number of environments, including Spa, Leisure, Holistic or Wellness Therapy centres, Medi-spas and Beauty salons. Wellbeing Environments are continually 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.
Wellbeing and Holistic 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 client’s physical, emotional and mental wellbeing), Indian head massage, lymphatic drainage and wellness experiences. They provide advice on post-treatment aftercare and make future recommendations for their clients. They contribute to the commercial viability and effectiveness of the business to enhance the client experience.
In their daily work, a Wellbeing and Holistic Therapist will interact with other health and non-healthcare practitioners including therapists such as beauty, spa, wellbeing and holistic as part of multi-disciplinary teams and sometimes clinical specialists. An employee in this occupation will be responsible for managing their time effectively whilst delivering treatments and wellbeing experiences to their clients. They can work individually 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.
We held a webinar to introduce this standard on Tuesday June 21st. You can listen again to the webinar recording here.