A Day in the Life of a Spa Therapist - Meet Vanessa at Historic Sussex Hotels
What made you want to work in the industry? What route did you take?
I was interested in nails and make up at first, but as I was at college studying NVQ2 Beauty therapy I found my interest in massage/body therapy.
What is an average day life for you?
I like to prepare myself for my busy day of treatments, I start early to set up my room so I can enjoy my day. Treatments start at 10am, varying from 25, 55 and 85 minutes. I would usually be almost fully booked, maybe a couple of gaps. I would often have request clients, usually for massage as this is one of my favourite treatments. I enjoy giving treatments that shows results straight after the treatment. I would have a 30 minutes break for lunch. After my busy afternoon, which could vary from facials, body treatments, waxing or nails, I would shut down my room for the day and if I was in the next day I would maybe prepare a few things for the next day.
Tell us about a good day.
A good day would be having lovely clients that appreciate the therapy and take on the aftercare given.
Tell us about your working environment.
The spa I work in is a small/medium size with 6 treatment rooms. The spa is within a very old hotel which is unique, oldest part dating back to 1430. The place is cosy but very professional and yet still laid back. It is a lovely environment as there is so much history which is nice to be a part of.
What would you be doing if you weren't doing this?
If I wasn't doing this I would still doing something hands on, maybe child careas I did this briefly before my beauty.
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