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What is Spa and Wellness?

Similar to most hospitality careers, the spa and wellness industry is a service-oriented industry focusing on improving the guests well-being. Spa and wellness industry careers offer the opportunity to enhance customers and colleagues lifestyles on a daily basis.

What is a Spa?

According to the Global Wellness Summit, a spa is an "establishment that promotes wellness through the provision of therapeutic and other professional services aimed at renewing the body, mind, and spirit."

Types of Spas, as described by ISPA

Resort or Hotel Spa

A spa located within a resort or hotel providing professionally administered spa services, fitness and wellness components.

Destination Spa

A destination spa is a facility with the primary purpose of guiding individual spa-goers to develop healthy habits. This lifestyle transformation can be accomplished by providing a comprehensive program that includes spa services, physical fitness activities, wellness education, healthful cuisine and special interest programming.

Mineral Springs or Thermal Waters Spa

A spa offering an on-site source of natural mineral, thermal or seawater used in hydrotherapy treatments.

Day Spa

A spa offering a variety of professional administered spa services to clients on a day-use basis.

Club Spa

A facility whose primary purpose is fitness and which offers a variety of professionally administered spa services on a day-use basis.

Medical Spa

A facility that has a full-time licensed health care professional on-site, which is further defined as a health professional who has earned a degree of Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) as defined by the American Medical Association.

What is Wellness?

According to GWS and consistent with the World Health Organization, wellness is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being. "It goes beyond mere freedom from disease or infirmity and emphasizes the proactive maintenance and improvement of health and well-being."

Wellness Tourism is comprised of tourists who seek to improve or maintain their well-being during or as a result of their trip, both internationally and domestically.

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Spa Receptionists

The Old Course Hotel
Competitive + benefits, St Andrews, United Kingdom

Spa Operations Manager

The Old Course Hotel
Competitive + benefits, St Andrews, United Kingdom

Spa Therapists

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OTE - £24,000, St Andrews, United Kingdom

International Training Manager

ESPA International (UK) Ltd
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Regional Business Manager (Spa and Salon)

ESPA International (UK) Ltd
Competitive, Nationwide, United Kingdom

Spa Therapies Supervisor

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Competitive and perks, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Spa Therapist

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Leisure Media
£competitive salary + uncapped commission, Hitchin, United Kingdom

Wellness Practitioner

ESPA International (UK) Ltd
Competitive, South East, United Kingdom

Beauty Therapists (Full and Part Time)

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Up to £18,600 pa + benefits, Elveden Forest, Thetford, United Kingdom

Beauty Therapists (Full and Part Time)

Center Parcs: Aqua Sana
Up to £18,600 pa + benefits, Longleat, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

Beauty Therapists (Full and Part Time)

Center Parcs: Aqua Sana
Up to £18,600 pa + benefits, Woburn, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

Spa Therapist

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Competitive, Newport, United Kingdom

Beauty Therapists

Center Parcs Ltd
Up to £18,600 pa + benefits, Whinfell Forest, Cumbria, United Kingdom