Start Your Own Day Spa Business

Start Your Own Day Spa Business
Price: 
$140.00

Course Hours: 
25
Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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Spas provide a wide array of services designed to improve health, beauty and relaxation through treatments such as massage, wraps and facials.  Learn what it takes to open and manage a successful spa – from business planning to marketing.  Discover the latest trends in the spa industry as well as tips on how to set your spa apart from the competition.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall ways to start up a spa business and find your niche
  • Recognize ways to market a spa business
  • Define basic spa techniques and how to enhance a client’s experience
  • Identify the legal aspects of opening a medical or spiritual day spa

Start Your Own Day Spa Business Module 1
The Spa Market and Start Up Funding

In module one we will look at how more people are embracing a more natural, holistic, and fulfilling lifestyle through spa living.  Included in this module is the history of the spa, as well as, the trends in the current spa market.  We will examine where your beginning business funds and financing will come from, and the type of business that is right for you.  You can become a successful entrepreneur if you have motivation, a willingness to learn, and a positive spirit! 

  • Simply Spa
  • Researching the Spa Market
  • Finding Your Niche
  • Start Up Funding and Financing
  • Confessions of an Entrepreneur

Start Your Own Day Spa Business Module 2
Setting Up Your Business

A successful spa is a combination of the technical, practical, and spiritual aspects that constitute a humming business. In module two we will look at how to start your company-from choosing a name and marketing your product!  If you want your spa to succeed, you must believe in yourself and in this module, we will look at tips for beginning spa owners to get you started on the right path.

  • Tips for Starting a Spa
  • Negotiating a Lease
  • Spa Management
  • Cyber Marketing
  • Marketing Tips for Spa Owners

Start Your Own Day Spa Business Module 3
Spa Ambience, Healing, and Exotics

The atmosphere you create for your guest is key to having a superior spa and client satisfaction.  In module three we will explore a variety of massage techniques and how when done right, will provide an increased physical and mental health for both the receiver and the giver.  Essential oils are always included in holistic healing and we will examine the different essential oils of aromatherapy and how to use them in your spa.  We will wrap up module three with a discussion on the type of spa will suit you best for the initial phases of your business.

  • Spa Culture Makes a Difference
  • Basic Massage Techniques
  • Scents and Oils
  • Ideas from the Orient
  • Day or Destination Spa

Start Your Own Day Spa Business Module 4
Final Spa Decisions

Medical and Spiritual spas have been common throughout history, although they are relatively new in our modern experience. In module four, we will look at the legal aspects of opening these spas, the type of employees that should be on staff, and the licensing regulations.  There are certain expectations of the décor and etiquette within a spa and we will examine some of the basic “rules” of spa etiquette in this module.  This module will conclude with a look at current and futuristic spas and how to keep up with the trends from within this group.

  • Starting a Medical Spa
  • Starting a Spiritual Spa
  • Spa Etiquette
  • Current Spa Trends
  • Future and Futuristic Spa Trends

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Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.