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Spa Therapists often work as part of a Hotel, Resort, Beauty Salon or Fitness Centre, providing a wide range of treatments, massages and therapies. With the Spa, Wellness and Beauty sector being a key part of the Hospitality industry, there are often lots of local Spa Therapist jobs available.

In your Spa Therapist job, it is essential that you are approachable, patient and respectful with all customers and are able to represent the business in a professional and friendly manner. Having the ability to recommend additional services combined with upselling the spa products will also aid towards repeat customers and loyalty to the business.

The average salary range in a Spa Therapist job is between £21,000 and £26,000 per annum, however, this can vary depending on your level of experience and the venue you are working in.

Duties as a Spa Therapist

​As a Spa Therapist, you will be responsible for greeting customers, communicating various treatment methods and customising each guest's experience to reflect their needs. Day-to-day duties will include treating muscular pain and tension, as well as providing various forms of therapies and services, for example, facials, nail care, massages, and other body treatments.

Between treatments, you will likely be required to assist with:

  • Preparing and cleaning both treatment and relaxation rooms

  • Ensuring your client is well-informed and comfortable throughout their spa experience

  • Set up and monitor spa facilities

  • Maintain stock levels of spa products on offer.

Benefits of becoming a Spa Therapist

  • Great earning potential

  • Scope to move into specialised areas (e.g. Beauty Therapist, Wellbeing Specialist, Advanced Therapies, or Treatment Design)

  • Low-stress and tranquil working environment

  • Gaining new clients through word of mouth and driving the business' success with your loyal clients

  • Joy in helping others on a day-to-day basis.

What do you need to become a Spa Therapist?

Clients looking for a talented Spa Therapist would likely request High School or College qualifications and strong knowledge of physiology. This could include HND/SVQ level in Beauty Therapy, a Level 3 Diploma in Massage, or previous experience in Beauty or Wellbeing

There are many other advantageous certifications that could boost your chances of securing a Spa Therapist role, including First Aid and CPR to obtaining a licence in ​Massage Therapy. You must be able to stand for long time periods, be able to communicate effectively and provide exceptional customer service skills.

​The UK Spa Association has an excellent graphic on Spa Career Opportunities - showing you which Spa jobs could be most suited to your skill set.

What kind of Spa Therapist jobs do you offer?​

At Stafffinders, we frequently have a variety of Spa roles on offer, including Spa Therapist jobs, Live-in Spa Therapist jobs, and Spa and Leisure Manager jobs.

You can browse all our current vacancies here:


Contact the Hospitality Division Team

You can contact our Hospitality team who would be delighted to discuss the Spa jobs we have available for you right now.

Email the Hospitality Division at

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