What has the growth
of Kairali Spa been so far? What has your employee strength been like?
Kairali’s main focus has been only on ayurveda and it has
had a sturdy expansion in the field of Ayurvedic Spa industry. We have branched
out in various national and international locations with 35 centres, 20 In
India and 15 abroad. And through our extension we are able to procure 300 therapists
all around the world.
What do you expect
from a good spa therapist?
A good spa therapist is required to have full knowledge
about the treatment. He/she is supposed to understand the significance of
Ayurveda and contribution made by them which ultimately will result in
satisfaction of our customer.
What is the scope in
The scope of spa therapy is brilliant, it is basically a
service that you and your customer enjoy at both ends. But it can only profit
if the therapist are able to associate themselves with good spa centers. The
main aim is not to earn money but to gratify customers also. And this comes
from great perfection and dedication towards your work. In longer run it pays
you back immensely.
should an aspiring spa therapist have? Which are the good training spots?
Kairali Institute of Panchakarma Therapy has started the
admission process for the second batch. Anybody with a Class 10 pass
certificate is eligible for becoming a good spa therapist.
Kairali Institute of Panchakarma Therapy is the renowned institute
which offers good courses and they have even started second batches too.
What kind of a career
does spa therapy make in India?
In India where the economy is growing, the stressful life is
also increasing simultaneously. That is why the spa therapy is so much in
demand these days. People are looking for good stress busters and spa therapy
fulfils the quest. Hence there is a bright scope for spa therapist because in
the near future it will be providing stability to all those people interested
in spa therapy career.
I see a lot of pros
in taking up spa therapy as a career, but can you point out some cons to me?
I understand the implication, that the spa therapy career is
not appropriate for females as customers are asked to be naked or semi-naked,
therefore in order to alleviate things we have promoted the concept of same
gender therapy across the world.
Why will you
recommend this as a career choice to youngsters?
According to me it is one of the best career options for
youngsters. It not only pays you handsomely but gives you a chance to travel
all around the world, one gets to meet new people, enjoy their food and
culture. Five to ten years down the line you will see the spa therapy career
has become the most influential.
“Spa therapy is the answer to the high stress lifestyles of
- Abishek Ramesh,
Director, Kairali Group, New Delhi
What’s it about
Spa therapy has always been a significant part of this
world. Water ‘jal’ has been used by
people from ancient times, now its usage has grown to an extent. It was a part
of some rituals but water is still a keystone for spa therapy.
The precise area where spa therapy works is Aromatherapy,
its mechanism depends on the senses of touch, smell & fragrances. The other
method is acupressure which works on 10 zones.
According to the statistics of FICC-PWC 2011, in five years
down the line India will have a need of approx 600,000 additional expertise pertaining
to welfare services.
The typical day of a
Full-time spa therapists work about 8-10 hours (a maximum of
60 hours per week), they are heavily scheduled in evening as compare to
Weekends are generally overloaded with back-to-back
9.30am: Head to the workplace
10am: Attend to clients. Start therapies
3pm: Restart work
6.30pm: Take a small break
7pm: Hectic work at hand
11pm: Leave for home
Newly-qualified spa therapists could earn around Rs. 10,000
to Rs. 14,000 per month. Therapists with a few years’ experience can draw
between Rs. 14,000 to Rs. 20,000 a month. If they move into management, spa
therapists may make about Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 80,000 a month or even more
* Caring attitude
* Good listener
* Tactful and being aware of the need for client
* Should dress and talk smart, be well-groomed and follow
good personal hygiene
* Should be aware of health and safety measures
* Should be good at time management
How to become a Spa
There are various renowned institutes offering courses, post
which they become qualified through their experiences in spa industry.
* Vandana Luthra Curls and Curves India Limited (VLCC),
* Ispaa Spa Academy, Cochin
* Ananda Spa Institiute, Hyderabad
* Kairali Institute of Panchakarma Therapy, New Delhi
Pros and cons
* Wide scope for growth and enlargement.
*Supple working hours
* Great feeling of healing and curing abilities
* Not burdened with unnecessary pressure.
* Every client is a big challenge, on facing makes them more
refined and polished
Spa therapy is the answer to the high stress lifestyles of
director - Kairali Group, New Delhi
Coordinated by Sneha Jose