Body Therapy

Best Beauty School Brings Body Therapy Education to SA

During enrolment interviews at our premier South African beauty and make-up design school in Johannesburg, we’re often asked what exactly body therapy is. Many people don’t realise how specialised this field truly is, or how much dedication and intensive study it requires to qualify as an employable professional therapist, mistakenly thinking that it only involves body massage.

Although various massage techniques form a vital part of the body therapy discipline, it comprises of far, far more. The therapist obviously needs to master these techniques from a practical perspective, but he/she also requires an extensive, in-depth knowledge of human physiology and a comprehension of conditions which may ail it.


The actual body therapy course offered at our academy can only be undertaken after successful completion of the first year beauty specialist course, which extends over one year’s full-time study, concluded with a diploma. As such, there’s only one intake per annum – in February – and the second year builds on and extends the knowledge gained during the initial year.

Thus, students wishing to progress further may enrol for the body therapy course, also commencing in February, requiring a year’s full-time study. A relevant diploma is issued upon graduation from the second year, body therapy module.

Begin with Basics

First year learners are taught theoretical and practical aspects of skin and body care therapies, and how to perform them by means of utilising the most modern electrical apparatus. They’re also trained to perform other health and skin care treatments, such as manicures, pedicures, waxing, make-up for all occasions, brow and lash tinting, and receive product training.

Other first year subjects include business administration, Swedish massage, anatomy, physiology, chemistry, physics, nutrition, hygiene, sterilisation, bacteriology and first aid. It may sound like a lot and it is, since the aim of this (and other) course/s is to produce qualified professional therapists who are well equipped to work and earn a living in their chosen field.

Body Therapy – Second Year

During this year’s syllabus, advanced facial and body treatments and advanced massage therapies, such as Thalasso, Phyto and Hydrotherapy treatments are included. This module focuses more on the therapeutic treatment of clients requiring more advanced, intensive or specific treatments.

Subjects also include more advanced business administration, applied basic chemistry, applied cosmetology, body therapy and advanced body therapy (inclusive of hospital & health services, learner clinic, body alignment and movement), advanced skin care, aromatherapy and reflexology.

International Recognition

On conclusion and graduation of the first year, we recommend that successful learners apply for international ITEC certificates of recognition. The same applies to second year graduates, with the additional opportunity to apply for CIDESCO membership via completing exams for their international diploma.

Internationally recognised membership of these respected bodies enables graduates to broaden their horizons to work anywhere in the world and makes so many different professional employment opportunities available to them. International accreditation will also stand you in good stead anywhere in South Africa, because you’ll have the edge over competitors.

If you recognise the value of studying body therapy through the leading, longest standing beauty school in the country, contact us now for an enrolment interview and much, much more.


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