The Spa Specialist Program allows the massage therapist to offer additional services within a spa not included within his/her Massage Therapy Licensure. These services can add valuable income and allows the employer to have one trained Spa Specialist instead of having the need to hire a massage therapist and esthetician.
Once the Massage Therapy Program is complete; the student enters phase two of the program, with 310 hours of intense skin and spa training. Students will learn about the skin structure and function, as well as the proper use of various skin care treatments. Our curriculum will prepare students in the latest treatments of spa therapies, hydrotherapy, makeup-up application and hair removal. Students will explore subjects such as understanding the skin, infection control, mask and spa therapy. Students will perform facials, seaweed therapy, body wraps, exfoliating peels, relaxation treatments, stress recovery, massage of the neck and face and waxing. The course includes training in paramedical facial treatments such as microdermabrasion, ultrasonic facials, light therapy and advanced skin analysis.
Upon completion of the program, the student is prepared to pass the State authorized MBLEX Test, for Massage Therapy and then apply for their Florida Massage Therapy License, as well as, apply for and receive their license for Skin Care Hair Removal Specialist.
Interested? Give us a call at 386-767-4600 (ext. 224) and speak with one of our admissions representatives.
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Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.
Full-time Days: 30 hours per week, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday
Part-time Days: Minimum of 20 hours per week, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
Part-time Nights: Minimum of 20 hours per week, 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Monday through Thursday.
See Admissions Page for 2020 Class Start dates.
As a veteran to the skincare and spa industry, I have collaborated and worked with thousands of estheticians worldwide. Many of them have graduated from the International Academy in Daytona Beach and speak very highly of the stellar education they obtained. I believe this school is one of the leading educational facilities in the US.
International Academy is not just a school for me, they became my family. Even when I visit as a graduate, I feel like I am visiting my family. Since Graduation, I have been employed with Great Clips and love my career. I am beginning Management training there and I owe it all to the training I received at International Academy. They truly exceeded my expectations!
I have owned my spa and salon for 13 years in Florida. I was introduced to International Academy one year ago. During that time I have hired four graduates of the Academy. In my 18 years of experience in the beauty industry, I have found that the graduates of the International Academy demonstrate a superior knowledge of technical skills and a solid foundation of professionalism. I am proud to say that the International Academy has set a higher standard of learning for the beauty industry. Whenever I have an open position in my spa, I call the administrators at the International Academy for a referral of recent graduates. Of the interviews I’ve conducted with International’s graduates, I’ve hired every one of them. They have proven to be some of the best in the industry.
. . . I began working in the field of beautification as a professional licensed Barber three years ago. This is the job for me, I've grown a clientele that is similar to my viewpoints, humor, and generally good people that you want to surround yourself with. This has by far been the best decision of my life professionally for my mental health, financial security, and general happiness. I never saw it coming and couldn't be happier for it.
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