Rita embarked on her massage therapy journey in the summer of 2023, joining a Level 3 Diploma in Combined Beauty Therapy programme. Nadia Brown, Rita’s Vocational Tutor, supported her throughout the body massage unit and observed a distinct passion for massage-related industries and a strong desire to establish herself as a self-employed practitioner.
Throughout the course, Rita actively discussed career options and diligently pursued knowledge, often conducting independent research at home. Her instructor notes, “Rita’s drive to be self-employed and her passion for body massage and hot stone treatments were evident in every aspect of her learning.”
Recognising the commercial aspect of offering a variety of treatments, Rita embraced the advice to focus on her passion and become a specialist in body massage and hot stone treatments.
“Rita understood the importance of specialisation, and her commitment to mastering these specific techniques became evident as she excelled in both body massage and hot stone therapy.”
Nadia Brown, Vocational Tutor, Pathway SkillsZone
Rita’s natural aptitude for massage became apparent early on. She quickly picked up the routines, incorporated feedback seamlessly, and showcased her skills during assessments. Nadia praised her performance, stating, “From her first practice, Rita’s skill was evident, and she passed assessments with flying colours, earning excellent client feedback.”
As Rita neared the end of her course, she actively sought career guidance, understanding the importance of a strategic approach to launching her career. Sessions with a career advisor, Roger, equipped her with the tools to succeed in interviews. Roger and Nadia mentioned, “Rita’s dedication paid off, as she performed exceptionally well in her interview, receiving praise. The only hindrance was her unavailability on Sundays due to childcare commitments.”
While Rita may have yet to secure the job due to scheduling conflicts, Nadia and Roger are optimistic about her future. “We’re sure Rita will be a huge success in her chosen career, and I look forward to updates on her progress,” expresses the instructor. Rita’s journey exemplifies the importance of passion, specialisation, and strategic career planning in pursuing success in the massage industry.
Reflecting on her journey, Rita shares, “This course has been a transformative experience for me. I’ve learned the technical skills and the importance of focus and specialisation. I am excited about the future and am grateful for the guidance and support I’ve received.”
Rita’s story inspires aspiring massage therapists, showcasing the impact of passion, dedication, and strategic planning on one’s journey to success in the beauty and wellness industry.