Ajay Kishtoo’s working day as a spa trainer is varied and exciting. Here’s a look at a typical day for Ajay at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius.
I wake up at 6am and have a light breakfast. I have to be ready to catch the hotel bus by 7am. Once I arrive at the hotel, I check the schedule for the day, help the therapists with the set up and organise training with the staff.
Launching a new treatment
Today, I’ve got a long day ahead of me as we’re finalising the last assessment for a new treatment we’ll be offering – Fusion Massage. Fusion full body massage is inspired by occidental and oriental massages like Thai, shiatsu and Swedish.
The treatment launches tomorrow, and we have to make sure that all our therapists understand the benefits of the treatment and are able to use the different movements confidently.
Before we launch a new treatment, our therapists and receptionists experience the massage themselves so they really understand what they’re selling.
It was my mother who inspired me to get into this type of work. She has a real gift for healing people who suffer from back pain. She’s never trained formally but she’s helped so many people during her life.
Seeing my mother doing something that makes her so happy has inspired me and my brothers. We used to pretend to do massage on each other. Little did we know that later in life we’d develop a real passion for our work as therapists. Together, we’ve created a school for youngsters who want to train in this type of work.
What I really love about my job
What I really love about my job is the notion that I’m sharing my knowledge with people but also learning from others. All therapists have slightly different techniques and views, and it’s good to take these on board and to share our thoughts with each other.
I enjoy every moment of my day in the spa – particularly the sharing, and seeing the satisfaction of a client after their treatment.