Hettie Mercer-Ricketts
Hettie Mercer-Ricketts

Spa Body N Beyond, a beauty therapy and massaging Institute graduated seventeen (17) students who have successfully completed training in Massage Therapy, Esthetician, and Nail Technician programmes. The ceremony also coincided with the Center’s second anniversary celebration.

Hettie Mercer-Ricketts
Hettie Mercer-Ricketts

Speaking at the graduation ceremony, the Principal of the Institute , Hettie Mercer-Ricketts, stated that the institute?s existence for the past two years has been on their guiding vision and mission, which are to train people who lack the professional capacity as Massage Therapists and opening doors for them for meaningful employment.

According to her, Massage Therapy is more than just a massage and that about 90% of the diseases that affect people are as a result of stress.
The training programme, according to her, will empower students with theoretical and practical skills needed to establish financial sustenance in the beauty and personal care industry.

“The Spa Body N Beyond was established to bridge the gap in the beauty care and massage services in Ghana and beyond. Our students are exposed to modern styling equipment and experts, who take them through courses in Massage Therapy and Nails,” she said.

She also averred that the Institute provides student with the knowledge and skills to elevate the body care services industry to international standards, adding that students graduating from the institute also have huge potentials to make impact in various other fields beyond the salon. “They are employable in the media industry as beauty care experts or product development executives in cosmetic companies, in hospitals, day spas, medical centers, wellness centers, hotels and rehabs,” she added.

Hettie Mercer-Ricketts also averred that, “Massage therapy also has a number of documented clinical benefits. Some medical conditions that massage therapy can help are bronchitis, anxiety, stress, arthritis, asthma, circulatory problems among others.

Mr. Stephen Amponsah, Executive Director of the National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI), noted that the changing times and society is putting huge demand for smart and strategic thinkers who will be able to set in motion relevant and responsive programs as a shore up for human existence.
He averred that the training being offered at the Spa Body N Beyond is necessary since the contemporary stressful and polluted environment demand that and humanity need them to absorb and afloat in life.

“He also underscored the importance of vocational training, stressing that a vocational spa has enormous benefits which if maximized can reduce life terminators like, stress, excessive weight, body toxics, poor blood circulation and blood pressure and as well, stimulate the mind and body to increase confidence and self esteem.
He assured the institute of NVTI’s continued support in ensuring that professionals with the requisite skills are produced.


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