I have a very good friend who loves to take a spa trip on a regular basis. She gets into the groove with her preparations and always insists on staying the night at whichever establishment is blessed with her attendance – and cash. For a while a few years ago I used to be able to join her and we would marvel at the luxurious surroundings – even with the rather ancient photo gallery of all the big names – celebs of the day, who had passed through their portals before us. The training of the beauticians was probably pretty basic, more a case of making themselves look and sound the part rather than much scientific or sound health knowledge that is needed today. To be a beauty therapist now you need full qualifications and a lot can be gained online with the most excellent selection of e-learning courses – practical sessions then cement the knowledge towards full accreditation.