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Body Draping

A question submitted to Spas2b:

I’m not sure how to correctly drape the client during body treatments and I think it’s obvious! Is it true that they are supposed to be covered at all times, except the part you are working on? Where can I go to learn more about draping?


Our Reponse:

Body Draping is a critcal component of any body treatment, and should have been taught during training of the treatments.

If you are uncomfortable with this, you must act now to find a solution. You will be the one receiving the complaints, and you won’t want to do the treatment because this lack of understanding is eroding your confidence.  The spa of course, will also suffer liability should the situation escalate.

This is a very good question, and my first advice is to find out if this is a general feeling amongst staff, or if it is just you. If there is someone on staff who is proficient at this procedure, you need to tap into their expertise immediately – this may be a massage therapist?

If not, you must approach management right away and with a sense of urgency, insist that draping training be found and taught to each staff member administering these treatments. Often the product supplier/manufacturer has draping procedures within their protocols, but more often than not, they aren’t as detailed as they should be.

Spas2b can help train on this important service component, and perhaps even your local Massage Therapy Association can lead you in the right direction and even supply a trainer.

This is important, and could even mean an eventual lawsuit from an unhappy client, if not taken care of quickly.  Leslie Lyon


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Spas2b Inc. is a full service Spa Development company, specializing in Online Spa Management Distance Learning Courses, Spa Business Manual Instant Downloads & Resources, and Spa Consulting Services.
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