Health Options Institute

Empowering Students to Succeed for Over 34 Years


Spa Techniques

(8 hours)

Learn a variety of spa treatments including the benefits and science behind them. Explore the most popular treatments including body scrubs, body wraps, paraffin and parafango treatments, facials (within a massage therapist's scope), ear candling, and cellulite treatments. Learn about the products involved, their ingredients, and create some of your own.  Class is hands-on and students should dress accordingly to participate in treatments (ie: a tank top or inexpensive bathing suit). Participants should also bring 2 sets of sheets (that can get dirty) and several hand towels. A certificate of completion is received which can be used toward PA or NJ massage license renewal.

About the Instructor

Laura Parker, LMT, is a 2007 graduate from the National Massage Therapy Institute. She has practiced massage in a number of therapeutic settings as well as spas, a gym and a yoga studio. Working with physical therapists, chiropractors, nursing homes and more has given Laura a unique and integrated approach to wellness. Laura's clients have benefited from her study of pain relief and medical massage applications to relieve a broad range of conditions including migraines, fibromyalgia pain, and low back pain as well as providing relief for cancer patients and the terminally ill. Laura believes that massage is the perfect combination of science and art. She continues to be amazed at all it can do.
In addition to medical massage and similar therapeutic approaches, Laura has studied and now teaches Eastern modalities including Thai Yoga, in addition to spa techniques. She has studied different aspects of spa treatments in addition to almost 10 years experience. She enjoys creating her own organic products as well. Laura enjoys constantly expanding her knowledge and learning new things.
Laura began teaching massage in a core program at Harris School of Business before becoming a NCBTMB certified continuing education teacher. She currently teaches at a number of massage schools as well as maintaining her practice. Laura enjoys sharing what she's learned and believes education is the first step to wellness.



Call 610-419-3535 or​ Contact Us. Register with at least a $40 deposit more than 3 weeks in advance for the lowest price and to save your spot.

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If we have more than one scheduled class date, only the flyer for the first upcoming class is available online. To see other class dates click here for the Continuing Education Course Calendar.


Praise for Laura

“This course was very informative. I learned a lot about mixing natural oils with mud (for a scrub). The hands-on experience was very helpful & knowledgeable. Thank you, Laura!” – Lynn N. 2017 Class

"Excellent course! Wonderful instructor! Can't wait to use techniques - very helpful & educational." -Participant from March, 2016 class

"Great course & lots of info and techniques." -Participant from May, 2016 class

"Laura was the best. Very helpful. I will definitely use what I learned today." -Judith D. from October, 2015 class

"Thanks! Great class! I learned a lot." -Laura C. from May, 2016 class

"Wow! I will definitely use this info!" -Rebecca H. from October, 2015 class