The Oasis Academy is pleased to announce its accreditation with the Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (CIBTAC), the Education Department of The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC). On receipt of confirmation of certification, Albertha Augustin, Assistant Training Manager speaking on behalf of the Oasis said, “we had been preparing for this for the last few weeks and our hard work finally paid off. We are happy to say that we are the first in the Caribbean to be awarded with such an accreditation”.
CIBTAC is an International Examination Board responsible for the education and training of Beauty and Holistic Therapists worldwide. It has built up its reputation over 25 years and is renowned for its high levels of training and strict quality control. There are now over 150 schools in 18 countries accredited to offer the prestigious CIBTAC Awards. The BodyHoliday’s Oasis Academy leads the Caribbean in that it is the first training institute in its field now able to provide an internationally recognized certification.
CIBTAC’s reputation is maintained by only accrediting those schools that can offer a truly professional environment. All schools must satisfy CIBTAC that they can meet and maintain the very high standards set by the Board. In keeping with these high standards, this is what Jan Jones, CIBTAC Senior Education and Development Manager had to say on confirmation of the certification for the Oasis Academy. “CIBTAC is delighted to have its first centre accredited in St. Lucia and the Caribbean region and is so pleased that it should be The Oasis Academy. The excellent standards of treatments produced at The Oasis are a shining example to students who will be studying there and we have every faith that this will be a centre of excellence very soon.
The potential in the spa and well being industry that we have seen develop in other regions of the world, such as South East Asia, is set to happen in the Caribbean islands. More tourists seek a complete holiday experience that includes a return to nature, a variety of leisure and sport activities, relaxation, health and well being treatments. St. Lucia is an ideal place to experience all of this and just needs to aim for gold standard training to ensure those visitors return again and again”. Jan spoke as a visitor herself to the Oasis and also in her official capacity as a CIBTAC representative.
The Oasis Academy
The Oasis Academy is a Centre of Excellence in Health and Beauty and Spa Therapie Training, located on the grounds of The BodyHoliday, St. Lucia. Dedicated to educational development of both staff and the large Spa Industry, training courses are held throughout the year in a number of areas including skin histology and theory, hands-on treatment techniques and theory, professional etiquette and ethics, guest care and recommended therapeutic home care.
The Academy also offers Continuous Professional Development to practicing therapists throughout the Caribbean. Advanced workshops are available for Aestheticians, Physiatrists and Holistic Therapists. Experienced therapists and spa owners are also given the opportunity to increase knowledge and expertise within the Spa industry at the Academy.
The Oasis Spa Academy is well known for the Holistic Health and Beauty Therapist training course which includes the leading Spa product, Elemis and La Therapie. Modules are offered in Anatomy and Physiology; Swedish Massage including consultations and contra-Indications; Skin treatments including product knowledge and retail Skills; and Indian Head Massage. Health and Hygiene along with guest care and communication are also included in each practical module.
Successful candidates will now receive CIBTAC certification upon completion of their studies.