National Diploma in Somatology
Course Duration: 3 Years
Hydro International College will soon be launching their NEW Somatology Diploma course.
Please refer to our Health and Skincare Diploma course information for current Somatology equivalent qualification.
A facial is procedure involving a variety of skin treatments, including cleansing, steaming,
exfoliation, extractions, facial massage, and masks.
The art of applying makeup that includes includes day, evening, bridal and fashion make-up.
Cosmetic treatment of the hands involving nail shaping, cuticle work, and painting of the nails.
A cosmetic treatment of the feet and toenails involving nail shaping, cuticle work smoothing of hard calloused skin and painting of the nails.
Tinting and Shaping
Eyebrow and lash tinting enhances the colour of the hair making it appear fuller thicker and more defined. Shaping of the eyebrows creates a well balanced neat brow that enhances the clients appearance.
A technique used to temporarily remove unwanted hair.
Swedish Massage is a traditional classic massage that uses various techniques to manipulate soft tissues. Swedish Massage has many benefits including relaxation and improving muscle pain or tension.
Body Alignment is a therapy that assists the body in effectively maintaining a normal standard of health for everyday well-being and functioning, this includes spinal alignment and weight management.
Deportment is a module that will discuss the way one conducts themselves in a
professional environment. This will assist in preparing the learner for the workplace as well as the future as an entrepreneur, a therapist, or a learner in general.
Cosmetic science covers the ingredients and formulations of various cosmetic products used in the Health and Skincare industry.
Applied Anatomy is an introductory module to Anatomy and Physiology, exploring the make up and functioning of the body from cellular level up to organ level.
Occupational Health and Safety
In the salon, the highest priority must be given to preventing infection, cross-infection
and infestation. The therapist carries the responsibility to protect themselves, other staff
and the clients from the risk of contamination.
Business Management is the coordination and organisation of business activities. This includes the production of materials, machines and money, and involves both marketing and innovation.
Nutrition is about eating a regular, balanced diet. Good nutrition helps fuel your body. In this module you will learn the basics of good nutrition and meal planning.
Strong client relationships
are built on mutual respect and trust. The spa market focuses on outcomes and overall experiences.
Facials Therapy II
Facials II encompasses all electrical treatments used for specialised skin treatments such as anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation.
Body Therapy II
Body Therapy II entails treatments using electrical body stimulation for weight loss, muscle toning and general slimming.
Anatomy and Physiology II
Building on Applied Anatomy, you will gain knowledge on how each organ functions and how each system is vital to the body’s health and homeostasis.
Once knowledge is gained on the fundamentals of nutrition, you will be taught how the body uses foods taken in for health and immunity as well as optimal body functioning.
Aromatherapy Body Massage I
Aromatherapy is a type of massage therapy that uses essential oils to promote relaxation and well-being.
Reflexology Foot Massage
Reflexology is a type of massage that involves applying different amounts of pressure to the feet. It’s based on the theory that body part pressure points are connected to certain organs and body systems.
Stress Management and Stress Massage
Stress Relief Massage is extremely effective in reducing muscle tension. Without tension and “knots” soft tissues can work in a more efficient way.
Lomi-Lomi/ Hawaiian Massage
Lomi Lomi massage is a traditional Hawaiian massage technique used to bring about physical and mental wellbeing and relaxation. The massage includes long flowing strokes combined with relaxation techniques and energy balancing methods.
Science and Chemistry
This module covers the fundamentals on the composition of all matter and chemicals used within the beauty environment.
Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. It is the study of the mind, how it works, and how it affects behavior in your clients and personnel.
Sales and Marketing
Sales and marketing are two business functions within a business, both impacting lead generation and revenue. This is vital for the success of a Salon or Spa environment.
Spa Therapy is a branch of the wellness industry that focuses on various treatments aimed at enhancing physical and mental well-being. Treatments include body wraps, Vichy showers, floatation tanks, and many more.
Aesthetics including Ageing Treatments, Dermaplaning, Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Microneedling and Light Therapy
Aesthetic treatments are non-surgical procedures designed to combat signs of ageing, and rejuvenate and refresh skin.
Aromatherapy Body Massage II
Aromatherapy Body Massage II enhances the knowledge previously gained in treating more specific conditions within a client’s body.
Reflexology Foot Massage II
Reflexology Foot Massage II entails the stimulation of pressure points on the hand to cause a positive change in the corresponding linked organs in the body.
Sports massage is a specialised massage targeting muscles that are used in a specific sport. It utilizes various techniques to decrease muscle pain and improve recovery, as well as improve overall range of motion and flexibility to encourage safe and effective movement.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a light, skin-stretching massage that helps promote the movement of lymphatic fluid out of the swollen limbs.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction, assisting with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation, and well-being.
Thai Yoga / Shiatsu Massage
This traditional Japanese Massage uses pressure techniques along Meridians and acupressure points. Knowledge of the meridians and acupressure points is useful in improving a variety of conditions in the body.
Infant Massage is a traditional massage founded in India used to improve the growth and development of infants. It improves sleep and helps to strengthen the immune system.
Hot Stone Massage
This massage technique uses heated Basalt lava stones to massage and warm the client’s muscles and tissues. Hot stone massage allows for a deeper pressure massage compared to Swedish massage. Hot stone massage includes the therapeutic application of hot and cold stones on the body.
Indian Head Massage
Our Indian Head Massage course is based on ancient Ayurvedic techniques. Indian Head Massage focuses on the upper back, shoulders, neck, scalp, and face. A variety of massage movements are applied to relieve muscle tension, improve blood circulation, and restore joint mobility.
Nail Technology – Acrylic Nails and Nail Art
This in-depth course will provide you with both theoretical and practical skills to perform nail enhancements with confidence. You can choose to do all three systems or select individual courses below.
Permanent Make Up
This cosmetic technique uses a method of tattooing to enhance the appearance of the brows and eyes. The module is conducted with a highly qualified lecturer who will provide one-to-one training.
This module explores the art of semi-permanent makeup to improve the appearance of the eyebrows. Training is conducted with a highly qualified Lecturer on a one-to-one basis.
Eyelash extensions are enhancements designed to add length, thickness, and fullness to natural eyelashes.
Spa Business Management
Spa management involves overseeing all aspects of the spa to ensure that the business runs smoothly and provides an optimal experience for all clients.