Elemis continues its investment in training and education with the appointment of Michelle Hammond to the position of Training Manager.
Hammond is set to continue Elemis’ drive for high standards of training within the spa industry, on an international level. The company, which has seen massive worldwide growth over the past year, states “It is imperative that Elemis training modules remain consistent from country to country. They must continue to grow, reflecting the leading edge and cultural influences of Elemis.
In order to maintain the competitive edge and continually push the boundaries of spa-therapy, Hammond will be enhancing and developing further training paths and workshops in 2003. These will include reflexology, ayurvedic, aromatherapy and more exploration of the cultural influences such as Thai and Lomi Lomi. Elemis will also develop retail and sales focus with strong links to front-of-house and management training. Some courses will also be available at degree level.
Elemis adds, “In addition. Michelle will delve much deeper into the science of the human body, as there is still a real need for a more thorough understanding of it and how spa-therapies can truly bring about positive changes physically, mentally and emotionally.
In Michelle’s new role she will also oversee the operational, business, promotional and training demands of the Elemis day-spa, London. Training here should be second to none as it is the flagship spa for Elemis, which is mirrored worldwide and is a role model for our accounts”.
Michelle Hammond began her career 10 years ago as a full time beauty therapist, who then progressed into holistic and complimentary therapies including reflexology, aromatherapy, Thai massage, yoga, Pilates and treatment of sports injuries. After progressing into senior therapy roles Michelle worked in spa development for Clubaus, setting up its first health and beauty spa concept and brand. After completing this new division successfully, she took on the role as deputy general manager for Castle Royle in Berkshire.
Speaking of her new appointment Hammond said, “Sharing knowledge and experience is something I have a real passion for. Elemis is such a strong brand in treatments and products, which must be reflected in training.
“We want to give trainers a wide variety of tools to ensure our place in leading the industry, whilst putting enthusiasm and commitment back into learning. We should be empowering people to continue on the path of learning enhancing their strengths, providing progressive courses that are continually evolving in the spa-therapy market”.