Introductions

The Spa & Wellness Association of Singapore represents Professional Therapists and Accredited Business Establishments offering Beauty, Hair, Nail, Massage, Spa, Fitness and other Wellness Treatments and Services. The SWAS Registry of Complementary Therapist (SRCT) is set up to provide consumers with an avenue to verify if a service provider has competent employees and what qualification(s) a therapist holds for the specific treatment or service offered.

Objective

The aim of SRCT is to enable consumers benefit from Professionally Administered Treatments and Services by Qualified and Competent Therapists. SRCT allows consumers to select Establishments offering Professionally Administered Treatments and Services.

Quality Assurance

To be listed on SRCT, the Therapist must hold at least one qualification that is equivalent to Singapores National or Industry standard. Each applicant for listing must submit evidence of their competencies (e.g. copies of diplomas, resumes and continuous professional development etc.) to be validated against specific treatments and services offered. SWAS endeavor to list all treatments and services commonly offered in Singapore and to review and update the list periodically to stay relevant.

About Wellness & Complementary Therapy

The term Wellness is generally used to describe a healthy balance of mind, body and spirit that results in overall feeling of well-being. The World Health Organization defines Wellness as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Complementary Therapy refers to treatments offered which are Non-Medical, however may complement or supplement health treatments to enhance fitness and well-being.

Complementary therapy covers treatments and services to reduce stress, improve immune system, promote circulation, eliminate wastes and toxins, alleviate aches and pain, enhance beauty and comfort etc. Complementary therapy may not fit into the mainstream Medical practice in Singapore. Some examples are Massage, Yoga, Meditation, Herbal and Aromatherapy. Most complementary therapists enhance well-being with a holistic approach which may include physical, mental, spiritual and dietary practices.

Professional Ethics, Performance and Code of Conduct

SRCT registered Therapists are committed to observe Professional etiquette, good business practices and customer care including but not limiting to the following:

  • Hold valid professional qualifications or certificate of competency in a recognized field of practice accredited by a National or Industry Qualification Certification Body.
  • Validated work experience practicing the skills of a specific modality of treatment under a recognized field of practice.
  • Do not have a criminal record.
  • Have not been the subject of any disciplinary or civil proceeding in relation to professional misconduct or practice.
  • Do not have any health issue which may affect the ability to practice.

Definitions

SRCT registered Therapists are committed to observe Professional etiquette, good business practices and customer care including but not limiting to the following:

  • SWAS is the acronym for the Spa and Wellness Association of Singapore.
  • SRTC is the acronym for SWAS Registry of Complementary Therapists.

Limitation of Responsibility

SWAS and SRCT shall not be held liable for incorrect information provided by third parties and/or for omission and errors in the process of registration, research, recommendation and review. The public is strongly advised to use personal discretion and shall be responsible for the outcome of any decision and risk undertaken.

SRCT does not cover the following:

  • Therapists, Practitioners and Businesses not registered with SRCT
  • Fess, terms and conditions of purchase
  • Financial transactions
  • Warranty of performance not related to competencies listed
  • Matters not related to Complementary Therapy