About SRCT

 

Introduction

The Spa & Wellness Association of Singapore represents stakeholders from all sectors of the Wellness Industry including entities in the Beauty, Hair, Nail, Massage, Slimming, Spa, Fitness and complementary health care business.

The Wellness Industry has faced many challenges over the last few years including escalating costs, slowing economy and keen competition. One of the key issue is the unclear definition of therapists where the untrained and novice can also claim to be equal to those of us who are professionally competent, well trained and have many years of experience as a practitioner. Incompetent therapists not only undercut our business, but they also bring a bad reputation to the Industry as a whole.

The SWAS Registry of Complementary Therapists (SRCT) is designed to segregate those who are Professionally Competent, in terms of qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience from those who are not yet competent. SRCT promotes professionalism and responsibilities therefore encourages Consumers to seek the services of Professionally Competent Therapists. SWAS opens the application for all practitioners to join as a Pro Tem member.

 

About Complementary Therapy

The definition of Complementary Therapies (or sometimes known as alternative health treatments) are treatments that may be used alongside standard medical care (mainstream Western medicine) and other methods to enhance wellness. Complementary Therapy do not fit into the mainstream Western Medicine or Health Care. Some examples are: Massage, Yoga, Meditation, Herbal and Aromatherapy etc. Most complementary therapists enhance well-being with a holistic approach which may include physical, mental, spiritual and dietary practices.

 

How Complementary Therapy works

Most modalities in Complementary Treatments work towards reducing stress and tension, improving the immune system, promoting circulation, eliminating wastes and toxins, alleviating aches and pain, generally enhancing fitness and well-being.

 

The Wellness Industry

The term Wellness is generally used to describe a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit that results in an 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."

The Wellness Industry may therefore cover all business entities and stakeholders that embrace a product, service, method or process to promote the awareness, practice, development or enhancement of a healthy and fulfilling life.

 

Professional Ethics, Performance and Code of Conduct (PEPCC)

SRCT registrants are committed to observe Professional etiquette, good business practices and customer care.

  • SRCT registrants hold valid professional qualifications or certification of competency in a recognized field of practice accredited by a National or Industry Qualification and 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 proceedings in relation to professional misconduct or practice.
  • Do not have any health issue which may affect the ability to practice.
  • Agree to abide by SWAS’s terms and conditions of registration.