Somatology is a multi-disciplined profession in which somatologists treat a variety of skin and body conditions in a holistic and health-related manners. The programme encompasses training in basic and advanced skin and body care, various spa massage techniques such as hot stone massage, hydrotherm, Indian head massage, Hawaiian massage, and so forth, as well as aromatherapy, reflexology and manual lymph drainage. The programme also includes training on the aesthetic aspects of the skin and body such as make-up, temporary and permanent hair removal, hand and feet treatments.
Somatologists work with the skin and healthcare industry. A holistic approach is the cornerstone of all treatments, where all aspects of the individual are taken into consideration, i.e. the body, the mind and emotions, diet and lifestyle.