Treatment collections

Treatment collections refer to a grouping of treatments that are sold as a single menu item. The typical case would be for spa retreat packages. The example I use in the Training Database is the Island Retreat.

In the treatment dialog, the Island Retreat looks like this:

Notice the Components window:

This means that the Island Retreat is comprised of a Relaxation Massage (1 hour), followed by a Sea Spray salt exfoliation and vichy shower, finishing with a Pure Facial.

Because the collection box is ticked:

When you actually book the Island Retreat, it will appear on screen broken into its individual components:

The grey circles between each treatment means that these treatments are linked. If you attempt to move, copy or sell any of these treatments, the whole collection will respond.

Q: Why are components useful?

Well sometimes you will have a different therapist do one of the treatments, or you might need to switch rooms for one of the treatments, or you might need to change the order in which the treatments are done. By representing a collection in component form, all this becomes trivial.

Compare how the Island Retreat would look without components:

So much less information! If it was 6pm and you glanced at the booking page, you would be hard pressed to know which treatment was currently being done – and that’s just the start of your problems. If Sea Spray needed to be done in a different room, you wouldn’t even know which room Cat was in!

Creating a treatment collection

If you wanted to add a component-based treatment collection to your database you would:

1. Ensure the collection box was ticked:
2. Click the + button under the component window:

You will then see the components dialog:

The left most window contains a list of all treatments, whilst the right contains the components of the treatment you are defining. To add a treatment component, select a treatment from the left window by left clicking on it. You will notice it appears in the right component window.

For detailed information on the component dialog, click here.