Health Spa Guide - Spa Consultants

Spa consultants will advise you on various aspects of running a spa. Whether you are starting a spa, or want advice on an existing business – these specialists can advise you on the various aspects involved. Services available include:

  • Spa design and development, ensuring the optimal layout of facilites.
  • Spa décor.
  • Spa equipment needs.
  • Spa personnel training.
  • Spa menu development.
  • Spa marketing.
  • Operation and policies of a spa

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African Spa Safaris & Consulting

African Spa Safaris & Consulting plays an instrumental role in Spa Consulting to exclusive establishments; including:

  • The complete setting up of the spa to turn-key operation,
  • Procurement and research of equipment and products,
  • Spa concept research,
  • Service menu design
  • Staff training
  • On-going monthly consulting ensuring high standards & consistency to name a few

Madel Symonds
Fax: 08660 24420

Camelot Spa Treatment & Consultancy Group

Whether you are looking to develop a new spa brand or strengthen an existing establishment, our expert spa consultants and spa trainers will evaluate your specific needs.

Joanita Wolfaardt
011 880 3850

Essential Spa Consulting

International spa development, specializing in pre-opening, recruitment and training, workshops, spa audits and creating solid revenue streams

Susan Gwaltney
+1 307 690 4594

Esprit Spa Concepts

Esprit Spa & Leisure Concepts creates Spas in the four, five and six star markets around Africa, developing projects from conception into fully operational and progressive facilities.

In-depth knowledge of Spa/Salon design, spa operations, market trends and quality, as well as extensive knowledge and experience in the corporate wellness industry and alliances with providers of wellness services allows Esprit Spa/Leisure Concepts to create Spas & Salons of excellence.

Services include:

  • Creation of Concept
  • Development of Facility
  • Fixture, Furniture, Equipment, Electronics, Hardware and Software Selection
  • Marketing of Concept
  • Retail and Professional Product Procurement and the Creation of a Retail Boutique Concept
  • The Retail Component of Your Spa or Salon

Leigh-Anne Wagner
+27 72 737 1261

Ginkgo Spa Consult

Ginkgo Spa Consult.

Ginkgo is dedicated to creating facilities and programs that are market-driven and distinctive within their competitive field and can provide conceptual development, design, and operational expertise to a wide range of up-market spa properties.

By "keeping it simple" and concentrating on consumer product development we ensure not only an exceptional guest experience, but maximize business profitability potential. This means that we are one of the few consultants in South Africa that will be able to offer you realistic advice and know-how based on our hands-on approach and practical experience. And thus you will, as our client, not only profit from our success but benefit from our mistakes as well.

We do not copy what other spas have done; and we do not duplicate anything we have done before but create unique facilities according to individual and consumer needs.

Peter Krug
+27 21 948 2310 / +27 83 458 3788

Healing Hands International

Healing Hands Internationals.

Healing Hands International offers a Spa training, consulting and management service. Specializing in the unique needs of South African Spas, Healing Hands International has the right tools to make your spa one of the top spas in South Africa . Healing Hands International now offers Day Spa franchises across South Africa. Package includes full training, setup and equipment.

Rudi Baker
+27 83 340 2110

In Touch Consulting

Business solutions for spas and skin centres. We pride ourselves in offering consultation with a difference. Not just being a part of the planning stages,but making sure that we are there with you every step of the way, implementing and assessing as we go. Assisting with interior design, floor planning, marketing strategies, promotional planning and events, advertising strategies, client retention and business development. Other areas of assistance stock analysis, inventory control management, management training, target setting, pay structures, sales team development, business consultant training and corporate wellness.

Lindsay Shirley
+27 11 463 1228

Sanctuary Group

The Sanctuary Group in essence has three direct operational arms:

  1. The Sanctuary Group Consultancy
    • Spa conceptualisation
    • Recruitment and training of staff
    • Access to all Sanctuary Group resources
  2. The Sanctuary Group Management
    • Recruitment and training of staff
    • Overall management for day-to-day running of spa
    • Access to all Sanctuary Group resources
  3. The Sanctuary Group Marketing
    • All aspects of marketing for the spa including strategy creation and implementation, special event management as well as public and media awareness
Rialette Cronje
+27 82 403 7375

Spa Café

Spa Café.

A specialist Spa Public Relations Company, providing the difference and solution to the overwhelming demand from the spa industry. Spa Café will assist you in creating your presence in the wellness industry. With experience in the spa, health, beauty, travel and magazine industries, Spa Café a sister company to Les Nouvelles Esthetiques S.A, injects passion and life into their communication. Clients are able to select services from the Spa Café Menu with packages such as the Spa Café Press Package or Deluxe Package. Allow Spa Café to rejuvenate your brand, perception and communication.

Spa Café
+27 11 447 9959

Spas2b Inc.

It's never too late to seek the advice of a professional. You may choose to bring us in on the ground floor, or once you are up and running to refresh and update your business. Spas2b will direct you through these critical steps and ensure your spa's successful entry into this dynamic and ever-changing industry.

Leslie Lyon

Spa Sense Consultants

Spa Sense is a formidable team. Drawing on 20 years of collective experience in the spa industry, Tanya Lopes and Philippa Penrose had a vision of where they could grow the spa industry and thus Spa Sense was born. They have an immense passion for the spa industry and work unfailingly to provide world class service to any client.

Spa Sense offers assistance and approval at all stages of architecture and design so that you are handed a fully operational spa that looks amazing. Laura and Terence are our incredible design team and they will assist in all areas of design. Our team will outline a full concept for the spa and then work on set up and layout of the spa. A complete Corporate Identity will be presented to the client in a brand manual on completion of the project as well as all promotional and marketing material for the opening of the spa. This is a service that can also be continued after opening.

We have built up a fantastic contact base and are able to procure all equipment and product ranges for the spa to meet the businesses needs and budget. We integrate all management systems into the individual businesses that have proven results. We assist in training regarding systems implemented and make sure that all the staff have all the tools they need to run the spa at its optimum level.

We are able to assist in recruitment for all areas of the spa by carefully hand picking each candidate for each role.

As treatment choice is so important we will design your treatment menu for you as well as create a signature treatment for your spa that will set you apart from your competitors.

We are also able to offer our clients an additional management contract to enhance your existing spa business or assist with management after the spa opens. As well as having the ability to develop signature product ranges for each client.

Optimisation is our key ingredient and we add it to all areas of the business, from outstanding guest experience to exceptional value for the business owner. As the entire Spa Sense team have had extensive hands-on experience, the knowledge and value they offer is simply priceless.

Philippa Penrose
+27 78 145 3336

Spa Soulutions

As an independant spa/wellness consultant and developer I work with industry leaders to create an infrastructure for the well-being business. My differentiation is that I merge my experience and resources with YOUR vision to grow YOUR brand and business.

I am passionate about and specialise in GAME LODGES/SPA SAFARIS and GREEN/ WELLNESS spas, creating unique environments that will uplift and inspire both employees and guests.

Salome Wilke
+27 72 277 5181


The BUSINESS for WELLNESS provides integrated and comprehensive support solutions to help wellness businesses to transform themselves into facilities of excellence through access to:

  • Integrated consulting and management services covering creative and tailored spa solutions from design to ongoing successful running of facilities.
  • Professional spa staff. It puts enthusiastic and productive people in touch with good quality jobs, helps wellness professionals to improve on their personal and professional success, helps them to internalise a lifestyle of wellness and gives them access to professional support when needed in their own busy lives.
  • World class products such as Pevonia Botanica and Algologie which offer effective and long lasting professional treatments and at-home care for all skin types and problems. Comprehensive ranges cover teenage skin care through to anti aging formulations.

Kathryn Green
South Africa: 0861 BF WELL (0861 23 9355)
International: +2711 807 1807

The Spa Consultants

The Spa Consultants were founded over 2yrs ago by Marisa Cachero and has already positioned itself as South Africa's leading spa consultancy firm. Specializing in a tailor made service to suite each individual project and budget.

The Spa Consultants
+27 11 234 2150

The Spa People

Relationships - Responsibility - Respect.

Relationships are our strength: We treat others the way we would like to be treated. We are committed to your business, to each other and to having fun together. Our success is built on quality relationships. Responsibility for actions and results: We walk the talk and are 100% accountable for our actions. We honour our commitments to our clients, employees and each other. Respect for people: Our company is built on trust, openness, and honesty. We respect and support our clients and each other, in all aspects of our business.

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Sheila Otieno-Osanya
+27 83 636 3461