the spa people


“The Spa People did a fantastic job in helping to conceptualize and design the Kaya spa at Tribe, along with setting up supplier relationships and a full marketing plan. The result has been more than we could have asked for, and Kaya was nominated as one of the Top 40 Spas in the World by Conde Nast for 2011…the first in the entire region. We could not have done it without them!”

Hooman Ehsani, Owner, Tribe Hotel, Kenya
“A year after we opened Tribe, we started working on our spa, Kaya. The challenge was to open something that could parallel our world-class hotel – with taste, exquisite design, soothing aesthetics, and world-class treatments. We hired Sheila from the The Spa People, who immediately understood what we were looking for. Sheila worked on our project as though it were her own spa – with dedication, professionalism and incredible grasp of the spa industry. Sheila helped us create a spa that was voted in the Conde Nast Top 40 Spas in the world. I recommend her whole-heartedly, and appreciate her incredible contribution to Kaya.”

Mark Somen, General Manager, Tribe Hotel, Kenya
"Sheila is an absolute professional and was a pleasure to work with; her in depth knowledge of her field has been crucial to the success of our spa. For long after she completed her work developing Kaya Spa, Sheila has consistently been helpful with advice and resources along the way, and is well regarded by all on our team. She is creative, trustworthy, diligent and highly effective as a consultant. I would certainly hire her for any new spa opening, or for any spa-related consultancy."

Monica Berg, Operations Manager, Tribe Hotel, Kenya
“The Spa People are a highly professional team who provide clients with their invaluable expertise, knowledge and advice from inception of the spa project to its launch. Their clients are assured that once they place their project in the hands of The Spa People, the end product will be a unique, top notch leading spa. Wellness Fitness Africa, as suppliers to the spa industry, hold The Spa People in high esteem and enjoy a fruitful and successful relationship which extends to a close friendship.”

Horst Glaser and Louise Melunsky, Wellness Fitness Africa, South Africa
“I had the pleasure of working with the Spa People for the development of my spa...
They are a dynamic duo, who offered me best service; they were professional, honest and had my best interests at heart. Couldn’t be happier!”

Refilwe Marumo, Owner Sensory Spa, South Africa
“I have worked with The Spa People for the past 4 years and have recommended them to our clients with total peace of mind.  They are extremely professional and always have their client’s best interest at heart with customised solutions versus a generic approach.”

Janine Irvine, Managing Director, Poise Brands (Pty) Ltd, South Africa
“We had the privilege of engaging the services of Leigh-Anne and Sheila to assist in the start-up of our salon je ne sias quoi, Ilanga mall, Nelspruit. They at all times advised us accurately and with integrity. Their experience in the beauty industry proved extremely valuable and it definitely saved us time and money in the launching of our new operation.

The honest and accurate advice we received from them made the daunting task of starting a new business in a new environment much easier. They went the proverbial extra mile for us and it was evident through the whole process that they really had our best interest at heart from start to finish.

We highly recommend their services.”

Hannes and Anina Feuth, Owners, je ne sais quoi nail and beauty salon, South Africa
“The Spa People bring practical knowledge and expertise to the set up of any spa and salon. They are able to assist in all aspects of spa set ups including product and equipment procurement, services and treatments, menu and brochure design, spa design and development as well as spa set up. The Spa People always show utmost professionalism with the necessary steps needed to set up a spa. They show time efficiency, are willing to travel to location and work together well with the entire design team including interior designers, architects and contractors. As an Interior Design company it has been a pleasure for Va-Room Interiors to work with The Spa People on some very exciting projects and we hope we continue to work together well into the future.”

Vanessa Preston, Director, Va-Room Interiors, South Africa
“Eco Therapy is proud to be associated with The Spa People.

Our company is recognized as a provider of good products, making use of updated safe natural ingredients and especially African actives. 

Our brand Eco Therapy is also well known for service excellence, equable by that of The Spa People.”

Roselyne King, Owner, Eco Therapy, South Africa
Hi Sheila

First and foremost, I really would like to thank you  for really helping us take Refinery Grooming from a set of drawings to a full operation. I know it’s had it’s ups and downs, and countless delays - but we have nearly made it! It’s not 100% just yet - but we are getting there!!

Without your belief in the concept and your enthusiasm, we would still be very far behind! So for that I thank you.

Please continue to market and support us! We need to start making a lot of noise now!!

Please get in touch if you are ever in Nairobi anytime soon!

See you soon!

Sneha Shah Owner, Refinery Grooming