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About Us

Spa Bali International Academy (SBIA) is an integrated learning facility for aspiring spa therapists to gain nationally accredited certification for employment within the wellness industry. The academy follows a comprehensive curriculum that combines the cultural traditions of Indonesian healing and beauty treatments together with international service and hospitality standards.

Courses at SBIA are flexible to anticipate the varying needs of individual students and range in length from 1 day to 3 months covering different modules of spa tuition. Refresher courses are also available for therapists looking to improve their therapeutic skills. There is even a 1 year course to prepare students for a rewarding career in the industry as a spa manager or consultant.

SBIA is a practice-orientated centre where the core emphasis is on hands-on training to develop technical and intuitive skills. Theoretical knowledge relating to the human anatomy, etiquette and so on is also essential, but only constitutes 30% of the whole curriculum.

Since 2006 SBIA has been one of Bali’s leading authorities on spa education. Successful graduates have gone on to work as experienced spa professionals across the Indonesian archipelago as well as overseas.


All courses at the Spa Bali International Academy (SBIA) are taught by a dedicated team of Indonesian wellness professionals. These trainers are all highly qualified in their respective fields of expertise and have a solid understanding of the wellness industry as it stands today.

Courses are flexible and can be tailored accordingly to meet different needs and expectations. A counsellor is always on hand to discus individual training plans to help students get the most out of a SBIA course or program.


Spa Bali International Academy (SBIA) has been designed to recreate the soothing ambience of a Balinese wellness sanctuary. It is set within a tropical garden complete with a water features and a traditional relaxation pavilion.

The academy is supported by a lobby, beauty salon and a spacious training room equipped with 8 massage beds for hands-on practice. There is also an additional 6 private treatment rooms with luxurious en-suite bathroom facilities set up like a proper spa environment.

A comfortably-appointed classroom with seating for 20 students is used for theoretical tuition. Separate rooms are also available to master the art of Thai and Shiatsu massage. A well-stocked library features an extensive collection of healthy and beauty books and magazines relating to the spa industry.

All equipment and products used at SBIA is of the highest quality and enables students to learn in authentic spa settings. Students practice by performing treatments on each other and have access to showers, change rooms and lockers.


Spa Bali International Academy (SBIA) offers a choice of short or long term courses covering practical skills as well as essential academic knowledge to help students succeed in today’s evolving spa industry.

Courses range from 1 day sessions to 3 months covering various subjects including Social Science, English for the Spa Industry, Housekeeping, Human Anatomy and Ethics. These subjects supplement a comprehensive list of different wellness methods such as basic body treatments, holistic rituals, Ayurveda practices and aesthetic treatments.

Please feel free to contact us on info[at] for a complete list of course details and relevant prices.

Career Development

Spa Bali International Academy (SBIA) is committed to helping students achieve in today’s evolving spa and beauty industry. The curriculum has been designed to comply with international standards of education and graduates receive certification that is nationally accredited. Essential theoretical and practical knowledge is covered in each course enabling graduates to confidently apply for postings abroad.

SBIA has a strong local and international network to assist students with work placement. This includes the opportunity to begin their career with luxurious resort and hotel spas located in Bali and beyond. Many students aim for overseas employment and a large number of past graduates now successfully work as therapists on cruise ships as well as at hotels in exotic destinations.


Spa Bali International Academy (SBIA) admission is free and the enrollment process is simple. We look forward to helping you take the first steps towards an exciting new career in the wellness industry.

Admission Policy:

  • Students must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Students must be mentally and physically capable to complete all course work.
  • Students must be at least 150com in height with the ideal body weight.
  • Students must be in the possession a High School graduation certificate or produce some other acceptable documentation that supports proof of graduation.

The following items are required to support the enrollment process:

  • Photocopy of High School graduation certificate.
  • Photocopy of identification (KTP, passport license or student card).
  • Two (2) passport-sized photos (4x6cm) taken on a white background with the student wearing a white shirt and black jacket.

All prospective students are required to undergo an admission interview.


Spa Bali International Academy (SBIA) offers consultancy services for prospective spa owners looking to operate within the Indonesian archipelago.

This professional service encompasses the conceptualization, development, planning, set-up, launch and ongoing operations of new spa ventures. SBIA will also provide staff recruitment and training services that includes therapists and a qualified managerial team.

This consultancy service is aimed at owners who are passionate about providing exceptional spa standards, require operational expertise or are looking to revive an existing spa venue.


Spa Bali International Academy (SBIA) is located between the high-end tourism destinations of Nusa Dua and Jimbaran. It is a secured environment that is easily accessed via the Ngurah Rai By Pass and is no far from the airport. This charming centre of learning fully supports the needs of students looking to embark on a career within the spa and beauty industry.

Contact Us

Jalan Giri Puspa No.1
By Pass Ngurah Rai, Taman Griya
Jimbaran, Bali - Indonesia 80361.
Ph/fax. +62 361 847 8487
SPA Bali International Academy.