Break away from the city, in the middle of the city

The Wellness Centre is a full-service spa which strives to bring the highest standard of service and products to their clients.

24 September 2021 | People

Desiree Gases

The Wellness Centre was started in 2008 by Amy van den Heever. Van den Heever completed a three-year higher diploma in somatology (the study of health- and skincare) in 2006 at Tina Scoltz Academy in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

The Wellness Centre was first situated on the roof of the Avani Hotel, but had to move due to renovations at the hotel. The Wellness Centre is now situated in the Gustaf Voigts Centre, just one floor below the hotel.

They offer a wide variety of body and skin therapies ranging from facials to chemical peels, body massages, cupping therapy, manicures, pedicures, body scrubs and permanent make-up.

The Wellness Centre offers a wide variety of skincare products to treat different skin problems and conditions ranging from anti-aging to acne, dry and pigmented skin. They also offer a wide variety of holistic treatments such as aromatherapy, hot stone massage and reflexology to bring utmost relaxation and relief to their clients.

Careers asked Van den Heever what inspired the wellness spa and she said: “My love for the beauty industry started at home. When I saw my mom and dad coming home from a long, exhausting day at work, I would offer to massage their backs or do their feet and seeing how much it relaxed them and how grateful they were for the TLC inspired me to pursue a career in this industry. To bring comfort and relaxation and a sense of relief to so many of my clients is what has driven me every day for the past 15 years.”

Van den Heever has four other beauty therapists working at the Wellness Centre.

“The Wellness Centre has been very blessed,” says Van den Heever. “What differentiates us from others in our industry is the service we offer and consistency in doing so.”

In the past 13 years of operation, the Wellness Centre has built up a number of regular clients who make use of their services on a weekly or monthly basis and these are the people who carry the business through good and difficult times.

One of the main challenges the Wellness Centre has faced is the fact that the sector is becoming quite saturated, with a lot of smaller beauty parlours starting up and charging very low prices.

Another major challenge they have faced is the implications of Covid-19. Because this form of service is considered a luxury, it is unfortunately at the top of the list when budget cuts are made.

“My greatest achievement is that to many people the Wellness Centre has become a household name. Our great service and consistency have not only kept our clients coming back frequently, but also encourage many others to make use of our services,” says Van den Heever.

When asked what advice she would give to aspiring entrepreneurs, Van den Heever said: “It is that passion that will be your driving force through every obstacle and challenge that may come your way. It is that passion that will give you perseverance. It is that passion that will make you legendary in your industry.”

Similar News

 

Pupkewitz Motor Division: Driven to succeed

1 week ago - 08 October 2021 | People

Emilie Mandume Lerisha Eises, new service admin clerk at Pupkewitz Accessory Fitment Centre (AFC), was born in Windhoek and grew up in Okahandja. She matriculated...

Big things often have small beginnings

2 weeks ago - 01 October 2021 | People

Going from being a teacher in exile to becoming the CEO of a cutting-edge diamond sales and marketing company.Desiree GasesKennedy Hamutenya started school at Mandume...

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard

2 weeks ago - 01 October 2021 | People

Desiree Gases Born in Otjiwarongo, Helvi Naruseb came from a loving family and she has four brothers and one sister. Naruseb finished high school at...

Bringing clinical trials to Namibia

2 weeks ago - 01 October 2021 | People

Wetutwene Shikage Owned and managed by Dr Twahafifwa Nambuwa, Petwa Medical Practice plans to break a deadlock in the Namibian health sector. As part of...

Innovative and ambitious

2 weeks ago - 01 October 2021 | People

Monique AdamsA firm believer in being unlimited, Josephine Hamwaama, strategy and projects officer at the Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF), is deliberate in creating dynamic...

Possessing extraordinary managerial skills

2 weeks ago - 01 October 2021 | People

Wetumwene Shikage Uises pursued a career at Pupkewitz Megabuild for career growth and has been employed at the company for four months now.The financial manager...

New executive on board

2 weeks ago - 01 October 2021 | People

Wetumwene Shikage Ockert Jansen has been appointed as current executive for marketing, corporate communication and client management services at the Business and Intellectual Property Authority...

An academic journeyman

2 weeks ago - 01 October 2021 | People

Monique AdamsBorn at Opuwo, Mbandeuru Muhenje attended Outjo High School and after completing matric he joined the Namcol pre-entry to tertiary education (PETE) programme to...

Big thinker who is not afraid of taking risks

3 weeks ago - 24 September 2021 | People

Contrasting with his considered, analytical, and steady approach to life, Rolf Mendelsohn is an undisputed adventurer. Together with the other founders of Paratus, Rolf...

A knack for things that are pleasing to the...

3 weeks ago - 24 September 2021 | People

Wetumwene Shikage Madeline Heyman, who trained as a fashion designer, has turned her many years of experience to interior design. She says...

Latest News

Creativity and mental health: Where...

2 days ago - 15 October 2021 | Health

Kalistu R Mukoroli, PR and brand strategistWe tend to preach about being creative, but isn’t this contributing to mental health issues? Creative people always push...

Soldiers turn to AR over...

2 days ago - 15 October 2021 | Health

STAFF REPORTER WINDHOEKSoldiers opposed to mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations have struck a defiant tone by...

Taxing the informal sector could...

2 days ago - 15 October 2021 | Economics

PHILLEPSU UUSIKUGenerally, the informal sector is considered difficult to tax as it is associated with high administration costs.Research papers have shown that attempts to tax...

Learning through play

2 days ago - 15 October 2021 | Society

Mariselle StofbergStimuBox is an online store that produces and sells personalised sensory boxes. These boxes contain fun and simple, age-appropriate activities that help with the...

Where heart meets experience

2 days ago - 15 October 2021 | Health

Mariselle StofbergWith her heart of gold, fierce determination to make a difference in the lives of others and ability to persevere, Dominic le Roux continues...

Living his passion every day

2 days ago - 15 October 2021 | Business

Michelline Nawatises Arne Schmid was born and raised in Windhoek. He completed high school at Deutsche Höhere Privatschule Windhoek (DHPS) and finished his studies...

EDITORIAL: No to forced vaccinations

2 days ago - 15 October 2021 | Opinion

We must encourage vaccination with every joule of energy we have, but must never force them upon anyone.We are pro-vaccination hardliners, but not to the...

Bahr celebrates 3 decades at...

2 days ago - 15 October 2021 | Society

Iréne-Mari van der WaltMarinda Bahr recently celebrated her 30th year with the Swakopmund municipality. Bahr’s colleague, Marolese Niemand, says she reported for duty two months...

Motivation to achieve and...

2 days ago - 15 October 2021 | Motors

Emilie Mandume Dean Gaeb started his education at Outjo Primary School in 2005 and completed his secondary education in 2017 at Outjo Secondary School.Rugby was...

Load More