Luxury Day Spa in Hoedspruit, Limpopo

Luxury Spa in Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province
Our Therapists
Our Therapists

KarunA Day Spa has a team of qualified multi-skilled therapists with a passion for their work and the beauty industry.

Meet Ashleigh
Ashleigh is the owner and lead therapist at Karuna Day Spa. She is a qualified somatologist and has more than 10 years' experience in the beauty and wellness industry. She spent the early years of her career working for upmarket spas and salons in Johannesburg before relocating to the Lowveld to pursue her own aspirations. Ashleigh took the leap and founded KarunA Day Spa, located on Blyde Wildlife Estate in Hoedspruit. Through KarunA, she had the opportunity to work at some magnificent lodges in the area and loves helping clients see
that, through self-care and self-nurture, they are each uniquely beautiful.

Ashleigh has always been familiar with the beauty industry growing up with a therapist mom and being inspired by her. Her mom had a salon at home where one was always made aware of the clientsí need for peace and tranquillity. With this background she followed in her momís footsteps and study a 2-year somatology course through Success International in Johannesburg. She was especially interested in the anatomy and physiology of the human body. The more she studied, the more amazed she was at how incredible and unique the human body really is. This is where her passion stems from.

In order to finalise her qualification, she had to invest many hours as an intern in different salons and spas to build up the required field experience. This included busy salons where treatments were quick as well as spas where relaxation was priority. After obtaining her qualification, Ashleigh started working as a full-time therapist alongside many experts in the industry, including having the opportunity to work with a plastic surgeon.

She relocated to Hoedspruit and is still passionate about her career and her clients.
Meet Sandy
Sandra, known by most as Sandy, has a passion for massage therapy. Karuna Day Spa has been her home away from home since 2018 after she obtained her beautician diploma.

Working for KarunA Day Spa has afforded her the opportunity to hone in on her massage skills. With her strong hands and enthusiasm, Sandy is the queen of massages and specialises in hot stone, deep tissue, African Fusion therapies and many more. Sandy is always happy to offer her clients an hour of pure relaxation and a chance to escape reality.

Sandy absolutely loves attention to detail and is also referred to as "The Pretty Maker" at the spa! In her opinion by creating a beautiful space while embracing all five senses is the key to a wonderful, relaxing treatment. So, whether it is by folding a towel beautifully or lighting a candle, she never lets the small details go unnoticed.

She aspires to open her own "KarunA Day Spa" one day and to provide training to young, aspiring beauticians in her hometown of Buschbuckridge.
Meet Emma
Emma is an aspiring beautician and is very proud to be KarunA's very first in-house intern. She also has a passion for beauty industry. She enjoys the fact that she gets the opportunity to help clients build up their confidence and self-esteem. Working as a therapist is a dream come true for her. Watching clients leave her treatment room feeling pampered and beautiful is the best part of her job!

Her favourite treatment so far is the application of gel overlays. Emma feels blessed to have a number of happy return clients. She also enjoys meeting people and looks forward to meeting and pampering you!