Day In the Life of a Spa Receptionist + Tour

Happy July 5th! How was your holiday? 🙂

So! If you follow my youtube or instagram you’d know I work part time at a spa (still looking for another part time job too!). I have always loved seeing other people’s day in the lives and behind-the-scenes adventures so I wanted to share this with you…and also for my own memory keepsakes ^^

I’ve manifested this into fruition! I was scrolling back to my own journal of potential jobs i wanted to have and being a receptionist at a spa WAS EXACTLY ONE OF THEM. And now here it is. <3


My spa offers:

  • Reiki
  • Massages (shiatsu, acucupping, deep, thai, swedish, aromatherapy <–with the option of adding hot stones)
  • Naturopathy
  • Hypnotherapy and Anxiety coaching
  • Psychotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Facials
  • Cool Sculpting

On a Typical Saturday…

11:30AM – Open doors. Turn on lights, plug in sanitizer, microwave, and water boiler. Turn on AC.

12PM – Start checking in clients; we are OPEN!

1PM – Check the schedule for the day, follow up with emails and clients, check voicemail, respond to calls. Confirm appointments for the day and the following day.

Adapt Your Life

Keto friendly bars!

2PM – Check laundry; anything need washing? Restocking and folding?

3PM – Time for some food–I usually eat something around 2-3pm and I like having a stash of tuna/salmon. Thank goodness we have a can opener in the kitchen! All i have to do is bring the sauce from home to have with fish.


4PM – Continue on standby; checking emails, refilling water station, maintaining space. Make sure essential oil diffusers aren’t out of water at this point.

5PM – Book phone calls, start taking out garbage and counting cash. Make sticky notes for the opening person the next day so they’re caught up with what went on today.

6PM – Closed for the day!


As you can see, it’s pretty standing work around here–maintaining the space and following up with appointments/making appointments. There’s always something i could be doing and I’m happy to have the flexibility to delegate my time as I wish so long as everything is done properly, and clients aren’t waiting. 

Make sure you check out the video to see the behind-the-scenes of what it’s like at a spa!

ANY QUESTIONS? Feel free to comment below.

What do you usually get at the spa? What’s your job? On a scale of one to ten, how busy is it?