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.

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?