It’s time to be part of the greater wellness movement

Being part of AMSPA means you’re one of many like-minded enthusiasts who desire to elevate and empower the spa and wellness industry. Discover the benefits of being a part of the Voice of Wellness.

AMSPA Support
  • Spa license applications
  • Spa rating by the Ministry of Tourism
  • Certification for spa therapists when the TCM Act comes into effect
Members-Only Privileges
  • Free half-page listing in the AMSPA Directory
  • Connect with international spa players through Asia Pacific Spa Wellness Council (APSWC) which represents 18 countries
  • Special prices to industry events as well as AMSPA-led trainings and workshops
  • Exclusive AMSPA merchandise
Access to Resources
  • Monthly newsletter on industry news and updates
  • Complimentary Standard Operational Procedures (SOP) Manual (for Ordinary Members only)
  • Access to networks within AMSPA and the wellness community


Membership Types & Criteria

AMSPA offers four types of memberships. All members hold voting rights at AMSPA’s annual general meetings.

View the requirements to help you decide which membership is the right one for you.

  • Open to: Companies registered in Malaysia that are operating as spa businesses in the country. They conform to the Accreditation Criteria – the set standards and practices required of Members in the Association.

    All Ordinary Members must fall into one or more of the four categories of spa business below:

    Day Spa (non-hotel/resort)

    • A legitimate spa business that provides professional administered spa treatments and services.
    • Guests visit on a daily basis only.
    • No overnight accommodation on site.

    Hotel/Resort/Cruise Ship Spa 

    • A legitimate spa business located within a hotel, resort, or cruise ship that provides professional administered spa treatments and services.
    • Offers on-site overnight accommodation and facilities.
    • Guests may visit for one day or stay overnight.

    Destination Spa

    • A legitimate spa business offering a comprehensive spa program that provides professional administered spa treatments and services.
    • Offers on-site overnight accommodation and facilities.
    • Guests are offered a multi-day comprehensive experience dedicated 100% to spa/wellness programs including fitness, diet, and well-being regiments under the guidance of qualified staff.

    Medi Spa

    • A legitimate spa business that provides professional administered spa treatments and services as well as integration treatments, which are carried out my medically-trained professionals who are fully trained within the guidelines of the Ministry of Health.
    • May or may not offer overnight accommodation.
    Membership Fees

    NEW MEMBERS
    Joining Fee: RM1,000 (one time only)

    SUBSEQUENT YEARS
    1st Outlet: RM350
    2nd and Subsequent Outlets: RM200

  • Open to: Companies that are not spa operators, but who provide professional services and/or products that significantly support the spa industry.

    Membership Fees

    NEW MEMBERS
    Joining Fee: RM1,000 (one time only)

    SUBSEQUENT YEARS
    1st Outlet: RM350
    2nd and Subsequent Outlets: RM200

  • Open to:

    • Companies not registered in Malaysia that are spa operators operating spa businesses outside of Malaysia. They conform to the Accreditation Criteria – the set standards and practices required of Members in the Association.
    • Companies (in Malaysia or overseas) that provide products and/or services to spa operators. They, in the opinion of the Board, conform to standards and practices required of Members of the Association.
    • Beauty salons, slimming centers, hairdressing salons, manicure and pedicure centers, foot reflexology centers, fitness centers, other holistic or health practitioners, and any establishment promoting beauty, health, and wellness. They, in the opinion of the Board, conform to standards and practices required of Members of the Association.
    Membership Fees

    NEW MEMBERS
    Joining Fee: RM600 (one time only)

    SUBSEQUENT YEARS
    1st Outlet: RM250
    2nd and Subsequent Outlets: RM200

  • Open to: Individuals with qualifications in beauty and/or health that are recognized by the Board. They provide services at spa establishments recognized and acceptable to the Board.

    Membership Fees

    NEW MEMBERS
    Joining Fee: RM100 (one time only)

    SUBSEQUENT YEARS
    Individual: RM50

For the memberships that are open to spa businesses, the definition of ‘spa business’ refers to:

A legitimate spa operation devoted to:

  • Enhancing the five senses
  • Encouraging overall well-being through treatments that include the use of water
  • Renewing mind, body, and spirit

The spa treatment menu shall incorporate the use of water as an element of therapy treatments. The operation must be true to the origin of spa – ‘sales per aqua’ or healing by water.

For the memberships that are open to spa operators, the definition of ‘spa operators’ refers to:

A company or individual operating and/or owning one or more spa facilities as defined under ‘spa business.’

Membership Fees

Ordinary

NEW MEMBERS
Joining Fee: RM1,000 (one time only)

SUBSEQUENT YEARS
1st Outlet: RM350
2nd and Subsequent Outlets: RM200

Extraordinary

NEW MEMBERS
Joining Fee: RM1,000 (one time only)

SUBSEQUENT YEARS
1st Outlet: RM350
2nd and Subsequent Outlets: RM200

Associate

NEW MEMBERS
Joining Fee: RM600 (one time only)

SUBSEQUENT YEARS
1st Outlet: RM250
2nd and Subsequent Outlets: RM200

Affliate

NEW MEMBERS
Joining Fee: RM100 (one time only)

SUBSEQUENT YEARS
Individual: RM50


Who Should Join?

We welcome both organizations and individuals in the spa and wellness industry to join us as our valued members, including:

  • Spa and wellness owners, operators, and managers
  • Massage and beauty therapists
  • Spa and beauty schools or academies
  • Spa and wellness suppliers, including products, equipment, and professional services
  • Health and natural therapy professionals
  • Spa consultants and designers
  • Hoteliers offering spa and wellness services
  • Travel industry professionals promoting spa and wellness travel
  • Media as well as exhibition and conference organizers promoting spa and wellness