How to become Member

As a member you have access to:

  • Comprehensive training programme
  • Monthly networking opportunities
  • Workshops and study tours
  • Asian representation
  • Raising standards in the industry

Who should be a member?

  • All wellness entities e.g. spas; massage centres; beauty, nail & hair salons etc.
  • Spa owners, operators & managers
  • Beauty, massage & spa therapists Health & natural therapy professionals
  • Fitness centres, e.g. yoga, meditation, pilates, gym etc.
  • Bodyworkers & physiotherapists
  • Complementary therapy centres, e.g. ayurvedic, chiropractic, aromatherapy and nutrition centres etc.
  • Medical clinic, aesthetic medical centres and other health related businesses.
  • Beauty, hair, nail, spa product and equipment manufacturers, importers, distributors and suppliers etc.
  • Schools, colleges and training organizations affiliated to the Wellness Industry.
  • Spa Travel industry consultancies, Advertising & PR consultancies; Media, Accounting & Audit and Human Resource companies etc. 
  • Hotels & hospitality industry
  • Architects & designers
  • Health & lifestyle media Students & those aspiring entering industry.

Membership types

Our aim is to keep membership affordable and open to everyone. All memberships are valid for one year from 1st January – 31st December. If you join us mid-term, your membership fees will be pro-rated for your first year. For example, if you join in the month of June in the current year, membership rates will be pro-rated to following year, 31st December.

All members are not transferable or refundable. Membership Fees are due on 1st January every year.

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There are 6 types of membership:

1) Associate Corporate Membership (S$300 per annum):

Business organisations not directly involved in the Wellness Industry. e.g. Credit card company, Advertising agency, Manpower supply etc.

Two individual representatives WITHOUT voting rights

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2) Professional Corporate Membership (S$360 per annum):

A registered entity whose business involves one or more sectors of the Wellness Industry. e.g. Beauty or Hair salon, Spa, Massage, Fitness & Complementary Health centre; Beauty product supplier, Beauty Magazine, Beauty School, etc. (SWAS will be pleased to help, if in doubt)

Two individual representatives WITH voting rights

Membership open to: All wellness entities e.g. spas; massage centres; beauty, nail & hair salons etc. Fitness centres, e.g. yoga, meditation, pilates, gym etc. Complementary therapy centres, e.g. ayurvedic, chiropractic, aromatherapy and nutrition centres etc. Medical clinic, aesthetic medical centres and other health related businesses. Beauty, hair, nail, spa product and equipment manufacturers, importers, distributors and suppliers etc. Schools, colleges and training organizations affiliated to the Wellness Industry. Spa consultancies, Advertising & PR consultancies; Media, Accounting & Audit and Human Resource companies etc.

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3) Professional Individual Membership (S$180 per annum):

A duly qualified Wellness practitioner who is trained and recognised in a Wellness discipline.

Personal WITH voting rights

Membership open to: All Complementary therapists, aestheticians, hair-specialists, makeup artists, trainers and teachers etc. Yoga, meditation, fitness and other movement trainers and teachers etc. Dermatologists, aesthetic doctors & surgeons etc. Health practitioners, physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths and natural healing practitioners etc.

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4) Associate Individual Membership (S$120 per annum):

Any person who is interested to participate in SWAS’ activities.

Personal WITHOUT voting rights

Membership open to: Any person interested to be associated with SWAS, including those with unrelated qualifications, untrained, semi-trained wellness service workers without recognized qualifications. Directors and managers of Wellness related companies and businesses. Barber, beauty and hair salon assistants Spa consultants, architects, designers Hospitality service providers, travel industry professional Health, hair & beauty, lifestyle media representatives, editors and reporters. Human resource managers, corporate wellness executives, editors and reporters.

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5) Provisional Membership (S$60 per annum) *NEW* :

A Wellness practitioner who has received training and pending recognition or receipt of certification.

Personal WITHOUT voting rights

Membership open to: All those who have been trained in a recognized Wellness discipline and yet to receive certification.

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6) Student Membership (Fee Waived) *NEW* :

Full time students of Government education institutions, e.g. ITE and Polytechnics.

Personal WITHOUT voting rights

Membership open to: All those who are currently undergoing full time training in a Government education institution.

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