Start a Wellness Center Business

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Planning to put up a wellness center? Have a unique approach to designing your own wellness center, the capital to materialize the business, and a trained staffs to offer only the best services to customers.

Wellness centers are getting more in demand in many communities from highly urbanized areas to suburban.

The term wellness center is use for businesses that offers different kind of services such as spa, gym, therapy, massage, yoga and the likes. Thus, the first thing to decide is on what services you will offer to customers. What mixtures of wellness regimens will you cater and where will you specialize? This will somehow dictate the volume of customers that you may get. However, the larger you wanted the business to be, the higher the capital investment it will need.

Hence, one thing that may greatly affect your decision on this is the capital that you are able to put in the business. Nevertheless, you can seek for financial help by having business partners and or bank or lending loans.

After deciding on this, look for the perfect location. Most wellness centers are situated in urban areas and there are those that are inside malls, hotels, and condominiums. To help you decide on this, determine first your target market and identify where they would want such wellness center to be situated. Location should be at the best possible area where marketability and profitability is at high potential.

Another crucial thing is the licensing and permits needed to be an approved wellness center. Safety and health standards are important to meet since it is a wellness center that is intended to promote having a healthy lifestyle. In line with this, it is also essential to hire only qualified staffs or those that are equipped with right skills and training.

There are also kinds of equipment that are involved in putting up a wellness center. This may include a sauna, steam, and many others depending on the scope of operation of the business. Look for the supplier with the best equipment to offer at reasonable prices.

As a starting business, it is indeed important to offer something unique to customers. Create more reasons why customers will prefer your services than any other wellness center around. Bear also in mind to as much as possible establish a business in highly saturated areas unless you have enough reason to compete with the existing competitors.

Marketing efforts should be pushed through to attract as many potential customers as possible. It will be better to seek professional help before starting your business so you can have insight about the industry you are trying to penetrate. There are a lot more to learn in starting establishing a business and it is better to be prepared for challenges along the way.

46 Comments

  • 1. Sal Caradonna said on 8/14/2010 11:57:56 AM
    I would like to start a wellness center that involves self defense, yoga, cardio kick boxing and zumba. I have never seen this before and wondering if there is a logical reason for this. I am martial artist who lives a very healthy lifestyle. I use isometrics for strength training instead of weights and I don't miss the tearing of muscle from weight lifting. I also feel much better. I also lecture potential students of the history of the program I teach. I would like to sell books on nutrition and overall wellness. Please let me know what you think. Sal Caradonna, Founder, Clear Combat Fighting System
  • 2. Sifu Donald jett said on 3/3/2012 1:19:46 PM
    I am a martial art practitioner as well and a qualified Acupuncturist. It is a balance of total wellness. Follow your path my friend.
  • 3. Julia said on 4/24/2012 5:49:13 AM
    Sal Caradonna, I am interested in combining kick boxing and yoga mainly... but i dance while kickbox as well... Do you have your program put together or that book written? I'm very interested!
  • 4. Megan said on 5/6/2012 11:47:49 AM
    Philadelphia/NJ area. I am interested in looking into a Wellness Center that focuses on Yoga, Meditation and energy body work and focused life style changes, meaning not everyone is going to go vegan, but you still make life affirming meat choices. So education on food, clothing, urban farming, etc. I am thinking of a small studio in a high urban area or university area. I will be doing research all summer on this. If you have any ideas it would be great.
  • 5. Anthony Scaltz said on 5/29/2012 9:39:05 AM
    I am a licensed hypnotherapist, teacher, and practitioner of the Russian Martial Art, Systema. I will be opening a wellness center in Central Maryland that focuses on relaxation practices of one's physiology for healthier living as well as methods to use a relaxed body for modern self defense. Please let me know if anyone has had similar success in this field in other locations and any advice for start up and retention of clients. Thanks, Tony
  • 6. chelsea said on 7/12/2012 5:24:15 AM
    Hi There. I am researching and looking into starting up a Wellness Centre in South Africa. I am a qualified chef and event coordinator and would like to introduce health and wellness into my work with starting a family eco conscious wellness centre that offers Health and allergy free foods in a bakey/deli and have an event venue and then later incorporate Health and Wellness attributes i.e. a Yoga Centre, different rooms for practices in Health and Wellness. I am trying to find peoples opinions and if anyone would be interested in a partnership in this field. Kind Regards Chelsea Evans
  • 7. esme said on 9/5/2012 5:41:35 AM
    We start with a Non Profit Company, we would like to get some sponsor and investors, to create jobs and a wellness company and education to people on health, Hiv, STI, TB. Please contact me urgent for help on my email or cell phone 0823657679 South Africa
  • 8. sarah said on 9/28/2012 7:19:55 AM
    I am looking to open up a well being centre which assist working class people in getting their hair, make-up, running errands like paying their bills, massages and day spa's but i'm a bit skeptical as finances are low and would like to know where do I start and who can i approach for assistance or direction in South Africa-0829970664
  • 9. Becky Schoonover said on 1/29/2013 11:31:58 AM
    I am considering opening a fertility and pregnancy wellness center in the Milwaukee area. It would provide yoga, massage, acupuncture, nutrition for women's trying to get pregnant, and once pregnant. Are there any good resources for getting financing? Thanks, Becky , Milwaukee, wi
  • 10. Peace Kazaare said on 2/9/2013 8:51:07 AM
    Hi, i want to start a Wellness Center business in Kenya which focuses more on Detox programme, massage, and deep breathing. what do i need to start a business like that? thanks.
  • 11. deborah milliones said on 3/6/2013 4:05:52 PM
    I need help writing an effective business plan for my Business Class at college.
  • 12. Centre de Humanite said on 3/26/2013 12:14:40 AM
    Hi, I am looking into open a wellness center in my hometown in Haiti, which will consist of educating the people about their health and all the different types of diseases that can harm and kill, a gym, nutrition and Pharmacy. The center would also provide jobs and open a lot of doors for my people. The reason I feel like I have to accomplish this project is:

    1: I just find out that 21 years ago my father died because the doctors couldn't figured out what was wrong with him and my mother did not have the money to keep him at the hospital so they sent him home, then he died.
    2: in June 2001 my uncle died of HIV, but the disease did not killed him. What killed him was the stress of how he was being treated, how he was being talk about, and the lack of education of my people.
    3. Recently I went to Haiti, when I arrived I found my aunt at the Hospital with the same the disease that her husband had HIV. The way the Nurses, Doctors, and the people where treating her was down right wrong. Not only they really did not understand the disease, they were blinded by their opinion of her and their judgement. She died scared and wondering why GOD chose to do that to her, when she was faithful to her husband.

    I want to educate my people on the fact that everything is not voodoo, we must take great care of ourselves, help them understand the different types of diseases. I want to raise money to provide the hospital with beds for the patients and better equipments. If you are an investor or a sponsor reading this please help me. It is a big project but I strongly believe that all of it is possible with GOD and the help of my brothers and sisters around the World.
  • 13. jaidev anand said on 5/11/2013 6:07:03 PM
    want to start wellness business in new jersey or lower newyork. working on mission statement and goals
  • 14. irene said on 5/21/2013 5:36:58 AM
    Hi there I am a dietician in South Africa and I am keen on setting up a wellness centre. I would like to focus on a healthy way of living through diet, exercise and meditation. Teaching people a new way of life, by helping them change behaviour is the key. Giving people practical ways of preparing healthy foods through cooking demonstrations, helping them learn techniques to manage stress and motivating them through this entire process. If this does appeal to anyone who has the necessary skills and who would like to partner with me then please contact me.
  • 15. Christina said on 6/12/2013 3:36:26 PM
    Hello @Irene, I am very interested in partnering up with you. I live a very healthy lifestyle. I am always educating myself on how to better my life through health and wellness. I have been a vegetarian for 5 years now. I also exercise 5 days a week. If you would like to contact me, I would like to speak to you. destefa2@gmail.com. Thank you!
  • 16. Ahava Grace said on 6/22/2013 3:53:36 PM
    I appreciate your words of encouragement to all interested in the wellness industry. I intend to have one but in another dimension all together. Thanks for your wonderful tips. Shalom.
  • 17. janeen said on 6/26/2013 3:10:11 PM
    I am leaving for south africa this year to assist those in Zambia to open a spa, salon, wellness center. If anyone has information related to cultural differences that would help them to better understand business concepts, please email me . thanks
  • 18. william ngwenya said on 7/25/2013 12:43:54 PM
    i am south african leaving gauteng province. intending in opening a wellness centre, which will have a gym medical facilities and a spar. catering for plus minus 2000 members. can you please assist on how or who can design the business plan as i have a few interested investors in the project. i need to give them a business plan of the whole facility, from personel, staff , management, cleaners and administrative processes. marketing etc. your help will be highly appreciated. my other email is william.ngwenya@gauteng.gov.za contact numbers is 0834394119
  • 19. hadiza said on 12/9/2013 12:16:55 PM
    Am a Pharmacist based in abuja, am interested in wellness on large expanse of land, I need help in de designing. And staff recruitment
  • 20. Eezzee said on 1/4/2014 3:18:23 AM
    Hadiza, do you need a partner for the business? Since you are a pharmacist, I'm wondering the kind of wellness center you have in mind. If you need a partner who will bring gravitazz, style and versatility to your business, contact me.
  • 21. constance said on 1/31/2014 7:04:24 AM
    @hadiza. I also live in *buja and am interested in starting a wellness center. I'm a lawyer with experience in MSME development too so I can be of help to you. If you'd like to go into partnership, please email me as soon as you can
  • 22. Nicola said on 2/12/2014 4:31:53 AM
    I'm Florida USA and I have been helping others to serve the world through partnering in health and wellness. I assist globally in creating wellness centers and am currently traveling the world helping others to make and leave their palm print to improve our planet and ultimately the universe. I host workshops and conferences on Health and Wellness programs. Airsglobalinc@gmail.com. Nicola
  • 23. Donna said on 3/10/2014 5:34:33 AM
    Hi I am from South Africa (Cape Town) and I am interested in starting a wellness/nutrition centre. I am looking for someone who would like to partner with me. It is something that will be developed from scratch including business plans etc. I am a assistant accountant and also a health coach (part time). My passion is the health coach and this is my reason for wanting to start this opportunity. Contact me on evolutiondfstudio@live.co.za if you are interested.
  • 24. Ihuoma said on 7/17/2014 9:47:58 AM
    @Hadiza & @constance, I am an Architect based in Lagos. I am interested in starting a wellness center in Nigeria with Water aerobics, GYM etc. I can be of help in designing the wellness center. You can contact me at digitdesign@yahoo.com
  • 25. jamayang gyeltshen said on 8/7/2014 12:39:00 AM
    hi i am from Bhutan and i am very much interested in starting a wellness center here in Bhutan but i do not have any idea to start up and to construct a center like this so there for i urge to those who have all the ideas to help me or advice me please.
  • 26. jamayang gyeltshen said on 8/8/2014 10:18:34 AM
    if anybody would like to help me in coming up with the wellness center where i could help and heal people of all ages with herbal medicine and all the things required in the center so please mail me at jgyeltshen888@hotmail.com
  • 27. Carrie said on 10/8/2014 6:02:27 PM
    I am in the process of manifesting a wellness center in Northern California. I would really love to collaborate with anyone that has gone through or is currently going through this experience. I'm more than happy to offer any help I can as well. Blessings, Carrie marcarolyn@gmail.com
  • 28. ruth said on 10/17/2014 9:21:07 PM
    I am ready to give space for a wellness center in africa . I need a partnership. thanks
  • 29. Shanna white said on 11/24/2014 12:19:36 AM
    Saint john, New brunswick canada
  • 30. Siobhan Kealy said on 11/29/2014 11:59:11 AM
    I am a board certified family Medicine Physician that is looking for someone with a holistic healing background to open up a Wellness center in Westcheter NY. I want a Mind-Body Medical model to incorporate alternative approaches to health, including yoga, meditation, nutrition guidance, plus possibly Reiki, acupuncture etc. I would have to take out loans for start or if I could find Investors that would be wonderful. Anyone have any guidance? Thank you
  • 31. Dee said on 11/30/2014 1:12:53 AM
    Hi @Kealy I am a RN here in TN. I am looking to get a wellness center started like that as well. If anyone in the TN area is interested in investing with me. Lets do it!!!
  • 32. rozzi said on 12/15/2014 10:30:27 PM
    I am a certified life coach and counselor, very interested to open a wellness center in Southern California, los angeles. I want to promote a healthy living combine of self improvement, mindfulness workshops together with yoga, laugh therapy, dance , meditation an d some other classes. Need investor or space to start. If anybody interested please email me
  • 33. Gwen said on 6/4/2015 12:21:37 PM
    I am a licensed Massage therapist and certified nutrition counselor with 26 years of medical experience which mainly focused on family practice. I want to combine my love for educating patients on healthy lifestyle and massage
  • 34. Faith said on 6/7/2015 6:17:47 PM
    Wanting to start up a mind body soul sanctuary/wellness center any help or input would be welcomed...just trying to raise the vibration of the planet one soul at a time
  • 35. Kara Nixon said on 6/8/2015 7:16:51 PM
    in the process of opening a wellness center. looking for ideas on startup. space...self standing, in a medical facility, etc? rental costs for each subcontractor? i would like to be the facilitator and rent space to each vendor, and run each profession (ie, acupuncture, doula, yoga, chiropractic, etc).
  • 36. Dee Needer said on 7/23/2015 8:33:48 AM
    Wanting to start up a meditation center for any and all looking for a safe space. I live a healthy life believe in nutrition and taking care of mind, body, and spirit through taking herbs, eating well and having a prayer and meditative life. Any comments and suggestions are welcome!
  • 37. Iva Brennan said on 7/28/2015 9:45:39 AM
    Wanting to start up a Wellness centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. I use and sell doTERRA essential oils and would love to share these amazing oils with future clients in a relaxing massage. Any ideas on start up/ investor/partnership/renta' space would be greatly appreciated. Ideally a large enough facility to accommodate various subcontractors.
  • 38. fizal basha said on 8/9/2015 10:22:42 AM
    I want to start business of health & wellness center here in Tirupur. Tamil Nadu, India.641652. Mobil no, +91 7373111920
  • 39. Hazael E. Dominguez said on 9/29/2015 4:52:43 PM
    60,000 sq ft facility for health and wellnes spa, specialized physicians such as orthos, pediatrics, urgent care, along with 8,000 sq.ft. for a physical therapy center. Olympic size swimming pool large enough for events, city, school district, and weekend participants. Business plan has been developed, and have initialized the architectural renderings of this beautiful facility. We currently have the designated 2 acre site in an up and coming prominent area in the city of El Paso, TX. surrounded by very classy mega apartment condos and high end retails shops. We have 650,000 for the investment. The projections show conservative but promising return on Investment.T
  • 40. David F. said on 9/29/2015 7:24:28 PM
    I don't have a location in mind yet, and I'm willing to relocate to make it happen with any one of you, or several of you to make a great team! Ready to get started in 2016! Specifically on the east coast of the USA. But not opposed to go west coast. Feel free to contact me through this site. I currently reside in the area of 17543. My foundation and philosophy is through strength of mind and body, and incorporating this in a natural sustainable environment, then add nutrition and healthy cooking classes later, as well as massage, Yoga, Labyrinth walking for stress release and focusing, and to add Physical Therapy services later on. Thank you, and may Peace be with you........I hope to hear from you Kara; we are on the same page, as well as with Faith and Gwen. Regards, David
  • 41. dr.kamla r nagar said on 6/2/2016 9:58:51 AM
    very useful & motivating .myself dr.kamla r nagar ayurveda physician. running own wellness center in jaipur (pink city) india. if anyone need any help regarding health & welness business.it will be my pleasure.
  • 42. Maria Dolores Jimenez said on 6/23/2016 11:43:46 AM
    Hi, My name, Maria, I would love to open a Wellness Centre, in UK,where I do live actually. My business will be about all about Wellbeing. physically and Mentally..i got the qualification from Sweden, and a huge eagerness of making this possible!! GOD BLESS YOU ALL!! The reason, I have a few, I know the importance for being and reminding heathy and well. best regards, MIA
  • 43. Crystal said on 7/21/2016 5:56:16 PM
    Gwen, Faith and David F. I am interested in starting a wellness center as well. I am a licensed massaged therapist and would love to work with anyone of you. You can contact me at crystalp2616@aol.com if interested.
  • 44. Vlado Budinski said on 11/7/2016 2:44:05 AM
    @dr.kamla r nagar, Dear Sir, I would like to get more information about wellness centre you operate and in general I am planning to open one too. Will need as many as possible info -how to start ect. I am from Australia, Regards, Vlado. Can you please contact me on this E mail.
  • 45. Barbara said on 2/21/2017 3:37:02 PM
    Dear All, I am Barbara from Uganda. Am here because I am looking for a serious investor. I would like to open a cure hotel/lodge_ wellness center. i would love to have a natural pool, yoga, balanced meals, meditation, personal trainers, massage etc. Also have gardens for herbs ,teas, vegetables. If someone here is interested in partnering with me. Please contact me on: babsug@gmail.com. Thanks Barbara
  • 46. maggs said on 3/1/2017 2:28:43 PM
    Good day, I am interested in opening a wellness center for HIV AND OTHER chronic disease. please provide support how to start. Maggs - 0786721789
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