Welcome to Salamander Lifestyle

Salamander Lifestyle is a boutique spa consultancy established in 1998 to provide an international clientele with professional expertise on all matters pertaining to spas: concept, design, treatments & services, staffing & training and management & operations systems.

Salamander Lifestyle is the very personification of the beliefs and aspirations of Farida Brouwer, the founder and Managing Director holds dear, as a Spa Consultant. We sincerely advocate individuality and our approach stems from anticipating our clients’ needs and visualizing a customized solution, rather than following the market trend. This principle, intertwined in all our services is our forte, and we believe that a successful world-class spa must combine the best of planning, innovative design and facilities along with exceptional customer service.

Our clients and guests can expect spa concepts that are based on simplicity and clarity to promote a renewed sense of balance and awareness for one’s wellbeing. We are consistently dedicated in delivering excellent results with clear vision, meticulous attention to detail, exceptional services and product selection. Our commitment to customer satisfaction and integrity are key ingredients that continue to position Salamander Lifestyle as an innovative spa consultancy.


  • Committed

    We are committed to cultivating the inner peace of spa users by nurturing their holistic-self through creative treatment menus, quality products and state-of-the-art facilities and equipments.

  • Green Power

    We believe in creating opportunities that inspire and educate our clients’ and their customers’ sense of environmental responsibility by embracing eco-friendly practices to complement the client company’s vision and goals.

  • Sharing

    We are committed to serving our clients by sharing innovative and winning service strategies that will provide exceptional client satisfaction while optimising yield and business potential to achieve mutual profits and continual success.

Farida Chettab Brouwer 
Owner & Founder of Salamander Lifestyle, Spa Consultancy

French-born, educated in France, the USA and Asia, Farida has over 30 years of experience in the beauty, health and spa industry. She has full qualifications and extensive experience in cosmetology, beauty treatments, spa therapies and related training procedures.

She is trained in the basic principles of Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Shiatsu,Traditional Thai massage, Tuina, Reiki I, II & III, Chi Nei Tsang and Bush Flower Remedies.

Additionally trained in zand practising Hatha Yoga, meditation, staff motivation techniques, NLP, communication and customer relations, Positive Psychology (Graduate Diploma), Farida understands the spa industry from the ground level up and inside out, which gives her a unique and thorough perspective from where to base her comprehensive spa services consultancy.

What others say about us

“Lovely …..all gorgeous and special….there was a moment or two where I felt like I was a goddess in a temple….the treatment was unusual; a very sophisticated sequence. It worked, I emerged feeling well & transformed – really appreciate…” – Remede Spa, St Regis Hotel Singapore, 2008

Her insights into spa conceptualization, design and operation have led to some of our most successful and talked-about spas. The W Retreat & Spa in the Maldives, the St. Regis in Singapore and the Westin Beijing are excellent showcases of Farida’s work- Various Starwood Hotels & Resorts projects

It is a total experience from the walk in to exit, and the staff is extremely caring. It is a role model of service (the little “extra” details) for what we should deliver – Bodyworks, a Planet Fitness Spa, Singapore 2003

Farida has a natural light about her and her passion comes through in her work which was why she was a joy to work with – Avi Spa, Avillion Resort, Port Dickson, Malaysia, 2007