Soma Studio offers professional and advanced skin, body and aesthetics treatments at a beautiful location in Wynberg Chelsea. The word ‘soma’ (sew-ma) is from Greek and means ‘body.’ It is also defined as ‘the science which treats anatomy and physiology.’
The focus is on results-driven skin treatments & advice, whilst allowing you to walk out feeling pampered. Choose from a wide selection of therapies, home care products, and treatment packages.
A team of three experienced professionals cater for all your requirements – your skin & body treatments with Sarah, your lashes with Simone, and your medical facial aesthetic procedures with Alex.
About the owner:
My name’s Sarah Daly and I am the owner and skin therapist at Soma Studio. A little bit about myself….I qualified with a National Diploma in Somatology (formally known as Beauty Technology) at the Cape Technikon in 2000. I also obtained my international CIDESCO qualification. Following my studying, I worked overseas for five years. For four years I worked for Steiner Transocean Ltd. aboard five star cruise liners as a beauty therapist and assistant spa manager. I was able to travel to many interesting parts of the world whilst gaining valuable work experience. During this time we had much training in alternative therapies.
I also spent ten months working as the head therapist for a Day Spa in Dublin, Ireland. I was responsible for training the junior therapists in new therapies, and improving their existing skills.
Upon returning to Cape Town in 2005, I worked for S.K.I.N. spa’s as their Group Trainer for their four branches. I was also the Skin Expert on the Women24 website – answering various skin-related questions on a regular basis.
I opened Soma Studio in November 2007 which has been operating ever since. My goal has always been to create a professional private space where clients can receive the best treatments and advice regarding their skin.
From 2010 – 2012 I ran the Western and Eastern Cape agency for the international skincare brand Mama Mio, working as their product educator and in business development. February 2012 saw the launch of my online shopping site, The Spa Shop. This provided online shopping for spa quality products, hosted my blog, spa/product reviews, and general skin and beauty related questions.
Between 2012 and 2015 I worked on a couple of spa consulting projects, including the planning and set up of a nail bar in a hotel, and the launch of a new South African natural/organic spa skincare brand to the spa market.
Other than dedicating most of my time to Soma Studio, I also distribute unique beautiful products to spas, salons and boutique stores in South Africa.
ND Somatology (1998-2000)
(Aesthetics, Somatechniques, Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Communication Skills, Nutrition, Biotics/Exercise, Business Practice, Applied Biological Sciences – Pharmacology and Microbiology, Computer Skills, Psychology)
CIDESCO International qualification (2000)
International Cosmetic House Training (1998-present)
Matis, Clarins, Gatineau, Decleor, Justine, Environ, Babor, RVB, Ahava, Pier Auge’, St Tropez, Olys/Light Therapy, Medex, Jessica Nails, OPI, Elemis, La Therapie, Biotechniques (Ionithermie), Dermalogica, Skin Revision, Guinot, Vitaderm, Salon Care, Lancome, Revlon, RegimA, Mama Mio Skincare, Dr Hauschka, Sunumbra, Orly, Mesoestetic, Medi-Heel, SKOON. Skincare, Heliocare.
Extra Therapy Training (separate from ND Somatology)
Hot Stone Therapy, Hawaiian 4-Hands Massage, Hydrotherapy, Ionithermie, Hair and Scalp Rituals, Caci, Bootpress Lymph Drainage, Micro-Needling/Micro-Pen.