Welcome to the Bali International Spa Academy

The Bali International Spa Academy known as Bali BISA is highly regarded globally as one of Asia’s premier spa, massage, aesthetics and wellness training schools.  Glowing Student testimonials  are a genuine  tribute to the consistently high standards of its tutors, and the academy has been widely recognized for educational excellence by Indonesian authorities  as well as officially commended by the prestigious spa industry international awarding body, CIBTAC . Bali BISA was a finalist as the CIBTAC Centre of the Year in 2014 and 2015 for which the winner will be announced on June 21, 2015.  Additionally two Bali BISA students were honored as the CIBTAC Student of the Year in 2014 and 2015.  Senior CIBTAC Educator, Ni Putu Sukarmiwati (Wati), is also one of the three finalists in the CIBTAC Tutor of the Year 2015 category.

The school was founded over 10 years ago and is still managed by 40 year spa veteran, Penny Ellis, Her vision of “excellence through professionalism” has allowed thousands of students from around the world to realize their personal goals within the $3.4 trillion wellness industry, with a projected growth rate of at least 10% per annum over the coming years. Students have a choice of Bali BISA’s own syllabus for over 30 spa modalities 28 CIBTAC accredited courses in the most popular spa modalities, or a combination of the two paths.  For people who just want to experience a touch of authentic Balinese treatments, there are also 1 to 4 day fun courses.  All students follow a comprehensive curriculum with detailed manuals and optional DVDs  for many topics.

Keeping abreast of market trends, the school continually adds new wellness-focused modalities and workshops, plus is the only centre to offer CIBTAC Endorsed programs. Its location in the coastal tourism community of Sanur allows students to enjoy the deep seated spirituality and cultural rituals of the Balinese people, as well as take part in outdoor activities geared to the island’s tropical climate. With global demand for professionally trained spa therapists far outstripping supply Bali BISA can identify and train Indonesian citizens to suit the specific menu and requirements of overseas spas via its value-for-money Company Sponsored Training Program

What Makes Us Special

  1. Employers worldwide seek out Bali BISA graduates for their professional skills.
  2. High quality course content and materials.
  3. Health & Safety Standards followed and taught.
  4. Small classes with personalized tuition.
  5. Course work instruction takes place in a relaxed and calm environment.
  6. Exceptionally well trained and passionate tutors.
  7. A learning atmosphere of warmth, mutual respect and enthusiasm.
  8. A culturally diverse student body.
  9. Assistance with pre-arrival planning, including visas and accommodation.
  10. Optional accreditation by the Indonesian Education Ministry for one month+ programs.

What Our Students Say

Courtney Ria Shore
Thai Massage, Lomi Lomi, Shiatsu

I’ve had the most amazing time studying at Bali BISA. The courses were very professional and enjoyable. The overall positive . . .


Events & Promotions

Bali International Spa Academy, the wide variety of courses on offer at Bali BISA offers opportunities for both the novice wanting to learn for fun or as a new hobby to highly skilled and professional Massage Therapists able to work anywhere in the world.


Bali BISA Blogs

Keeping at the forefront of industry trends and research is important to us and our followers. We present both original content and blogs by guest curators and Penny Ellis, Founder of the Bali International Spa Academy.