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About Us!

Making your body and mind feel better.

Looking youthful, vibrant, and awesome always!

Opened in 2013 founder SUMAYA TONDA started the spa in NTINDA with the belief that a premier spa should provide the finest quality services and products in an environment that is inviting and relaxing.

As a woman & locally – owned business, Essence Spa is dedicated to providing every client, individual attention and custom service they expect and deserve. Our spa delivers the utmost relaxation and rejuvenation by utilizing both classic and latest techniques in MASSAGE, FACIALS, WAXING, SCRUB AND SKIN CARE coupled with other spa services.

Our Mission.

To provide a world class Spa experience. A place where beauty, comfort, knowledge, and personalized attention combined to create a totally memorable and rejuvenating experience.

Our goal entails building enduring and rewarding relationships with our clients and community through knowledge and superior.

To bring together the best of the spa, create more job opportunities, build the Essence beauty school, open bigger branches and also create awareness of professionalism in spa’s in Uganda, make essence one of the best spas in Uganda /Kampala.

Caring from
Inside out.

Your wellness experience at essence is literally in the hands of our talented spa staff. We believe in nurturing our employees so that they can deliver first – rate services to our guests. Internally, we refer to it as “Caring from the Inside Out”. It’s one of the reasons Essence is voted the best spa in NTINDA over multiple years.

Our incomparable staff, relaxing spa environs and incredible clients make essence spa lounge.

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Meet Essence founder.


Sumaya Tonda

Meet Essence Spa founder.

A spa requires an uncompromising commitment to first – class expertise and services. but should also  be relaxing and unpretentious escape for its guests – a place where self-care and wellness are truly honored. Asa people person and healer of the body, that’s exactly what essence spa lounge founder SUMAYA does best.

SUMAYA has 10 years of professional experience as a licensed therapist, participating in world spa & wellness convention in South Africa on 2nd September 2018.

Her hands-on expertise has informed the culture, protocols and staff qualifications, thus helping Essence earn the distinction of “Best spa & Beauty lounge 2022-kampala Uganda” and “Best spa in Ntinda. “

Sumaya founded the company in 2013 she serves as a visionary for Essence’s treatment menu, curates the product and retail mix and leads essence culture and training.

She is adventurous  (loves trying out new skills) loves music, exercise and art. She channels her creative juices in essence’s unpretentious style and décor. Just take a look around next time you visit.

Her greatest joy in life is being a business woman and a mom to her two sons she calls ‘Kings’.


Sumaya’s favorite treatments

Essence stress free


Essence founder - Sumaya Tonda picture

Essence diva


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