Meet Judy

Judy Chapman

Judy Chapman is an Internationally renowned spa designer, creator, stylist and consultant. She has a holistic understanding of all aspects of the global spa and wellness business.

Having worked in numerous destinations including New York, Bali, India, Europe, Singapore, Myanmar and the Middle East, Judy weaves her diverse cultural knowledge, wisdom and intelligence in all that she does


Judy is also the former Editor-in-Chief of Spa Asia magazine, columnist for Wellbeing Australia and author of 4 lifestyle books with Harper Collins Australia and Periplus Publishing Singapore

She has a deep respect and understanding of Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), functional medicine, energy healing, yoga and holistic health and disciplines. Her ‘Ultimate Spa’ book published by Periplus Singapore in 2004, a deep dive into the best of Southeast Asia’s revered healing and medicine systems.

Ultimate Spa by Judy Chapman
Treatment room designed by Judy


Judy creates innovative brand stories for individuals, spas and hotels with an impressive. client list. Just some of her most recent clients include Kintsugi Space, Blue Pearl Bali, Elena Spas, Dewa skincare for Menla and Oneworld Ayurveda to name a few.

With every project, Judy brings her unique combination of expertise and creativity to each project – establishing her a respected designer and thought leader in the industry.

Trend Reports

Judy travels the globe in search of new health and wellness spas, retreats, treatments and technologies. She writes trends reports for outlets including The The Global Wellness Institute and leading media Destinasian magazine and Mindfood and New York’s Venu Magazine


Trend Reports


Judge – Australian Spa & Wellness Awards 2022

Judge – Yale University, Architect Bass Studio sustainable designs mid-term review, October 2019

Co-author and Moderator –  Wellness Sabbatical; Trends 2020 – The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) 2020 annual trends report.

Panel Host – Wellness Trends for the annual Global Wellness Institute (GWI Singapore 2019.

Judge – Asia Spa Awards 2010-2016

Winner of Best Spa in Bali, The Yak – 2008 and 2010

Finalist World Spa & Wellness Awards – 2015


Judy’s working knowledge of spas and the wellness industry is unparalleled. Initially we worked with Judy to help us better our position and market for our Dewa spa as well as innovate our treatment menus. Her creativity and industry knowledge helped improve our business at the spa immensely, we saw revenue profits by a staggering percentage. We are now working with Judy Chapman to co-develop our Tibetan skincare range that will be launched in 2023.
Lynn Schauwecker
Menla Mountain Retreat, New York, USA

Judy Chapman is marvelously adept at her job, bringing her positivity and high-voltage energy to work every day. She is extremely passionate about health, wellness and alternative therapies. Over the years, she has become a sought-after expert for her knowledge. Judy represents the brand at conferences and events across South East Asia. She also traveled extensively throughout the Asia region, developing relationships with our owners, hoteliers, and spa directors. Judy also reviewed our spas, treatments, retreats and retreats on a regular basis. She is also the Spa & Wellness Ambassador for our brand.
Gary Knowles
CEO Karma Group