Baby Spa Instructional Course: Learn to open your own!

This program is available to USA and International clients.

Who have we assisted already?

The Baby’s Castle, Mumbai

Nine, Oman

The Tub, Abu Dhabi

Business name confidential at this time: Peru/Kuwait/Canada/Chicago


Which spas are using our Hoverfish floatation device?

The Tub, Abu Dhabi

Bubbelfun Baby Spa, Belgium

Baby Bubble, South Africa

Business name confidential at this time: Peru/Kuwait/Canada

Who are we?

Kristi Ison is the creator of not only The Hoverfish infant float, but also the first US baby spa, Float Baby (as seen on Shark Tank!). She personally understands your excitement about opening a baby spa of your own. There are many things to know about safety, operations, marketing, supplies, equipment and more. This is why we now offer our extensive online training course for potential baby spa owners.

Our philosophy is to not only provide you with valuable information, but also to serve as your mentor throughout your construction, grand opening, and anytime afterward. Questions will arise and we are happy to assist. We want new baby spas around the world to use the safest practices, best equipment and offer the highest quality customer service so that we can all continue to serve the tiniest of clients in universal good standing.

Benefits of training with us include continued support from experienced staff, cross promotion on Float Baby Social platforms, and recognition as a Certified Float Baby Trained facility which tells your customers you have been trained by the best!

Our Baby Spa Instructional Course* is conveniently made available to you via Skype. Please see an overview of the Course Outline below. The course is personally conducted by Kristi Ison and consists of 10 one hour sessions over a total of 10 business days. The cost is $7,000. She is available to travel to your facility to oversee your soft or grand opening as an additional service and fee. During this time, she can provide recommendations, meet with your staff, run an example class, supervise your staff running class, assist in coordinating media coverage/interviews, and finalize any last minute safety or training items needed prior to your big day! Air and hotel accommodations, plus a $1200/day fee once onsite for consultation (9am-4pm). We have trained many other baby spas and they are very successful today. Below is a brief overview of some discussion topics from our course based on U.S. standards & our personal experience over the past 6 years. Please note: we do not provide Certification for Infant Massage Instruction but we will go over how to successfully implement it into your program. We recommend IAIM for certification needs in your area.


I’m interested, what’s first?

To begin the process of being considered for our course, please submit the form below and Kristi Ison, Founder, will be in direct touch with you to set up a call to discuss further. When we evaluate candidates for this program, we want to be sure that those who take the course are personally and financially ready, and have a business plan in mind. We do not recommend taking this course earlier than 4 months prior to your planned opening date. If you are approved to take the course, an invoice will be sent via PayPal (plus a 4.4% PayPal fee), or you may elect to wire transfer funds. A start date will be mutually confirmed; we have roughly a 3 month waiting list at the moment.

Course Outline

  • Administrative Process

  • Creating your company

  • Insurance

  • Location

  • Leasing

  • Floor Plan/Build Out

  • Expenses

  • Training/Hiring Staff

  • Certifications & Immunizations (no clinical or medical degree required)

  • Taxes, Permits

  • Security

  • Phone Messages

  • Client Payments

  • Marketing/Social Media/Competitors/Soft Opening/Grand Opening

  • Promotion Ideas

  • Customer Service

  • Equipment, Supplies Needed

  • Tubs & Floatation Device

  • Linens

  • Fixed Equipment

  • Technology

  • Cleaning/Sanitizing

  • Shopping List w Suggested Vendors

  • Class Instruction

  • Hoverfish use & training

  • Neonatal

  • Gas, Colic, Reflux, Teething

  • Older babies

  • Typical parent questions

  • Recommended tips/tricks for parents at home

  • Demonstration Doll

  • Oils, Skin Treatments

  • Helpful Policies

  • How to set up your schedule

  • How to organize your staff schedule

  • What You’ll Receive

  • Outlined course agenda with notes

  • A 90 Page Guidelines Reference Manual

  • Certificate of Course Completion

  • Example of Liability Waiver

  • Example of Graduation Certificate for Clients

  • Example of Landlord Work Letter

  • A suggested Shopping List

  • Priority ordering for Private Label items

  • Ongoing support via phone, email or Skype

  • Excluded: Certification in Infant Massage Instruction

*This course does not guarantee the success of your baby spa and is only intended to provide you with our recommendations based on our own business experiences.