About us

“A renewal of the outer self will engage the inner self”
The ultimate state to live in, is one of wellness, growth and enjoyment. “At The Secret, we strive to offer our clients a multi faceted approach to well being – enabling our clients to achieve vibrant health, glowing skin, optimal nutrition and a passion for the blessing that is life!

Carla Von Palace

Carla Von Palace

Carla loves healing and the skin. She obtained an ITEC qualification in Skin Care Therapy, Anatomy and Therapeutic Massage. She opened Carchele at the Victoria Junction and relocated to The Cellars Hohenort Hotel, Constantia at the request of the late Liz Mc Grath. Carla relocated to Franschhoek and decided to start The Secret Wellness – a holistic concept which provides treatments from facial rejuvenation to therapeutic massage, education and nutrition to their clients with the intent of helping them achieve optimum wellbeing.

Athena Adams

Athena Adams

Athena obtained her ITEC Qualification in Cosmetology at Nortlink College in 2009. She worked at various touristic establishments in the Western Cape including La Residence and worked aboard a cruiseliner touring the European Islands in 2013.
Athena is dedicated to wellness and her calm energy, healing hands and gentle spirit soothe many a frazzled soul.

Laura Truter

Laura Truter

Laura Truter is a Finnish-born chef and the owner of The Team Kitchen catering company and The Team Cafe canteen at KWV. By incorporating superfoods and seasonal produce into easy-to-prepare, scrumptious daily meals for the family or for special occasions, Laura aims to promote a sustainable, healthy lifestyle whist creating exciting new dishes in the process.

Allison Adams

Allison Adams

Allison completed her studies in cosmetology at Northlink College and qualified with International Therapies Examination Council (ITEC) in 2016. Allison is passionate about massages, manicures, pedicures, gelish and her waxing is superb. She has experience working at Sorbet.

Dr Leila Sadien

Dr Leila Sadien

Founder and director of Renascent Health, grew up in Cape Town and studied medicine at UCT. After completing her community service at Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto she came home to work as an ER doctor at Vincent Palotti and GP at Medicross Pinelands, while constantly exploring her passion for alternative medicine and furthering her post grad studies in homeopathy, reiki, aesthetic medicine and integrative medicine. She is currently the principle practitioner at Renascent, where she practices Integrative and Aesthetic medicine, she will be consulting monthly in Franschhoek at La Terra De Luc, The Secret Wellness on the first Friday of every month from 10:30 – 5:00pm.

Leanne Steinmann

Leanne Steinmann

Internationally trained Permanent Makeup Technition, 10 years experience. Her focus is to create a subtle and natural look in order to enhance one’s natural features with her treatments. The highest standards of treatment are met and she invests time and care with each client to create their individual look. She specialises in Eyebrows, Lips & eyes

“A renewal of the outer self, will engage the inner self. The ultimate state to live in, is one of wellness, growth and enjoyment.
At The Secret we strive to offer our clients a multifaceted approach to healthy living, enabling our clients to achieve vibrant well being, glowing skin, optimal nutrition, strong, flexible bodies, and a passion for the blessing that is life.”

THE SECRET WELLNESS
PARKING AT VILLAGE GRILL
191 MAIN RD FRANSCHHOEK

THE SECRET WELLNESS STUDIO
LA TERRA DE LUC ESTATE
MAIN RD FRANSCHHOEK