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SPA & Wellness

Redefining “W.O.W” moments: Wonders of Wellness

SPA - 3 simple letters encompassing a very diverse offer

There is not just one unique kind of Spas, which would be characterized by the imperative presence of water treatments, a minimum number of treatment rooms, a relaxation room.

There is a great variety of Spas depending on their:

  • location: urban spas, hotel spas, club spas, destination spas
  • specialization: ethnic massage spas, hair spas, nail spas

One has to admit that some recent « beauty institutes » could deserve to be called SPAS, and some «spas» have such an antiquated equipment and design, that they seem to have lost their reason for being.

More personal definition of SPAs

The 3 letters of the word SPA are often interpretated as Sanitas Per Aqua (health through waters), Sanus Per Aquum (a lexical variation), Sanitas Per Aroma (health through aromatherapy), or even Solace Per Acqua (comfort through waters), we prefer to think that what makes or breaks a SPA is:

  • S for SUSTAINABILITY in order to minimize our footprint on the environment (energy, waste management) and a long-term development strategy with one’s clients, suppliers, community, and team (respect, training, encouragement to fulfill one’s full potential)
  • P for PERSONALIZATION of the client’s experience: with a deep understanding of the client’s needs and desires, in order to deliver optimal satisfaction and mid, to long term results
  • A for the team’s ATTITUDE «professionalism» is to meet your client’s needs and desires, « customer service » is to deliver the unexpected

Spa and Wellness... an essential convergence !

Last but not least, the general public craves more and more for well-being, that it plans its holidays mainly in places or resorts that offer Spas or Health tourism.

Just as some people thought the SPA industry had come to a plateau of development, all spas, hotels, Thalasso therapy and thermal centers, clinics, hospitals, meditation & retreat centers... now have to rethink their offer in order to come up with «WOW» programs (awesome ideas where fun is an integral part of the relaxing experience) so that the clients can experience the 3 «Wonders Of Wellness» : a healthy body, a clear mind and a peaceful heart.

Medical Tourism

Medical tourism is a term that has risen from the rapid growth of an industry where people from all around the world are traveling to other countries to obtain medical and surgical care while at the same time touring, vacationing, and fully experiencing the attractions of the countries that they are visiting. The practice of medical tourism is actually thousands of years old. In ancient Greece, pilgrims and patients came from all over the Mediterranean to the sanctuary of the healing god, Asklepios, at Epidaurus. In the 21st century, low cost air travel has allowed growth of medical tourism to even far off places.

India has tens of thousands of skilled physicians and nurse practitioners. Over the last two decades, the economic boom in India has led to the building of medical facilities & infrastructure that rival the very best that western medical care that the west has to offer. Many of the physicians that practice in these hospitals and clinics have returned (to India) from the U.S. and Europe, leaving behind successful practices.