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Impact on hospitality 8
Wellness Holiday 12
Wellness Holiday 14
Costa Rica 16
The Blue Spa and Suites 18
Czech Republic 20
Original Beer Spa 22
Boudoir Day Spa 26
Biyou Spa 30
Til Spa 36
Castanheiro Boutique Hotel 36
Bali Spa 38
Jumeirah Luxury Spa 42
by Warichsaraporn Pariebsom 42
Traditional Wellness 44
A Traditional Approach to Wellness 46
Blooming Lotus Yoga 52
Thai Massage – A Global Sensation 60
Sabai Spa Peru 66
Lanai Thai Massage and Green Spa 68
Sauna and Steam Rooms – Six Superb Reasons to Enter 70
Kok Oslo 74
Innovative Wellness 78
Trends for the next Decade 80
The Holistic Approach 84
Holistic Wellness 86
NatuneHeal - Holistic Wellness & BioEnergy Therapy Centre 90
SERVICE EXCELLENCE ONLINE FEEDBACK CERTIFICATION & EXPERIENCE STYLE AND DESIGN SUSTAINABILITY AND ECO-FRIENDLINESS MARKETING
The single most important criteria as this
sets the tone and, in some cases, forms
the foundation for the chance of any future
business. Being friendly, open, professional,
patient and caring are all conducive to good
customer service. Staff and owners alike must
set this tone from even before a customer
walks through the door on mediums such as
the telephone, email and social media.
It’s not just customer service that is measured,
it’s also service between businesses and here
at TH awards we always make a note of our
interaction between winners as reference point
for the future should a company be nominated
Being one of the few global independent award
programs online feedback is key marker for our
due diligence. We use a variety of platforms
such as google, Facebook, Linkedin, booking.
com and Tripadvisor, normally going back up
to 12 months to help us establish an in-house
Questions need to be answered such are these
reviews consistently spread in terms of content,
across platforms and date/time? The reason for
any bad reviews?
This criterion is a test of suitability in terms of the
practitioner. In an ideal world the individual(s)
running the treatment or practice should be
both experienced and have all the relevant
certification. However, with many emerging
wellness trends certification may not be easy
to come by or be non-existent, so we need
to consider experience. On the other hand,
individuals starting out may lack experience
but have all the necessary certifications. For us
it’s important to consider the context and find
It is no question that the overall style and
design of a place play an important part in
selecting our award winner. Simply put, first
impressions count, and nothing makes a better
first impression than an aesthetically appealing
setting. We’re certainly not partial to a period
piece of architecture – but whether we’re
judging a relaxing spa or a nature focused yoga
retreat, the checklist remains the same. We
consider factors such as architectural features,
eco-friendly materials, use of spaces, décor
and how the look of the property fits in relation
to the brand.
The health of the planet is one of the single
biggest issues of our generation and it’s
important for nominee’s understand this and
attempt to do their bit. Practices such as energy
conservation, a recycling program, energy
efficient products, sustainable work policies
and locally sourced natural materials are all key
markers that we consider.
In the modern age, a business cannot rely on
word of mouth alone to get their message out
into the world. Social media has become a vital
part of everyday life, we like to see companies
that go the extra mile to engage potential
guests as well as those who visit regularly.
Attractive and user-friendly websites, engaging
social media accounts, brand management
and informative content provide the basis for
judging a company’s use of marketing.
Impact on hospitality
The travel industry in 2020 has been
gravely impacted by the arrival
of Covid-19, and how we all operate
will likely change drastically, at least
until the potential arrival of a vaccine.
Not just because of the imposed
restrictions but the oncoming social
changes that will change the way we
all live. Consumers will be faced with all
new considerations for travel putting
their trust in the systems and measures
the industry establishes to protect
against further spreading of the virus.
A faith which many may not have,
particularly among older travellers
with greater health fears. The industry
must adapt as attitudes and trends
change with people getting more
accustom to social distancing measures.
“The Greatest Wealth
Airports with their densely packed queues of people
passing through security checkpoints and waiting in
terminals will need to establish new systems to keep
their passengers and staff safe. Infrared thermometers,
facemasks and distance markers are already becoming
commonplace. New sanitation measures are being
introduced and staff are keeping passengers separated
wherever possible. Advanced testing is also being
discussed which could form part of a health passports
approving passengers for travel.
Airlines should also be considering how they are going
to operate under the new conditions. Will we start to see
aircraft redesigns for separation and increased personal
space? Concepts are floating around for screens
separating passengers and new seating arrangements.
For the time being, the reduced passenger capacity has
allowed for the separation of mask wearing passengers
with empty seats.
The wellness industry will be subject
to all new cleaning standards with
major hotel brands already establishing
new guidelines on health, hygiene and
safety. All of which should be put on
full display to inspire confidence in
those staying at the property and to
avoid any potentially detrimental trip
advisor scores. This will of course
add to the already significant and
time-consuming cost of cleaning.
Service providers will also facing
new difficulties. There is now an
issue with capacity in popular tourist
locations if crowds are to continue to
be avoided. Those Instagram hotspots
with large groups waiting their turn
to take a photograph in front of the
key attractions they came to see, are
places where social distancing will be
hard to enforce. Tour companies will
likely be putting reduced crowding as
a priority going forward.
Wellness holidays, like spa holidays,
offer pampering and indulgence
but take this to another level with a
greater focus on an individual’s health
both physically and mentally.
The current trend and awareness of the
importance of mental and physical health
has meant that wellness holidays have
become increasingly popular. Wellness
retreats and camps have cropped up all
over the world with some focusing on
specific exercises such as yoga or fitness
and others focused around a broader
range of exercises and health practices.
Wellness holidays can be tailored to focus
on general problems such as stress and
anxiety or specific physical ailments such
as weight loss and detoxification. Fitness
training, dieting, massages, yoga, lifestyle
management, pamper treatments, Pilates,
cultural excursions and so much more fall
under the wellness holiday umbrella. It’s
commonly agreed that a wellness holiday
should always be tailored to an individual’s
Here are a few of our tips to get the most out of
your wellness holiday
- Plan Ahead
- Get Plenty of Sleep
- Practice Self-control
- Prioritise Yourself
- Set your Expectations
- Embrace the Change Post Holiday
We have narrowed down our list of destination for
a wellness holiday to these super destinations;
Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Japan, Nigeria,
Portugal and Thailand.
One of the most biodiverse countries
in the world, Costa Rica has recently
emerged as a wellness holiday hotspot.
The increasing popularity of eco retreats
and nature holidays combined with the
relaxed way of life and warm weather
means, Costa Rica is the perfect tropical
Yoga is one of the most popular wellness
exercises in the world and retreats offer a
superb opportunity to revel in the benefits
of Yoga for weeks on end. The natural
beauty of Costa Rica means it’s perfectly
suited to host retreats. In Costa Rica you
can practice yoga outdoors, on the beach,
in the forests and in the shadow of the
mountains. Free time at yoga retreats
is commonly used to learn more about
the history of yoga and spend time with
likeminded enthusiasts. Most retreats can
arrange accommodation, airport transfers,
activities and meals meaning less stress
in planning and booking.
Costa Rica boasts miles of beautiful sandy beaches which
attract surfers and water sports enthusiasts from all over
the world. Surf camps are extremely popular, they’re great
for beginners or experienced surfers with an array of
courses available. Surf camps are a great place to meet
new friends. Simililary with Yoga retreats accommodation,
transfers and meals can be arranged ahead of time.
A recent trend is the combination of yoga and surf retreats.
The two exercises complement each other in terms of the
benefits for the mind and body. Places like Believe Surf and
Yoga in Santa Teresa and Oshiis Surf and Yoga in Puerto
Viejo de Talamanca Holiday Rentals offer both.
Those interested in a pampered spa experience won’t be
disappointed, Costa Rica is home to many stunning eco
Spa’s. Many of the Eco spa’s offer the treatments and
benefits you’d expect out in the rainforests but with the
added caveat of being eco-friendly and sustainable in
the use of products. Blue Spa and Suites, profiled on the
next page, is a great place to get your fill of excellent spa
treatments in Costa Rica.
La Fortuna, Alajuela, Costa Rica Tel +506 8310 5246 www.thebluecr.com
The Blue Spa
Costa Rica | Private Spa
The Blue Spa and Wellness centre is a natural beauty centre located in La
Fortuna de San Carlos, a beautiful Cost Rican town northwest of San José.
The centre is a tranquil paradise that activates your senses as you immerse
yourself in your treatment of choice. Surrounded by abundant nature and hot
springs, your comfort and well-being here are guaranteed. The staff at Blue Spa
and Wellness Centre are fully trained and dedicated to pampering and offering
guests unforgettable sensory services, experiences and ultimate relaxation.
The Spa uses an exclusive range of
the luxury Costa Rican skin care brand
Biosfera, with a focus on natural
products containing local indigenous
ingredients. Choose from a wide variety
of treatments including manicures,
pedicures, sensory massages including
couples’ massage as well as different
types of tanning sessions.
Experience the true meaning of feeling
and looking good, and the inner peace
that comes with taking care of your
physical and emotional health.
You’d expect the Czech Republic’s
inclusion on this list solely because
the country is home to several world class
rural wellness retreats. And while this
did play a key part in our thinking it was
actually the advent of the countries beer
spas that clinched its place.
Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic,
has a reputation for good quality and
affordable beer. The Czechs are amongst
some of the biggest beer drinkers in the
world and now they also like to bathe
in it as well. Beers spas are a unique
experience and not one to be missed,
especially for those interested in a short
European wellness break.
When at a beer spa you essentially just
relax in a wooden bathtub full of beer
while enjoying an unlimited supply of
beer usually from your own personal tap.
The actual beer used in the bath is more
of a concoction of the ingredients used in
the beer brewing process. It hasn’t been
brewed and there is no alcoholic content,
so it’s not recommended that you drink
the beer in the tub.
There is more to the beer spas than
just relaxing in a tub. Once you’ve
finished you can opt for a rest on a
warm bed of straw to promote the
absorption of all the vitamins and
extracts from the bath, a massage
with beer-based products or even
just to continue to relax and drink the
beer on tap.
Bathing in beer does offer some
therapeutic benefits for the mind
and body. Soaking in beer improves
blood circulation, relieves muscle
pain, unclogs pores and exfoliates
the skin, conditions hair and reduces
We recommend you visit the Original
beer spa, a travel and hospitality
award winner, that operate in two
location in Prague.
110 00 Nové Město, Czechia
Tel +420 252 544 849
Original Beer Spa
Czech Republic | Spa
holiday to Prague wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the very first,
original Beer SPA, that can be found in two popular locations. This is a
unique experience that will definitely produce some unforgettable memories!
This unusual relaxation spa procedure is based on the exclusive use of natural
ingredients, materials, and classic Czech medical treatments. Upon entering the
fully private chamber, sink inside the hand-made, thousand-litre, whirlpool royal
oak tubs filled with the natural extracts used to brew Czech Krušovice® beer.
And while you relax in the hops and barley soak, you have unlimited access to
beer draft for the duration of the experience.
The soak contains high hop oil content,
which contributes to overall vitality
and helps open up skin pores. The high
dose vitamin B and active enzymes in
brewer's yeast, inject vitality and health
into the skin. This amazing concoction
stimulates metabolism, helps remove
harmful substances from the body and
eases fatigue and stress - no wonder it
has long been a symbol of longevity and
Following the soak, you can continue
your relaxation journey by getting in
a traditional hop sauna in an original
barrel-shaped unit. Then spend your
final few moments relaxing laying down
on a special bed of hay!
There is no need for guests to bring
anything with them. The spa provides
everything from cotton towels and
sheets to linen blankets and basswood
slippers. Following your treatment,
your skin will be left looking and feeling
nourished and rejuvenated.
Japan is one of Asia’s top wellness
destinations. Japanese people have
one of the longest life expectancies in the
world and this is partly down to emphasis on
wellness and health. Nurturing and mindful
activities are woven into everyday life, there
is a great focus on stress reduction, fitness,
spirituality and nutrition. Here are 5 ways
you can experience some of the wellness
practices for yourself;
Visit an Onsen
Onsen is the Japanese name for a volcanic
hot spring where you can experience the
therapeutic powers of mineral infused hot
water. These are ingrained in Japanese way
of life and can be found in every region of the
Take a Forest Bath
Confusingly this practice doesn’t involve any
water or bathing. Instead it’s used to describe
time spent appreciating a forest for health
reasons. It’s been shown to reduce stress,
boost immune system and enhance mental
Kintsugi, is the Japanese
art of repairing broken
pottery with lacquer
and then dusting the
cracks with gold to
create an even more
beautiful and valuable
piece than before. The
concept is deeply rooted
in the inner wellness and
balance of our lives. You
should accept flaws and
as it’s what makes you
who you are.
Experience Zen in a Japanese Garden
Japanese gardens are among the best in the world and contain an element of zen.
The best come complete with a babbling brook, a bridge over a pond and minimalistic
landscaping. These are the perfect place for meditation, introspection and enlightenment.
Visit a Day Spa
Tokyo has a day spa scene to rival any city in the world. There are hundreds of Spas spread
out all over the city and you won’t find it too difficult finding a place to suit your needs. We
recommend travel and hospitality award winner Boudoir Tokyo profiled on the next page.
101 Maison kawai, 2-25-3 Jingumae,
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan
Tel +81 3 4520 5033
Boudoir Day Spa
Japan | Spa
In the heart of Tokyo’s extravagant Harajuku district, slighly hidden away
from the hustle and bustle of the city lies Boudoir, one of Tokyo’s most
famous Beauty Salons. With a design that is reminiscent of intimate cabaretstyle
venues, Boudoir draws you in immediately with its intimate, inviting vibe.
Lavishly decorated with heavy drapes and golden-rimmed wall mirrors and with
deep- red dominating the palette, Boudoir offers spacious treatment rooms and
a wide choice of beauty treatments.
Tehy offer a selection of 4 incredible facial treatments guaranteed to invigorate
and replenish tired and aging skin. The famous Guinot Hydradermie Lift ‘a facial
work-out’ targets fine lines and wrinkles with the use of micro-currents to tone
facial muscles. The treatment is completed with an extraordinary Vitamin C
firming mask alongside Vitamins E an F with marine collagen which tightens the
face vertically and horizontally, leaving you with a youthful aura.
The popular Hydraclean consists of
heated electrode use to soften the pores
and simultaneously penetrates the Salic
acid-based gels deep into the skin to
deeply cleanse and rejuvenate your skin.
With a huge selection of Waxing
treatments, both men and women can
enjoy smooth, hair-free skin for at least
3 to 4 weeks, with finer hair growing
back after each session. Having proudly
introduced Brazilian Waxing to Tokyo
back in 1999, they of course offer this
popular treatment too.
Completely transform your nails and
replenish your hands in just one hour
by choosing their Shellac manicure
treatment. No chips, no touch-ups, no
fading: just beautiful looking nails that
last for 2 weeks. If you look at your feet
and don’t like what you see, why not
treat yourself to their signature Shellac
pedicure and leave your toenails looking
gorgeous for about 4 weeks.
For most Nigeria may be a surprise
inclusion on this list. The country
itself doesn’t make the list of top five
most visited African countries let alone
the world. However, once you scratch
the surface you realise Nigeria is the
hidden gem of the wellness holiday
Whether you are looking for a serene
and rejuvenating massage session, a
fitness centre or are visiting for medical
tourism, there are numerous luxurious
& boutique spas, yoga camps, gyms,
hospitals and pharmacies in all regions
of the country.
Nigeria offers countless health and
beauty options. One such fantastic
option is travel and hospitality award
winner Biyou Spa (profiled on the next
page), where you’ll find all your needs
taken care of. They offer numerous
packages, treatments and even an onsite
Biyou Spa is a women’s only establishment so if you are in Lagos and
need a place that also caters to men then look no further than the luxury
Wheatbaker hotel. The hotel is home to a high-quality spa that offers a
range of high-quality therapies.
A big draw with Nigeria is the prices. In general, it’s an inexpensive country
to visit and is ideal for those looking for value from their wellness holiday.
Justice G.B.A Coker Estate,
off IPM Avenue,Alausa Lagos, Nigeria
Tel +234 706 605 7813
Nigeria | Spa
Biyou spa was founded by Joyce Adenike Busari, who is an accomplished
UK CIBTAC certified esthetician and holistic nutritional coach with 15
years experience in the beauty and wellness industry, the spa is strategically
located at Justice Coker Estate off CIPM Avenue, Alausa, Ikeja Lagos and is an
exclusive Women Only Health and Beauty spa that offers a holistic, natural and
alternative approach to weight loss, nutrition and skincare, focusing on positive
reconnection to your inner and outer beauty, using only the finest in naturally
Biyou Spa is made up of highly experienced and professional beauty therapists,
medical aestheticians and holistic nutritionists, whose aim is to meet skincare
and weightloss challenges using the power of nutrition and professional botanical
products to care for our guests from the inside out, which gives excellent results
at all times. All treatments are tailored to meet any individual need, so no two
treatments are alike.
They house the best cosmeceutical brand and
their own indigenous brand “BLAK” a skincare
body line created by their managing director.
They have an excellent and well established
operating systems and procedures to give each of
their guests an unforgettable experience.
Biyou Spa….Love You, Accept You, Be you.
Massage: Swedish massage, Deep tissue
massage, Pregnancy massage, Aromatherapy,
Facial treatment: Deep cleansing facial, Enzyme
peels, Microdermabrasion, Microneedling
Body Scrub: Coffee scrub, AHA brightening
scrub, Moroccan scrub.
Hair Removal: Hot/cold wax, sugar wax
Weight loss Program: They offer several types
of weight loss services using different advanced
technology such as Faradic, ultrasonic cavitation
device, G5 Mechanical massage, Heat diathermy
device and steam/sauna.
Regardless of your choice, Biyou Spa looks to
exceed expectations and provide excellent
Portugal is one of the world’s premier
wellness destinations. The country
boasts an excellent climate, sandy
beaches, beautiful nature reserves, hot
springs, an exciting culinary scene, luxury
spas, surf & boot camps, yoga retreats,
and a laidback atmosphere. There are very
few places in the world that can match
Portugal when it comes to wellness
breaks. Indeed, the famed coastal region
of Algarve is a popular retreat for athletes
looking to recover and reenergise during
the closed season.
Although it was difficult, we’ve managed
to select four things you should do on
your next wellness retreat to Portugal.
Toughen up at a boot camp
Holiday bootcamps have grown in popularity over
the last 10 years. They’re basically holiday retreats
that offer an effective way to get into shape and
lose weight. Camps can range anywhere from a
few days to a month and offer regular exercise
classes and personal training. Most offer nutrition
plans and can arrange accommodation. There
are several to choose from, but we recommend
Prestige bootcamp in Algarve that offer an added
juice detoxing programme.
Bathe in a Hot Springs
Found mainly in central Portugal, the
mineral rich hot springs are a treat. Many
are part of wider establishments meaning
you can expect high-level safety,
specialised therapeutic treatments and
Enjoy the Healthy Mediterranean Cuisine
Portugal’s cuisine is nutritious and varied. Its primarily
Mediterranean which is one of the healthiest diets in the world.
As you’d expect with a coastal country the seafood is a speciality,
but you’ll also find a diet rich in fresh fruit, nuts, vegetables and
olive oil. As with any country there are number of fast food and
processed food establishments, so we recommend going for the
local traditional places.
Visit a Boutique Spa
Portugal is home to
hundreds of spas; many are
part of bigger luxury resorts.
We however recommend
checking out the smaller
more charming boutique
establishments. Til Spa,
part of the Castanheiro
boutique hotel in Madeira, is
a fantastic option for those
interested in innovative,
nature focused and ecofriendly
looking for a good quality
and traditional experience
should look no further than
Bali Spa. Both properties are
Travel and Hospitality Award
winners and profiled on the
Castanheiro Boutique Hotel,
Funchal, Madeira 9000-081 Portugal
Tel +351 969 149 279
Castanheiro Boutique Hotel
Portugal | Spa
THE ONLY SPA IN MADEIRA WITH ORGANIC SEAWEED TREATMENTS BY VOYA
Til Spa is unique in Madeira with organic Voya treatments, wraps with
biological algae and beauty treatments with all the power of the plant universe
in its purest form and in complete harmony with nature.
Its signature treatment TIL LUXURY is a sensory journey through Madeira island
and Funchal, including the Unesco heritage Laurissilva forest.
In a wonderful world of sensations, aromas and touches come into Til Spa and
immerse yourself in the „deep“ ocean, walk through Laurissilva with aromas
full of fennel and eucalyptus, feel the land permeating your skin thanks to our
treatments with clay and basalt stones.
In Til Spa Castanheiro Hotel Boutique
you can enjoy unforgettable and
sensory experiences through Voya face
and body treatments based on certified
organic algae, relaxation massages
with aromatherapy, exfoliations, wraps,
scents like sandalwood for men, mud
therapy, massages for children and
young people, in a world of choices.
An indoor swimming pool with
hydrotherapy circuit, two massage
cabins, a sauna, a Turkish bath and a
relaxation room complete the offer of
They do not use plastics, only wood
TIL SPA is at CASTANHEIRO BOUTIQUE
HOTEL is in the heart of an historic
zone, alongside the Palace of Jesuits,
this four star hotel arose from an
innovative concept blending design,
detailed architectural restoration and a
welcoming atmosphere. With 81 rooms,
it boasts a lap pool where guests will
enjoy panoramic views overlooking the
Bay of Funchal, two steps away from the
main shops, museums, restaurants and
36 bars in the city.
Edifício Vera Sol Unit F, Avenida da Liberdade,
Albufeira 8200-002, Algarve, Portugal
Tel +351 289 588 259
Portugal | The Award for Excellence in Service
The Bali Spa in Algarve promises an exceptional experience, in a private,
personal and welcoming atmosphere. The exclusive treatments at Bali spa
have been perfected in some of the highest-class hotel SPAs in Dubai, including
the 7- star Burj Al Arab.
The spa offers an array of unique beauty treatments that target the face and
eyes. Beauty treatments include cleansing, toning, mask and moisturising. They
deeply purify the skin, leaving it refreshed and invigorated. All clients have free
access to a complimentary steam bath prior to the actual treatment and are
invited to relax on the tranquil balcony following, before they return to the rest
of their day.
There is a wide choice of massage
treatments that help with relaxing the
body and unlocking deeper layers of
relaxation. Massage treatments are great
for stress relief, reducing muscular aches
and pains and contributing to overall
well-being. Therapists can tailor-make
treatments to suit your needs.
If you are celebrating something special,
opt for one of the luxurious wellness
treatments on offer, including the
signature couple’s special massage or the
deluxe Balinese experience complete with
a luxury body wrap, deep tissue massage
A perfect way to top off a massage is with
an exquisite treatment for hands, feet and
nails. Bali spa offers a complete range
of mani-pedi choices for those finishing
touches. It’s no wonder it has recently
won the award for excellence in service!.
Thailand is one of the most popular
tourist destinations in the world. The
country routinely appears on top 10 lists
for highest visited countries. The diverse
landscape and warm weather combined
with affordability means it’s no surprise that
wellness breaks are a common reason to
visit. There are several different aspects to
a wellness holiday, the country is home to
impressive luxurious spa resorts, boutique
local spas, tourist medical centres, fitness
camps, yoga sanctuaries, detox retreats
and historic meditation centres.
A common practice for those visiting
Thailand on a wellness break is to stay
in speciality centres. These are unique
experiences and come in many forms. One
can find yoga sanctuaries, detox and fitness
retreats and unique to Thailand, Muay
Thai Camps. These places offer a great
opportunity to really immerse yourself with
your chosen activity and meet like-minded
people. A big benefit is that the centres can
arrange accommodation, tailored meals,
transfers, visits to local attractions and
Thailand boasts hundreds of luxury spa resorts and pamper
spas. The high-quality service, on site accommodation and
affordability means most people will visit multiple times for a
spa break. Thai massages are renowned the world over and
are not to be missed. One fantastic option is the Jumeirah
Luxury Spa in Pattaya, a travel and hospitality award winner.
Another great option is the secluded and luxurious Sri
Panwa resort home to the world class Cool Spa.
384/155 Moo 12 , Regent Soi 2
Phra Tamnak, Pattaya City, 20150, Thailand
Jumeirah Luxury Spa
by Warichsaraporn Pariebsom
Thailand | Spa
We all have more than enough reason to
want to visit the Jumeirah Luxury Spa
once in a while to indulge our senses.
Sometimes the daily routine can be
unbearable and the JLS spa treatments
is the perfect opportunithy to wash that
away. It is a place where all you have to
do is relax and will be treated like royalty
by their team of World-Class Experts.
Time to let yourself be spoiled!
Jumeirah Luxury Spa live a breathe caring for people and the enviroment,
their belife is in preventative and curative health care through their Spa &
wellness facility. They only use hand picks organic grown products ingredients
and with that are strongly againstagainst animal testing.
JLS is an intimate exclusive luxury organics day spa, Its team has experience
from around all over the world. Plus a family heritage of massage techniques
that makes them unique. JLS is located at a beautiful garden with big trees,
next to the Palace. It is one minuite away from the sea and by the very peaceful
locations of Big Buddha Hill Attractions and Pattaya’s view point on Khao Phra
Tamnak Road. (Palace Road)
Near By Places
– Pattaya view point
– Pattaya Park
– The Sky Gallery
– Big Buddha
– Bali Hai Peir
Its services start with a convenient pickup from your hotel, and you will arrive
in style at the JLS spa for the full memorable massage experience. Enjoy a full
range of facilities, including spacious quiet relaxation areas, a swimming pool,
steam room and Infrared Sauna with lights therapies.
– Swimming Pool
– Steam Room
– Infrared Sauna Lights Therapies
– Spacious Relaxation Area
Approach to Wellness
traditional approach to wellness is
one that relies on using knowledge
and practices developed within various
societies before the era of modern
medicine. In its essence traditional
wellness stands in contrast with modern
scientific medicine. Some methods might
contradict the science on how the human
body works and others haven’t been
tested or can be explained by science.
With this being said; some traditional
methods have been shown by science
to be beneficial. Use of sauna and steam
rooms have a positive impact on skin
health, plant-based diets are strongly
associated with longevity, yoga has been
shown to fight chronic pain, traditional
massages combat muscle soreness and
a recent Harvard study demonstrated the
positive impact of mindfulness meditation
on the brain. Some modern medicine
is based on plant phytochemicals that
have been used in traditional wellness
Part of the interest and
popularity in wellness in
general is the mental health
benefit. So even if a traditional
practice doesn’t have much
scientific standing it may still be
effective in that it can act as an
opportunity to “switch off” and
wellness practices include;
- Sand Therapy
- Sauna and Steam Rooms
- Thai and Balinese Massages
- Chinese Herbology
Yoga is probably the single most popular
activity when it comes to wellness. Yoga,
in all its various styles and poses, is renowned
the world over for its wide range of benefits.
The attraction in part is also down to the fact
that you don’t have to be a yogi or expert to
reap the benefits, all you need is a bit of space
and the right attitude. Yoga is for everyone.
The history of yoga can be traced back over
5000 years to Northern India. Yoga was first
mentioned in ancient sacred texts known as
the rig Veda, although the exact meaning and
definition of yoga wasn’t quite clear back then.
The first systematic presentation of yoga
was defined by Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutras. This
text led the way for the practice of yoga to
be split into eight parts also known as the
“eight limbed path”, a guide to the steps and
stages to obtaining Samadhi or enlightenment.
Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutra influence is still present
today in most modern styles of yoga and many
credit Patanjali as the father of modern Yoga.
Centuries later yoga was further developed to focus more on the physical body
as the means to achieve enlightenment. This led to the creation of Tantra yoga,
a sort of revamping of the ancient Vedic spiritual practices. Tantra yoga uses
techniques to cleanse the mind and body. The techniques are what we primarily
think of when it comes to yoga known as Hatha yoga.
In the first half of the 20th Century Yoga schools began to open all over India
and the works of yogis T. Krishnamacharya and Swami Sivananda were strongly
promoted. Krishnamacharya is considered by many to be one of the most
influential yoga teachers of the 20th century and a pioneer of modern Hatha
yoga. Yoga began it’s rise in global popularity in the latter half of the 20th century
when Indra Devi opened a yoga studio in Hollywood in the late 1940’s.
The goal of yoga is spiritual enlightenment, awareness and
liberation. On the way to achieving this however one can enjoy
numerous physical and mental health benefits. These include;
- Stress Reduction – Research has shown that regularly
practicing yoga can decrease the secretion of cortisol, the
hormone primarily responsible for stress.
- Positive Mood – On the flip side to reducing stress, doing
yoga can result in increased levels of serotonin, the hormone
responsible for putting you in a happier state of mind. It is
said that just 15 minutes of yoga a day can change your brain
chemistry and put you in a better mood.
- Increased Energy – Regular yoga practice will awaken the
main energy centres (Chakras) in your body and certain
poses encourage effective energy circulation
- Improved Flexibility and Core Strength – Regular yoga
practice will stretch, strengthen and tone your muscles.
- Better Breathing – Deep calm breaths are an essential part
of yoga practice. Techniques (called Pranayama) focus on
breathing slowly from the pit of your stomach to the top of
your lungs. The result is increased lung capacity and more
Improved Heart Health – Studies have shown that regular yoga
sessions may lower blood pressure, slow the progression of heart
disease, lower cholesterol and reduce several risk factors for heart
disease. Stress is one of the contributors to heart disease and as
mentioned above yoga can reduce stress.
We recommend taking up yoga in combination with other healthy
lifestyle factors such as diet to really benefit from improved heart
Br. Mawang Kaja, Lodtunduh,
Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Tel +62 21 29553600
Blooming Lotus Yoga
Indonesia | Yoga School
Blooming Lotus Yoga has been an established global leader in yoga training
for over 10 years. This world-class yoga center offers a spiritual and
holistic approach to yoga that integrates the mystical and authentic yoga of the
Vedic tradition with contemporary research into body/mind dynamics to meet
the needs of modern yoga students. With thousands of students worldwide,
Blooming Lotus Yoga offers ongoing yoga retreats, yoga teachers training
certification courses and silent meditation retreats on the beautiful island of Bali,
The founders of the yoga school, Lily Goncalves and Ramananda Mayi, have
spent decades studying and practicing yoga and meditation in the ashrams and
monasteries of India, and carefully select and train the schools new generation
of teachers so that they may share the wisdom of yoga with authenticity and
Whether you are a beginner who
wants to develop a strong foundation
in asana, an intermediate student that
wishes to deepen your practice, or
someone who is ready to teach yoga
to others, Blooming Lotus Yoga offers
unparalleled training in the sacred arts
of asana, breathwork and meditation,
with remarkably skilled teachers in an
idyllic, tropical paradise.
Set in a majestic location just 15
minutes south of Ubud, Southeast
Asia largest yoga hub, the fully
equipped yoga resort has in-house
accommodations in 8 luxury villas
with 13 rooms, an organic and vegan
restaurant, and a spa for holistic
Their popularity and world-wide
appeal developed due to their unique
and innovative approach to yoga
training that is grounded in tradition
yet adapted to the modern age so that
students may have the best of both
worlds. They focus on empowering
students with the essential principles
of the hatha, vinyasa and restorative/
yin styles of yoga asana, as well as
teach workshops where you can learn
advanced body/mind strategies to live
a healthier and more balanced life.
If you’re looking for a nurturing
sanctuary where you can practice
yoga with like-minded souls on a
journey towards better health and
self-discovery Blooming Lotus Yoga is
a perfect choice for your next wellness
The idyllic location, luxurious
accommodations, healthy food,
holistic spa and expert guidance make
it easy for everyone to learn and teach
the noble art of yoga and meditation
so that they may live more inspired,
compassionate & enlightened lives.
Author of “The Way of Oneness”
and “Awakening the Bliss of Being,”
Ramananda has inspired the
awakening of the spiritual heart of
thousands of students through the
wisdom of traditions of Yoga, Tantra &
Vedanta. A natural-born mystic, he is
the founder of Blooming Lotus Yoga
and Bali’s yoga lifestyle magazine Bliss!
Bridging the gap between the wisdom
of the ancient sages with the modern
age, Ramananda is an advocate of
selfless service, devotion, meditation
and contemplation as a means of
promoting world peace. He currently
spends most of his time in his jungle
hermitage in Bali or in the ashrams
of South India and emerges out only
twice a year to teach intensive yoga
training courses and silent meditation
retreats at Blooming Lotus Yoga.
Ramananda Mayi Interview
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself
After spending many years traveling through
India learning from various masters of yoga
and meditation, I was guided to Bali where
the profoundly spiritual culture of this island
welcomed me with open arms. I now teach
yoga & meditation to help others find inner
peace & greater balance in their lives.
2. What led you to open Blooming Lotus
My soul-mate Lily and I founded Blooming
Lotus Yoga with the intention of sharing the
ancient wisdom of yoga in the modern age in
a simple and easy to understand way. Our aim
is to empower every person that comes to us
to learn asana, breathwork, meditation & yogic
philosophy as a means to purify the body/mind
so that the remembrance of their own Divinity
3. Who is attracted to your yoga center?
Blooming Lotus Yoga attracts yoga lovers from around the world.
Our yoga retreats are for both beginner and intermediate students
that wish to deepen their practice, while the yoga teacher training
courses are more for intermediate or advanced students that wish
to share the gift of yoga with others.
4. Where did the name Blooming Lotus Yoga come from?
The lotus flower is an ancient symbol of enlightenment and
represents the opening of the human heart to its fullest potential.
In our spiritual and holistic approach to yoga, postures are just the
beginning of a journey towards self-discovery that ultimately leads
to the development of wisdom and compassion for all living beings.
5. The Yoga Retreats caught our judges’ attention. What was
the idea behind them?
The yoga retreats were designed to help students develop the
skills they need to practice yoga with confidence on their own once
their retreat is over. In the yoga retreats, we share transformative
techniques that can help students develop mastery over the body
and mind so that they can live healthier and happier lives.
Tagliaferro Business Centre, Ground floor,
14 High Street, Tas-Sliema SLM1551, Malta
Malta | Yoga School
Freemyme is an exciting health and wellness studio on the island of Malta,
which offer a range of fitness activities both in person and online via
Zoom. By downloading the innovative Freemyme app, customers can view the
timetable and book sessions, view ongoing promotions, as well as view the
studio’s location and contact information. The app also provides links to the
studio's social platforms.
Customers are spoiled for choice when it comes to fitness classes. There are
body sculpting and HIIT sessions, Pilates and different styles of Yoga classes, all
For those customers too busy to prepare
healthy and delicious calorie-counted
lunches and dinners, Freemymeal is
just the perfect added bonus. Freshly
prepared lunch and dinner with either
low or high-calorie content delivered
to your door. With a choice of Balanced
and Vegetarian dishes and the option of
1 week or 4 week sign-up, eating healthy
has never been more convenient. And as
a gift, Freemymeal subscribers get to train
with the studio for free!
Freemyme has generated not only a
reputation for having the best workouts
and most popular yoga practice on
the island but also a strong sense of
community and welcoming atmosphere,
which can only be built from genuine
belief and passion
Due to the current pandemic restrictions,
all classes take place online via Zoom. With
a daily, weekly or monthly pass, customers
can have access to ALL online classes
from the comfort of their own home.
Tell us a little bit about yourself
We are two business partners with very different
backgrounds, we met more than 10 years ago and built
a very strong friendship which we believe has been the
key to be able to work together.
Barbara’s background is in marketing, in fact, she has
been working in the past 10 years as Marketing Director
for several multinational companies. She is also super
passionate about sport, fitness, and in particular, yoga,
which lead her to become a yoga instructor and teach
both at freemyme and online.
Tony has a background in tech and events. When
Barbara decided it was the perfect place to make her
dreams come true and create the ultimate fitness
studio, the only partner she had in mind was his superskilled
friend. Today the manage the most innovative
fitness studio in Malta, with over 20 classes per day,
and more than 2,000 active customers.
What led you to open Freemyme?
Definitely friendship, and the strong belief that they
could create the best fitness experience in Malta,
thanks to a mix of fitness, marketing, and business
Who would you say is your
Our target market is anyone, at any
age, who is willing to create and
maintain a healthy lifestyle, filled
with movement, good vibes, and
surrounded by a community that
shares the same values. It might
take time to find your own recipe to
become the best version of yourself
and our aim is to be a support for
anyone willing to take this path.
Where did the name Freemyme come from?
We believe that when you are in control of your wellbeing
and of your health and it becomes your lifestyle you are free,
and freedom is our highest achievement in life. Our aim is to
help more and more in finding the lifestyle that is perfect for
them and that can allow them to find maximum freedom and
satisfaction in life
The Freemymeal caught our judges’ attention.
What was the idea behind it?
Food and diet play a major role in anyone’s health,
and we decided to adopt the same approach that was
successful with exercise to diet: we make everything
ready for our customers. With freemymeal you can
order your meal plan, and every day we deliver at
your door healthy, delicious meals that are calorie
counted… So that training and dieting become easy,
super fun, and above all super effective.
A Global Sensation
Thai massage is a global sensation; in 2019
it was added to the UNESCO cultural
heritage of humanity list and is extremely
popular with many people all over the world.
Practitioners and centres specialising in Thai
are amongst the most common nominees for
the travel and hospitality awards and come
from all corners of the globe. Indeed, winners
profiled in this chapter come from far afield as
Peru, Germany and Canada.
A Thai massage is a traditional practice
originating from Thailand and is said to
be thousands of years old. Thai massage
combines acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic
principles and assisted yoga poses. Unlike
traditional western, Swedish or shiatsu
massage techniques where an individual is to
lie on a bed, in a Thai massage the receiver
lies on the floor and actively participates in
the massage. Normally in a variety of yogalike
positions combined with deep static and
rhythmic pressures. Sessions can last up to
two hours and may include pulling fingers,
toes, ears, cracking knuckles and walking on
the recipients back.
It is recommended that after a Thai massage you rest and drink plenty of water. Even though you may feel relaxed, muscles
have been worked, stretched and prodded. There are no guidelines on how often you should have a Thai massage.
Benefits of a Thai Massage
– Easing of Muscle and Joint Pain – The use of pressure,
stretching and kneading on the body helps release
muscle tension, enhance range of movement on joints
and alleviate muscle spasms.
– Improved Blood Circulation – The use of stretches in
Thai massage means it promotes the circulation of
blood which can have a host of health benefits such
as efficient organ functioning and boosted immune
– Increased Energy – Research has shown that Thai
massage can increase people’s energy levels. Thai
massage is based on the notion of energy lines and
that tight muscles cause blockages within these lines.
You can open or unblock energy lines by physically
stimulating the muscles.
– Reduced Stress – Thai massage has been found to
reduce stress. The release of muscle and nerve tension
result in a heightened sense of wellbeing and optimum
– Customisable Therapy – If someone wishes, they can
work with a therapist on a specific area of the body. A
well trained and professional practitioner can focus on
areas with increased intensity or lighter touches.
A Thai massage can be taken one
step further with the use of Luk
Pra Kob or Thai Herbal compress.
Luk Pra Kob is the pressing of a
herbal ball on the body for the
purpose relieving muscular pain
and exfoliating the skin. The herbal
ball is made up of a blend of herbs
which are wrapped in unbleached
cotton and heated in a steamer. The
hot compress is then applied to the
body, the heat releases essential
oils of the medicinal herbs inside
the ball, allowing them to penetrate
the skin. It is recommended not to
shower for a few hours after the
treatment in order to fully maximise
the benefits of the herbal oils.
201, 4851 Westwinds Dr NE,
Calgary, AB T3J 4L4, Canada
Tel +1 403 483 2715
Canada | Thai Spa
Sabai Thai Healing Spa are a family-owned spa with genuine roots and
masterful training from their home of Thailand. They are the only spa in
Calgary that uses the ‘Herbal Ball Compress’, which are made 100% from organic
herbs. Offering authentic Thai Massages and Acupuncture treatments in a zenlike
ambiance for the client to achieve a relaxing experience. They have won the
2020 Top Choice Awards for Best Message Therapy Clinic in Calgary! Their goal is
to continue providing massages that are tailored to suit their client’s preference.
Services range from 60 minutes to 2 hours, but guests are more than welcome
to stay longer and enjoy a cup of soothing herbal tea after their treatment. They
are a customer-orientated clinic and they strive to bring to you the best healing
massage. Visiting them will leave you with your optimism recharged.
Centro Comercial El Polo 2 Segundo Piso,
El Polo 670, Santiago de Surco 15023, Peru
Tel +51 986 681 863
Sabai Spa Peru
Peru | The Award for Excellence in Treatments
As you step into the warm, inviting salon of Sabai Spa in Lima, you are
instantly transported to the Land of Smiles itself. Exquisite Thai scents and
authentic relaxing Thai music fill the air as you are greeted and offered a cup
of delicious tea as is customary in traditional Thai massage parlours. Once you
choose your treatment, your Thai masseuse will give your feet a much-deserved
bath before ushering you to the massage room.
The traditional Thai massage is unlike most standard European forms of
bodywork. It is cultivated and protected by the Kingdom of Thailand through the
famous Wat Pho temple in Bangkok when the system was first established in
1782. All massage therapists at Sabai are trained in this method. This ancestral
healing technique combines digipresion and assisted yoga positions that aim to
relieve muscle pain and tension and improve blood circulation. Thai massage will
certainly leave you relaxed, calm and invigorated at the same time!
Foot Reflexology massage is another
highly popular type widely famous in
Thailand. The technique stimulates
specific pressure points in the feet and
legs that directly connect to other parts of
the body helping to detoxify and to reduce
tension and fatigue.
Other divine options include the Head
and Shoulder massage as well as the Hot
Compress massage with Thai medicinal
herbs in the compress, heated with steam,
that helps your tense muscles to relax.
The Spa also offers specialised massages
for seniors and runners who need relief.
Bierpohlweg 159, 32425
Tel +49 571 43435
Lanai Thai Massage
and Green Spa
Germany | Eco-Friendly Spa
Experience incredible wellness with all your senses at Lanai Nature Thai
Massage Spa. At Lanai, you will receive professional treatments in a
stunning setting with incomparable ambience. It is surrounded by nature and
lush greenery and this enhances the calming experience of your treatment of
Lanai has been providing expert Thai massage treatments for 3 decades. Thai
massage works by gently stretching tendons, ligaments and muscles in a way
that allows the body to completely relax. The targeted Thai massage grips
also improve the flow of energy in the body. Headaches, fatigue and similar
complaints can be significantly alleviated. Blockages are released and overall
well-being is restored.
At Lanai you can also try a therapeutic
steam bath that strengthens the immune
system, stabilizes the heart and circulation
and regulates the skin's water balance.
The aromatic steam clears the airways
and strengthens breathing.
Experience our state-of-the-art Whirlpool
treatment. Hydrotherapy has long been
used with great success. The pleasant
hydromassage has a demonstrably
positive effect on your overall well-being
due to the combination of water and heat.
Gentle floating in the water has shown
to relieve joints, spine and ligaments and
helps reduce pain and inflammation.
Due to the current world pandemic, we
have taken strict measures in line with
the German Health authorities. We use
professional cleaning and disinfecting
equipment on a daily basis so customers
can rest assured that our hygiene
standards are nothing less than perfect.
Sauna and Steam Rooms
Six Superb Reasons to Enter
Both Saunas and steam rooms are
built on the concept of using heat
to encourage wellness.
For thousands of years sauna’s and
steam rooms, they have been utilised by
mankind for their health benefits. 3000
years ago, Mayans used sweat houses to
recover and help cure ailments. Japanese
bathhouses have a rich history of using
natural hot spring steam baths to help
the sick. Traditional Turkish steam rooms,
more commonly known as hammams, are
famous for using a moisture filled heat
and a post soak body scrub. A Finnish
sauna is the most recognisable type of
and uses dry heat. Finnish Saunas have
wooden interiors, temperature controls
and include rocks that absorb and give off
An alternative, more modern option is an
infrared sauna. This kind of sauna uses
infrared lamps to warm your body directly
instead of heating the air around you.
To take the sauna experience one step further,
Kok Oslo (a travel and hospitality award winner),
offer a unique floating sauna experience where
you can follow up soaking in the heat with a
cold Fjord bath.
Whichever way you look at it the use of saunas
and steam rooms are clearly valued. If these
aren’t part of your usual wellness routine here
are six reasons why you should consider adding
A “Healthy Sweat” – Cleansing the Skin
Deep sweating induced in a sauna or steam room cleanses the skin.
Sweating flushes out toxins through pores and rinses bacteria out
of the epidermal layer. This improves the capillary circulation while
giving the skin a softer look.
The sweating process requires a notable amount of energy and you
will burn more calories in a sauna or steam room than you would
sitting anywhere at room temperature. However, this should only be
considered as one of many weight losses tools in your arsenal.
Not an obvious reason, but it’s worth thinking about when you
consider some of the great civilisations who value heat as a
treatment. In addition to those mentioned above Romans, Greeks,
Victorians and the Indus Valley civilisation were big on steam
baths. Native Americans used hot vaper baths to treat illnesses and
Hanjeungmak, a Korean sauna, is found to have been invented in the
15th century. The rich history does make you think they were all on
Muscle relaxation and
There are three ways using a
Sauna and steam room can aid
muscle relaxation and recovery.
The first is that the heat causes
your body temperature to rise
which in turn causes blood
vessels to dilate and increase
blood circulation. The increased
blood flow speeds up the body’s
natural healing processes.
The second is that the heat
causes your body to release
endorphins which have a
mild “tranquilising effect” and
minimise joint pain and soreness.
The third way is that the sweating
releases a toxin known as lactic
acid thus promoting muscle
Bathing in a sauna and steam room has been
shown to reduce cortisol levels and simulate the
production of Serotonin. Cortisol is a hormone
released when were stressed and high levels can
lead to several health issues whereas serotonin is
known as the “happy hormone” and makes us feel
Saunas and steam rooms are generally considered
private areas for personal relaxation and solitude.
However, they can easily be utilised as a social
activity, shared with family and friends. The
environment is the perfect place to have a quite
Norway Tel +47 934 00 522 https://www.kokoslo.no
Norway | Sauna
Kok is a unique sauna company located in Langkaia in downtown Oslo, on
the west side of Bjørvika. Unlike the more traditional experience, Kok offers
customers the opportunity to enjoy the revitalizing combination of steaming
sauna and refreshing fjord baths all year round- on one of their floating boats!
The sauna boats are wood-fired with efficient and clean burning wood stoves
and have large windows that let in a lot of light. While immersed in bliss, guests
can enjoy stunning views of the Fjord and Oslo Opera House
Kok consists of 5 sauna boats so guests are spoilt for choice. Arriving at Langkaia,
one of the pleasant sauna masters welcomes guests onto the floating boat.
Before boarding the boat, there are changing rooms and locker facilities where
guests can store their belongings.
The sauna master, who is also a trained
lifeguard, is the boss of the boat and is
there to be helpful and ensure guest
safety is the top priority. During the
experience, guests have the opportunity
to leave their troubles behind, sit back,
relax and enjoy the tranquillity in this
small urban bubble. The sauna masters
are great photographers and always on
hand to take Insta-worthy snaps of this
Some guests prefer booking single
seats, while others choose to rent the
whole boat privately. For an ultra-special
experience, Kok recommends the fjord
cruises: various tours among the islands
in the Oslo fjord before anchoring in a
bay for a refreshing dip in the sea.
Meditation is the practice of using a technique to train
attention and awareness so one can achieve a mentally
clear, stable and emotionally calm state. Meditation can reduce
stress, anxiety and depression as well as increase self-peace,
perception and wellbeing.
A 2017 meta-analysis on the effects of meditation found that
practices had a small to medium influence on self-reported
and observable outcomes relating empathy, compassion and
The most common way people meditate is to sit down usually on
the floor, in a quite place, close eyes and relax breathing. Once
in this position there are few different types of meditation you
can undertake. Love-Kindness or Metta meditation is used to
cultivate an attitude of love and kindness towards everything
including sources of stress. Mindful meditation is a form of
meditation that urges one to remain aware and present in the
moment. The goal of transcendental meditation is to breathe
slowly and rise above a person’s current state of being.
Finally, Kundalini yoga is an active form of meditation that blends
movement with deep breathing. This can improve physical
strength, reduce pain and improve mental wellbeing.
There are numerous other forms of meditation, if you wish to
find out more check out https://www.mindful.org/category/
BLUE CINQ POINT Bld.C-B1,
5-3-18 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Japan | Holistic Spa
Tel +81 03-3287-5519
LDetox orem Ipsum your mind and body at Medicha, a meditation studio for the modern age
located in Tokyo’s Minato City. Unlike anything you have experienced before, this
is a unique style of meditation which combines art and Japanese tea as well as audiovisual
means to detox your whole being by giving all your senses a luxury treatment.
This exclusive 80-minute program consists of 4 stages each designed to take place in a
different room. During the first 2 stages, you alternate between a minimalist, bright room
and a dark space that is wrapped in a starry sky. While immersing yourself in sound and
lighting, release your five senses by putting aside your thoughts and emotions to prepare
a mindful self for the next stage
Stage 3 is the main guided meditation carried out in a bamboo dome. Learn to build inner
skills and reflect while enjoying calming scents. During the final stage, treat yourself to a
cup of tea in a modern tea room, with utensils and surroundings crafted by local artists.
During this time, gather and integrate the vivid emotions and thoughts you felt during
Trends for the
The wellness industry is one that’s always
striving to innovate and move forward. In
today’s health conscious and technologically
advanced world, the next big thing isn’t too far
away. This represents an amazing opportunity
to help the world and make financial gain. It may
well be that the next big innovation is already
here and is waiting to be “discovered”. Yoga
for example had been around for thousands of
years before being rediscovered in the second
half of the 20th century.
With this in mind, we pick out some of the current
wellness practices we believe will flourish over
the next decade.
This is a technique where the body, or part of the
body, is exposed to extremely cold temperatures
for a short time and it’s most effective when
used regularly. The benefits of cryotherapy
include reduced nerve irritation and migraine
symptoms, endorphin release to help mood and
improved antioxidant levels which can reduce
certain disease risk and treat inflammation.
Cryotherapy is new so the full benefits and risks
are not understood. Traditionally cryotherapy
has been popular with professional athletes,
but centres are cropping in many major cities
making the therapy more accessible.
Plant Based Diets
A plant-based diet is one that consists of eating
mostly or entirely foods derived from plants.
Plant based diets have been associated with
longevity, reduced risk of disease, lower blood
pressure, normal BMI and lower cholesterol. In
recent times the number of plant-based eaters
and high-profile proponents of the diet has
increased. As has the production and sales of
meat free alternative to popular foods.
Keep in mind however simply cutting out or
down on animal products isn’t enough you still
need to be cautious of plant based “junk food”,
processed sugars and vitamin deficiencies.
We expect the number of plant-based eater
to only increase especially when you consider
the environmental, sustainability and ethical
benefits of adopting such a practice.
Cannabidoil | CBD
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally
occurring cannabinoid derived from
the cannabis plant. THC, the chemical
responsible for the stoned or high
feeling associated with cannabis,
isn’t present in CBD meaning its use
is purely wellbeing related. The use
of CBD has really taken off in recent
times, owing it’s rise in popularity,
in part, to the legality of cannabis in
certain states of America. Its use is
only expected to increase as many
more states and European countries
CBD can be taken as an oil droplet,
in a capsule, edibles, vapours and
skincare products. Benefits of CBD
consumption are pain relief, reduced
anxiety and depression, cancer
symptom alleviation and improved
brain health. Like Cryotherapy the use
of CBD is new, and we still have a lot
The Four Day Work Week
Currently the norm for a work week is Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
and although some companies offer flexible work hours, five-day
work weeks are still standard. Four-day work weeks however are
the future, studies have shown that working four days a week lead
to a decrease in stress and increase in overall work satisfaction
as well increased productivity and reduced environmental cost
despite working the same number of hours.
LED Light Therapy
LED light therapy or light emitting diode therapy is a form of skincare
treatments that uses blue and red wavelengths of light. Blue is used for
acne treatment while red is for anti-aging. LED’s do not contain ultraviolet
rays so are perfectly safe for regular use.
LED light therapy has been shown to help treat acne, reduce inflammation
and promote anti-aging affects. It’s suitable for all skin tones and results
can be observed from just a single session.
LED light therapy is a tool we expect to be used increasingly by beauticians
and aesthetic skin treatment centres.
Holistic health, often confused with alternative
medicine, is a way of life rather than a set of
treatments and therapies to heal specific ailments
and issues. The approach is centred around the
person as a whole and their interaction with their
Holism is the theory that part of the whole cannot
be understood or even exist independently
without reference to the whole itself. Essentially
the whole is great than the sum of its parts.
This can be applied to many disciplines and has
been used in understanding human wellness for
centuries. Principles of holism were practiced
by Hippocrates in ancient Greece, early Islamic
age approaches to health focused on combining
spiritual health with biological medicine, both
traditional Ayurveda and Chinese medicines
emphasise the importance of a whole.
Today there are five key components to holistic
wellness that when treated individually come
together for holistic wellness on a deeper level
allowing for more healthy and joyful way of living.
These are physical, emotional, intellectual, social
and spiritual health.
This is what most people think
of when it comes to health.
It’s important because issues
with physical health, unlike the
other components, are normally
accurately measured and
tracked meaning problems can
be addressed directly through
specialists. Physical exercise,
sleep and nutrition all play a part
in the quality of physical health.
Intellectual health refers to
our cognitive abilities and how
our brains function. This varies
greatly from person to person and
depends on interest, what may
be intellectual stimulation for one
individual may bore another. The
focus is on being regularly engaged
on a cognitive level, this doesn’t
necessarily have to come from a
book or lecture as you may think.
Learning a new skill, engaging in
an immersive conversation with
someone different, watching a
documentary and visiting a new
place are all conducive to good
Traditionally emotional health
has always been overlooked
in favour of physical health. In
today’s world however, with
the increasing significance
of mental health, the ability
to engage in emotional selfregulation
is considered vital.
Often our emotional state
can often affect our physical
health and the health of
those around us. Emotional
self-regulation allows us
to recognise, identify and
define our emotions and their
triggers. Common ways you
can support your emotional
health is to seek out therapy,
meditation, stress reduction
habits and by using a journal
to understand your thoughts
This refers to the state
of one’s personal social
network. Deep connections
with family, friends and
community have often
shown to be key to one’s
happiness. A strong social
network gives us a sense
of belonging and we as
humans are social beings,
looking to engage in
positive social interactions.
Toxic relationships have
been shown to harmfully
effect both physical and
emotional health. You can
improve your social health
by making time for the
people you connect with,
get involved with local
community and not being
afraid to walk away negative
This is the most difficult to define and varies the most. For one
person this could mean their connection with god and prayer,
to another it may be a weekly visit with a spiritual medium,
to someone else it could be regular practice of yoga and
meditation. Spiritual health should focus on how you connect
with your inner soul and the world around you.
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NatuneHeal - Holistic
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New Zealand | Holistic Health and Spa Centre
Tel +64 4-471 2347
NatuneHeal Holistic Wellness & BioEnergy Therapy Centre was
founded in 2018 with an enlightened vision in mind: to offer unmatched
Holistic Health & Spa Services using a combination of modern and ancient
traditional techniques. Their enthusiasm and scientific approach has enabled
them to design customised solutions with negligible side effects. By merging
Eastern & Western approaches, they want to achieve the best health outcome
for many that suffer from modern chronic “dis-eases”, including stress.
They are pioneers that make a sustained effort to understand the true causes
of dis-ease, rather than temporarily masking its symptoms. Everything in their
Centre (e.g. physical layout and decoration, atmosphere, customer interaction,
services) has been designed to reduce stress and create an ambience of peace
for your utmost relaxation and true healing.
At NatuneHeal, they have moved from a
purely biochemical focus to a combined
one that incorporates BioEnergy Medicine,
so that they can assist you to fully restore
your natural harmonic resonance. Their
methods include Traditional Chinese
Medicine, Ayurveda, Bioenergy Scanning,
Biofeedback Resonance, Flotation and
Ozone Therapy, Quantum Energy Healing,
Sound Therapy, and Vibrational Medicine.
When a higher and healthier bio-frequency
is re-established in a detoxified, nutritious
and microbially balanced body, stress
dissipates, and illness either does not
manifest or may be completely resolved.
At their modern, personal, private and
discreet health oasis, Dr. Weller and
his professional team of therapists are
enthusiastically awaiting to take you and
your loved ones back to full health and
Visit them for a guaranteed improvement
in your health and healing without
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