The Fascinating Resort
Spas in Asia: Your Perfect Wellness Retreat
of healing need no passports or borders"
famous quote by Anthropologist Carroll Dunham aptly explains the
unquestioned appeal of a spa in Asia in the minds of health and
fitness enthusiasts globally. With the wellness retreat that spas
in Asia are, more and more people all over the world are learning
to make better choices for their beauty and well-being. Years of
healing wisdom of the spa-experts and spiritual gurus make health
and beauty spas in Asia a haven of natural and organic living. Situated
among the tranquil, tropical splendor of the resorts of Thailand,
Maldives among others, a spa in Asia, offering a medley of pampering
body treatments, massages and other wellness therapies, provides
an unforgettable experience for many.
irresistible Asian spas at resorts and fabulous holiday getaways
are based on the 5000 year-old oriental ayurvedic practices
those are proved to give complete physical and spiritual healing.
In this context, Dunham says, "The traditional systems
of India, Tibet and Mongolia share the same basis of categorizing
imbalances in the body by the three-element system of wind,
fire, water-earth in contrast to the Chinese five element
system". Therefore, holistic ayurvedic treatment inside
Asian health and beauty spas combines specific oils, herbs
and traditional therapies to revitalize this three-element
system and rejuvenate the mind, body and soul in the process.
new and quirky spa treatments (including various signature treatments
offered), they act as several ways to bring deeper healing beauty
into people's lives. Given the stress and strains of the bustling
city life, thousands of urban people (mostly the urban professional
ladies aged between 30 and 50) today are enjoying the ancient therapeutic
treatments of the Asian spas that restore inner calm, aid memory,
balance emotion and rejuvenate the body.
Signature treatments offered inside an Asia resort spa:
With exclusively designed spa products using herbs and oils from
various parts of Asia, an Asia resort spa provides a highly professional
massage service, reviving age-old traditions and techniques. These
Aromatherapy massage offered in an Asia resort spa, with
essential oil blends to help you relax, re-energize.
new treatments, including flower essences, traditional
Chinese medicine, crystals and gem therapy, color, light
and sound filtering through your body in the steam room.
and holistic treatments like Ayurveda, Yoga, Reiki and other
healing sessions, including two ancient Asian therapies, Shirodhara
(used for centuries to restore inner calm and balance to the
emotions) and Udwarthana (used to reduce obesity, strengthen
muscles and refresh the body, promote better skin complexion
by cleansing, exfoliating, toning the skin).
famous cranial therapy, in which gentle movements applied to
the skull and vertebrae balance the circulation of the liquid
that surrounds the brain to release accumulated stress.
kitchen ingredients as the food of your skin: Often, top Asia
resort spas use natural facemasks, ranging from honey facemasks
to papaya masks and sea-salt face-scrubs, natural supplements
and healing herbs.
the past few years, discerning cosmopolitan travelers have indulged
in the extensive range of signature treatments offered by the
top Asia resort spas, especially in Thailand, Bali, Singapore
to recent articles on the Asian resort spas going global, the spa
industry in Southeast Asia helps to pull in millions of international
tourists each year (10 millions a year only for the spas in Thailand).
Over the past few years, countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore
etc. have pulled in high-profile tourists to soak in rose-petal
baths and other luxurious delights of the Asian resort spas.
independent researches have revealed that in 2002 and 2003, Thai
spas attracted 2.6 million international tourists who brought in
about US$85 million in revenue. Researches have also revealed that
the Asian spa industry is growing at around 20 to 30 percent every
year, with a lot of European and Asian visitors. With 80 per cent
of total spa visits generated by international tourists, Thailand
remains the 'apple of the eye' for those in the business of resort
spas. In India, Kerala being the most favored destination for Asian
spas, the enviable destination of the Himalayas also offer the serene
tranquility of the spas in Asia. The leisure, lifestyle and business
traveler can easily rediscover tranquility in the Indian resort
spas, for which the spas are an increasing business in India too.
no wonder, then, that that the tantalizing spa treats have appealed
to the international tourists not only with their Asian aesthetics,
but also with the rejuvenating spa experience that has brought back
radiance to their body and harmony among their body, mind and spirit.
On the whole, the Asian spas have worked as exclusive retreats for
rejuvenation, meditation and for nourishing spiritual mindsets.
Author: Lopamudra Bhattacharya
An aspiring creative
writer in various genres including literature, arts and the media.
Currently working for a web design and application development firm
in Kolkata, West Bengal, India as a content developer. Worked on numerous
SEO copywriting projects on varied themes ranging from travel, hotel
industry, photography, web design and software development to US-based
clubs and network communities. Also worked with a state level NGO
as their trainee communication executive. Presently working on a freelance
basis for a lifestyle magazine named "Exhibit" (published
from Delhi) and contributing articles on women, art, culture, human
interest etc. in various small publication houses. Writing poems and
short stories is my passion.