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What is Spa Tourism?

The term ‘Spa’ is derived from the Latin phrase, Salus per Aquam which means health by water, in ancient time people used to travel to hot or cold springs in hope of effecting cure for some illness. Even in modern times the therapeutic property of water is being used to treat various health disorders. The international Spa Association has defined Spa as” places devoted to overall well-being through a variety of professional services that rejuvenates mind, body and spirit”

Pamper your body, Nurture your mind and Rejuvenate your spirit.

The trend of combining the benefits of a spa visit with a holiday has increased. Awareness regarding the benefits of Healthy eating, nutrition, exercise, beauty, relaxation and pampering is increasing and people love to include those elements in their holidays or purposefully travel to achieve wellness. Either it is visiting local spa or traveling overseas, more and more people are opting to take break from their speedy life to pamper themselves, relax and rejuvenates.

Now a day’s number of Spas and retreat associations are actively promoting and working extensively on the further development of the wellness industry by coming out with specialized spa including eco-friendly spas, luxury spas, romantic spas, pampering spas, stress management etc. In addition to this, to attract more people and satisfy their demands different spas are promoting variety of wellness programmes and treatments including healthy lifestyles, alternative therapies, fitness programs, weight-loss treatments, Detox diets, mineral and thermal skin treatments,  massage and yoga.

What are different Types of Spa ?

Depending upon what your goals are, and what you are looking for in a spa experience, you would like to know about the different types of spa and the treatment\therapies they offer. Below are the primary types of spa with description about the kind of services that you could expect.

Club Spa
A facility whose primary purpose is fitness and which offers a variety of professionally administered spa services on a day-use basis.
Cruise Ship Spa
A spa aboard a cruise ship providing professionally administered spa services, fitness and wellness components and spa cuisine menu choices.
Day Spa
A spa offering a variety of professionally administered spa services to clients on a day-use basis. Day spas offer many of the same services and procedures as cosmetic spas.
Destination Spa
A destination spa is a facility with the primary purpose of guiding individual spa-goers to develop healthy habits.  Historically a seven-day stay, this lifestyle transformation can be accomplished by providing a comprehensive program that includes spa services, physical fitness activities, wellness education, healthful cuisine and special interest programming.
Medical Spa
A facility that operates under the full-time, on-site supervision of a licensed health care professional whose primary purpose is to provide comprehensive medical and wellness care in an environment that integrates spa services, as well as traditional, complimentary and/or alternative therapies and treatments. The facility operates within the scope of practice of its staff, which can include both aesthetic/cosmetic and prevention/wellness procedures and services.
Mineral Springs Spa
A spa offering an on-site source of natural mineral, thermal or seawater used in hydrotherapy treatments.
Resort/Hotel Spa
A spa owned by and located within a resort or hotel providing professionally administered spa services, fitness and wellness components and spa cuisine menu choices. In addition to the leisure guest, this is a great place for business travelers who wish to take advantage of the spa experience while away from home.   In many cases resort/hotel spas also act as day spas for local clientele and may offer special rates for people that live in the community.  If you have a resort/hotel spa in your area be sure to ask if they accept local clientele.
Airport Spa
It is located in an airport and specializes in short treatments aimed at the traveler, like 15-minute chair massage and oxygen therapy. Some also offer longer treatment
Ayurvedic Spa
A Spa in which all treatments and products are natural and it's often used as alternative medicine.
Mobile Spa
A Spa which provides services at home, hotels, or wherever you are.

What are benefits of Spa Tourism?

Stress buster: To day, life has become more stressful with increased career competition and family demands as well. The stress of achieving career goals, financial security, maintaining social status and allocating the required time to family keeps an individual on the toss. The anxiety and stress are significantly responsible for high prevalence of illness in current urban population. With busy schedule and scarcity of time, it has become difficult for an individual to spare some time for oneself. 

Spending time for own: Spa allows an individual to escape from the frenzied pace. It is an ideal place where you disconnect yourself from the world and worries. Spending few hours to few days at spa to pamper yourself will make you relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit.

Suitable options: Today spa offer various treatment packages and options suitable to your time and budget and these options range from De-stress with weekend of hiking and lifestyle programs to an hourly relaxing massage. One can go for a laser – facial for improving aesthetic look or have nutritional advice for staying fit and young, depending on your requirement you can choose an option.

Contact Setu Healthcare to find a best suitable option for you.  As a wellness facilitator, we will help you to choose the best option ensuring your happy journey towards wellness.

Myth about Spa

Who goes to a spa? Aren't they just for the wealthy to get pampered?

Many people think that, the spa is made for wealthy to pamper themselves. However this misconception about spa is rapidly being dispelled. Research is showing that number of people visiting the spa is increased lately as the spa lifestyle is appealing to virtually everyone.

With increased awareness and emphasis on wellness, people are realizing the health benefits of regular spa visits as it can help them to relieve and prevent the health disorders. The peaceful atmosphere and various treatment options help people relieve stress – the root cause of most of current illness. The chemical facial or other aesthetic enhancing treatment boosts the confidence of a person, which is must to survive in today’s competitive life. the spa  packages are highly customized to address the demands of people within reasonable price ranges.

People who think spas are expensive should note that you   can have extraordinary spa experiences regardless of your budget, as spa experiences range dramatically in price.  You can plan a spa get away to a destination spa, vacation at a resort spa, medical spa as per physician’s advice or  a lunch time visit to your neighbourhood day spa…  choice is yours

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