Here’s an interesting article I found in Fortune by Sheridan Prasso (whom I’ve had the opportunity to work with at L’Oreal) about the revival of the spa industry in Asia. I can attest to that! Who says we can’t get enough of Thai massages, Balinese massages, Malay urut, Indian ayurvedic and Japanese shiatsu massages??
Fortune – By Sheridan Prasso, Fortune contributing editor
August 21, 2009
Healthy living is back in style in Asia, which means a revival of ancient Asian wellness techniques – and an explosion of spas.
HUA HIN, Thailand (Fortune) — Yue-Sai Kan — one of the most recognizable women in China with a cosmetics empire and her own TV show — often needs to get away from the grueling pressures and polluted skies of Shanghai and Beijing, where she lives.
Her refuge of choice? A health spa in Thailand called Chiva-Som. “The service is amazing, and the food is amazing, too,” she says of the wellness center in the beach resort town of Hua Hin, where patrons are offered lemongrass tea all day as a diuretic and eat only healthy salt-free, oil-free, sugar-free food. “I go sometimes more than once a year, from three days to 12, depending on what time I have. But I would love to stay six months. That would really make me healthy!” …
Click on this link to read the full article: Spas take off in Asia