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1 Established Best Practices in Spa and Wellness Education Training in Asia

2 ASIA SPA ACADEMY

3 ASI Distinguished Lecturer Professor Mary Tabacchi has been in the spa industry since 1982

4 ABOUT ASIA SPA ACADEMY ASIA SPA ACADEMY WAS SET UP IN LIGHT OF THE RAPIDLY RISING DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATIVE GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES IN THE SPA AND WELLNESS INDUSTRY IN THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION THAT HAVE GROWN EXPONENTIALLY OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS. ESTABLISHED IN 2005 ASIA SPA ACADEMY WAS FOUNDED AS A RESPONSE TO MEET MARKET DEMANDS FOR QUALITY TRAINING AND TO RAISE, DEVELOP AND UPHOLD PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS OF THE SPA AND WELLNESS INDUSTRY. IT IS DEDICATED TO NETWORKING HIGHLY QUALIFIED SPA PROFESSIONALS AT ALL LEVELS AND DEVELOPING THEIR CAREERS TO ENSURE SPA, HOTEL, AND RESORT CLIENTS ACHIEVE A SUPERIOR GUEST EXPERIENCE THAT FAR EXCEEDS THEIR EXPECTATIONS.

5 ASIA SPA ACADEMY IS A CENTRE DEDICATED TO CONTINUAL LEARNING AND TRAINING THROUGH FORMAL EDUCATION AS WELL AS PRACTICAL, STREET-SMART MASTER CLASSES AND HANDS-ON, PROJECT BASED WORKSHOPS. ALL SPA COURSES ARE CONDUCTED BY WORLD-CLASS TRAINERS, TEACHERS AND PRACTITIONERS THAT ARE INDUSTRY MOVERS AND SHAKERS AND GLOBAL AUTHORITIES IN THEIR RESPECTIVE AREAS OF EXPERTISE. WE OFFER MUCH-NEEDED TRAINING AND UPGRADING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE INDUSTRY'S STAKEHOLDERS AND EXPOSE REGIONAL STAKEHOLDERS TO AN AMPLE RANGE OF RESOURCES TO STAY UP-TO-DATE WITH CHANGING TIMES AND EMERGING TRENDS. ASA CURRICULUM IS TAILORED SPECIFICALLY TO SUPPLY THE NECESSARY SKILLS TO RAISE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS AND TO GIVE APPROPRIATE RECOGNITION TO THE SPA AND WELLNESS INDUSTRY. WHILE THE PROGRAMMES TARGET INDUSTRY PLAYERS SUCH AS LOCAL AND REGIONAL SPA OWNERS, MANAGERS AND SUPERVISORS, IT ALSO AIMS TO ATTRACT PARTIES WHO ARE INTERESTED IN GAINING THE NECESSARY BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE AND ESSENTIAL SKILLS TO STAND OUT AND SUCCEED IN TODAY'S FAST CHANGING GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT. WE ALSO STRIVE TO PROVIDE WSQ PROGRAMS TO MANY OF OUR SPA INDUSTRY PARTNERS TO RUNNING COST OF A TRAINING DEPARTMENT OUR VISION

6 ACCOLADES In year 2012 , World Leisure Conference “ Best Practices in Spa and Wellness Education Training in Asia” A.M.A Professional Enterprise Award

7 Asia Spa Institute was founded, now known as Asia Spa Academy 2005 ASA proudly partnered with the prestigious Ivy League Cornell University for the first series of Spa Executive development programs in Singapore, Malaysia and Japan Asian Management Association (AMA), with the support of the Association of International Management (AIM) UK, awarded Asia Spa Academy with Prestigious Professional Enterprise Certification (PEC). The distinction marks Asia Spa Academy's unique position in Spa Training qualifying it to be an icon that commands respect and learning worthiness, and honors the professionalism and progressiveness of an organization OUR MILESTONE

8 OUR ADVISORY BOARD ASIA SPA ACADEMY ADVISORY BOARD WAS ESTABLISHED IN. THE BOARD IS CHAIRED BY AND FEATURES OF EDUCATORS, PARTNERS OF FOREIGN SPAS, ETC. OBJECTIVE TO PROVIDE ADVICE REGARDING ASIA SPA ACADEMY PROGRAMMES, MARKET TRAINING NEEDS, AND RELATED MATTERS AND ACTIVITIES. THE RELATED MATTERS AND ACTIVITIES INCLUDE CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, INTERNSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS, INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES, AND EMPLOYMENT OF THE SCHOOL'S GRADUATES. RESPONSIBILITIES OF BOARD TO GIVE ADVISORY ASSISTANCE TO THE SCHOOL IN TWO MAIN AREAS: THE CHANGING NEEDS, IN TERMS OF EXPERTISE AND ATTRIBUTES, OF THERAPIST IN SPA PRACTICE THE ENGAGEMENT AND INVOLVEMENT OF ACTIVITIES IN THE SPA ACADEMY EXPECTED FREQUENCY OF MEETING 2 TIMES PER YEAR OUR ADVISORY BOARD

9 Theresa Chew-Tan Theresa Chew is a co-founder, a leading healthy lifestyle service provider offering wellness, spa, beauty services. She was also the President of Spa Wellness Association Singapore from and Co-Founder and Advisory Chairwoman of Asia Spa Academy. Dr. Chew has created many firsts in the Asia Spa Industry. OUR ADVISORY BOARD

10 Professor Gerard Bodeker (Spectacular Spa) Professor Bodeker works internationally in the wellness and complementary medicine fields and has published extensively on traditional & complementary medicine. An Australian, whose doctoral studies were at Harvard, he is a senior faculty member in public health at Oxford University and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University, New York. He is also editor of WHO's Global Atlas of Traditional, Complementary & Alternative Medicine. OUR ADVISORY BOARD

11 Dr. & Professor Emeritus Roberta Leung Roberta has been active in the hotel, tourism and hospitality industry for over 20 yrs and has been teaching in 14 universities internationally for 20 yrs. She is a specialist consultant and expert educator in Human Resource Management and Hospitality Management and has worked with Regent International Hotels, Century International Hotels, Westin International Hotels and Inter-Continental Hotels. She has visited reviewed over a hundred fifty spas around the world. OUR ADVISORY BOARD

12 Mr. Bernard Burt (Spectacular Spas) Documenting the spa explosion of the 1980s changed Bernard Burt’s lifestyle. As spas evolved from luxury resorts and fat farms to sources of lifestyle learning, his column in Spa Management Journal and Pulse magazine documented the latest trends. Now online for HealingLifestyles.com Web Exclusives, he keeps spagoers informed on resort openings and industry events. Burt authored “100 Best Spas of the World” for the Globe Pequot Press, “Fodor’s Healthy Escapes” for Random House, and spa news at SpaGoer.com. Founding director of the International Spa Association (ISPA), he has staged conferences in the U.S. and Europe, shared insights at the London Spa Show, aboard the Queen Mary 2, and in Singapore for ASA. Currently he is working on a new trilogy, “Spectacular Spas,” to be published in Based in Washington, D. C., he is member of the National Press Club. OUR ADVISORY BOARD

13 Samantha Foster Integrated wellness consultant, on a mission to make the world happier and healthier! After a 20 year journey through every aspect of today's Spa industry, and working with many of Asia's top brands, Sam now specializes in destination spa set-up and management. Founding Chair of Asia-Pacific Spa & Wellness Coalition. Director of the International Health & Wellness Alliance. Lecturer in Spa Development and Spa Management, published author, product developer and frequent speaker at international conferences. Sam is also working public health experts to develop online solutions to help spas deliver lifestyle transformation beyond the walls of the spa. OUR TRAINER

14 Susan Teng Susan is the ex-founder of Worldwide Honey Tours Pte Ltd and is the first travel agent in Singapore that specializes in marketing and selling of Spa packages. She first started marketing spas in the early 90s, starting off with only 2 Destination Spas – Javana Spa in Indonesia & Chiva-som in Thailand as well as some of the spas in Europe. To date she has over 60 spa resorts on her portfolio spanning the region and beyond. She was in the steering committee in the formation of the ISPA association in Singapore in the early 90s.. She is the present President of SWAS (Spa & Wellness Association of Singapore), the Outbound Chairman of NATAS (National Association of Travel Agents in Singapore) and she has also held various positions in the Executive Committee of The Women's Travel Club of Singapore as well as being the present Vice President. OUR TRAINER

15 Sumita Nandy-Lynch Sumita Nandy-Lynch has more than two decades of experience in Marketing, Advertising and Spa operations working in London, Singapore and Malaysia. Sumita is well known in the United Kingdom Beauty, Spa and wellness Industry. One of Sumita’s innovative and award winning chain of urban salon business in United Kingdom - Tulusi Health and Beauty. Being “Quality” Focused Sumita led her Spa business through the challenge of achieving the Quality Standards title of “Inversor in People Award” OUR TRAINER

16 Deborah Torres Patel Deborah Torres is the Vice President of Asia Spa Academy (ASA) and an internationallly acclaimed author, speaker, consultant, and educator. Deborah has worked in 66 countries and is the creator of a unique communication training program called Expressing You with 27 years of teaching experience and she served as a consultant to hotel and spa clients for over 18 years. OUR TRAINER

17 Jon Tay International Educator, Advisor and Consultant, with strong background in psychology, aromatherapy and spa therapy. He travels extensively and well known in regional countries for his passion to impart research findings and knowledge in spa & wellness therapy, soT and management skills. Apart from training, he is involved in spa audit, wellness school setup and aroma- therapeu?c product development. Besides being the South-East Asia Regional Representa?ve and Examiner for Interna?onal Federa?on of Aromatherapists (I.F.A. UK), he also co-founded Asia Pacific Spa & Wellness Council (APSWC) and currently serving as the Treasurer and Councilor for IndoChina region. OUR TRAINER

18 OUR PAST PARTICIPANTS


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