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Spa tourism.. Contents  1. Definition of tourism and of spa tourism.  2. Insight into the website of the International Spa Association.  3. Definition.

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1 Spa tourism.

2 Contents  1. Definition of tourism and of spa tourism.  2. Insight into the website of the International Spa Association.  3. Definition of the 7 types of spa according to ISPA.

3 1. Tourism, a definition.  Tourism is travel for leisure or business purposes.  The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people who  "travel to and stay in places outside their usual environment  for more than 24 hours and not more than one consecutive year  for leisure, business and other purposes not related to the exercise of an activity remunerated from within the place visited."

4 Is spa tourism part of medical tourism?  Spas are defined as destinations people visit for renewal of body, mind and spirit.  Medical tourism is the practice of people traveling across borders for medical treatment.

5 Is spa tourism part of medical tourism?  The main strength of spas is providing relaxation and de-stressing, as well as preventative health.  The main strength of spas is providing relaxation and de-stressing, as well as preventative health.  They are destinations where people in fundamentally good health focus on getting healthier.  How do you get healthier?  fitness,

6 How do you get healthier? nutrition, body therapies and beauty treatments, sleep,

7 How do you get healthier?  mind-body modalities, etc.

8 Criteria to determine whether an activity is mind-body  It includes a perception of movement  There is a focus on breathing and breath sounds  Attention is paid to anatomical alignment.  The activity has a quality of being « energycentric (chi or prana).

9 Is spa tourism part of medical tourism?  The spa environment is designed to address and soothe (apaiser) all five senses – that is why you will often find  soft music,  beautiful lighting,  relaxing aromas,  subtle flavors and  a healing touch.  Every element is dedicated to facilitate physical, emotional and spiritual rejuvenation.

10 Is spa tourism part of medical tourism?  Spa staff usually have expertise in areas like  massage therapy,  beauty services,  fitness training,  hotel management or spa management,  and some are practioners in yoga, acupuncture or ayurveda,  But licensed medical doctors are not routinely part of the equation.

11 Wellness and health tourism

12 2. The International Spa Association:  Provide useful information and a job bank.

13 The US Spa industry

14 US spa industry

15 3. There are 7 types of spas (according to ISPA)   1. CLUB SPA   A facility whose primary purpose is fitness on a day-use basis.

16 Types of spa.   2. DAY SPA   A spa offering a variety of spa services on a day-use basis.   Day spas offer many of the same services and procedures as cosmetic spas.

17 Types of spa.   3. CRUISE SHIP SPA   A spa aboard a cruise ship.

18 Types of spa.   4. DESTINATION SPA   A destination spa is a facility with the primary purpose of guiding individual spa-goers to develop healthy habits.

19 4. Destination spa.   Historically it is 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 etc.

20 Types of spa.   5. MEDICAL SPA   A facility that operates under the full-time, on-site supervision of a licensed health care professional   The primary purpose is to provide comprehensive medical care in an environment that integrates spa services.

21 Types of spa.   6. MINERAL SPRINGS SPA   A spa offering an on-site source of natural mineral, thermal or seawater used in hydrotherapy treatments.

22 Types of spa.   7. RESORT/HOTEL SPA   A spa owned by and located within a resort or hotel providing spa services, fitness and spa cuisine menu choices.

23 7. resort / hotel spa.


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