Sanur Village Festival 2017

Sanur Village Festival 2017

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Sanur Village Festival returns in its 12-year celebration this August 9 – 13th, bringing back a highly anticipated week filled with numerous arts, cultural, food, water sports and environmental-awareness events to the shores of Bali’s otherwise tranquil sunrise coast. With festivities mainly focused in the Maisonette area of the legendary Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel, the committee of this year’s …

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Chinese Outbound Wellness Tourism will be a Huge Force

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Irrespective of what happens to the Chinese economy, Chinese outbound tourism will continue to be a compelling growth story. To a major extent, this will shape the future of the global wellness industry for years to come. The reasons are twofold: (1) Chinese tourists are becoming increasingly health/wellness conscious – slowly, but surely transitioning from a form of travel geared …

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A Match Made In Holistic Heaven

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Holistic healers and switched-on spa therapists have long been aware of the potential benefits of these two techniques, but very few practitioners have combined them to date. Actually, the application of crystals and stones both have their roots in ancient civilizations, but with the advent of modern medicine these practices were often shelved until recently. Recently though, there has been …

APSWC Drafts First White Paper for Asian Spa and Wellness Industry

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The White Paper – compiled by the nonprofit industry group the Asia Pacific Spa & Wellness Coalition (APSWC) – lists customers, staff, technology and design as the primary issues facing the region’s spa and wellness industry. The report’s findings are based on a two-day, invitation-only roundtable event organised by APSWC in March. The event featured 40 industry leaders from 15 …

Key Considerations when offering Hair Removal Services for Males

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Like slathering on hand lotion at bedtime and brandishing a mascara wand in the morning, submitting to professional hair removal is a fact of life for women. For many men, however, the idea of any ritual grooming practice beyond a shave and a haircut—especially one that requires a visit to their local esthetician—is a bitter pill to swallow. Secretly, however, …

Self-care for Massage Therapists’ Career Longevity

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Maybe it’s a twinge in your wrist. Or, perhaps your neck and low back start to hurt midway through your day when before you could practice pain free.  You might notice your thumb hurting, or you can’t work as deeply as you once did. As a massage therapist, your body (and mind) let you know when something isn’t working— and you need to pay attention. Self-care is …

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Doctors Recommend Massage to Treat Lower Back Pain

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New guidelines from American College of Physicians recommend massage, heat, tai chi and other natural remedies for lower back pain. In an evidence-based clinical practice guideline published recently in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians recommends that physicians and patients should treat acute or subacute low back pain with non-drug therapies such as superficial heat, massage, …

BISA Celebrates International Women’s Day by Commiting to #BeBoldforChange

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This globally recognised day on 8th March honours the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.  This year’s goal is for individuals and organisations to take bold and pragmatic action within their own spheres of influence to help women advance and unleash the limitless potential they offer to …