Bali’s spa industry gets annual wellness boost
- Category: Agency & Association
- Created on Friday, 08 June 2012 14:08
Local association holds workshop with strong CSR focusThe Bali Spa & Wellness Association (BSWA) held its annual workshops on April 30 at the InterContinental Bali Resort. BSWA is one of many organizations actively supported by Bali Hotels Association (BHA), the island’s 100-member-strong group of star-rated hotels and resorts.
BHA chairman Jean-Charles Le Coz, said: “Bali is famous for many things, but the quality level and service of ours spas is one that we’re most proud of. We can certainly say that the work of BSWA is to really driving this reputation for excellence.”
The workshops, which followed the association’s annual general meeting, included sessions with speakers sharing their knowledge about holistic traditional Usadha Bali, interactive sessions for therapists, and a mini bazaar and presentations from BSWA members and suppliers. More than 150 spa industry participants attended the events.
In addition, and in line with BHA’s own corporate social responsibility program, the BSWA’s “Give back to the Community” initiative saw a workshop for beach masseuses. Training topics were hygiene and sanitation by Ecolab, customer service and English language and the provision of a manual in basic massage techniques.
“In line with BSWA’s vision, through this workshop we want to share our knowledge and expertise about advanced spa treatments and sanitation principles to all levels of spa industry players” said Lulu Widjaja, BSWA president.
“With BSWA leading the charge, we can remain confident in calling Bali the spa capital of the world—and long may it remain so,” said BHA’s Le Coz.