Dr. Avnish Jolly:Post treatment may include long-term weight management programs with Nutritionists and sessions with Personal Trainers. Estheticians and Massage therapists can perform Spa treatments that will accelerate healing such as Lymphatic Drainage and Scar Management. Another way to integrate the Spa and the clinical is to design packages that include both Spa and medical services. For Example, you might upgrade a Detoxifying Seaweed Body Wrap with cellulite reducing Acupuncture and include a program of six with every Lipo-suction.
Medical Spa as well as untapped market presently. Massage therapists and yoga instructors can guide patients through their pregnancy. Estheticians can perform facials with products that are non-toxic and safe for mother and child. Mommy Massages and Refreshing Leg Treatments that reduce swelling and water retention also comfort expectant mothers.
Post care may include a Nutritionist and a Personal Trainer and Stretch Mark Management can be provided with a Tummy Micro-dermabrasion. Mothers to be need not feel excluded from the sybaritic anymore. And, do not forget about our baby boomer population; Menopausal women now have product available such as B. Kamins, which are designed strictly for their skins changing needs.
Dr. Rajesh Tayal, Head of Panchkarma Department, Dabur Dhawantri Ayurvedic College and Hospital, Chandigarh appreciates that Government of India have taken steps to ensure establishment of standard institutions. In order to check the mushroom growth of pseudo Panchakarma centers that have been coming up particularly in the tourism sector, as massage parlours, spas etc without required infrastructure and qualified manpower, Government has laid down certain guidelines. These guidelines are in respect of minimum space, equipment, qualification of manpower etc. required for establishing a Panchakarma Center.
These guidelines have been circulated to the State Directorates of Ayurveda and tourism department with the direction that no panchakarma center be allowed to set up in tourist hotels and resorts without minimally required infrastructure and facilities. The National Tourism Policy envisages Panchakarma and Ayurveda as the unique sale products (USP) from India. However, strategy and planning as how to take ahead the policy initiative is yet to be outlined.
Ayurveda and Yoga have the potential to prevent many health problems and to treat chronic, degenerative, lifestyle related and psychosomatic diseases. The need is to generate ample awareness of this strength among the national and international population and to put in concerted efforts for R&D activities towards assured quality of products. Apart from this, all other facilities of international standards have to be provided at tourist destinations in accordance with the taste and liking of tourists. Technical manpower including doctors, paramedical staff particularly Panchakarma and Yoga experts have to be properly trained and experienced to handle the tourists to their satisfaction. Once all this is done, there is no chance left for the foreign visitors to throng to Ayurveda, Panchakarma and Yoga centers to avail treatment and health promotive therapies. This way only the country can become the traditional health care hub and enhance foreign earnings.