Dr. Avnnish Jolly:There are several Ayurveda Resorts and Spas spread across the world catering a wide range of clientele and for a variety of Reasons. This section intends to give guests a perspective on them and therefore help them choose the correct option for them. Western Medicine has failed to recognize the healing benefits of the Spa and Fitness Industry- With the arrival of the latest trend, the Medical Spa, the two fields have converged and caused a genuine sudden increase, making this new trend of the future.
According to Dr. Bhupinder Gupta, CEO, BHC running a Panchkarma Center at Chandigarh Ayurveda is traditional Indian Science that has evolved over period of centuries a set of medicines and therapies that are required to be customised for individual body constitution for effective results. Ayurveda apparently given the time and correct application of procedures and follow ups, can cure all ailments. Some of the Ailments that are treated are Arthritis, Psoriasis, High Blood Pressure, Parkinson’s Disease, Asthama, acidity etc. Ayurveda also has developed a set of therapies and processes for Rejuvenation (Feel Good), Stress relief (De-stress), Detoxification (From Tobacco etc.) and Body Purification or Rejuvenation (Panchkarma).
Purva and Pancha Karma treatments add different approaches to healing and balance.The word spa comes from the Latin meaning "health through water." Modern spas have evolved from ancient European towns known for the healing powers of their springs. Spas range from a day spa, where people can drop in for massage and body treatments on a day-use basis OR destination spas where people immerse themselves in a total spa experience for several days. Spas target Rejuvenation (Feel Good) aspect and therefore a minimum stay is not recommended and guests can even enjoy the benefits over a weekend. Spas world over have come to associate with luxury and style and celebrities and glitterati have been known to patronise them regularly.
A Medical Spa is an institution whose primary purpose is to provide comprehensive medical and wellness care in an environment, which integrates spa services as well as conventional and complimentary therapies and treatments. Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons have been jumping on the bandwagon joining Day Spas and even expanding their practices to offer ‘higher level’ Spa services and care. As a consultant for the development of Medical and Day Spas, Fitness Centers, Health Resorts and Hair Salons. This is due to different change in the health care industry shared by Dr. Rajesh Singla, Aarogya Ayurvedic Clinic, Chandigarh.
Doctors in private practices are providing ‘spa-like’ services to patients to ease and soften harsh clinical treatments. A notable example is the prominent Dentist who has now added light therapy to detract from the pain of oral surgery. We will be seeing more Medical Spas bridging its multitude of Spa services with various Medical environments.