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Banyan Tree Spa Academy Celebrates its 10th Anniversary with the launch of “Touch of Wellness”

Category: Corporate Announcements

27 May 2011

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Phuket, Thailand, May 2011 – In celebration of its 10th anniversary, award-winning Banyan Tree Spa Academy in Phuket presents the exclusive Touch of Wellness courses specially designed for the guests. The accredited institution and home to Banyan Tree Spa and Angsana Spa therapists, the Academy shines with its rigorous training to ensure consistently high quality service which is synonymous with the evolving brand.

Touch of Wellness Courses
Imparting the art of spa therapy and holistic wellness for the very first time, skilful therapist will guide learners through a series of wellness lessons for pampering oneself and the loved ones. Touch of Wellness offers seven massage and treatment courses including Couple Massage – Foot Relief, Face & Head Massage and Back Massage; Massaging Your Parent, Massaging Your Child, Self Massage and Beauty Basics, available from THB 2,000++ for two-hour session per person. [See Appendix for the course details.]

Banyan Tree Spa Academy – Empowering People
The first of its kind in Thailand, Banyan Tree Spa Academy in Phuket, Thailand, opened in May 2001 with the objectives of training competent therapists to meet the demands of the Banyan Tree Spa’s rapid worldwide expansion and to enable Banyan Tree Spa to formalise its unique school of thought and maintain its leadership position in the spa industry.

With Banyan Tree Spa’s rapid global expansion, the Banyan Tree Spa Academy trains a dedicated group of therapists for both Banyan Tree and Angsana Spas. The Spa Academy is renowned for its distinctive in-house training and development programmes for its spa therapists as well as development of its unique signature techniques and treatment recipes. Banyan Tree Spa Academy enters its 10th year of operation as an educational institute which trains a dedicated group of therapists for both Banyan Tree and Angsana Spas worldwide.

To date, the Spa Academy has trained over 1,300 therapists for all Banyan Tree Spas and Angsana Spas globally. The Spa Academy is accredited by Thailand’s Ministry of Education and Ministry of Public Health.

The Academy is well equipped with facilities for conducting a comprehensive range of training courses and can accommodate up to 80 trainees at one time. Training rooms containing massage beds are used for hands-on training of massage, beauty and hair treatments. A training room is specially catered for the practical training of traditional Thai massage. Other facilities in the Academy include meeting rooms, resource centre, computer centre and centre for English learning. The Spa Academy trains a maximum of 40 students per course. Banyan Tree Lijiang Spa Academy in China and Banyan Tree Bintan Spa Academy in Indonesia was established to support the global expansion of Banyan Tree Spas and Angsana Spas.

Banyan Tree Spa Therapist Training Programmes
The training programme encompasses all areas of spa therapy, including knowledge of the human anatomy and important pressure points, modern and traditional massage techniques, variation of body weight for different techniques, knowledge of skin epidermis and facial applications, beauty treatments, properties of different herbs and spices, preparation of spa ingredients, setting up of treatment rooms and spa pavilions, and standard greetings.

Award-Winning Banyan Tree Spa
Banyan Tree Spa opened in Phuket, Thailand in 1994 pioneering the tropical garden Spa concept with Asian therapies and a holistic focus on spiritual, mental and physical harmony. As one of the pioneer luxury oriental Spas in Asia, Banyan Tree Spa reintroduced an exotic blend of ancient health and beauty practices which have been passed down from generation to generation.

Like the tropical and sacred tree from which it got its name, Banyan Tree Spa offers guests a sanctuary for the senses – a place for physical, mental and spiritual renewal. To achieve this, the Spa focuses on a non-clinical and holistic approach based on traditional Asian healing therapies. It emphasises on a ‘high-touch, low-tech’ approach that celebrates the human touch and the use of natural herbs and spices. Since inception, Banyan Tree Spa has garnered over 200 awards and accolades, which have further reinforced its brand presence as the trendsetter and market leader of Asia's spa industry.

For reservations and enquiries, please visit banyantreespa.com or contact:

Banyan Tree Spa Phuket 
Tel: +66 76 324 374 
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