Spas around the world

June 28, 2019 •

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Best medical spas around the world

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The spa industry is in a state of unstoppable growth

In 2017, there were over 149,000 spas, earning $93.6 billion in revenues and employing nearly 2.5 million workers. The spa sector has been growing by 9.9% annually from 2015–2017, and it is projected to reach $128 billion in revenues in 2022. The top five markets are United States ($20.8 billion), China ($8.2 billion), Germany ($6.7 billion), Japan ($5.7 billion) and France ($3.6 billion). Global Wellness Index projects that, in order to staff the growing global spa business, the industry will need an additional 300,000 trained spa therapists and 54,000 experienced spa managers/directors (above the current level) by 2022. The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) is recognized as the leading source for authoritative wellness industry research. 

Resort spas are generally located in resorts and offer recreational services via rooms with services, meals, body treatments and fitness a la carte. Let us see what are the different spas in the world.

Everyone likes a relaxing life but you are the one who could provide the calming lifestyle to others. Below are some spas that would make you want to work in this industry even more.

1. Thermal Spa, Grand Resort (Bad Ragaz, Switzerland)

Relax, Detox, and Indulge: That is the motto of the staff at Grand Resort Bad Ragaz. It is one of the best Spa Hotels in Europe and the world. It is located in the canton of Graubünden, and delivers a high sense of satisfaction and contentment to their guests. But the real draw is its holistic Wellbeing and Thermal Spa, the leading medical spa in Switzerland. Its treatments cover everything from detox and stress relief to mobility issues and neuromuscular disorders.


The hotel has a staff of 70 doctors and specialists onsite. Its 12 spa suites offer floor-to-ceiling windows, personal saunas, color-therapy baths and bathwater from nearby thermal springs. The spa is also home to the world's first Swarovski glass-covered steam room. It literally stands out with its name - GRAND RESORT!

2. Wellness Spa at COMO Shambhala Estate (Bali, Indonesia)

Bali is a wonderful destination for vacationing and relaxation. Located in Begawan Village on the outskirts of Ubud, the Wellness Spa at COMO Shambhala Estate where the tranquil river valley setting is as healing as the treatments themselves. Treatments are rooted deeply in Ayurvedic practices and holistic well-being. Before treatment, guests consult with a doctor to determine individual needs and develop customized therapies.


Offerings include traditional Balinese healing, hydrotherapy and an extensive range of massage therapies. Celebrities and elite athletes favor long-term wellness programs that are given here. Post-treatment, guests can choose from more than 20 kinds of antioxidant-packed juices, made on site at Glow restaurant, to further aid detoxification.

3. Thalasso del Forte (Sardinia, Italy)

To energize the skin and forget the signs of aging, Thalasso del Forte offers the latest technology and cosmetic treatments. From radiofrequency, peeling and fillers, to body remodeling via sculpsure and carboxytherapy. It is famous for its Aesthetic Medicine Center, overseen by Dr. Regina Fortunato, a specialist in reconstructive plastic surgery and aesthetics, with over 30 years of experience.


4. The Chedi (Andermatt, Switzerland)

In the award-winning Asian-inspired The Spa at Chedi in Andermatt, you will find ten luxury spa suites where the international therapists will pamper you from head to toe. The Chedi’s natural products are made from selected ingredients of exquisite quality. The signature treatments offer a mix of traditional and Asian elements that immerse you in the world of the Orient.

Chedi Andermatt


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5. Remede Spa at St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort (Rio Grande, Puerto Rico)

The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort situated at at the foothills of the rainforest, the 10,000-square-foot Iridium Spa offers bespoke spa services and transformation skincare products. Enhancing the guests' experience are pools that cater to individual needs and desires steps from the Atlantic Ocean. Guests of the resort get access to the Fitness Suite, multiple tennis courts & ocean sports. Relaxing Spa and water sports? This is definitely worth a try if you are in Puerto Rico!

Spa Hotel in Puerto Rico

6. Chiva Som International Health Resort (Hua Hin, Thailand)

Chiva Som International Health Resort has many philosophies that they follow with each type of guests’ requests. The retreat offers six wellness modalities namely Spa, Physiotherapy, Holistic Health, Nutrition, Fitness and Aesthetic beauty. The resort offers treatments that transform you to reach your wellness goal. These treatments help you restore your energy, get facial beauty, body therapy, expert massages, enhance your grooming styles, and other physical assessments that you desire.


7. Schloss Elmau, (Krün, Germany)

Schloss Elmau is rated as one of the world's best 5 Star Superior Wellness Hotels & Spas featuring six separate spas for adults & families. Enjoy soothing treatments & perfect calm in three spas and pools exclusively reserved for adults. Relax with your kids in three spas and pools for families. Unwind with the healing methods of ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine or recharge your batteries in one of the two gyms and perfect your training with the latest spiroergometry diagnosis technology.


Spa Management at EHL Campus Passugg

Students practice various types of massages, physiotherapy, acupuncture, acupressure and many more techniques during their course of medical Wellness & Spa Management at EHL Campus Passugg. It is very important to understand the concepts and processes of well-being. Students learn to nurture the medical practices from bottom to top so that they are able to create, as future managers, soothing and healthy experiences for their guests' well-being. These activities bring out the core values of the medical wellness and spa industry and its branches, which help our students learn about the various exercises and forms of spa.

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