Science-Based Spa and Wellness is a Key Feature for Guests in Bali

By Sylvain Pasdeloup General Manager, Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort | July 16, 2017

Many luxury, five-star beach resorts on the world-famous holiday island destination of Bali put their spa and wellness services and facilities as among their top features. Many also promote their spa and wellness features as ‘one-stop’ retreat highlights, with all-round spa-and-stay packages available, tailored to cover the essentials, ranging from health-conscious dining (oftentimes with calorie counts and other nutritional aspects taken in), various fitness and recreational activities to be had on the resort grounds, with treatments at the resort’s dedicated spa facility or onsite beauty clinics. The trends in spa and wellness have recently gone further with science-based aspects included.

Resorts in Bali, particularly five-star properties typically strive to stay ahead of the game and keep up with the latest trends in the Spa and Wellness movement through each of their dedicated spa services and facilities. While signature treatments are usually set from Day One of their spa operations, each of the property’s spa departments put in much effort in innovating, regularly launching a novelty set of treatments and wellness packages with each changing season to offer and appeal to their spa-going guests, both regular and new. Oftentimes, their expanded menu of services and treatments successfully attract more guests. To meet guests’ expectations, moreover in this rapid information age, promoting the scientific aspects in treatments adds to this appeal.

Spa resorts in Bali, particularly those in the island’s exclusive five-star resort enclave of Nusa Dua, have their brand spa and wellness facilities either paired with, or existing in complementing synergy with another third-party managed health or beauty clinic onsite, offering their guests much wider options for their visit, while allowing the resort’s spa team to also coordinate and program such interesting ‘one-stop’ or ‘spa-and-stay’ offers. Among the prominent resorts here that puts itself on the spa and wellness map by doing the above is the Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort, with both its Sofitel brand SoSPA and SoFIT fitness centre complemented by Vietura Aesthetic clinic. The presence of SoSPA and Vietura Aesthetic Clinic on the same premises at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort is also testament of the integration of medical services and procedures, and the convergence of spas with the medical world.

The Resort has established itself as a wellbeing destination on its own, putting in much emphasis on ‘Wellness’, which happens to be one of the Sofitel brand’s ‘key essences’ in hospitality. The ultramodern SoSPA facility is set conveniently beside its full-fledged gym and fitness facility, SoFIT, snugly located in a peripheral section below the resort’s lobby, which welcomes public, non-staying guests, ease of access.

The presence of Vietura alone serves as added value for spa-going guests, unique to this Sofitel resort. The onsite aesthetic clinic alone provides a suite of aesthetic services, from skin health and intensive routines, signature natural facelifts, weight management, to acne, cellulite, laser hair removal and skin pigmentation treatments using the most modern sets of equipment. Vietura’s professional team of beauticians also happen to be among the most renowned wellness experts, who will guide guests through every procedure and treatment. The skin rejuvenation clinic also works in close collaboration with the resort’s spa team in packaging its ever-changing health and wellbeing staycation programs. This makes the resort one of the most complete wellbeing destinations on the island alone.

Guests who embrace healthy lifestyles not only ponder and select their holiday destination and hotels based on brand and location, but further pore over the many services and facilities that they could enjoy and experience during their stay – examining each hotel’s specific features closely before making their booking, be it online or direct. Die-hard spa-goers may often further scrutinize the quality and offerings of its available spa services – science aspects of treatments included. Ever since the growing trend, guests have become becoming increasingly careful about what they ingest, inhale or put on their skin, and they are considering scientific data on the treatments they receive. Hotels, and spa practitioners in this case, may only oblige.

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