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The Bali Spa and Wellness Association (BSWA) is a non-profit organization representing Bali’s spa and wellness industry. The BSWA was established in 2005 to develop and promote Bali’s spa offerings through education, exchange of ideas, networking and growth initiatives.

The BSWA works with an independent advisor, Ir. Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati - Chairperson of PHRI (Indonesian Hotels and Restaurants Association).
 
Purpose and Objectives
To provide a strong foundation for the growth of the spa and wellness industry in Bali
To promote awareness and strengthen the profile of Bali’s spa and wellness industry locally, nationally and internationally
To educate the public of the many health benefits derived from spa treatments and therapies
To improve the knowledge, technical skills and professionalism of all spa and wellness industry professionals
To establish and maintain professional standards for training, administration, service, safety and product suppliers
To provide an active forum for the exchange of ideas and information between spa and wellness industry professionals, suppliers and affiliated businesses and organizations
To liaise with other sectors of Bali’s tourism industry to promote integrated growth
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Programs and Initiatives
To meet its goals and objectives, the BSWA will develop a number of programs and initiatives. These include:
Regular monthly meetings for spa industry professionals with occasional guest speakers such as trainers, suppliers and tourist industry professionals
Creation of printed materials to educate visitors to Bali of the many health benefits of spa and provide recommendations in response to their needs and requests
Formulation of standards and practices to assist all spas in Bali to develop consistent standards of training, operations and administration, which will also benefit Balinese therapists wishing to pursue overseas job opportunities
Establishing lines of communication between the spa and wellness industry and other sectors of the tourism industry, especially the hotel industry (Bali Hotel Association) and the Ministry of Tourism, and work together to bring more tourists to Bali to enjoy the benefits of authentic spa therapies
A directory of resources of spas, suppliers, and other relevant information for members
Communication with local, national and international media to promote Bali’s spa and wellness industry
 
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is “Bali Spa and Wellness Association”?
The Bali Spa and Wellness Association (BSWA) is a non-profit organization representing Bali’s spa and wellness industry. The BSWA was established in 2004 to develop and promote Bali’s spa and wellness offerings through education, exchange of ideas, networking and growth initiatives
What is the ‘true’ definition of ‘Spa’?
Spas are entities devoted to enhancing overall well-being through a variety of professional services that encourage the renewal of mind, body and spirit (Definition of spa from International SPA Association)
What is the definition of Wellness?
The quality or state of being healthy, especially as the result of deliberate effort. An approach to healthcare that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life, as opposed to emphasizing and treating disease

Wellness is balance and synchronicity in all aspects of existence. Being able to experience our own true nature. A state of awareness and realization of oneness with the totality of energy which is our universe, our world and ourselves. It is all about connecting with and realizing our full potential in life
What is Spa Cuisine?
Fresh, natural foods low in saturated fats and cholesterol, with an emphasis on whole grains, low-fat dairy products lean proteins, fresh fruit, fish, and vegetables and an avoidance of added salt and products containing sodium and artificial colorings, flavorings, and preservatives (definition from ISPA)
What are Traditional Balinese spa treatments?
Traditional Balinese Treatments are based on ancient recipes to create well-being for your body, mind and soul which can be applied using Balinese massage, foot baths, body scrubs or masks and flower baths. In daily life, Balinese use scrub concoctions known as Boreh or Sandalwood Lulur and it is a family ritual to apply the scrubs to each others at home.
What type of products are exported from Bali?
Type of products exported: wood massage table, handicrafts, linen, stone carving, and Balinese furniture. Indonesia is abundant with natural products such as: virgin coconut oil, lulur, boreh and other body scrubs, herbal bath, bath salt, white clay and spices of all types. Most of Balinese product treatments are well known in the Spa industry but not available in other countries. Because raw products and manpower are cheap, we are able to give good price to overseas Spas

Is there a demand for Balinese Staff?. Bali also ‘exports’ people to work in Spas in many locations abroad, eg there are approx 300 Balinese therapists in the Maldives alone
What are the most popular treatments?
Every spa in Indonesia or Bali especially, has signature treatments but the most popular treatments include traditional ones such as a ritual foot bath, Balinese massage , Boreh Exfoliation ,Javanese lulur and Jamu drinks for internal treatments
What are some of the more unique settings or treatments or products?
In Bali the spa industry is based on nature and tradition , enriched with the spirit of Balinese culture and using fresh herbs and spices specially grown around Bali or others Island of Indonesia. We have Spas on rock cliffs, in the rain forests, along beach fronts, and inside many luxurious hotels and resorts
What is the Mission and Goal?
To meet its goals and objectives, the BSWA will develop a number of programs and initiatives. These include:
a To provide a strong foundation for the growth of the spa industry in Bali, and promote the industry through a variety of programs
b To educate the public of the many health benefits derived from spa treatments and therapies
c To help establish and maintain professional standards within the spa industry through the creation of various educational programs
d To provide an active forum for the exchange of ideas and information for professionals in the spa industry
e To liaise with other sectors of Bali’s tourism industry to promote integrated growth
Who are the Members?
a Spa owners
b Spa operators
c Individual/professional in Spa such as consultant, therapist etc
Are there other Industry Organizations or Companies involved?
The Bali Spa and Wellness Association (BSWA) has both informal and informal relationships with a number of companies and industry organisations. These include:
a Sponsorship by Spa Sessions and Island Communication and a web link to Balispirit.com
b BSWA enjoys positive working relationships with STP (Spa education provider), SOS Medika, ASPI and the Bali Hotel Association (BHA)
c The Bali Spa and Wellness Association is represented at a regional level through participation in the Asia Pacific Spa and Wellness Association Council (APSWA)
d BSWA is a member of the Indonesian Hotel and Resorts Association (PHRI)
What are the Member’s Benefits? Cost? Meetings?
a Members are entitled to join monthly luncheon on the last Friday of each month where we occasionally have guest speakers such as trainers, suppliers, tourist industry professionals, etc
b Members will be able to promote their Spa business through/together with BSWA Members
What are current Projects? Future Projects?
a Monthly Spa Gathering – luncheon
b Standardizing Standards and Practices for operating spas in Bali
c English Scholarship program
d Supporting Spa Academy at STP Bali (Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata – Bali Tourism School)
e Participation in the Asia Paciifc Spa Wellness Council
What are the different types of Spas?
There are generally (7) Spa Types, some perhaps not applicable in Indonesia, ie Club, Cruise, Day, Destination, Medical, Mineral Springs, Resort/Hotel
For Further Information:
info@balispaandwellness-association.org
Bali Spa Yayasan
Post Office Box 2204
Kuta, Bali, Indonesia 80361
Attention: Bali Spa and Wellness Association
or
www.balispawellness-association.org
 
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