The need for Corporate Wellness solutions is soaring, and given the events of the past twelve months, it’s not difficult to understand why. One of the leading operators in this field is the Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa in Thailand. In this article, we’ll be looking at how they’ve readied themselves for the surge in demand.
When you think of Thailand (Bangkok aside), you’ll probably get visions of incredible fauna, smiling faces, golden sandy beaches with palm trees coupled with a sense of tranquillity. For many of the stressed-out workers in the corporate sector, Thailand is one of the go-to places to unwind and forget the world’s troubles.
Aside from endless natural beauty, Thailand is also home to the Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa, which is a stunning property located on the south coast of Koh Samui. This incredible place has long been a special, almost secret retreat for those ‘in the know’ along with being a slice of paradise for the local market.
Just about everyone who’s anyone has chosen Kamalaya to help ease the pressure in their lives and to rediscover themselves. Corporate leaders, leading politicians and even Royalty have all paid it a visit to help escape what we here at Luxurious Magazine like to call the ‘madness’.
It’s often been said that pollution has no benefits, but for Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary, it actually does. You see, as Thailand’s major cities become more and more polluted, the country’s leading executives are heading to the Kamalaya to get away from its ill-effects and the noise and chaos.
If you’re one of the countless people feeling shackled inside a noisy, crowded, polluted city or large town, pause for a moment and imagine changing your office for lush tropical gardens, whispering creeks bordered by natural boulders and plenty of open space with stunning nature trails. Kamala is an ideal place to jump off the corporate treadmill, soothe and relax your mind, body and soul and rediscover yourself.
It’s approaching two decades since the Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary first opened its doors. Since then, people from all parts of the world have come to experience a diverse range of wellness programmes ranging from burnout prevention and anti-stress to meditation, weight management and detoxification.
It’s these well throughout programmes that are causing people the world over to appreciate how much more there is to life.
Founder and Chairman of Kamalaya, John Stewart, commented, “When we began the Kamalaya journey more than 15 years ago, our vision was to enable positive change in the world, one person at a time. Today, this is still our goal. The ability to embrace change has never been more important.
I am proud and delighted that, as one of the world’s leading and most awarded wellness brands, we are able to provide tools that help to counteract stress and lead guests towards a healthier and more balanced life. To quote Kamalaya’s ethos, we want to help everybody ‘Feel Life’s Potential’.”
The havoc that engulfed the world in 2020 has led to a huge increase in interest in the services provided by this incredible holistic health retreat, and it’s not only been from travellers but also the corporate sector too.
As a result of this, the Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa now expect corporate demand to make up around 1/3rd of its business in 2022.
Bruce Ryde, General Manager and Brand Strategist at Kamalaya, said, “Companies globally have been suffering from extended lockdowns and work-from-home policies, which have caused a sense of disconnect among their teams.
As a result, HR leaders are increasingly looking to holistic wellness as a vital management tool. Stress reduction, team dynamics and embracing change are recurring themes that businesses have highlighted to us in the last 12 months. Kamalaya currently offers 17 curated programmes for individuals, teams and groups, either at our sanctuary in Samui or via our innovative online platform, ‘Kamalaya Connect’,”
The Thai government, through the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), is focused on ensuring that Thailand remains a regional leader in the wellness tourism sector in the coming years, and Kamalaya has been well placed to play an integral part in this mission.
Karina Stewart, Founder and Chief Wellness Director commented, “Across the world, people and companies need to heal from the impacts of the pandemic. At Kamalaya, our guests take the time to assess and gather new skills. It is proven that new resources and new habits strengthen our ability to adapt and become more flexible, resilient and robust in our health.
Our 17 programmes enable a very personal approach to each individual’s stay, based on their unique needs. Right now, we are running ‘Embracing Change’ programmes for a number of large organisations via Kamalaya Connect, some with up to 200 participants.”
Throughout the pandemic, Kamalaya has remained open and continued to care for its in-house guests in a safe, secure and deeply serene setting.
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