Bhutan Aims To Harness Its Unique Features As A Top Wellness And Spa Destination

Email

At the moment, the spa and wellness services offered by the hotels in the country are not our own. It’s either Swedish or Thai massage.

Yoga retreat in Bhutan organised by DrukAsia. (Source: DrukAsia)

 

By Choni Dema | BBS

The Faculty of Traditional Medicine will start offering training courses in gSoba Rigpa Spa and Wellness Services by December 2018. The three-month long training will target people involved in spa businesses including private spa resorts, wellness centres and hotels.

 

Source: DrukAsia

 

Some 30 proprietors of hotels, resorts and spa centres were given a briefing beforehand on the range and benefits of gSoba Rigpa Spa and Wellness Services in preparation for the start of the training.

“We want to sensitize on the scope of spa services, the procedures involved in the establishment of such centres, the rules and regulations and the standards,” said Tandin Chogyel, who is the Officiating Chief Program Officer of the Department of Traditional Medicine Services in Bhutan.

What constitute Bhutanese traditional medicine based spa and wellness services?

 

Bhutanese Hotstone bath at Amankora, Gangtey

Source: BBC

 

The Bhutanese traditional medicine based spa and wellness services include herbal, steam and oil bath as well as herbal compression and hot and cold compression.

“At the moment, the spa and wellness services offered by the hotels in the country are not our own. It’s either Swedish or Thai massage. But today after attending this workshop, we’ve come to know that we have our own therapy treatments,” Ugyen Dorji, a participant said.

 

Source: Tripoto

 

Bhutan is well-known for its abundance of therapeutic medicinal herbs. The promotion of the ancient science of healing using these medicinal herbs is expected to help Bhutan develop its health and wellness industry. It is aimed at branding Bhutan as a top wellness destination.

 

This article first appeared in BBS and has been edited for the Daily Bhutan.

 

 


Related Posts

Six Senses Bhutan Preparing For October 2018 Opening

Three of the five Six Senses luxury lodges are now taking reservations for travel starting on Nov 3, 2018.

Jun 21, 2018 10:01

Duenmang Tshachu – A Popular Hotspring Known for its Healing...

Gothpo, 76, who has visited the tshachu, said that the Kheng Duenmang tshachu is a renowned hot spring with 'great...

Jan 19, 2018 11:17

Haa Develops Tourism Action Plan To Promote Its Rich Cultural...

Haa had the 6th highest visitor arrivals among the dzongkhags in the country, according to the Bhutan Tourism Monitor...

Jul 26, 2018 08:23

Study Finds Homestays And Eco-tourism Helped Preserve Bhutan’s...

The evaluation found that 98 percent of the homestays used exclusive traditional products like local food products and...

Aug 25, 2018 16:17

About 91 % Of International Visitors Intend To Revisit Bhutan And...

The majority (80.4 %) of the international visitors expressed that the culture and traditional charm attracted them to...

Aug 13, 2018 12:11

Dochula Tschechu – Truly Captivating!

What makes the Dochula Druk Wangyel Festival unique is that while the mask dances performed elsewhere in Bhutan are...

Nov 24, 2017 05:19

Latest

News

Conference On Biodemocracy - Balancing Political And Ecological Democracy Held In Bhutan

The conference helped to deepen democracy through discussions on harmonious coexistence.

Jul 20, 2019 19:38

Government Of Bhutan Injects Nu 1 Billion To Kick-start Organic Flagship Programme

To export a product as an organic, it will be certified only after proper laboratory tests have been conducted.

Jul 12, 2019 21:48

Features

Suhas Gopinath - World’s Youngest CEO Gave An Inspiring Talk On Innovation & Technology In Bhutan

“Technology is a means of survival in the competitive modern world with modern problems,” said Suhas Gopinath.

Jul 22, 2019 23:58

Inspired By His Majesty The King, The Reading Retreat Aims To Inculcate Reading Habits Among Bhutan’s Youth

The upcoming reading retreat, which is scheduled from July 21 – 27, is expected to attract 268 students from schools across Bhutan.

Jul 16, 2019 23:58

Sports

Bhutan’s Dragon Boys Starts FIFA World Cup Qualifiers With A 1-0 Win Over Guam

Midfielder, Tshering Dorji’s 35th minute strike was enough to make Bhutan win the first leg of the first round of the 2022 World Cup and...

Jun 08, 2019 22:18

Meet Choki Om – First Woman From Bhutan To Become A FIFA Referee

Originally from the district of Wangdue, Choki has already been a referee for over a decade.

May 16, 2019 20:58

Business

Celebrating Bhutan's Entrepreneurs: Kuenga Dendup & Pema C. Gyaltshen Of Kingdom Essenses

This story is part of an exclusive feature by Yeewong Magazine in Dec 2018 on celebrating entrepreneurship in Bhutan.

Jul 21, 2019 20:48

Bhutan Economic Forum for Innovative Transformation Conference Held To Boost Cottage & Small Industries

The Bhutan Economic Forum for Innovative Transformation Conference was held from 16-18 July in Thimphu.

Jul 18, 2019 22:32

Travel

Bhutan Has Great Potential To Be A Top Eco-Tourism Spot: Albert Teo

Despite Bhutan being home to a wide array of flora and fauna, it is still not a top ecotourism destination.

Jul 19, 2019 23:58

Ride Up Bhutan’s Legendary Tiger’s Nest Monastery And Enjoy The Scenic Trail On Horseback

Pony services to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery is expected to be more organised come next month.

Jul 17, 2019 21:28

Lifestyle

French Designer Christian Louboutin Releases Bhutan-inspired Shoe Collection

Bhutan’s rich craftsmanship inspired the designer’s latest collection.

Jul 06, 2019 08:53

An Exciting Line-Up Of Speakers To Be Featured In Bhutan’s Mountain Echoes Festival 2019

Themed ‘Many Lives, Many Stories’ - the festival, according to the press release, will mark its 10th anniversary with modern Bhutanese...

Jun 25, 2019 21:28

Subscribe to our newsletter

Never miss out on new happenings and news stories!