eTurboNews - Independent and Global Travel, Tourism, Lifestyle, Entertainment News you only find here

Travel News Distribution powered by eTurboNews:

SpaAsia Wellness Summit 2007 Undweway in Manila

SpaAsia Wellness Summit 2007 Undweway in Manila ( This week, the Philippines was hosting the third SpaAsia Wellness Summit in Manila (Oct. 3-5), addressing the growth of spa and wellness trends. Themed “ Harnessing Collective Consciousness; Nurturing Growth, Inspiring Change,” the Summit is focusing on pertinent issues of relevance for the future of the spa and wellness industry.
Through presentations, panel discussions and direct case studies, industry experts are sharing their research findings with the over 500 participants including CEO’s, directors, spa proprietors, journalists, healers, doctors, therapists and trainers, as well as others who have made contributions to the Asia Pacific Spa industry. With these participants, speakers will share proven methods and techniques that can be utilized to help the industry grow.
Featured keynote speakers include Susan Harmsworth, Founder and CEO of ESPA; Professor Mary Tabacchi from Cornell Hotel School; Bryan Durocher, Founder of Durocher Enterprises; Professor Marc Cohen, Founding Professor of Complementary Medicine at RMIT University; and Grace Gawler, Internationally renowned holistic wellness practitioner, author and herbalist.
Also making presentations are speakers from major spa and hotel groups such as the Four Seasons Hotels&Resorts, the Jumeirah Group, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, MSpa International and others.
The SpaAsia Crystal Awards ceremony, held today Oct. 3, honors the “best of the best” in numerous categories within the industry. Past winners include The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong, and The Farm at San Benito in the Philippines, among others.
The SpaAsia Wellness Summit is being held at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza and is organized by Wellness Media/Partners in cooperation with the Philippines Department of Tourism (PDOT).
A combination of local ingredients, remarkable weather and the well-known Filipino sense of hospitality results in a very unique spa experience for visitors to the Philippines, including the popular hilot treatment, a traditional Filipino-style deep tissue massage performed by an authentic manghihilot who uses mysticism and incantations while kneading the muscles to remove aches and pains.
Hilot is just one of many Filipino traditional healing methods. Other healing modalities include tapik kawayan (tapping of thin bamboo sticks to affected parts for circulation and releasing of energy blocks), dinalisay (concoctions of a mixture of indigenous medicinal herbs), kisig galing (biomagnetic energy healing), unang lana (virgin coconut oil), the “paligo" (a rinsing bath filled with leaves and flowers believed to have healing properties), and the “oslob" (steam inhalation from infusions of air-dried aromatic medicinal herbs), to name just a few.
For more details on the SpaAsia Wellness Summit, contact the Wellness Summit href=""> or visit for more information.

For more information on the Philippines, visit or contact the Philippine Department of Tourism in Chicago at 312-782-2475; Los Angeles at 213-487-4525; New York at 212-575-7915 or San Francisco at 415-956-4060.

Philippine Department of Tourism, Chicago Office 30 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 913, Chicago, IL 60602-3765 Ph: 312 782 2475 Fax: 312 782 2476 Email: Website:,,,,

+++ Upload Your Press Release +++

Need assistance?

You need a little assistance?Call for help

Subscribe Now!

News Distribution Service

Distribute your press release with our service?

Submit Your Press-release

Latest Travel News