The opportunities for a spa professional are immense in India. Employment in the hospitality sector is a cakewalk for professionals who get trained from reputed/recognized spa institutes. Job opportunities are aplenty in resorts, five-star, seven-star hotels, spa centres, airlines, cruises/ship spa, medispa, destinationspa, dayspa, club spa etc. One can also start his/her own venture with reasonable investments.
Spa in India - The Spa Industry has had an incredible journey in India so far. Along with tourism, spa has been keenly watched as a buoyant industry by global economy experts. It’s one of the most sought after spa destinations in the world. India and China are the leading in spa development, opines Ellis. Various industrial studies validate her statement. According to a study by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the wellness industry in the country is growing at around 20 per cent annually and currently stands at Rs 1,500 crore. The study also points out that India needs 20,000 trained therapists and there are over 2300 spas that have created direct and indirect employment for about 400,000 people in the country.
However, the fact remains that the country doesn’t produce required number of spa professionals according to the industry demands. In other words, there aren’t many reputed institutes to meet the increasing demands of Spa professionals in the country.
SPA as a profession - Experts feel that there can never be a better time for venturing into spa business than now with global tourism is picking up in great pace. In the coming months, the country is expected to attract more foreign tourists especially in the medical/wellness/travel sector apart from developing its own indigenous spa market. The major attraction of Indian spa is the comparatively lesser expensive services and the incorporation of indigenous ayurveda and yoga treatments. Coated with indigenous culture, myth, and design Indian spa offers an incredible spa experience.