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Rijesh Purakkal Image Credit: Salon International
Rijesh Purakkal Image Credit: Salon International

Rijesh Purakkal

Alignment with Ancient Systems of Wellness is Key

Aarti Kapur Singh

Please tell us about your professional background.

With a vast experience of over 14 years in the wellness segment of the hospitality industry, I have worked closely in supervising daily operations and training Yoga. After completing my graduation in Ayurveda Nursing and Panchkarma, I pursued Yoga Teacher’s Training Course. Additionally, I have been involved in designing spa treatment menus including packages that combine fitness and wellness. Currently, I am the Spa Manager for Alila Fort Bishangarh.

What are your views on the growing wellness industry?

India has witnessed rapid growth in health and wellness in the past decade. Holistic sciences like Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation, Nutrition, Naturopathy, Reiki, Pranic healing, Homeopathy, Siddha and Unani are receiving more prominence. It has a rich heritage supported by its ancient systems of medicine which are treasure troves for both preventive and curative healthcare.

Consumers are placing more value on health and wellness than on material objects these days due to the rapid changes in lifestyle. People around the world are spending on a holistic approach to health and wellness that includes nearly every aspect of life, even sleep. They are increasingly participating in fitness classes and activities that improve wellbeing; using products, devices and apps that aid sleep; and eating organic and natural foods, taking health supplements, and following special diets, and so on. Spas are no longer a luxury, but a lifestyle; spa therapies are much needed to stay healthy and be rejuvenated.

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