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Oct

05

2015

NEW CHAVANA SPA OPENING AT ADAARAN PRESTIGE VADOO

Chavana Spa Announces a New Spa Opening at Adaaran Prestige Vadoo, Maldives 1 October 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Chavana Spa announced a new spa opening at Adaaran Prestige Vadoo in the Maldives today. Chavana Spa is situated over two floors; featuring a welcoming reception and retail area, two double rooms, two single rooms and an open-air terrace for relaxation. Chavana Spa’s range of signature body…

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Feb

12

2015

The Wellness Syndrome – Nothing More Than a Head cold

There’s an interesting book that’s just been published – The Wellness Syndrome. Interesting, but not really compelling. It’s a catchy title. The oxymoron of being ‘sick with wellness’ seemed to promise a thought-provoking read. With a Professor and an Associate Professor as co-authors, I expected some good, solid academic proof to support the theories. Lots of studies, tables of data, maybe even the odd graph…

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Dec

02

2014

World Wellness Week

The last few months had us dumping buckets of ice water on our heads, wearing pink ribbons and growing mustaches all in the name of a cause. Admittedly, the initiatives have been wildly successful in drawing attention for their respective causes worldwide. (In case you’ve been living in a cave, the ice bucket challenge was for ALS, October’s pink ribbons symbolize breast cancer awareness and…

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Oct

16

2014

SAY WHAT?? LEARNING THE LANGUAGE OF SPA MENUS

In a recently released book, “The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu” written by Stanford professor Dan Jurafsky, he and his students demystify restaurant menus with some interesting findings.  For a start, the more expensive the restaurant, the fancier the words.  “Difficult foreign words are in implicit signal of a high-educational status of the menu writer and, by extension, the customer,” he says….

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