Entries by Andrew Jacka

First Regional Massage Competition in Asia Pacific.

Nurturing our youth, and rewarding those who help to define the regional spa & wellness industry – Spa & Massage Therapists. The Asia Pacific Spa & Wellness Coalition (APSWC) will organize the first ever regional completion for Therapists in Asia Pacific. The Asia Pacific Championship of Massage (APCM2018), is being organised by the APSWC, in […]


Duration: September 11, 2010 (Monday) to September 13 (Wed) Holding time: 10: 00 ~ 17: 00 Venue: Tokyo Big Sight (Koto Ward, Tokyo) Simultaneous: Diet & Beauty Fair、Anti-Aging Japan Number of exhibitors: 383 companies Total booth number: 677 booth Total visitor number: 26,953 visitors This year SPA & WELLESS JAPAN was held. At the eighth […]

The Global Mentorship Program’s new Malaysian Ambassador.

Datin Jeanette Tambakau , the President of Association of Malaysian Spa (AMSPA)  has  recently  been appointed as the Global Mentorship Program(GMP) Country Ambassadors for Malaysia for two years (2017-2019). One of the key focus under her  Presidency  term is to spread the message about  the Global Mentorship Program. About Global Mentorship Program As one of the […]

China’s efforts to further standardise the industry.

China – August, 2017, the China National Spa Association is not active at this time as it undergoes a period of internal adjustment.   The Chinese Government is active and is currently making changes to further standardise the management of spa operations in the country, but China is a big country and distance is a challenge. […]

Korea focussing on healthier future lifestyles!

Spa wellness industry in Korea has been growing steadily, offering varied and unique programs for customers who want to cope with increasing stress. To attract savvy customers, spas or wellness centers have tended to pay attention to such trendy ideas as eco-ism, naturalism, indigenous culture on one hand, and high-tech treatment devices or science-based materials […]

Singapore’s Beauty and Wellness industry is facing a serious challenge concerning manpower.

Singapore – 23 August 2017, the biggest challenge facing Singapore’s Beauty and Wellness industry is manpower. Highly educated young Singaporeans are not interested in laborious work resulting in an increasing shortage of Singaporean workers. At the same time, government measures taken to benefit the local workforce which include higher salaries, more benefits; reduction in employment […]