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TravelDailyNews Media Network proudly presents The Thai Spa Masterclass organized by Centara Hotels & Resorts May 12th to May 16th, 2014 at Centara Grand Beach Resort – Phuket, Thailand.

TravelDailyNews Media Network proudly presents

 The Thai Spa Masterclass

 organized by Centara Hotels & Resorts
 May 12th to May 16th, 2014
 Centara Grand Beach Resort – Phuket, Thailand

TravelDailyNews Media Network invites spa therapists from all over the world to attend the Thai Spa Masterclass in Phuket in order to perfect their Thai spa techniques. With the growing global appeal of Thai spa treatments, this five-day seminar allows spa therapists to deepen their knowledge of this natural and holistic health and wellness philosophy and to master new techniques by learning from one of the country’s top spa trainers. The event is aimed mainly at hotel staff members, however, people working at day spas might also find it worthwhile attending the Masterclass.

Spa Ritual
The Thai Spa Masterclass is organized by Centara Hotels & Resorts, the leading hotel chain of Thailand, as part of the 2014 TravelDailyNews Masterclass Series, which was first launched in Europe in 2013. This five-day seminar will be taught at the Centara Grand Beach Resort, one of Centara’s luxury hotels on the island of Phuket, in an exotic and serene environment, and will focus on age-old treatment techniques with local herbs.

Spa Cenvaree LogoMasterclass attendants will especially benefit from Centara’s advanced expertise in spa management as it has developed its own award-winning and rapidly growing brand SPA Cenvaree. Nowadays established as a leading luxury Thai spa brand, the ’’SPA Cenvaree Experience’’ is available through an elite network around the world, including over 27 spas in Thailand and overseas destinations in India, Vietnam, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Harnessing the positive energy of nature with traditional Thai therapies, the guiding philosophy of each SPA Cenvaree is to deliver holistic well-being to each individual by enhancing life force through the balance of Body, Mind and Soul, which is achieved through making time for a calm moment and allowing the body to rest and rejuvenate.

With over 250 spa professionals highly trained in the industry, the SPA Cenvaree team brings together a range of expertise in traditional Thai treatments, as well as luxurious range of Facials and Body Care.

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SPA Cenvaree has an extensive team of spa trainers offering unsurpassed training programs throughout all branches worldwide, training spa teams to the very highest standards. All of SPA Cenvaree’s massage therapists went through rigorous training that includes anatomy, and hands-on massage hours.

The main instructor of the Masterclass is Miss Nuanjan Paya, an experienced spa trainer with a 15-year career in Thailand, USA, Mauritius, and India.

This is a hands-on learning experience. Seminar attendants will practice all the treatments that will be taught during the Masterclass. They are therefore required to have prior experience in body treatments and particularly in aromatherapy massage.

Dates: from May 12th to May 16th, 2014

Venue: Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket, Thailand

Language: English

Who is it for? This is a Masterclass for professional spa therapists from all over the world – especially for those working at hotels – who would like to perfect their Thai spa treatment techniques. The Masterclass is not intended for beginners or amateurs. Prior experience in body treatments is a prerequisite for attending the seminar.

Teaching Schedule



May 11th, 2014

  • Check-in at leisure at the Hotel
  • Welcome Cocktail Party with Thai Tapas



May 12th, 2014

“Nuad Thai” (Royal Thai Massage)

  • An Introduction to Sen Lines
  • Contraindications of Thai Massage
  • Yoga-like stretching methods
  • All the pressing & manipulations techniques and their variations which have been practiced for over one thousand years, many of which are based on yogic principles



May 13th, 2014

“Nuad Thai” (Royal Thai Massage)

  • Joint manipulation techniques including stretches to improve joint flexibility
  • Acupressure points
  • Use of body weight in a Thai massage for effective healing
  • Practice Sessions and Technique Corrective Sessions



May 14th, 2014

“Nuad Tao” Thai Foot Massage: Combining elements of Shiatsu, Reflexology, Chinese massage into this treatment

  • Working on the 10 Sen Lines
  • How to apply Stretching and Pressure Points to regain body’s balance and health
  • Incorporating traditional herbal compress and warm pouch to complement the treatment
  • Application techniques Practice Session



May 15th, 2014

“Luk Pra Kob” (Thai Herbal Ball): A tradition healing ritual dating back nearly 5000 years

  • Usage of local herbs and their therapeutic effects
  • How to make your own herbal balls & creating the home spa experience
  • Herbal Ball Compress Application Technique
  • How to combine this technique with Royal Thai Massage



May 16th, 2014

Siamese Rituals: Incorporating Siamese Rituals to create the Home Spa Makeovers

  • Siamese Herbal Scrub: For a Natural Body Glow
  • Galangal Firming Body Wrap: The natural anti-cellulite treatment
  • Body-care application techniques



May 17th, 2014

Departure or extension of stay (optional)

Nuanjan PayaAbout the Main Instructor

Miss Nuanjan Paya has been pursuing her spa career for over 15 years. She commenced her career in the position of Spa Therapist greatly interested in holistic health and started using traditional Thai therapies to treat different body ailments such as chronic migraines, joint paint and indigestion. She then expanded her career to overseas destinations in the capacity of Senior Spa Trainer providing quality treatment services to local communities while teaching local therapists on applying traditional Thai treatments and herbs in their spa menu.

Serving as Cluster Spa Trainer for the SPA Cenvaree chain, Miss Nuanjan is passionate in training the Chain’s therapists to be the region’s best and is innovative in integrating Traditional Thai therapies into the modern world of spas, bringing guests a modern twist to their spa experience.

About the Venue of the Masterclass

Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket LogoThe five-star Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket is located at the most secluded area of Karon Beach, with direct beach access and backing onto lush green hills. The resort is 9.5 miles away from Phuket town and only a 45-minute scenic drive from Phuket International Airport making it an ideal base from where guests can enjoy easy access to all that this lively island has to offer. The architectural design of the resort takes its inspiration from the classical Sino-Portuguese style that was brought to Phuket in the nineteenth century, and the property is set in a landscaped water park with a lazy river and four swimming pools.

Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket
About Centara Hotels & Resorts

Centara Hotels & ResortsCentara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading operator of hotels, with 47 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom. A further 18 resorts in the Maldives, Vietnam, Shanghai, Bali Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Mauritius Indian Ocean, Ethiopia brings the present total to 65 properties. Brands and properties within Centara ensure that specific categories such as couples, families, individuals, and meetings and incentives groups will all find a hotel or resort that is appropriate to their needs. Centara operates 27 branches of Spa Cenvaree, one of Thailand’s most luxurious and innovative spa brands, together with its newly launched value brand Cense by Spa Cenvaree, which provides core spa services for busy travellers. The company’s Kids’ Club is available at all the family-friendly resorts to ensure that the youngsters and teens are taken care of. Centara Hotels & Resorts also operates three state-of-the-art convention centres in Bangkok, and two in northeastern Thailand, one being located in Udon Thani and the other in Khon Kaen. The latest Centara brand is named COSI Hotels, an economy brand designed for travellers who predominantly make their bookings via the internet and who want comfort and convenience at the most friendly prices available, which is under development with the first property due to open in 2016.

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About the TravelDailyNews Masterclass Series

TravelDailyNews Masterclass SeriesThe TravelDailyNews Masterclass Series comprises several high-level seminars aimed at senior hospitality industry professionals. Curated by Prof. Dr. Dimitris Koutoulas, a long-time expert of the hospitality and tourism industry, these intensive seminars are taught by highly experienced professionals. This series of seminars was first launched in Europe as a joint initiative of TravelDailyNews and Prof. Dr. Koutoulas and are now expanding globally.

Registration fee: 1,500 Euros (approx. 67,200 Thai Baht or 2,040 US Dollars)

The above prices in Thai Baht and US Dollars are provided just as an indication and may change in case of exchange rate fluctuations.

The registration fee includes:

  • Attendance of the Masterclass
  • Six nights in a Spa Deluxe Room at the Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket, arriving on May 11th and departing on May 17th (single occupancy)
  • Daily breakfast
  • Tea breaks and lunches during the five teaching days
  • Cocktail party on the day of arrival
  • Treatment protocol and recipe book
  • Thai pajamas
  • Certificate of attendance
  • All applicable taxes and service charges


  • Accompanying person sharing room for six nights (accommodation, breakfast and lunch only; no Masterclass attendance): 15,000 Thai Baht (approx. 342 Euros or 473 US Dollars)
  • Upgrade to a Premium Ocean Suite: 500 Thai Baht per night (approx. 11 Euros or 16 US Dollars)
  • Extra day (single occupancy incl. breakfast, taxes and service charge): 3,800 Thai Baht (approx. 87 Euros or 120 US Dollars)
  • Extra day (double occupancy incl. breakfast, taxes and service charge): 5,600 Thai Baht (approx. 128 Euros or 177 US Dollars)


To register for the Thai Spa Masterclass please complete the registration form below.

For any additional information about the Thai Spa Masterclass please contact:

Travel Daily News / T.M.A. Travel Media Applications
Athens Office
Tel. +30 210 9374 052
Vicky Karantzavelou
Bangkok Office
Tel. +66 (0)890486051
Theodore Koumelis

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