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Bangkok, Thailand (1st April 2019) – The Chiva-Som International Academy in Bangkok, the training centre of Chiva-Som International Health Resorts, is now opening Spa Development and Management courses 2019 admission. The courses are available in Thai and English. Applications should be made 30 days prior to course commencement.

The Chiva-Som International Academy provides a quality education through theory and practice, allowing students to become highly trained therapists endowed with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the highly competitive Spa Industry either as a manager, or owner operator. Below is a brief overview of the Spa Development and Spa Management courses which are now available in English, as well as Thai.

SPA DEVELOPMENT – This course provides a complete overview of a spa set-up from conception to opening, and is recommended for owners, developers and operators. No knowledge is assumed so it is suitable for those seeking to enter the industry for the first time, as well as those who have worked in an existing spa business and are now seeking to set up a new operation with improved knowledge and skills.

SPA MANAGEMENT – This course is designed for Spa Managers; those who will be running a spa on a day-to-day basis. Some familiarity with the industry is preferred, but not essential, for understanding and development in this course. Throughout the course, students will gain knowledge about Spa operations via the key functions of a Spa Manager.

The courses will be conducted by instructors with extensive experiences in the spa industry and are available two times per year. Below you will find the course schedules.

Spa Development course in Thai
6th -10th May, 2019
4th – 8th November, 2019

Spa Development course in English
17th – 21st June, 2019
7th – 11th October, 2019

Spa Management course in Thai
12th – 16th May, 2019
11th – 15th November, 2019

Spa Management course in English
24th -28th June, 2019
14th – 18th October, 2019

A course takes 30 hours of attendance. Students will receive a CSIA Certificate of Student Attendance in either Spa Development or Spa Management. Professional Certificates will be presented to students who attend two consecutive courses in the same calendar year.

For more information please visit or for application, please call +66 (0) 27115271-3 or email us [email protected]


The Chiva-Som International Academy is a department of the world-renowned Chiva-Som International Health Resorts Co., Ltd. The group’s impeccable standards, wealth of skills and vast experience are fully utilised via the Academy to deliver highly effective training programmes focused on Spa, Holistic and Aesthetic Therapies. Chiva-Som International Academy is accredited by the Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (CIBTAC) which is known for its high educational standard in aesthetics and holistic therapies. Courses offered at the Chiva-Som International Academy lead to a CIBTAC qualification. At the end of the course, students sit theoretical and practical examinations and only those who pass the examinations in every aspect are awarded the internationally coveted CIBTAC diploma.

A few other recent awards include:

 ‘Spa Educator’ – Individual Thailand Spa & Well – being Awards 2019
 ‘Spa Educator’ – Thailand Spa & Well – being Awards 2012
 ‘Best Spa Academy’ – Spa Asia Crystal Awards 2009
 ‘Best Spa Academy’ – Spa Asia Crystal Awards 2007
 ‘Spa Academy of the Year’ – Baccarat Asia Spa Awards 2006


Chiva-Som Hua Hin is Asia’s first comprehensive wellness resort, providing proven transformationstowards optimal wellness. Nestled in seven acres of tranquil grounds, it’s a beachfront resort dedicated torevitalising the mind, body and spirit (represented by its tri-part logo). Western practices and Easternphilosophies are brought together in the wellness resort which provides services for guests to develophealthy habits and lifestyle transformations; it has been recognised by readers and industry experts alike asone of the most outstanding wellness resorts in the world since its launch 24 years ago.

The Resort is committed to operating at the world’s highest environmental standards in all levels ofoperation. Since its launch, the Resort has been dedicated to operating as ethically and sustainably aspossible. A dedicated CSR team has implemented many initiatives, policies and practices for energyefficiency and conservation, waste water treatment and reuse, fresh water conservation, waste minimisationand recycling, air quality management and environmentally friendly product usage.

A few other recent awards include:

• ‘1st in Best Spa’- Traveler’s World Magazine 2019 (Germany)
• ‘Top ranked Asian Spa in Top 20 Destination Spas’- Conde Nast Traveler The Readers’ Travel Awards 2018 (UK)
• ‘Top 5 Favourite Destination Spa’- Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Travel Awards 2018 (India)
• ‘Thailand’s Best Wellness Retreat 2018’- World Spa Awards (UK)
• ‘#13 of Top 25 in Asia, Best 100 Spa List’- Condé Nast Traveler (China)
• ‘Green Era For Sustainability Award’- Otherways Association Management & Consulting Awards 2017
• ‘Medi Spa of the year’ – Asia Spa Awards 2017
• ‘Outstanding Wellness Spa Destination in Thailand’ – Asian Lifestyle Tourism Awards 2017
• ‘Top 6 of the Best Overseas Luxury Health and Wellness Property 2017 (1st Runner up)’ – Luxury Travel Award (Australia)
• ‘Best Global Wellness Resort of the Year’ – Spa China Awards 2017

The beachfront resort is located in the town of Hua Hin, which lies 185 km south of the capital ofBangkok. It can be reached by car in under three hours, private plane in 25 minutes from Bangkok andchartered helicopter in 40 minutes from Bangkok


Kewalin Sukumjittanon
Head of Communications
Tel: +66 (0) 2711 6900-12
[email protected]

Chalinee Potipraisiri
Communication Executive
Tel: +66 (0) 3253 6536
[email protected]


Napawan Trakulthaipichit
Assistant Sales Manager (Academy)
Tel:+66 (0) 2711 5271-3
[email protected]

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