When opening its flagship Phuket spa in 1994, Banyan Tree Spa pioneered the tropical garden treatment concept with its Eastern therapies and holistic focus on spiritual, mental, and physical harmony and incorporating the use of herbs, spices, and fruits to channel the goodness of nature.
Banyan Tree Spa infuses native ingredients from the destinations into spa recipes to impart and connect with a local sense of place. Working with local communities, indigenous products are responsibly sourced. All products are 100% vegan and cruelty free. No sulfates, parabens, synthetic colouring, unsustainable palm oil or mineral oils that cause environmental harm in how they are processed are used in products.
In 2017, the supply chain of the Spa’s most significant product category was evaluated to ensure implementation of sustainability-goals in both ingredient formulations and business sourcing practices. Following two years of in-house Research and Development, the Spa completed reformulation of over 75% of products.
With the vision of developing its own signature techniques, treatment recipes as well as training philosophy, Banyan Tree Spa Academy was launched in Phuket in May 2001 with the objectives of equipping therapists with globally and in-demand career skills and opportunities as spa professionals.
Along its mission to combat poverty and promote gender equality, the Banyan Tree Spa Academy benchmarks standards and practices to maintain a high level of consistency in service delivery. It strives to provide quality education and training to learners through imparting skills, and innovating and cultivating new ideas as part of people development.