Originally from India, SENSASIA founder Salina Handa was born and raised in Thailand, before moving to the United States at the age of 18 to study business and marketing at Boston University. A career in financial management brought her to Dubai in 1999, where she carved her niche in brand building, concept design and consumer behaviour.
But a trip to Hanoi, Vietnam, gave Salina the final push she needed to step off the corporate ladder and jump with both feet into her deep-rooted passion for pampering. Her extensive travel, scrupulous attention to detail and zero tolerance for a below par spa treatment led her to personally craft and open the doors to SENSASIA Urban Spa at The Village in Jumeirah, Dubai in 2004. A measured expansion into 4 locations, a portfolio of SENSASIA brand extensions, private projects and bespoke concepts followed, arming her with the unmatched knowledge and experience to launch THE SPA PEOPLE in 2020.
We know spas. And we’re all about sharing our knowledge!
Experts in the business of wellness, SENSASIA’s consultancy arm – THE SPA PEOPLE – is the powerhouse behind each of our lovingly-crafted spa concepts.
Our portfolio demonstrates our proven skills in brand building, adapting to local culture and and delivering an unsurpassable spa experience.
THE SPA PEOPLE can assist with everything from ‘quick fix’ guidance and troubleshooting to existing operators, through to a full spectrum solution to properties looking to expand into the lucrative spa market – with SENSASIA as part of its team.LEARN MORE
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