Medical spas that operate under the full-time supervision of a licensed healthcare professional or alternative-therapy practitioner. Comprehensive wellness and preventive care is provided that may adhere to traditional Western medical concepts, complementary/alternative philosophies, or a combination of the two (known as integrative medicine). Spa treatments are incorporated into wellness programs as an effective way to rejuvenate and reduce stress. Medical spas may or may not have overnight accommodations.
These establishments offer a less symptom-based approach to healthcare than you'll find at most conventional doctor's offices. By emphasizing the links between mind, body, and spirit and/or identifying and addressing health risks before the onset of illness, medical spa practitioners aim to give guests the tools to achieve lasting well-being.