Dr Arun Pillai-Wellness Centre Leader
Dr. Arun Pillai, Wellness Centre Leader at the bodyholiday, Saint Lucia has more than 15 years of professional expertise in Health, Spa & Wellness Sciences. Experienced in Directing & operating world class spas across Middle east, Africa, India, South East Asia & Caribbean. Implementing a mix of intuitive business sense balanced by traditional holistic knowledge into globally renowned brands such as Hilton, Chivasom, Radisson, Kempinski, Intercontinental, several boutique resort spas & Hospitals.
Academically qualified Kuvempu University graduate, in Integrative Medicine with a Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery from Ayurveda Medical College. CIBTAC Certified Dual Diploma from UK, Post Graduate Diploma in Wellness Management, MBA in Hospitality Management. A Member of British International Spa Association. Holds a Permanent medical practitioner License affiliation with Central Council of Indian Medicine Board.
He began his professional career as a Lecutrer & Physician at Indian Institute of Ayurveda Medicine & Research Centre, Bangalore. Keeps a keen interest in Holistic Preventive medicine, worked actively for revolutionary Preventive Cardiologist Dr. Prathiksha Namjoshi from Institute of Preventive Cardiology, Mumbai. Started a spa career with one of the world’s best renowned Destination spa “Chivasom spa” at Hilton Golden Palms Spa & Resort, Bangalore. Was responsible for setting up an Ayurveda Alternative Medicine Department in one of the largest 5star Hospital Al Saad Specialist Hospital in Saudi Arabia. Also made frequent appearances on Saudi Channel for the live Health Talk Shows. Successfully conceptualised, positioned & marketed one of the first Destination spa in Kenya, has a special interest in integrating holistic systems of medicine worked with Lilian Terry Internationals South Africa, who conceptualised the world’s unique Aroma therapy & Homeopathy complexes for spa speciality treatments known as Aromeopathic Complexes.
Has a great passion for improving the qualitative lives of mankind with integrative holistic approach not just for relieving the ailments but in correcting lifestyle & preventing the disease. In the current capacity striving to have a scientific approach to the spa treatments & Ayurveda Therapies which is a first of its kind in the region.