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Wellness is the overall fulfilment of an individual’s needs, which could range from basic physical health, nutrition and exercise to esteem- and aesthetic-based needs such as beauty, social lifestyle, mental and spiritual peace ( While “mental peace” refers to the ability to think through problems logically, “Spiritual” is the ability to understand right from wrong ) . Currently, the approach to Wellness is proactive rather than reactive. While Ayurveda, health foods and drinks and tonics have traditionally been integral to the Indian diet, Indians are now increasingly looking at new avenues of Wellness, in line with their proactive approach. In order to maintain and improve their Wellness, they engage in activities such as regular exercise, massage therapies as well as dietary and lifestyle counselling.

Wellness is the overall fulfilment of an individual’s needs, which could range from basic physical health, nutrition and exercise to esteem- and aesthetic-based needs such as beauty, social lifestyle, mental and spiritual peace ( While “mental peace” refers to the ability to think through problems logically, “Spiritual” is the ability to understand right from wrong ) . Currently, the approach to Wellness is proactive rather than reactive. While Ayurveda, health foods and drinks and tonics have traditionally been integral to the Indian diet, Indians are now increasingly looking at new avenues of Wellness, in line with their proactive approach. In order to maintain and improve their Wellness, they engage in activities such as regular exercise, massage therapies as well as dietary and lifestyle counselling.

The overall wellness market in India estimated at INR 1,10,000 Crore in FY2017, with a growth rate of 13% -15%. Rejuvenation is the fastest growing segment with a growth rate of about 25%. Even alternate therapy products and services is a fast growing segment with India being the 2nd largest exporter of Ayurveda and alternative medicine in the world. The wellness sector is likely to generate nearly 3 million job opportunities.

With a growing number of Indians willing to pay big bucks to feel good, the country's fitness and wellness industry is blossoming. There is growing interest among entrepreneurs to start retreats and spas as there is demand.

The wellness offerings market has been segmented along hygiene, preventive, curative and enhancement needs of the consumer.
  • Hygiene is the basic necessity to maintain personal cleanliness
  • Preventive and Curative needs are aligned to prevent diseases, cure ailments and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Enhancement needs focus on improving personal appearance and self-confidence
Wellness Industry can be categorized as shown below:

Beauty Care
  1. Salon and Beauty services
  2. Hair, Nails and Skincare Products
  3. Cosmetic Treatments
  4. Colour Cosmetics and Fragrances
Slimming and Fitness
  1. Fitness Equipment
  2. Slimming Products (Topical and Ingestible)
  3. Slimming / Weight Management Services
  4. Fitness Services
Rejuvenation
  1. Spas
Alternate Therapy
  1. Alternate Therapy services
  2. Alternate Therapy Products
Nutritional Care
  1. Wellness Food and Beverages
  2. Dietary Supplements

Timeline

2019
Jul
Press Release

Yoga asana should be accepted as a sport: Joint Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH

Study

Wellness and beauty: An ecosystem in the making

2014
May
Event

India International Wellness Expo and Conference

2013
Aug
Press Release

India to host the 7th Annual Global Spa & Wellness Summit for the first time in October

Study

FICCI PWC Study: Imperatives for Growth The Wellness Industry

Event

FICCI 5th Annual Wellness Conference 2013

2012
Event

FICCI Wellness Conference 2012

Study

FICCI-PwC Wellness Report 2012 - Winds of Change

2011
Dec
Event

FICCI Workshop-Skill Development in the Wellness Industry

Sep
Event

FICCI's 3 Annual Wellness Conferences: Riding the Growth Wave

Study

FICCI-PwC Wellness Report 2011 - Riding the growth wave

2010
Aug
Event

FICCI WELLNESS 2010: Transforming Lifestyles

Study

FICCI -F&S Wellness Report 2010-Transforming Lifestyles

2009
Apr
Event

FICCI Wellness 2009: Exploring the Untapped Potential

Study

FICCI -E&Y Wellness Report 2009-Exploring the Untapped Potential

Events

May, 2014

India International Wellness Expo and Conference

May 15 - May 17, 2014 Mumbai, Maharashtra

Aug, 2013

FICCI 5th Annual Wellness Conference 2013

Aug 05, 2013 FICCI, New Delhi

Aug, 2012

FICCI Wellness Conference 2012

Aug 24, 2012 The Leela Kempinski, Mumbai

Dec, 2011

FICCI Workshop-Skill Development in the Wellness Industry

Dec 13, 2011 Mayfair Banquets, Mumbai

Sep, 2011

FICCI's 3 Annual Wellness Conferences: Riding the Growth Wave

Sep 15, 2011 The Leela Kempinski, Mumbai

Aug, 2010

FICCI WELLNESS 2010: Transforming Lifestyles

Aug 25, 2010 Taj President, Mumbai

Apr, 2009

FICCI Wellness 2009: Exploring the Untapped Potential

Apr 16, 2009 JW Marriott, Mumbai
Business World |

Future of Wellness Industry

Franchise India |

Promote your Wellness Business to next level

Deccan Herald |

Download your way to wellness

The Statesman |

Industry should introduce yoga: FICCI

The Pioneer |

Business of beauty

Hindustan Times |

A rejuvenating career

Business Line |

When age cannot wither

Business Line |

Young spending more on wellness

The Financial Express |

Wellness industry seen at Rs 1-tn mark: Report

The Indian Express |

Wellness industry seen at Rs 1-tn mark: Report

Yoga asana should be accepted as a sport: Joint Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH

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India to host the 7th Annual Global Spa & Wellness Summit for the first time in October

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