SPALOHAS CLUB

About us

SPA (Sanitas per Aquae in Latin) means "health by water"
LOHAS is “Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability”.

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SPALOHAS Club Promotion pour le thermalisme, la thalassothérapie et la culture, General Incorporated Association (here-after “SPALOHAS Club”) was founded and registered at the Tokyo Legal Affairs Bureau in January 2015. Before that, its founder was active during 10 years as a freelance journalist specialized in the field of tourism and health, with the help of French and Japanese experts.

Objective

The world of onsen (hot springs) is characterized by its richness and deepness since it includes relaxation, therapeutic effects as well as spiritual aspects related to purification, etc.

On the other hand, French thermalism is advanced in terms of scientific research, especially regarding troubles which are linked to the way of life such as metabolism, stress, etc. It is covered by the French health insurance system for a set of 12 pathologies.

The objective of SPALOHAS Club is to provide cross information related to the worlds of Japanese onsen and French thermalism so that everybody will be able to better know this soft and 100% natural therapy with strong cultural and economical implications.

※“General Incorporated Association” is an English term which does not necessarily refers to an association. It is an organization which is allowed to have the same activities as a public limited company, but its objective must clearly guarantee a large contribution to the society.

Our activities

Our activities for foreign countries
■ To widely disseminate throughout the world, the culture, the history,
the characteristics of the Onsen as well as the charactreristics of each thermal spa through the column "Praise of Onsen" written by one of the greatest experts in Japan, Mr. Michio Ishikawa (see “Our Partners”).
■ To present unique “Onsen trips” in Japan (example: enjoying the taste of each hot spring. Like what there is an “Onsen sommelier” certificate!), new initiatives at Japanese inns (Ryokan), thalassotherapy and spas.
■ Coordination for overseas media.
■ Support for reporting on Onsen, or Matsuri and Japanese culture.
■ Specialized guide for Onsen and Spa resorts.
■ Write articles about Onsen or Matsuri (traditional festivals).
Our activities in Japan
■ Give seminers

Exmple:Panelist at the “International Onsen Summit” 2018 Medical / Beauty Subcommittee.
■ Write articles on health tourism.
■ Franco-Japanese guide and interpreter.
■ Consultant Example: One of a public projects in Nagasakibana beach, Oita Prefecture (Local revitalization grant: Cabinet Office) for the renovation of the spa town (modeling with sunflower oil from the beach 0 % of chemical, Sunset Yoga only on days when the sun sets on low tide. Meals with local healthy specialties… This project will continue with local women without intervention of external companies.2016-2020.

General Incorporated Association SPALOHAS Club
Promotion pour le thermalisme, la thalassothérapie
et la culture Franco-Japonaise

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Our partners: the Thalassotherapy centers in France