Published: The Star, 26 June 2015
Aiming to create awareness on living well in today's society, HerbaLine Facial Spa together with Malaysian Wellness Society (MWS), The Laureate, HerbaLine Facial Spa and The Mines Wellness Hotel staged the inaugural Global Wellness Day (GWD) in the country.
Titled "Bringing Wellness Communities Together", the corporate social responsibility campaign saw close to 250 participants comprising the media, wellness companies and guests as well as the public engaging in a range of wellness-related activities.
"We are highly inspired by the founder of GWD in the United States so we decided to emulate and bring this concept of 'one day dedicated to wellness advocacy' campaign to Malaysia," said HerbaLine Facial Spa managing director C.K. Low.
Activities included health screenings, workshops, talks, and discussion forums aimed at creating awareness on living well.
MWS president Datuk Dr Rajbans Singh in his presentation said many people would like to get started on wellness practice but did not know where to seek advice and therefore, the wellness day served as a platform for interest groups to address and gain everything on wellness.
The Laureate team conducted a fun interactive activity with the participants by performing simple steps towards living well daily.
TV host Choo Mei Sze, also a colon cancer survivor, shared her story on how wellness practice had changed her life.
Also present at the launch were The Laureate general manager Sam Yee and author and wellness practitioner Datin Rajinder Gill.
Attractive prizes including The Laureate genetic profiling programme, The Mines Wellness Hotel two-day-one-night stay and Beacon health pack were given out to participants through the lucky draw session.
To mark the campaign launch, the collaborators also signed a pledge towards promoting wellness development campaigns.
In addition, various wellness companies gathered along to explore future wellness development campaigns.
Other sponsors included Beacon Health, RPA Holistic Wellness Academy, The Naked Lunchbox, Nippo BioFertiliser and HerbalLine In-House Cafe who provided participants with goodies and interactive activities.
"Currently we have up to eight companies kickstarting the first campaign."
"We aim to involve 80 companies in the next campaign and gather a big group pf participants at a huge venue to celebrate wellness," said Low.
Article taken from The Star