KUALA LUMPUR: Spa Ceylon Malaysia, an Ayurveda retail and spa company, plans to open three spa centres this year, strategically located in the heart of the Klang Valley to meet the needs and demand of its growing customers.
Managing director Jeevah Nadraj said the company had identified locations in Mont Kiara, Bangsar and Bukit Bintang, and allocated an investment of about RM450,000 for each branch.
She said opening spa centres was a natural expansion for the prominent Sri Lankan brand, known for its luxury Ayurveda spas, after opening five retail outlets located at Nu Sentral, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and KLIA2, Publika and Mid Valley.
“Simultaneously, we are also looking at opening our retail stores outside Klang Valley – in Penang, Johor, Sabah and Sarawak,” she told Bernama in an interview recently. Also present was the company’s manager brand communication Isvari Nadaraju.
Spa Ceylon offers a range of body, bath, beauty, aroma and wellness products featuring Ayurveda-based approach using exotic herbs, fruits and minerals from Sri Lanka.
Their range is notable for its vibrant packaging in jewel-hued bottles and gift boxes adorned with colourful traditional palace art.
Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems – founded thousands of years ago in India, based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit.
Jeevah said before opening their first retail outlet in 2014, she spent 10 years looking for unique, high-quality and natural self-care and beauty products around the world by attending beauty related exhibitions or conferences.
“I’ve been working for 20 years in an oil and gas company based in Singapore and wanted to start my own business,” she said.
For 10 years she tried various products, even developing her own but was not satisfied with the outcome, until she discovered Spa Ceylon products at a beauty products exhibition in Jakarta, Indonesia.
“After researching and testing thousands of products, I can immediately tell which products are synthetic and which one is natural,” she said.
Jeevah immediately visited Spa Ceylon’s headquarters in Sri Lanka to secure the franchise to bring the brand into Malaysia.
“I am fortunate to be the first entrepreneur to bring the brand out of Sri Lanka and it now operates in 16 countries,” said Jeevah.
Meanwhile, Isvari said Spa Ceylon customers come from all walks of life, mostly aged 25 to 45 years old.
“Interestingly, a lot of our customers are males, purchasing our best-sellers which is the wellness range such as sleep, de stress and also haircare products,” she said.
Prices ranged from RM33 for an individual product to RM400 for package and gift sets.
“Although we provide luxury in Ayurveda, we want to keep our pricing affordable.
“We want to ensure that the price of our products and services are at affordable rates so that everyone can improve their personal health,” she said. — Bernama
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