Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness

The Health and Wellness Services industry belongs to the services sector. The National Statistical Coordination Board (2007) defines it as institutions that cater to the “activities of persons traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for health and wellness purposes not related to the exercise of an activity remunerated from within the place visited”. Establishments belonging to the industry, therefore, are in engaged in: 1) hospital care and treatment—refer to services offered by public and private hospitals, sanitaria and other similar services; 2) specialty clinics —pertain to general public and private medical services such as dental and laboratory services, and other human health services; 3) wellness and spa centers—consisting of enterprises that provide physical and well-being services including but are not limited to slendering and body- building services, massage, reflexology, facials, nail care, waxing, and body treatments, etc.; and 4) retirement and rehabilitative care— comprised of residential institutions, that care for the aged and orphans, and the rehabilitation of people addicted to drugs or alcohol.



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