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Assessment of day spa premises spatial organization, components and services towards Muslim friendly elements

Othman, Rashidi and Mohd Noor, Nur Fadhlina and Mohd Din, Shamzani Affendy and Ahmad, Nurliyana and Hashim, Khairusy Syakirin Has-Yun and Mahamod, Lukman Hakim (2019) Assessment of day spa premises spatial organization, components and services towards Muslim friendly elements. In: 1st International Conference on Tourism, Management and Technology 2019, Business School, Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UNIKL). (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The paper aims to study spa design, social interaction and services that merged the modern spa with an Islamic point of view. The selected day spas are Lanna Thai Spa and Ayur-V Spa. The method used is structured observation through inventory and analysis, on-site measurement and in-depth Interviews with an expert. The findings established that both day spa spaces are is not segregated by gender which means no specific area for male or female clients to do their treatments and therapists are not served their clients based on gender. Both spas also offered services that contradicted Islamic principles. To fulfill the crucial gap of this knowledge, the formation of a Muslim friendly spa is recommended to serve the Muslims clients in preserving their awrah and privacy.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 3842/77183
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spa design, social interaction, services, Muslim friendly spa, Halal Lifestyle
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP190.5 Islamization of Knowledge
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
N Fine Arts > Islamic art and architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Dr rashidi othman
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2020 12:19
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2020 12:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/77183

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