Tae Kawasaki received her high school education in the US and completed her college degree in Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara with high honours (top 6% GPA). She began cultivating her knowledge of the SPA industry during her studies abroad. Tae’s passion for health and wellness led her to create unique concepts for each SPA location incorporating the Zen essence behind each treatment. The theme that unites all of the SPAs is its focus on Japanese hospitality offering a heartwarming and memorable SPA experience. Tae also works closely with several Hotels and Ryokan to provide SPA consulting support. She is proactive in going abroad to learn new trends, products and techniques relating to the SPA industry and attends the Global SPA and Wellness Summit and on a yearly basis. She is an opinion leader in the SPA industry in Japan.
Tell us about your involvement in Global Wellness Day?
As a Japan Ambassador, I made this year’s theme “Be Connected”. As a symbolic presentation, I asked GWD supporters/ex-participators and emerging friends from SNS to create a video in order to bring a message we are connected by a belief in wellness. In the video starting Japan’s key supporter, a GWD supporter passes the paddle to the next one in a different region, one after another. Each video to be edited into one piece overall symbolizes that in our common belief in Wellness that we are connected and never alone in the global impact of pandemic COVID-19. Also, I arranged video streaming programs with my staff at The Day Spa groups nationwide to present local/personal wellness activities.
What makes you smile or brings you joy and why?
I have my own company to operate. When my team members are happy working, it makes me smile and brings me joy. It is because I feel that we all share the same values and missions.
What is your daily wellness routine?
Eat well. Live well.
What is your favourite quote or affirmation?
Balancing is beautiful.
Describe how you achieve mindfulness
Taking good care of our household SHINTO altar every day.
What does wellness mean to you?
My mission and value.
Where do you find inspiration?
Going for a night walk with my loving dog.
What are your go-to wellness apps and/or podcasts? Why?
Fitbit, becauseI can check my wellness level all the time and it encourages me
Books that changed your wellness perspective and why?
Touch Therapy by Tiffany Field Ph. D.
Simplicity is the most important thing in our life
Name three things for which you are grateful
My health. My inspiration. My team.
Finally, what words of wisdom can you pass on?
If you give to people unconditionally, the blessings of God will be given to you.