Total Ban On Spas, Massage Parlors Nationwide. What’s Up?
Spa also called Balneotherapy is linked with water therapy. Massage parlors’, spa resorts, spa parlors in general offer diverse health cure where the principle in the healing strength of mineral waters goes back to primitive period.
Such custom has been prevalent globally, but is particularly extensive in Europe and Japan. Day spas are also fairly widespread, and present a variety of individual nurture therapy.
Spa and Massage Parlors are Forbidden
What will come about if there is a circular prohibition on spas and massage parlors’ to operate anywhere in the country?
The ban issue happened in the Maldives. The government forbids operation of any spa and massage centers nationwide. Talking to reporters during a press conference held at the country’s first resort – Kurumba Maldives resort – the president said that the government has asked the Supreme Court for its opinion whether spas are legal under the Maldives.
The president affirmed his belief that considerable margin of Maldivians refuse religious fanaticism and want to go on the fair form of Islam.
The government’s action was seen by the oppositions as against Islam. The group then stand up for their religion and staged a rally in Male’ on the 23rd of December 2011.
In the course of that rally, all the key opposition parties in the country show aggression over the government’s religious authority which, eventually lead the government to order outlawing all spas, massage parlors and other business entities with the same concept from operating in the country.
From the time when the government forbids operation of spas, the opposition celebrated. However, when resort owners told the government as well as the oppositions that what happened will damage the countries tourism industry, the oppositions promptly changed their stance and stated they do not want to hurt the countries tourism industry.
The government’s challenge has awakened the nation from sleep and set off a well national debate in connection with the future of the country. Majority of the people refuse fanaticism.
Ban Already Lifted
The lifted ban is a testimony that the government has place the interest of national progress first before anything else. The Maldives is now heading towards a positive route to place the government in a good position.