What is the definition of wellness?

More than ever before, we hear this word in the news, on billboards, in conversation and even at work. Interestingly, there is no universally-accepted definition of wellness. There is, however, a set of common characteristics seen in most thoughtful attempts at a definition of wellness. We generally see a reference to a “state of well-being,” which is vague, to say the least. Also frequently seen is a “state of acceptance or satisfaction with our present condition.”

Wellness is generally used to mean a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit that results in an overall feeling of well-being. It has been used in the context of alternative medicine since Halbert L. Dunn, M.D., began using the phrase high level wellness in the 1950s. The modern concept of wellness did not, however, become popular until the 1970s. The term “wellness” has been defined by the Wisconsin-based National Wellness Institute as an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a more successful existence. This is consistent with a shift in focus away from illness in viewing human health, typical of contexts where the term wellness is used. In other words, wellness is a view of health that emphasizes the state of the entire being and its ongoing development.

The truth is wellness is a tough word to define. That said, we’ll leave it to Charles B. Corbin of Arizona State University who gives this definition of wellness: “Wellness is a multidimensional state of being describing the existence of positive health in an individual as exemplified by quality of life and a sense of well-being.”

Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a more successful existence. At NIRVANA, we provide you the opportunity to realize the positive choices you make for your overall wellness, going beyond just physical health.

Why Nirvana

Maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle isn’t complicated – there are just three main steps: exercise, a balanced diet and rest. Let us work with you to achieve that without making and breaking promises… WELCOME TO NIRVANA WELLNESS CENTRE, where HEALTH AND BEYOND is our motto!

Lord Buddha described nirvāna as the perfect peace of the state of mind that is free from craving, anger, and other afflicting states . Furthermore, Lord Buddha has phrased wisely: “Nirvāna is the highest happiness.” . To bring you back to Earth in Nepal, we provide you, your family members and your friends the perfect opportunity to try to achieve that status at NIRVANA !

Nirvana Team 

With this vision, Nirvana Wellness Centre Pvt. Ltd (NIRVANA) was set-up taking over the management of Bamboo Grove, earlier managed by Shaligram Apartments Hotel. NIRVANA is a company set up by a group of health conscious professionals and entrepreneurs with a mission to provide quality wellness services in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The Nirvana Management has a mix of professionals from the medical field, public health, physical training to entrepreneurs and management professionals – basically from the same target group we aim to serve – to ensure we understand the needs and do cater to these in a professional way, whilst trying to provide additional wellness services cost effectively.

The NIRVANA team strives for excellence with a result-oriented approach. While maintaining the good standards already in place, NIRVANA will strive to continuously improve the depth and level of services at the club premises including facility upgrades. We believe in continuous quality improvements and will keep the customer-focus while doing so.


Visit our superb health club in its beautiful, tranquil setting and discover the excellent facilities we have to offer, and you will know the difference we are talking about from the rest of the pack! NIRVANA is located within the Shaligram Apartments Hotel complex in a neatly tucked away, quiet location in Jawalakhel. The location itself is very serene and tranquil for a busy city location, in spite of being so close to the Jawalakhel Chowk, and a two minutes walk from the Zoo if you really want to get in touch with nature and the animals!