Dr. Alison Stone

General Manager at Al Messila Ladies Wellness Retreat

Alison began her foray into the industry by studying for a Bachelor’s Degree in Alternative Medicine at Calcutta International University of Alternative Medicine, and has continued to grow her knowledge over the years with diplomas in a host of alternative and complementary therapies. After graduating in 2001, Alison joined Chiva Som, earning Diplomas in Spa Development and Spa Operations & Management while working as the resort’s Ayurvedic Development Manager in Hua Hin, Thailand.  Alison later joined Six Senses, taking up the role of Director of Integrative Health in Phuket, as well as consulting in business development and wellness to Six Senses Oman from 2008 to 2010. In October 2010, Alison moved to Zanzibar as Retreat Manager for Kempinski’s Holistic Health Retreat. Thailand once again drew her back in September 2011, when she joined Kamalaya Sanctuary in Koh Samui as Wellness Director. Here she was responsible for overseeing daily operations, and managing a team of over 60 staff including international TCM doctors, naturopaths, nutritionists, life coaches, Ayurvedic therapists and spa therapists. Alison began the next stage of her career in the UK, where she honed her managerial and business development skills as Business Development Manager of The Private Clinic on Harley Street. In 2015, Alison decided to once again focus on wellness itself rather than its management, and so began her research activities for her PhD in Metaphysical Science.