23 Nov 2014 Spa Business: uniting the world of wellness
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Spa Manager
Salary: attractive remuneration package
Location: Polis, Paphos, Cyprus
Company: Thanos Hotels Ltd
Accomplished and expert Facial Therapist
Salary: Competitive
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: Grace Belgravia
Beauty Therapists - Full and Part Time
Salary: £8.09 per hour
Location: Woburn, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: Center Parcs Ltd
Spa Director
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Location: St Albans AL1, United Kingdom
Company: Sopwell House
Leisure Club Supervisor & Senior Spa Supervisor
Location: Shedfield, Southampton
Company: Marriott International
Reality Based Online Spa Management Course
Salary: -
Location: -
Company: Raison d'Etre

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• Kenyan tourism project to include hot spring wellness city
• Tribesmen bury tourists neck-deep in sand

News headlines
Spa opens on Catalina Island, owned by chewing gum magnate Wrigley  
Spa opens on Catalina Island, owned by chewing gum magnate Wrigley

By Helen Andrews

Twenty-two miles off the coast of Los Angeles, US, a five-star day spa has opened on the island of Catalina. The majority of the island is owned by .... more>>
Charlie Thompson of QHotels reveals customer satisfaction plan  
Charlie Thompson of QHotels reveals customer satisfaction plan

By Helen Andrews

UK Spa Association chair and group spa support at QHotels, Charlie Thompson revealed how he and his team at QHotels has managed to attain 90.9 per cent customer satisfaction at throughout the hospitality group’s 21 properties – 18 of which have spas. Thompson, who works for QHotels between Tuesday and Thursday on a weekly basis, spoke to Spa Opportunities .... more>>

Looking down at your smartphone exerts 27kg on your neck  
By Helen Andrews

The amount of force exerted on the head of an adult human looking down at his or her phone is equivalent to 60lb (27kg) – the .... more>>
Saudi Arabia's first international health and beauty show set for this month  
By Helen Andrews

Saudi Arabia’s first international health and beauty show is set to be held between 24 and 27 November 2014 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events. .... more>>
Marketing and operations advice dominates Spa Life UK  
By Helen Andrews

The fifth annual Spa Life UK event took place on 18-19 November at Center Parcs Woburn Forest, featuring a jam-packed schedule of talks from industry experts. The event comprised three main parts: the Conference; the Spa Life Forum; and the invitation-only CEO Summit, where the BBC’s business guru Dr Paul Thomas .... more>>
Global Wellness Institute to collaborate with UNWTO  
By Helen Andrews

A private sector affiliate member of the UNWTO as of last June, the Global Wellness Institute (GWI), has signed an agreement with the organisation to jointly .... more>>
Architecture academy for spas unveils first seminar dates  
By Helen Andrews

The brand new International helo Sauna & Spa Academy is offering two-day training sessions for architects and project planners on how to design spas according .... more>>
Spa details revealed for The St Regis hotel at the casino strip in China  
By Helen Andrews

Details have been unveiled about the spa offering that is set to feature at The St Regis hotel on the Las Vegas-style Cotai Strip development in Macau, China. The St Regis tower, to be .... more>>
Raison D'Etre extends online spa management course content  
By Helen Andrews

Leading spa consultancy Raison D’Etre has updated its online spa management training programme with extended modules, new material and new lectures. Launched in 2012, the spa management programme runs for 16 weeks and comprises seven modules geared towards teaching students .... more>>
Murad opens its first retail boutique in California  
By Helen Andrews

Murad skincare has opened its first standalone retail boutique in Los Angeles, US, where the company was first created – offering a number of express services, .... more>>
Girls' day spa sparks gender stereotyping protests  
By Helen Andrews

A Spanish company that runs day spas for girls as young as five are under fire for its role in the sexualisation and gender stereotyping of children. .... more>>
US ban on fish spa practice considered unconstitutional  
By Helen Andrews

A US spa owner in the town of Gilbert, Arizona, believes she has a constitutional right to use garra rufa fish – carp fish with no teeth – to nibble dead skin .... more>>
Nintendo to develop non-wearable sleep tracker device  
By Helen Andrews

Games firm Nintendo is moving into the hardware market with a specific focus on sleep tracking, following the company’s .... more>>
Clarins opens its first Skin Spa in Russia  
By Helen Andrews

Clarins has opened its first day spa in St Petersburg, Russia, within one of a chain of department stores called Rive Gauche. The 55sq m (592sq ft) Clarins .... more>>
Pictures representing care and affection can silence the brain's response to threatening situations  
By Helen Andrews

Looking at pictures of others being loved and cared for reduces the brain’s response to threat, highlighting a way to treat stress and trauma, according to new .... more>>


Everyone’s talking about:

Jak Phillips gives a SWOT analysis of the Russian spa industry and gets insights from operators and consultants working in the sector

Spa Foresight™:

Trends, technologies and strategies which will shape the future of the global spa and wellness industry

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At 21, ESPA is a veteran of the global spa industry, but it’s still leading the way. Founder and CEO Sue Harmsworth explains how
Spa kit

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Equipment and product launches
Fast action

Fast action

Scientists have discovered that fasting can reboot the immune system and help with healthy ageing
Steve Jeisman

Steve Jeisman

The group director of spas and development at Alila talks to Katie Barnes about leading the way in spa innovation and about new investment from US firm Geolo Capital


Carvajal leaves WTS for Delos; youth hostel spa opens in Switzerland; and US lawsuit against corporate wellness
Wearable technology

Wearable technology

The latest wellness wearables for your spa, including devices by Google, Apple and Ralph Lauren
Mineral matters

Mineral matters

Sophie Benge focuses on water and mud therapies in the last of her series on wellness in central and eastern Europe
Strength in numbers

Strength in numbers

The worldwide spa industry has grown 56 per cent since 2007 and is part of a US$3.4tn cluster according to the 2014 Global Spa & Wellness Economy Monitor report. Ophelia Yeung reveals more
Wellness surge breaks the Catch 22

Editor’s letter:
Wellness surge breaks the Catch 22

Liz Terry shares her thoughts
Spa product news

New UK country manager aims to take Comfort Zone to the next level

New UK country manager aims to take Comfort Zone to the next level


Combining innovation, science and a holistic philosophy, Comfort Zone is a well-kept secret that could be “the solution many businesses have been looking for”, according to its new UK country manager, Sam Keegan.
Booker makes series of upgrades to mobile app

Booker makes series of upgrades to mobile app


An upgrade to Booker’s mobile app allows business owners to remotely manage appointment calendars, payments and customer records. Booker is the new name for SpaBooker.
HydraSea skin hydrating cream works throughout the night

HydraSea skin hydrating cream works throughout the night


Phytomer is launching an “ultra-comfortable” enveloping cream in December. ‘HydraSea Night Plumping Rich Cream’ has been created to provide optimum skin hydration during the night.
Beauty product news

AP Beauty becomes Poland’s exclusive Mii distributor

AP Beauty becomes Poland’s exclusive Mii distributor


Gerrard International, creator of Mii Cosmetics and Kissed by Mii Instant Tanning, has announced AP Beauty as the exclusive Mii distributor in Poland.
Marriott impressed by AromaWorks collection

Marriott impressed by AromaWorks collection


AromaWorks’ range of luxury home fragrance products is now being stocked in eleven Marriott hotels across the UK following a partnership deal between the two companies.
Soothing balm straight from the Tree of Life

Soothing balm straight from the Tree of Life


A multi-purpose balm for the face and body featuring an ingredient derived from the ‘Tree of Life’ has been launched by Elemental Herbology.
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Sothys UK

Sothys, founded in 1946, is owned by the Mas family. Brothers Christian and Frédéric oversee the company internationally.

As the world’s leading skincare solution specialists, Sothys aims to provide answers to every skin problem, using methods that are e ective yet pleasurable for the customer and in harmony with nature.
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Spa software systems have traditionally been very robust. From the complex nature of booking spa services comes complex user interactions.
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SpaMeeting: a ‘not-to-miss’ event in the spa world

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Book4Time launches mobile booking application for consumers
Book4Time is introducing a mobile booking application for iOS in response to the growing trend of mobile commerce. The Book4Time consumer app gives spas an opportunity to generate new business from customers who book appointments using their smartphones. More>>
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