26 Nov 2014 Spa Business: uniting the world of wellness
 
 
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• Kenyan tourism project to include hot spring wellness city
• Tribesmen bury tourists neck-deep in sand






News headlines
Whole Foods to open Milk + Honey-operated spa in Boston  
Whole Foods to open Milk + Honey-operated spa in Boston

By Helen Andrews

Health-conscious US grocery chain Whole Foods will unveil a spa inside its new 50,000sq ft (4,645sq m) flagship market shop, opening in the South End’s Ink Block in Boston. To be located on the former site of the Boston Herald newspaper .... more>>
Dusit expands its international portfolio in the US, Africa and Australia  
Dusit expands its international portfolio in the US, Africa and Australia

By Helen Andrews

Thai hospitality brand Dusit International is expanding globally with properties launching in the US, Africa and Australia. Dusit opened the dusitD2 Constance Pasadena hotel in Pasadena’s downtown area, Los Angeles in September 2014. The .... more>>

Mandarin Oriental's Jeremy McCarthy makes case for negative employees  
By Helen Andrews

Jeremy McCarthy, group director of spa for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, has made the case for negative employees – stating that when people are negative about something, it means they really care. In an article published by McCarthy on Linkedin, he says that students .... more>>
Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach opens  
By Helen Andrews

The Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach has launched amid the city’s skyscrapers with a U-shaped aqua-thermal spa .... more>>
India's Prime Minister wants the world to make Ayurveda a way of life  
By Helen Andrews

India’s nationalist government has launched a campaign to promote the country’s ancient Ayurvedic therapies, cashing in on the multi-billion dollar global .... more>>
Anna Bjurstam of Six Senses Spas promotes the benefits of sleep  
By Helen Andrews

Six Senses Spas have added a yogic sleep programme to its recently-launched yogic programmes to boost the quality of relaxation and improve sleep using gentle .... more>>
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 .... more>>
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 .... 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>>

Features
Bright future

Summit review:
Bright future


Katie Barnes shares her highlights from the 2014 Global Spa & Wellness Summit held in Marrakech, Morocco
Fasting

Ask an expert:
Fasting


What makes a successful fasting programme and how can spas offer them safely? Julie Cramer investigates


Spa Foresight™:

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

Research:
Fast action


Scientists have discovered that fasting can reboot the immune system and help with healthy ageing
Mineral matters

Therapy:
Mineral matters


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

Advertisement promotion:
Matrix Fitness


Matrix Fitness has supplied a full range of products for a newly-refurbished gym at a premier Oxfordshire venue
Tribal gathering

Glacial Spa:
Tribal gathering


Wellness and adventure tourism is a key focus for Ng?i Tahu, one of the richest Maori tribes in New Zealand. Jennifer Harbottle finds out more
Strength in numbers

Research:
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
Nailcare

Product focus:
Nailcare


A round-up of nailcare companies and what they have to offer spas
Operator case studies – part 4

Spa software:
Operator case studies – part 4


Business owners tell us how they’re making spa software work for them
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

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

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

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

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

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

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

FROM BEAUTY-KIT.NET

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

FROM BEAUTY-KIT.NET

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

FROM BEAUTY-KIT.NET

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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Sky-Skan is unique in its 45-year history of dealing with almost any type of situation and request and has won numerous awards for its technology and installations.

Since 1967 Sky-Skan has been the leading provider of multi-media products, services and turnkey installations to the planetarium industry. For over 15 years this has included projection systems designed to cover full or partial spherical surfaces with seamless video in stunningly high resolution.
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