17 Sep 2014 Spa Business: uniting the world of wellness
 
 
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Head Spa Therapist
Salary: Dependent upon qualifications & experience
Location: Newmarket, United Kingdom
Company: Bedford Lodge Hotel
Head Spa Receptionist
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Location: Newmarket, United Kingdom
Company: Bedford Lodge Hotel
Spa Manager
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Newmarket, United Kingdom
Company: Bedford Lodge Hotel
Beauty Therapist
Salary: £8.10 per hour
Location: Whinfell Forest, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Company: Center Parcs Ltd
Club Manager
Salary: -
Location: Wetherby, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Company: Handpicked Hotels
PT Hammersmith and North Finchley
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: Pure Gym Limited
Spa Senior Therapist / Supervisor
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Location: Warsaw, Poland
Company: Luxury Collection
Red Spas Manager
Salary: £30,000 - £32,000 (depending on experience)+ benefits
Location: Cornwall
Company: Scarlet Hotel
Spa Directors
Salary: Excellent salary, bonus and benefits package
Location: Asia
Company: GOCO Hospitality

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in this issue

• Delos and WTS announce strategic alliance
• Tompkins unveils new weight loss spa vision






News headlines
Action brought against US corporate wellness programme  
Action brought against US corporate wellness programme

By Helen Andrews

A US energy company based in Wisconsin has been accused of overstepping its bounds by requiring an employee to undergo medical exams and inquiries, which a lawsuit contends were not job-related or consistent with business necessity. The lawsuit, brought by federal body the Equal Employment Opportunity .... more>>
Starwood's Las Alcobas hotel to open in Q4 2015 in California's Wine Country  
Starwood's Las Alcobas hotel to open in Q4 2015 in California's Wine Country

By Helen Andrews

Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel by Starwood in California's Napa Valley, is expected to open in October 2015 once a multimillion renovation is complete. The property is being transformed from the former Grandview Hotel & Spa into a .... more>>

Hot springs resort opens in Philippines as part of spa development plan  
By Helen Andrews

The Mainit Springs in Barangay Montaneza, within the Philippine municipality called Malabuyoc, has been transformed into a .... more>>
Is Vasper the future of spa fitness offerings?  
By Helen Andrews

Vasper, a hi-tech training system based on cooling and compression, has been designed to deliver the benefits of anaerobic exercise without the high intensity effort. With organisations including Google and NASA among its .... more>>
MIT Media Lab unveils wellness initiative  
By Helen Andrews

The MIT Media Lab, an interdisciplinary research facility, has launched a wellness initiative designed to spark innovation in the area of health and wellbeing, .... more>>
What does an unhealthy BMI look like?  
By Helen Andrews

Health messages and pictures of what a healthy and unhealthy BMI look like should be combined, according to researchers who believe that as the rest of the global population’s obesity levels .... more>>
First L'Occitane spa in the Bahamas to be unveiled  
By Helen Andrews

The Club Med Columbus Isle resort is preparing to reveal the first and only L’Occitane spa in the Bahamas this November as part of an US$8m (€6m, £4.9m) .... more>>
Victorian Woodhall Spa baths to reopen after 40 years  
By Helen Andrews

A plan to reopen the historic Woodhall Spa baths, which gave the Lincolnshire village its name, has been announced by developers after 15 years of attempts to renovate the derelict building .... more>>
Armenian non-profit group trains blind citizens in massage therapy  
By Helen Andrews

The Armenian non-profit group Seeing Hands is helping to train and employ blind nationals in massage therapy in the hope that the nation can emulate China and .... more>>
US$3.5bn Baha Mar resort launch delayed until next spring  
By Helen Andrews

Originally scheduled to open in December of this year, the US$3.5 billion (€2.7bn, £2.2bn) Baha Mar resort complex in the .... more>>
Water Palace Spa planned for hotel in Xiamen, China, by A.W. Lake  
By Helen Andrews

The Urban Resort Concept-operated (URC) PuShang Hotel and Spa in Xiamen, China, is set to open in Q4 of 2016 with a Water Palace Spa, based on the importance of bathing in Chinese culture. .... more>>
Thai massage parlours in Australian city mistaken for brothels  
By Helen Andrews

A number of massage parlours are being mistaken by prospective male clients for illegal brothels in the Australian city of Gold Coast in southern Queensland. Every week at the Sabai Traditional Thai Massage and Spa men seek .... more>>
Semiahmoo destination wellness retreat planned in the US  
By Helen Andrews

Plans have been filed for a new 70,000sq ft (6,503sq m) destination spa on the Semiahmoo spit overlooking Semiahmoo Bay in .... more>>
Delos and Mayo Clinic pair up for wellbeing product testing lab  
By Helen Andrews

Delos, the company that created the Well Building Standard™, has agreed to design, build and operate a newly-formed Well Living Lab with renowned US health provider Mayo Clinic Center. This .... more>>
Leela Palace Chennai opens ESPA spa overlooking Bay of Bengal  
By Helen Andrews

Indian luxury hotel group The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts has opened an ESPA spa at The Leela Palace Chennai with panoramic views of the Bay of Bengal. .... more>>

Features
Spa kit

Product news:
Spa kit


Equipment and product launches
Screen star

Marketing:
Screen star


Professional spa brands are using TV shopping channel QVC to increase footfall in spas and can sell up to £4m of products in just one day
Julien Patty & Ghislain Waeyaert

Interview:
Julien Patty & Ghislain Waeyaert


The men at the head of Deep Nature reveal their plans for the future
The Maldives

Country focus:
The Maldives


Neena Dhillon takes a look around Cheval Blanc Randheli and Velaa Private Island – two of the hottest new spa destinations in the Maldives
Staff exploitation

Everyone's talking about...:
Staff exploitation


Are spa therapists given a fair wage and offered reasonable benefits? Katie Barnes canvasses industry opinion
Brain boosting

Research:
Brain boosting


Meditation can actually heighten brain activity according to a new study
Well seasoned

Therapy:
Well seasoned


An underground salt mine offering subterraneotherapy and herb spas feature in this report by Sophie Benge
The high life

Luxury brands:
The high life


We take a look at the spa concepts of luxury brands such as Dior, Guerlain, Armani and Versace
Multi-sensory

Product focus:
Multi-sensory


A round-up of some of the latest spa experiences which enhance what guests see, hear, smell and feel
Mission accomplished

Mineral Spa:
Mission accomplished


With 168 pools and 90 treatment rooms, Mission Hills Haikou has one of the world’s largest spa and mineral springs. Jennifer Harbottle finds out more


News:

Tompkins joins Hilton Head Health; Viceroy enters South America; a call to change massage therapy laws in Dubai
Spa product news

Trautwein massage table offers warm “sand baths”

Trautwein massage table offers warm “sand baths”

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

Modernising a concept once popular in ancient Egypt, a new massage table from Trautwein offers soothing treatments in warm sand.
 
Thalgo celebrates 50th birthday with new launch

Thalgo celebrates 50th birthday with new launch

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

French beauty brand Thalgo is celebrating its 50th birthday this month – and has launched a new marine treatment that re-energises and revitalises the skin.
 
BeautyPro introduces all-in-one steam system

BeautyPro introduces all-in-one steam system

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

An all-in-one system for a series of individual services from facials to massages has been launched by BeautyPro.
Beauty product news

Voya partners with luxury Maldives island resort spa

Voya partners with luxury Maldives island resort spa

FROM BEAUTY-KIT.NET

Irish beauty and skincare company Voya has announced a new partnership with Varu Spa at the 5-star Kandolhu Island Resort in the Maldives.
 
Jane Iredale to launch City Nights collection

Jane Iredale to launch City Nights collection

FROM BEAUTY-KIT.NET

A new make-up collection inspired by the glamour and energy of a night out on the town is being launched by Jane Iredale in September.
 
Top award for Murad founder as new eye cream is launched

Top award for Murad founder as new eye cream is launched

FROM BEAUTY-KIT.NET

Murad is launching a new eye cream in the UK in September, as founder Dr Howard Murad recently picked up a prestigious award.
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Matrix Fitness

Matrix Fitness is a subsidiary of Johnson Health Tech, a company traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange which was founded in 1975, and is one of the world’s fastest growing commercial fitness brands.

Matrix Fitness offers a complete range of premium, commercial cardiovascular fitness and strength-training equipment.
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Tablet-based ResortSuite OPS expands with SPA Check-In App

ResortSuite provides highly integrated software solutions to leading hotel/resort, spa and club operations around the world.
  Tablet-based ResortSuite OPS expands with SPA Check-In App
Aromatherapy Associates unveils seasonal collection

Aromatherapy Associates has introduced its most indulgent seasonal collection ever. A range of options are available, including the first complete collection of bath and shower oils and sumptuously decadent rose gifts.
  Aromatherapy Associates unveils seasonal collection

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