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18 Dec 2018 Spa Business: uniting the world of wellness
 
 
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Spa Business
2018 issue 4

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5   Editor’s letter: Home sweet home
Liz Terry shares her thoughts

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14   Letters:
Ingo Schweder speaks out about ‘well washing’

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16   People profile: Dan Buettner
Dan Buettner talks to Spa Business about his work on Blue Zones and life lessons for spas

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18   People profile: Khun Krip Rojanastien
Khun Krip Rojanastien, Chiva-Som’s chair and CEO, tells Spa Business about the resort’s US$24m overhaul

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20   People profile: Emlyn Brown
Emlyn Brown takes over from Andrew Gibson as VP of wellbeing at Accor

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22   People profile: Elizabeth Parrish
Elizabeth Parrish is using herself as a guinea pig in an anti-ageing gene therapy trail

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24   New openings: Six Senses
Six Senses launches happiness inspired spa circuit across Bhutan, Spa Business finds out more

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26   New openings: Moulay Yacoub
Mega thermal complex for Morocco

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27   New openings: Oyster spa
World’s first ‘oyster spa’ opens in France

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28   Promotional feature: The Wellness
Spa Business talks to Mohammed Ibrahim, CEO of The Wellness about creating wellness and leisure experiences that are sensual, sociable and sustainable

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30   News:
The latest spa and wellness industry news revealed

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34   Event report: SpaChina Summit
The Chinese spa market is valued at US$3.3bn, reports Lisa Starr from the SpaChina Summit

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36   Promotional feature: ISPA
Start your journey with the International SPA Association

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38   Spa Programmes: On the menu
Napping services and IV therapy feature in Spa Business’ programming series

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44   Interview: Thomas Klein
Senior living, family resorts and urban retreats are all on the cards for Canyon Ranch says COO and president Thomas Klein. Katie Barnes finds out more

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50   Promotional feature: Phytomer
Bringing sea to the city – luxury marine skincare brand Phytomer opens its first flagship spa in the heart of Paris

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52   Everyone’s talking about: Gender pay gap
Is low pay an issue in the spa industry and is this because most therapists are female? Kath Hudson investigates

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56   Promotional feature: RKF Luxury Linen
With a long list of awards and achievements in 2018, the coming year looks set to see RKF Luxury Linen become firmly established as a ‘spa fashion’ leader

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On the cover: Talks blue zones & longevity
 
60   Trends: Spa Foresight™ 2018/19
Spa Business’ predictions for the future include vegan spas, blue light antidotes, home wellness and plastic-free facilities
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68   Promotional feature: ResortSuite
ResortSuite's GuestEx is enhancing guest engagement
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70   Interview: Dietmar Mueller-Elmau
The owner of Germany’s Schloss Elmau tells Spa Business why music, culture and spa feed the mind and soul
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76   Promotional feature: Living Earth Crafts
Living Earth Crafts has distinguished itself with furniture for the spa industry that combines high design with seamless functionality. Brian Paris gives us insight into the company’s stylish new introductions
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78   Event report: GWS 2018
An Italian inspired Global Wellness Summit featured fashion, food, fitness and spa… and cameos from Hugh Jackman and Oprah Winfrey. Spa Business gives its highlights
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88   Research: Growing up
Spa is the fastest growing sector of the US$4.2tn global wellness economy according to the latest GWI research
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92   Event report: WTA Conference
What do wellness travellers want? And what issues need to be addressed as the wellness tourism sector grows? Anne Dimon reports from the inaugural meeting of the Wellness Tourism Association
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94   Fitness: Inhale the future
Ashley Neese tells Spa Business about the possibilities of breathwork and opening up the practice to more people
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98   Promotional feature: SpaSoft
Book anywhere, anytime with SpaSoft's flexible online booking solution
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100   Technology: Data & analytics
How are software companies helping spas to use data effectively, sensitively and lawfully?
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105   Product Innovation: spa-kit.net
Spa Business shines a spotlight on the latest spa product and equipment launches
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110   Behind the scenes: Sothys
Spa Business learns how French skincare brand Sothys has a passion for family, nature and professionalism
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114   Finishing touch: Warming up
Saunas help reduce risk of chronic diseases, a new study shows
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