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18 Dec 2014 Spa Business: uniting the world of wellness
 
 
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2014 issue 4

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7   Editor’s letter: Wellness surge breaks the Catch 22
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
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20   Letters:
Should there be consequences when therapists don’t reach retail targets?
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22   News:
Carvajal leaves WTS for Delos; youth hostel spa opens in Switzerland; and US lawsuit against corporate wellness
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29   Advertisement promotion: Matrix Fitness
Matrix Fitness has supplied a full range of products for a newly-refurbished gym at a premier Oxfordshire venue
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30   Spa Foresight™:
Trends, technologies and strategies which will shape the future of the global spa and wellness industry
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40   Interview: 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
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50   Ask an expert: Fasting
What makes a successful fasting programme and how can spas offer them safely? Julie Cramer investigates
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54   Advertisement promotion: ESPA
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
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58   Therapy: Mineral matters
Sophie Benge focuses on water and mud therapies in the last of her series on wellness in central and eastern Europe
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68   Everyone’s talking about: Russia
Jak Phillips gives a SWOT analysis of the Russian spa industry and gets insights from operators and consultants working in the sector
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76   Interview: Jim Spear
The man behind a sustainable tourism enterprise in rural China
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80   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
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On the cover: Sophie Benge & Alla Sokolova hunt out powerful natural therapies across Europe
 
88   Summit review: Bright future
Katie Barnes shares her highlights from the 2014 Global Spa & Wellness Summit held in Marrakech, Morocco
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94   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
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98   Wellness: Wearable technology
The latest wellness wearables for your spa, including devices by Google, Apple and Ralph Lauren
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102   Spa software: Operator case studies – part 4
Business owners tell us how they’re making spa software work for them
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106   Product focus: Nailcare
A round-up of nailcare companies and what they have to offer spas
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110   Product news: Spa kit
Equipment and product launches
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116   Research: Fast action
Scientists have discovered that fasting can reboot the immune system and help with healthy ageing
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