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19 Aug 2014
Combination of acupuncture and massage cures dizziness, says Chinese study
Combination of acupuncture and massage cures dizziness, says Chinese study   A combination of acupuncture and massage is the cure for a specific kind of dizziness called ‘cervical vertigo’, according to research published in the Chinese Journal of Gerontology. The study was carried out by researchers at the Peoples’ Hospital of Linhai City in China's Zhenjiang province. .... More>>
19 Aug 2014
Croatian Hotel Bellevue relaunches SPA Clinic after €50m property refurb
Croatian Hotel Bellevue relaunches SPA Clinic after €50m property refurb   The Hotel Bellevue has relaunched as a five-star property on the Croatian island of Lošinj, in Cikat Bay, in the coming months, after a €50m (US$67m, £40m) refurbishment by owners Jadranka .... More>>
18 Aug 2014
PwC Middle East Spa Benchmarking Survey published for H1 2014
PwC Middle East Spa Benchmarking Survey published for H1 2014   The latest edition of the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Spa Benchmark survey for the spa sector in the Middle East has been published, covering the first two quarters of 2014 from January to June. Issued on a quarterly basis, the report provides .... More>>
18 Aug 2014
Franz Linser appointed to GSWS board of directors
Franz Linser appointed to GSWS board of directors   The Global Spa and Wellness Summit (GSWS) has appointed Franz Linser, PhD – founder and managing director of international consulting firm Linser Hospitality – to its board of directors, guiding the GSWS as it expands its mission and identity over .... More>>
18 Aug 2014
JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts develops Spa by JW concept
JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts develops Spa by JW concept   JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts is in the process of re-imagining more than 20 of its global spa facilities through its newly-created concept called Spa by JW, intended to provide guests with an accessible luxury experience through express treatments. .... More>>
18 Aug 2014
Bathhouse spa updates its menu for new Delano hotel in Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
Bathhouse spa updates its menu for new Delano hotel in Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas   The Bathhouse Spa in the 120-acre Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas, US, will reveal a whole new menu of treatments on 1 September at its 15,000sq ft (1,394sq m) 13-treatment room facility. The resort’s other wellness centre – The Spa Mandalay – .... More>>
15 Aug 2014
LNE Spa Recognition Awards presented to spas and professionals
LNE Spa Recognition Awards presented to spas and professionals   The 10th annual Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards – hosted by Les Nouvelles Esthetiques South Africa in association with Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Paris – announced the winning South .... More>>
15 Aug 2014
Shanti Maurice resort to relaunch spa with new worldly concept
Shanti Maurice resort to relaunch spa with new worldly concept   The Shanti Maurice Nira Resort in Mauritius will relaunch its giant spa on 26 September, offering brand new concept – A Journey Around the World Through Wellbeing – including new product ranges, treatments and packages based on oriental, Indian and .... More>>
15 Aug 2014
ISPA reveals positive growth trends for the US spa industry
ISPA reveals positive growth trends for the US spa industry   The International Spa Association (ISPA) has revealed positive growth trends for the US spa industry as a result of the “Big 5” statistics report carried out by PwC. The complete study will be released on 30 September 2014. The total number of US .... More>>
15 Aug 2014
Spa mentorship programme and career resources to be unveiled at GSWS
Spa mentorship programme and career resources to be unveiled at GSWS   A spa management mentorship programme and new website providing internship and spa career resources will be unveiled at the Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) in Marrakech, Morocco on 10 September. The new programmes and resources will be revealed at the third annual Spa Education Forum 2014 during the GSWS. .... More>>
15 Aug 2014
Paul Pindar to chair ITC following management buy-out
Paul Pindar to chair ITC following management buy-out   ITC Luxury Travel CEO Jennifer Atkinson has completed a management buy-out of the company, financed by Santander Capita, while Paul Pindar – former CEO of Capita – has been appointed chair of the new parent company of ITC. Paul Pindar spent 26 years at Capita, an international business process outsourcing and professional services company, building it into a £7.5bn (US$12.5bn, €9.4bn) FTSE 100 company. ITC Luxury will benefit from Pindar’s experience, says Atkinson – .... More>>
14 Aug 2014
Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre adds extensive spa facilities
Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre adds extensive spa facilities   The four-star Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre has added a brand new spa facility to its new accommodation wing, totally unconnected to the property’s existing Natural Elements Spa. The 580-bedroom hotel includes 196 newly-constructed 52sq m (560sq ft) bedrooms in the Royal Club wing – where the new .... More>>
14 Aug 2014
Barry White reveals future plans for Chuan Spa
Barry White reveals future plans for Chuan Spa   Speaking exclusively to Spa Opportunities, group director of spa for Langham Hospitality Group Barry White has revealed future plans for the Chuan Spa brand and explained why its focus on net profit per square foot will not impact negatively on spa guest satisfaction. Having just celebrated the launch of the 11,000sq ft (1,022sq m) Chuan Spa at The Langham, .... More>>
14 Aug 2014
12,000 cancers each year caused by people being overweight or obese, new study finds
12,000 cancers each year caused by people being overweight or obese, new study finds   Around 12,000 cases of cancer each year are caused by people being overweight or obese, according to a new study published in The Lancet medical journal. The scientists hope that the research – the largest of its kind – will inspire .... More>>
14 Aug 2014
PwC survey reveals US participation in corporate wellness programmes
PwC survey reveals US participation in corporate wellness programmes   Wellness continues to be a major investment made by employers in the US, but 90 per cent of corporations don’t have sufficient data to measure their return, according to a new report called Health and Wellbeing Touchstone Survey by PwC. The .... More>>
14 Aug 2014
Organic Beauty Festival to educate spa managers on organic-certified products
Organic Beauty Festival to educate spa managers on organic-certified products   British spa brand Pinks Boutique is holding its second annual Organic Beauty Festival at a number of participating spas during September, to educate and inform visiting spa and salon representatives from around the country on how to shop for .... More>>
13 Aug 2014
Wellbeing measurement tool developed to assess corporate wellness
Wellbeing measurement tool developed to assess corporate wellness   Wellbeing improvement firm Healthways and management consultancy Gallup have developed a research-based wellbeing measurement tool for use by companies to provide a more holistic method for increasing employee wellness. Gallup and Healthways have .... More>>
13 Aug 2014
New York subway station taken over by pop-up comedy spa prank
New York subway station taken over by pop-up comedy spa prank   A New York-based comedic prank collective known for causing public chaos and joy has set up an unauthorised pop-up spa on the NQR platform of the 34th Street subway station in Manhattan. .... More>>
13 Aug 2014
Philippines to host beauty and spa trade fair Philbeauty 2014
Philippines to host beauty and spa trade fair Philbeauty 2014   A new international beauty, spa, health and wellness show – PhilBeauty 2014 – will take place from 28-30 August at the SMX Convention Centre in Pasay City, Metro Manila, in the Philippines. The three-day trade fair will feature more than 200 .... More>>
13 Aug 2014
Romania's former health minister says national natural healing resources need protection
Romania's former health minister says national natural healing resources need protection   One of Romania’s prime natural healing facilities – the Techirghiol Spa and Sanitorium mud-bathing facility (SBRT) – is in danger of decay due to environmental factors and development, according to the former Health Minister Vasile Cepoi. In .... More>>
12 Aug 2014
No pain no gain? Wristband provides electric shock to help banish bad habits
No pain no gain? Wristband provides electric shock to help banish bad habits   Be it sleeping in or skipping the gym, everyone wishes they could kick those bad habits that hurt productivity and prevent physical activity. Now, a new wearable is bidding to not just track activity, but use pain and shame to ensure users have no choice but to reach their goals. Due for release in 2015, Pavlok is a fitness tracking wristband which also serves as a behavioural conditioner. Aside from the usual tracking of .... More>>
12 Aug 2014
Uzuri Hotel Resort to launch in Zanzibar in 2016
Uzuri Hotel Resort to launch in Zanzibar in 2016   Czech developer RSJ Private Equity has selected international architecture and interior design practice Jestico + Whiles to design a new sustainable hotel resort on the east African island of Zanzibar. Jestico + Whiles has designed the Uzuri Hotel .... More>>
12 Aug 2014
Mayor of hot spring city Rotorua in New Zealand invited to GSWS
Mayor of hot spring city Rotorua in New Zealand invited to GSWS   Steve Chadwick, the Mayor of Rotorua, New Zealand, has been invited to address the Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) 2014 in Morocco in September to promote the city’s potential for natural hot spring developments. The Summit will provide .... More>>
12 Aug 2014
Former Miraval chief Michael Tompkins joins Hilton Head Health
Former Miraval chief Michael Tompkins joins Hilton Head Health   Michael Tompkins, former CEO and president of Miraval Resort and Spa, is taking the reins at Hilton Head Health in South Carolina, US, having been bowled over by the business. Hilton Head Health has been a popular wellness destination since it opened in 1976, but until now, it hasn't featured a spa. An expansion to the resort is planned, including a spa, 30-bedroom inn and a newly renovated restaurant and outdoor dining .... More>>
11 Aug 2014
Exclusive: YeloSpa’s Nicolas Ronco outlines ambitious expansion plans
Exclusive: YeloSpa’s Nicolas Ronco outlines ambitious expansion plans   Nicolas Ronco, the French entrepreneur behind spa and nap concept YeloSpa, is aiming to expand the US-based business into Europe, as part of large-scale plans that will also see the company franchise up to 150 US locations and launch a sleep and wellbeing product range. In an exclusive interview for the latest edition of Leisure Management magazine, Ronco – .... More>>
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