17 Jul 2019 Spa Business: uniting the world of wellness
 
 
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Senior Spa Therapist
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Location: Spa at The Bulgari Hotel & Residences, London, United Kingdom
Company: The Bulgari Hotel London



Hair Specialist
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Location: Knightsbridge, London, UK
Company: Urban Retreat



Therapist
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Location: London, UK
Company: Strip Wax Bar & Boutique


Senior Sales Assistant
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Location: Central London, London, UK
Company: Strip Wax Bar & Boutique
Laser / Aesthetics & Waxing Therapists
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Location: Central London, London, UK
Company: Strip Wax Bar & Boutique
Spa Therapists
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Location: Fawkham, UK
Company: Brandshatch Place Hotel and Spa
Spa Therapists
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Location: Fawsley, Daventry, UK
Company: Brandshatch Place Hotel and Spa
Spa Therapists
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Location: St Helier, Jersey
Company: Grand Jersey Hotel and Spa
Spa Therapists
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Location: Sutton Coldfield, UK
Company: New Hall Hotel and Spa
Spa Therapists
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Location: Ingliston, Edinburgh, UK
Company: Norton House Hotel and Spa
Spa Therapists
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Location: Redhill, Surrey, UK
Company: Nutfield Priory Hotel and Spa
Spa Therapists
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Location: Brockenhurst, Hampshire, UK
Company: Rhinefield House Hotel
Spa Therapists
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Location: Nantwich, UK
Company: Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa
Spa Therapists
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Location: Wetherby, West Yorkshire, UK
Company: Wood Hall Hotel and Spa




in this issue

• Mexican resort focuses on 'search for happiness'
• Six Senses to open Iceland resort in 2022






News headlines
Third World Wellness Weekend will be the largest to date  
Third World Wellness Weekend will be the largest to date

By Tom Walker

This year's World Wellness Weekend (WWW) will be the largest to date, with more than 2,000 spas, fitness studios and health clubs taking part across 100 countries. Now in its third year, the WWW aims to highlight the importance of wellness and help people adopt healthier lifestyles – as well as foster positive .... more>>
Borgo Egnazia partners with Blue Zones for retreats  
Borgo Egnazia partners with Blue Zones for retreats

By Jane Kitchen

Italy’s Borgo Egnazia has become the first hospitality partner to offer Blue Zones Retreats certified by the Blue Zones Institute. Founded by Dan Buettner, Blue Zones reflects the lifestyle, traditions and environment of the world’s longest-lived people. Buettner is a National Geographic Fellow and York Times .... more>>

Fivelements Habitat opens in Hong Kong  
By Jane Kitchen

Integrated wellness lifestyle company Fivelements has officially launched its new urban wellness concept, Fivelements Habitat, with the opening of the first outpost in Hong Kong on 12 July. .... more>>
Pure Massage launches training courses for trainers  
By Lauren Heath-Jones

Pure Massage, a spa training method founded by Beata Aleksandrowicz, has launched a series of targeted education courses, devised specifically for massage trainers, that will enable them to .... more>>
London's COMO Metropolitan launches residences  
By Jane Kitchen

COMO Metropolitan London has opened ten luxury residences, offering private apartment-style accommodation adjacent to the hotel and opposite Hyde Park. The Residences offer the same .... more>>
Six Senses to open in France’s Loire Valley in 2022  
By Jane Kitchen

Six Senses has announced plans for a resort in the “Garden of France”, 90 minutes south of Paris in the Loire Valley. A UNESCO World Heritage region, the Loire Valley is known for .... more>>
Bad Ragaz’s Grand Hotel Quellenhof reveals redesign with a focus on thermal water  
By Jane Kitchen

After five months of construction and an investment of CHF 45m (€40m), the completely renovated Grand Hotel Quellenhof in Switzerland has once again opened its doors. For 150 years, the .... more>>
Six Senses Maxwell launches spa pods  
By Jane Kitchen

The newly opened Six Senses Maxwell in Singapore has introduced five spa pods and two relaxation rooms designed to be an urban sanctuary amid Singapore’s hustle and bustle. “Created in .... more>>
Inaugural We Work Well event gets positive feedback  
By Lisa Starr

While there is no shortage of spa events on the calendar these days, an impactful newcomer arrived on the scene this month: We Work Well, which hosted its first event at The Langham Hotel in .... more>>
Hyatt opens 9th French property with 1,200sq m spa  
By Jane Kitchen

The Hyatt Regency Chantilly has opened in the French countryside outside Paris, with a 12,917sq ft (1,200sq m) Spa and Beauty Center. The ninth Hyatt-branded hotel in France. Hyatt .... more>>
Wellness in the clouds: Four Seasons Philadelphia to open next month with 57th floor crystal-themed spa  
By Jane Kitchen

The Four Seasons Philadelphia at Comcast Center is set to open 12 August with a 17,321sq ft spa that encompasses the entire 57th floor. Under the guidance of spa director Verena .... more>>
Grantley Hall wants to become one of Europe's top gym, spa, and wellness hotels  
By Lauren Heath-Jones

The Grade II listed, 17th century Grantley Hall hotel and wellness retreat will reopen today (6 July) near Ripon, UK. The property has undergone extensive renovation work over a .... more>>
 

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New GWI Initiative to focus on UN’s Sustainable Development Goals  
By Jane Kitchen

A new Global Wellness Institute Initiative has been launched to focus on the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and in particular, SDG #3, which is ‘Good health & .... more>>
Shanti Maurice gets sister resort on Mykonos  
By Jane Kitchen

A new Shanti spa has opened on the Greek island of Mykonos, perched on the cliff of Agios Stefanos and overlooking the Aegean Sea. Oniro Mykonos – A Shanti Collection Resort is a 5-star .... more>>
Six Senses Spa Ninh Van Bay launches new programming and unveils new look following major revamp  
By Lauren Heath-Jones

Six Senses Spa Ninh Van Bay has unveiled a brand new look following a recent refurbishment that saw the expansion of the spa to include six refreshed treatment rooms and a new .... more>>

Features
InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland

New Opening:
InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland


Spa tranquillity at InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland – the world’s first underground hotel, underground hotel
Dr Tom Stubbs

People profile:
Dr Tom Stubbs


Dr Tom Stubbs talks epigenetics tests and spas
Camylle

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Camylle


Marc Massing from Camylle explains the benefits of aromatherapy in a spa’s wet areas
ISPA

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ISPA


After almost three decades serving members and contributing to the growth of the industry, we talk to ISPA’s Crystal Ducker about the work of the association and the future of spa
SpaSoft

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SpaSoft


SpaSoft supplies solutions for a stress-free spa and elevates the guest experience
Lemi

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Lemi


From humble beginnings in a small Italian village, Lemi has grown a hugely successful global business in the massage bed market. As it celebrates its 30th anniversary year, we talk to GM Matteo Brusaferri
Earth Day 2019

News report:
Earth Day 2019


We take a look at how spas around the world celebrated Earth Day and Earth Hour
Training & education

Software:
Training & education


From bespoke training programmes to 24/7 support teams and company super-users, how are software suppliers helping spas get the most out of their systems?
Finishing touch

Research:
Finishing touch


The benefits of face massage rollers have been given scientific backing from researchers in Japan


News:

Jim Root to head up wellness at Enchantment Group; Adrian Zecha’s Azerai brand expands; Aman ventures into medi-spa
The Tides

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The Tides


Annemarie Wortman highlights a new, effective detox treatment and product line by The Tides Wellness
On the menu

Spa Programmes:
On the menu


Olivia Newton-John skincare, Sounds of Africa and jet lag butlers feature in our programming series
Iyashi Dome

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Iyashi Dome


Iyashi Dome: the original Japanese far infrared sauna experience
Spa product news

Anne Semonin creates body collection inspired by summertime

Anne Semonin creates body collection inspired by summertime

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

Parisian skincare house Anne Semonin has created a bath and body care collection inspired by summer in the Mediterranean.
 
Starpool NatureSauna celebrates 'open air wellness'

Starpool NatureSauna celebrates 'open air wellness'

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

Starpool, an Italian wellness consultancy, has partnered with design studio Aledolci & Co to develop a new outdoor sauna concept.
 
Lifehouse Spa announces brand partnership with Elemis

Lifehouse Spa announces brand partnership with Elemis

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

Luxury skincare brand, Elemis, has been named as the new product partner for the Lifehouse Spa & Hotel in Essex, UK.
Beauty product news

Can your spa uniforms take the heat?

Can your spa uniforms take the heat?

FROM BEAUTY-KIT.NET

Combining comfort and style is never easy, but when it comes to the demands of life as a spa therapist in a hot climate can your spa uniforms take the heat?
 
New Phytomer Marine Mist transports users to the seaside

New Phytomer Marine Mist transports users to the seaside

FROM BEAUTY-KIT.NET

French Marine skincare brand Phytomer has launched a new professional facial spray that will become an integral step in all Phytomer treatments.
 
Caudalie Suncare range protects the skin and the environment

Caudalie Suncare range protects the skin and the environment

FROM BEAUTY-KIT.NET

Caudalie has created a suncare collection that protects both the skin and the environment.
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Elemis

Elemis distributes to more than 90 countries, including the Americas and Asia Pacific.

Elemis is a luxury British skincare brand. Every ground-breaking formula is an innovative blend of science with the chemistry of nature, crafted by a team of explorers, scientists and skincare experts.
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Diana F Mestre

Spa and wellness consultant

Diana F Mestre has been working with Mexican hotel group Velas since 2003, when she designed the first Grand Velas spa at the Riviera Nayarit in Puerta Vallarta, bringing a full hydrotherapy water experience to the resort. She’s created a total of four spas for the family-owned Velas – with the largest at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya in Cancun weighing in at a fantastic 89,305sq ft (8,297sq m) and 42 treatment rooms – which bring together regional healing traditions with a full sensory experience and Mestre’s signature water ceremony.

Wellnessing retreats
But over the past three years, she’s taken things a step further, creating a series of Wellnessing retreats, and also helping the hotels to create their first wellness suites. Mestre says both the retreats and the suites help position Velas as a brand that cares about guests’ wellbeing. She gives credit for her ideas to her grandfather, a naturalist from Spain. “He indoctrinated me from when I was very little on the path of exercise, nutrition, fresh air and being in touch with nature,” she says.

The retreats bring all of these aspects together through a mix of different experts and experiences over three days – from fitness classes to nutrition workshops, energy purification rituals, beachside meditation instruction and sound healing.

Indigenous healing
It’s this mix – and in particular, the exposure to indigenous healing traditions native to the area – that really sets the programming apart. “We have a strong sense of place and a deep desire to let the world know about Mexico’s indigenous healing traditions, treatments and healing arts,” says Mestre.

On a recent Wellnessing Retreat in Los Cabos, the weekend began with a sunrise ceremony by shaman Tonatiuh Garcia Mendez. Attendees, dressed in white, began by facing all six directions in turn – north, south, east, west, to the earth and to the sky – before a sage smoke cleansing ceremony. Another session saw guests painted with traditional patterns in day-glo paint for Glow Yoga – done under black lights to add a surreal visual aspect to the class. Later still, a session combined sound healing from Roberto Gopar – who brought not only singing bowls, but also conch shells, various traditional drums, and the haunting vibrato of his own voice – with an intense breathwork workshop.

Seducing the senses
Sessions at the new Se Spa – which in Náhuatl pre-Hispanic language means ‘one’, or a sense of being at one with the world – tied it all together. Mestre’s water ceremony concept, which she has included across the Velos spas, is an extensive, multi-step thermal journey hosted by a personal spa butler, who guides guests through each section, letting them know how long to stay in each facility, explaining the benefits, and bringing frozen berries and hydrating drinks in between.

Mestre says this idea of “seducing the senses” runs through all the Velas resorts and spas. It extends to an aromatherapy elixir workshop held during the Wellnessing Weekend, where guests smelled the different oils, herbs and fruits; used a mortar and pestle to crush them together; and in between, were brought colourful, healthy bites to bring in the sense of sight and taste. The aromatherapy workshop also saw guests working in teams – one mortar and pestle for every two people – in order to encourage social interaction, a key component of wellness. In addition to engaging all the senses, the retreats also aim to address the many facets of wellness: personal, physical, spiritual, social, emotional and intellectual, and also, through the resort’s wellness suites, environmental wellness.

Wellness suites
Mestre has helped Velas create the new wellness suites, first at the Riviera Nayarit location, and most recently at Los Cabos, where six two-storey suites include a dedicated fitness loft with exercise bike and massage table, a personal wellness concierge, healthy minibar, in-suite juicing, Vitamin C shower, Nikken Kenko pillow and sleep pad, Phillips Wake-Up light and an aromatherapy kit. A nightly “spa turn-down service” means the spa concierge brings a different ritual for face or body each evening, using skincare from the Agave Spa line used in the Se Spa.

“I wanted a concept, not just a room with a mat and a bicycle – I wanted to incorporate all aspects of wellness,” says Mestre. “It doesn’t need to be intimidating; we just want the guests to try different aspects of wellness.”

The Wellnessing retreats include meditation and cooking classes
Sound healing and Glow Yoga take guests on a spiritual wellness journey
 


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