17 Jul 2019 Spa Business: uniting the world of wellness
 
 
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Spa Sales and Reservationist
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Location: Spa at The Bulgari Hotel & Residences, London, United Kingdom
Company: The Bulgari Hotel London



Senior Spa Therapist
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Location: Spa at The Bulgari Hotel & Residences, London, United Kingdom
Company: The Bulgari Hotel London



Therapist
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: London, UK
Company: Strip Wax Bar & Boutique



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


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




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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
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
Finishing touch

Research:
Finishing touch


The benefits of face massage rollers have been given scientific backing from researchers in Japan
Earth Day 2019

News report:
Earth Day 2019


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


News:

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

First-person:
Vana


Susie Ellis explains what made her stay at Indian health and wellness retreat Vana so “astonishing”
Iyashi Dome

Promotional feature:
Iyashi Dome


Iyashi Dome: the original Japanese far infrared sauna experience
Kalloni Spa at Parklane Limassol, Cyprus

New Opening:
Kalloni Spa at Parklane Limassol, Cyprus


Lauren Heath-Jones reports from Kalloni Spa at Marriott’s first property in Cyprus
The Spa at South Lodge, UK

New Opening:
The Spa at South Lodge, UK


Katie Barnes visits the new purpose-built, £14m spa by the owners of Pennyhill Park
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
Dr Tom Stubbs

People profile:
Dr Tom Stubbs


Dr Tom Stubbs talks epigenetics tests and spas
Blackberry Mountain

New Opening:
Blackberry Mountain


Sister property to iconic Blackberry Farm revealed
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?
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Product and equipment launches
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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Company profile
Nilo

Established in 1986, Nilo Spa Design is the wellness and beauty division of the family owned Maletti Group, which has been producing salon equipment and furniture for more than 80 years in northern Italy.

For over 30 years, Nilo has been at the forefront of the design and production of wellness and spa furniture, and today has a state-of-the-art 4,000sq m showroom at our 60,000sq m head office in Scandiano, near Milan.
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The benefits of Rasul to the spa offering

Over the past few years, Spa Vision has built up both its expertise and offering of non-therapist spa treatments, particularly Rasul.
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Tyler Pridgen

Creator, The Oddly Satisfying Spa

Tyler Pridgen, an immersive technology specialist from the US, has taken his love of virtual reality and paired it with relaxation to create an intriguing spa concept. The Oddly Satisfying Spa features a curation of soothing experiences inspired by the rise of the #oddlysatisfying internet content which sees millions of people turning to YouTube and Instagram to watch strange, gratifying videos such as slime making and sand cutting.

“The spa was initially formed out of a desire to create and showcase immersive art and technology that calms and satisfies people,” says Pridgen, adding that the ‘feel good’ content is also a response to digital anxiety. “We need a sense of digital wellness. Just as we only put good food into our body, we also need to put good media into our brains.” To further combat tech-induced anxiety, guests have to check-in their phones at reception.

Launched as a three-day pop-up in New York in 2018, The Oddly Satisfying Spa includes treatments such as a massage with a VR headset projecting corresponding, meditative visuals – as a roller massages the back, people watch a ball meandering through a field of tall grass. This experience was developed in collaboration with Motherlode Labs, an all-female 3D art collective in New York.

In an ambient plant room created by Data Garden, a sensory device takes bio data and electrical impulses from plants and converts it into sounds via a midi music player. In a sand dome, people wear prism glasses while playing with moldable ‘kinetic’ sand to create a “completely hypnotic, unexpected and delightful” effect.

“I know a ton of VR creators, so I spent time exploring a lot of different pieces and looking for work that was simple, meditative and relaxing,” explains Pridgen. “My team then creatively built out the space to accommodate them. We covered a whole room in fur and fur structures for guests to lie on while viewing virtual reality guided meditation, for example.”

One of the most popular experiences, says Pridgen, is the Cosmic Sugar digital steamroom where people use hand controllers to manipulate 1 million glowing rainbow particles in VR headsets. The visuals are then projected around the room, which is also filled with ice-based fog. On top of this, as you move and manipulate the particles, reactive sound design creates a sound bath-type atmosphere. Cosmic Sugar is a VR project by artist and creative coder David Lobser. “It’s really amazing,” says Pridgen who adds that “the kinetic sand dome and slime bar were crowd favourites” as well.

The first Oddly Satisfying Spa in New York was held over three days and attracted 250 people who paid US$40 (€35, £31) for a 90-minute session. Pridgen is now looking to open a three-month installation in the city in second quarter of 2019. “Many of the treatments will remain the same, but each will be expanded to incorporate more guests and alleviate bottlenecks,” he says.

Pridgen is keen for The Oddly Satisfying Spa to become a permanent fixture although admits that long-term tech installations can be costly. Failing that, he says “we’d love to build digital relaxation spaces for traditional spas, hotels, museums, corporate offices and private residences.”

He adds: “We’re also very interested in leading more thought discussions on tech addiction and expanding the idea of ‘digital wellness’ by thinking about digital diets and healthy tech planning and awareness.”

Pridgen sees a natural partnership forming with other spas. “They have a really unique opportunity to explore concept and experience design more. People are entering these spaces and losing track of time and self, so there’s an opportunity to create a really transformative experience. Place them in a new world. Engage them in unexpected ways. Surprise them with creative, new interpretations of traditional treatments. I love that stuff and based on my experience with The Oddly Satisfying Spa, so do other people.

“My head is brimming with ideas and I’m excited to bring light, sound and digital media into spas in a calming, sensory and stimulating way.”

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VR aids relaxation
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