17 Jul 2019 Spa Business: uniting the world of wellness
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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>>


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John & Karina Stewart

John & Karina Stewart

The inspirational couple behind Kamalaya in Thailand talk to Neena Dhillon about emotional therapies, why stress-busting is the new detox and how they’re evolving the concept

New Opening:

Civana opens spa with a focus on democratic wellness

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As Book4Time celebrates its 15th anniversary, we talk to founder and CEO Roger Sholanki about his passion for the spa and wellness industry
InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland

New Opening:
InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland

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

Family spa:

With the rise in multi-generational tourism, family spas are growing in popularity. Jane Kitchen reports
Finishing touch

Finishing touch

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

Bone loading

Spas can help guests avoid and reverse osteoporosis says Liz Terry
Neil Jacobs

People profile:
Neil Jacobs

Neil Jacobs reveals what the IHG buyout means for Six Senses
Iyashi Dome

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Iyashi Dome

Iyashi Dome: the original Japanese far infrared sauna experience
Jungle VIP

Spa Design:
Jungle VIP

Kim Megson ventures deep into Mexico’s jungle to discover how two Chablé resorts with Mayan spas are aiming to redefine wellness


Susie Ellis explains what made her stay at Indian health and wellness retreat Vana so “astonishing”
Spa product news

Anne Semonin creates body collection inspired by summertime

Anne Semonin creates body collection inspired by summertime


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'


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


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?


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


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


Caudalie has created a suncare collection that protects both the skin and the environment.
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We highlight some of the latest treatments, services, initiatives and programmes spas are offering

By Katie Barnes | Published in Spa Business 2019 issue 1

Farris Bad opens 100-person events sauna
Farris Bad, Norway

Norwegian spa resort Farris Bad has opened a 64sq m (689sq ft) sauna with a capacity for 100 people to host entertaining aufguss sauna rituals and major sauna competitions, such as the Sauna Herbal Cup in June.

The sauna, designed in collaboration with DS Light and Sound and B+S Finland Sauna, features state-of-the-art light and sound and a full tonne of Norwegian sauna stones.

Farris Bad development manager Lasse Eriksen says: “We can [now] go full-throttle, with a Top Gun-style aufguss show for a more fun and crazy experience.

“It’s like sitting on the stage during a show – you’re in the centre of where the energy is created, and with the mix of heat, water, ice, herbs and essential oils, the sauna masters guide you on this amazing journey.”

The new events sauna, with atmospheric light and sound technology, will be used for entertaining rituals and competitions
The new events sauna, with atmospheric light and sound technology, will be used for entertaining rituals and competitions
Farris Bad’s development manager Lasse Eriksen describes the sauna’s high energy aufguss show as a ‘fun and crazy experience’
Sunlight therapy room for Rudding Park
• Rudding Park Spa, UK
• 20 minutes
• Free

Rudding Park in Harrogate, UK has introduced a Sunlight Therapy Room to help spa-goers tackle sunlight deprivation in the winter. Guests can relax on heated, sculpted loungers under ‘sunlight simulators’ that replicate natural sunlight without harmful UV rays.

A 20-minute session is recommended as part of the spa experience to reduce Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) which is believed to cause irritability, low moods, difficulty waking up, lethargy in the day, carbohydrate cravings, weight gain and more. Nearly a third of Brits and around a quarter of Americans are affected by SAD according to research.

A 20-minute sunlight therapy session is recommended to help those who suffer from SAD
Bortolin and Battaglia's health and happiness retreats
• For healing spas worldwide
• Five days
• Depends on location

Patrizia Bortolin and Stefano Battaglia, known for their psycho-emotional approach to wellbeing, have created a health and happiness retreat for healing hotels and destination spas.

Glowing Flow offers a range of ‘life enhancing’ activities to aid spiritual and physical healing, “reigniting the hidden spark within, revealing an inner glow”.

The concept features a considered mix of mindfulness, meditation, trauma healing, psycho-aromatherapy, colour tests and yoga nidra sessions.

Bortolin and Battaglia have 50 years combined wellness experience, working for leading spas such as Borgo Egnazia in Italy and Euphoria Retreat in Greece.

Bortolin is an award-winning spa director with a passion for developing transformational spa concepts. Battaglia – a shaman – is a multi-talented bodywork therapist and integrative healer.

Battaglia (left) and Bortolin (right) have worked at leading spas
Lanserhof launches Better Sleep Programme 2.0
• Lanserhof Tegernsee, Germany
• Seven nights
• €1,675 (US$1,197, £1,504)
Dr Jan Stritzke

Lanserhof has applied its medical health expertise to a science-based spa experience to optimise sleep quality.

The LANS Better Sleep Programme 2.0 includes a detailed sleep medical analysis, where neurotransmitters uncover wakefulness and sleep drivers. A micronutrient analysis is also performed to identify vital deficiencies which may trigger poor sleep.

The results form the basis of an individualised, multidimensional sleep programme covering everything from respiratory muscle training, craniosacral therapy and chronotherapy – based on the sleep-awake rhythm – to light therapy, self-awareness training and evening meditations. White-noise reduction and a mouthguard to minimise snoring are also used.

“The reasons for bad sleep are individual,” says Dr Jan Stritzke, deputy medical director at Lanserhof Tegernsee. “We get to the bottom of the triggers and provide our patients with a multifaceted therapeutic approach, in which they lay the foundation for a healthier and more balanced life at Lanserhof.”

During the programme, guests stay in one of two Better Sleep Suites, which have been specifically created to promote sleep.

Better Sleep Programme guests undergo a detailed medical sleep analysis using neurotransmitters
Dermalogica sparks interest with microcurrent gloves
• Dermalogica spas and salons
The gloves offer greater motion

Dermalogica is set to give its facials a boost with its new Conductive Gloves that use microcurrent technology.

Therapists will be able to use the gloves to perform skin lifting and firming techniques, while also enhancing product penetration, improving circulation and aiding lymphatic drainage.

The gloves, made by Bio-Therapeutic, allow for greater motion and versatility than traditional probes and enable therapists to maintain a physical connection with their client.

Bio-Therapeutic was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1974 by Boeing electrical engineer James Suzuki.

Rosewood Baha Mar uses art for wellbeing
• Rosewood Baha Mar, Nassau, Bahamas
• 4 hours
• US$450 (€387, £345)
The artist session is designed to encourage the flow of creativity CREDIT:©The Current, Baha Mar

An interactive session with a local Bahamian artist, to allow creativity to flourish, forms part of a Sense Spa journey at the newly opened Rosewood Baha Mar.

Sense of Art – Body Canvas begins by taking guests outside of the mega resort to tour the local area with the artist to learn about colourful Bahamian art history, and is followed by the creativity session. The journey concludes with an 90-minute customised massage drawing on a range of techniques in a signature spa suite.

Most artists are sourced from The Current, Baha Mar’s onsite gallery.

Hemp-based wellness at Glen Ivy Hot Springs
• Glen Ivy Hot Springs, California, USA
• US$25 (€22, £19) add on service

Glen Ivy Hot Springs is one of the first spas in California to offer hemp-based wellness by teaming up with beauty skincare line CBD Care Garden.

Guests can experience CBD oil or lotion for an additional US$25 (€22, £19) as an enhancement to its signature Aromasoul Elements Massage.

The non-psychoactive products are infused with organic hemp oil, which are designed to optimise body and cell function.

The move follows the announcement that president Donald Trump is to legalise the use of hemp, a form of cannabis, in the US.

Products are non-psychoactive and infused with organic hemp oil
Hawaiian horse yoga experience wins ISPA innovation award
• Hawanawana Spa, Four Seasons Lanai, Hawaii
• 2 hours (including travel time to ranch)
• US$100 (€87, £79) each (minimum of two people)
Yoga takes place at sunset in a tranquil horse pasture

Four Seasons Lanai in Hawaii has won ISPA’s Innovation of the Year award for its Zen Horse Sunset Yoga experience.

The voting was open to all ISPA members, who include more than 3,000 spa professionals worldwide, and the experience received 31 per cent of the votes in its category.

The outdoor meditation and yoga session, led by instructor Rajanish Govind, takes place at sunset alongside horses in their pine-ringed pasture. It provides humans and horses with a chance to interact with “no agenda other than to share moments of deep presence, curiosity and connection from the heart”.

Spa director Shaw Cote says the experience “weaves in aspects of our secluded paradise for a richer visit.”

Most recently, the resort has combined the horse yoga with a guided horseback ride, golf, tennis and other activities to create a Zen Sports Wellness programme. To find out more about how spas are tapping into the intuitive spirit of horses, read our equine therapy article on p70.

LivNordic champions authentic sauna practice
• Aimed at spa operators worldwide

Spa operator LivNordic is collaborating with Sauna from Finland to encourage spas and consumers to discover the importance of authentic sauna practice.

The company says lack of understanding means spa-goers outside of Finland rarely receive the experience the sauna was created for.

LivNordic will be promoting the stress-reducing and sleep-enhancing qualities of saunas and highlight them as the perfect place for rest and relaxation. It will also bring attention to Sauna from Finland’s rating system which judges the sauna experience based on authenticity, multi-sensuality, presence, relaxation, cleanliness and the spa-goer’s wellbeing.

Sauna from Finland is a network of 200 sauna-based companies. The LivNordic concept, created by spa consultancy Raison d’Etre, focuses on Nordic wellness practices.

Saunas also offer stress-reducing, sleep-enhancing benefits for users


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