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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
Earth Day 2019

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Earth Day 2019


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

Family spa:
Multi-story


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

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Camylle


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

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Comfort Zone


Skincare brand Comfort Zone has partnered with Wellness for Cancer to create a new programme of spa treatments for people touched by cancer. Barbara Gavazzoli tells us more
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
Iyashi Dome

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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
Blackberry Mountain

New Opening:
Blackberry Mountain


Sister property to iconic Blackberry Farm revealed
InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland

New Opening:
InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland


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


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

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Civana


Civana opens spa with a focus on democratic wellness
SpaSoft

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SpaSoft


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

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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

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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

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Caudalie has created a suncare collection that protects both the skin and the environment.
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RKF was born 18 years ago on the foundations of a century-old company. Today, RKF group consists of five branches with two production units.

RKF Luxury Linen provides a custom-made line for each brand: massage table covers, bath sheets & towels, oshiboris, gloves, bath mats, bathrobes, pareos, headbands, relaxing eye masks, waterproof pillows, pillow cases, duvet & duvet covers, slippers, etc.
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Chill out

Is going sub-zero the next big thing? We take a closer look at the benefits of extreme cold exposure and cryotherapy, as well as some of the options on offer for those thinking of making the leap into the big chill

Standing for three minutes in a space cooled to minus 130°C may sound a tough sell to spa guests, but it’s a trend that’s becoming more mainstream as people warm to the health benefits of extreme cold.

The reported advantages of cryotherapy are many and varied, meaning it has a broad appeal: improved mood, fewer aches and pains for ageing joints, recovery after exercising and even a better appearance, with people emerging after treatments feeling more alert, upbeat and energised.

Cryotherapy works by forcing the body to send blood to the brain and the core in a process called vasoconstriction. Afterwards, vasodilation takes place, whereby blood that is now enriched with oxygen, nutrients and enzymes flows back into the peripheral tissues.

It’s commonly used in the sporting world as it increases power, performance and endurance, as well as clearing out lactate. It can boost recovery and reduce aches and pains – both from exercise and from chronic illnesses such as arthritis. Endorphins are also released and it’s even claimed to reduce wrinkles.

Its effect on overall wellbeing and beauty are being noted in spa circles. Rainer Bolsinger, sales manager of Zimmer MedizinSysteme – the German-based company behind Icelab cabins – likens cryotherapy to icing an injured knee, but the whole body and mind also benefit. He says: “It affects the nervous system, forcing our brain into a heightened state, which can give stress relief and clear the mind.”

Mecotec, another German-based company, supplies spas such as Lanserhof with the Cryoair chamber. Laurence White, MD of RP-X, its UK distributor, adds: “The body’s natural response to cold air provides total body and mind rejuvenation.

“It also helps the complexion and anti-ageing, as the cold temperatures stimulate the production of collagen, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and decreasing pore size. In addition, when combined with active cosmetic products, cryotherapy can increase the skin’s capacity to rejuvenate itself, regain elasticity, appear smoother and bring forth a youthful glow.”

Meanwhile, Wim Hof – also known as the ‘ice man’ – has created a method which combines exposure to sub-zero water (bathing or showering), breathing and mindset techniques alongside physical exercise. He reports profound effects including heightened focus and determination – he’s used the technique to climb Mount Everest in nothing but short runs and complete marathons in the desert with no water. He says: “The cold trains the vascular system and taps into deeper parts of the brain… A deep sense of control emerges from there.”

Spa Business interviewed Hof at the end of 2017 and in the same issue we asked a range of industry experts how spas can offer cold water therapy (see issue 4, 2017 p22 and p44).

Roots in medicine
The benefits might sound wonderful, but are they sufficient to warrant three minutes of extreme cold? According to Bolsinger, at this temperature, the air no longer contains moisture, so people don’t perceive the cold to be extreme. To protect their extremities, which are starved of blood during the treatment, users enter the chamber wearing protective masks, gloves, nipple protection and footwear. Music is often used to take their mind off the fact that they’re being chilled.

Cold therapy has a long history in medical treatments, first mentioned 400 years BC by Hippocrates as a method of treating pain. In the 19th century, Sebastian Kneipp popularised the Kneipp Method, which uses cold on the extremities – a method still used today in many spas and thermal baths (see SB16/4 p76).

“Whole-body cryostimulation at ultra-low temperatures was first applied by Professor T Yamauchi in Japan to treat rheumatoid arthritis. During the early 1980s several professors in Germany followed his approach and developed the treatment further,” says Bolsinger. “It’s been used in clinics and rehab centres as a method of treating pain, shortening rehabilitation and helping with stress and sleep. Now we’re seeing it move into the world of spas and fitness centres, where it’s used for preventative health, wellbeing, beauty and to optimise training and recovery.” Henri Chenot centres and the Bürgenstock resort are examples of spa operators which are tapping into the trend with Icelab.

UK-based company, CryoAction, says cryotherapy’s use in wellness is increasing and interest is growing across the board, from spas and health clubs to Premier League football clubs. “Cryotherapy is becoming increasingly popular across the health club sector and we’re installing new units all the time, driven by consumer demand, as clubs are seeking to respond to members who want to look and feel amazing,” says CryoAction CEO, Ian Saunders. “The chambers complement existing treatments and facilities and offer a new revenue opportunity.”

Icelab

Icelab uses environmentally-friendly compressor-based technology. Guests ease their way through one or two cool pre-chambers and finally reach the third which is set at -110°C and where they spend up to three minutes.

The rooms can accommodate up to four people at a time and music and video screens are installed as standard.

Guests can move around freely and the technicians speak to them through an intercom, suggesting different ways to move and stretch, to increase the effectiveness of the treatment. The Icelab system is distributed by Zimmer MedizinSysteme.

CryoAction

CryoAction designs, manufactures, installs and maintains its own products, which are certified for use as a medical device.

It has a portfolio that spans from single person chambers through to walk-in rooms, enabling up to 10 people to be treated simultaneously. Chambers can be standalone or integrated and are available in a wide selection of colours and materials to match a spa’s décor.

Larger bespoke chambers usually comprise two rooms linked by an interconnecting door. The first chamber is cooled to a temperature of around -60°C and the second to around -130°C.

Cryoair

Cryoair offers two different sized chambers for commercial use. The Cryoair -85˚C has the capacity for one or two people. The Cryoair -110˚C is for high commercial use and can accommodate up to 30 users an hour.

People can use the chambers up to twice a day for three minutes.

The systems are made by Mecotec and distributed by RP-X in the UK.

Cold effects

•Research has proven that cryotherapy can

• Promote healing, wellbeing and quality of life

• Promote relaxation and deeper sleep

• Enhance lymph drainage and blood circulation

• Improve eczema

• Stimulate collagen production

• Increase energy levels

• Increase mobility

• Boost adrenaline and endorphins

• Reduce muscle soreness, pain and inflammation

• Speed up rehabilitation

• Improve fitness performance

Author
Kath-Hudson

Kath Hudson is a regular contributor to Spa Business magazine.

Email: kathhudson@leisuremedia.com

 


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