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Beauty Therapist
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Spa Therapist
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Company: GLL
Senior Spa Therapist
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Therapists
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Location: Ascot, UK
Company: Coworth Park
Facialist
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Location: Chelsea, London, UK
Company: GLL
Spa Therapist
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Location: Chelsea, London, UK
Company: GLL
Treatment Trainer
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Location: London, UK
Company: 111 Skin
Spa Therapist
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Location: London, UK
Company: GLL
Massage Therapist
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Location: London Borough of Hillingdon, UK
Company: No1 Lounges Ltd
Spa Therapist
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Location: London, UK
Company: No1 Lounges Ltd
Spa Therapists
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Spa Therapists
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Location: Ingliston, Edinburgh, UK
Company: Norton House Hotel and Spa




in this issue

• Iconic Red Door Spa rebrands as Mynd Spa & Salon
• InterContinental opens onsen resort






News headlines
Emma Darby named COO of Resense  
Emma Darby named COO of Resense

By Jane Kitchen

Leading wellness consultancy Resense has announced the promotion of Emma Darby to the position of chief operating officer (COO). Darby benefits from over 20 years of experience within the wellness industry. Prior to joining Resense in 2012, she was a senior spa director for six years with Ritz Carlton, .... more>>
ISPA research: More men visiting spas than ever before  
ISPA research: More men visiting spas than ever before

By Lauren Heath-Jones

Research by the International Spa Association (ISPA), has revealed that more men are going to spas than ever before, with stats indicating that 49 per cent of spa customers are now men, a 20 per cent increase from the 29 per cent reported in 2005. According to ISPA president Lynne McNees this shift, which began .... more>>

Global Wellness Summit relocates from Hong Kong to Singapore  
By Liz Terry

Susie Ellis, chair of the Global Wellness Institute, has announced the 2019 Global Wellness Summit will move from Hong Kong to Singapore. Dates will remain unchanged at 15-17 October and .... more>>
Healing Holidays opens Singapore office  
By Jane Kitchen

UK-based wellness travel specialist Healing Holidays has opened its first overseas office in Singapore. The new branch offers wellness solutions to health-conscious consumers from across .... more>>
Expanded spa and new treatment menu for Azerai La Residence, Hue  
By Jane Kitchen

Azerai La Residence in Hue, Vietnam – the second hotel from renowned hotelier Adrian Zecha – has unveiled a newly refurbished luxury spa which is more than 50 percent larger than before, and .... more>>
Lanserhof opens its doors at London's iconic Arts Club  
By Tom Walker

German wellness operator Lanserhof has opened its first UK location at the historic Arts Club in London. The six-storey luxury health and wellness club – situated on Dover Market Street in .... more>>
Equinox and SoulCycle face backlash after it's revealed owner will host Trump fundraiser  
By Liz Terry

Equinox and SoulCycle are facing a significant backlash from members after the Washington Post broke the news that the ultimate owner of the business, Stephen Ross, will host a .... more>>
Dr Ursula Levine to head up medical clinic at Grayshott Medical Spa  
By Lauren Heath-Jones

Grayshott Medical Spa, formerly the Grayshott Health Spa, in Surrey, UK, is set to launch a new medical clinic led by Grayshott's medical director, Dr Ursula Levine. Following its recent .... more>>
US spa industry hits US$18bn in revenues  
By Katie Barnes

Spas across the US generated US$18.3bn (€16.3bn, £15bn) in revenues in 2018 and have seen a steady growth across key financial indicators in the last nine years. This is according to .... more>>
The Alchemist Spa targets the teenage market with new treatment menu  
By Lauren Heath-Jones

The Alchemist Spa at Woolacombe Bay Hotel in Devon, UK, has teamed up with product house Natural Spa Factory to launch its new summer treatment menu, which will include treatments for .... more>>
GWD one of only 15 Instagram accounts followed by Harry & Meghan  
By Jane Kitchen

UK’s Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have announced the 15 Instagram accounts that they’re following, after they unfollowed everyone and requested people to recommend worthy .... more>>
Red Door Spa rebrands to Mynd  
By Jane Kitchen

After more than 100 years in the spa industry, US-based Red Door Salon & Spa has undergone a comprehensive rebrand and will now be known as Mynd Spa & Salon. Mynd Spa & Salon will have a .... more>>
 

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Aman to develop three resorts in Saudi Arabia  
By Jane Kitchen

In partnership with the Royal Commission for Al Ula (RCU), luxury hotel operator Aman will develop three resorts in Saudi Arabia, which are set to open in 2023. Located in Northwest Saudi .... more>>
WTA unveils nine-point list for those marketing themselves as 'Wellness Destinations'  
By Jane Kitchen

With the wellness tourism sector spreading globally, geographic destinations around the world are seeking to position themselves on the radar of wellness-minded travelers from near and far. .... more>>
InterContinental opens luxury onsen resort in Japan  
By Jane Kitchen

InterContinental has opened a resort in Southwestern Japan, with a focus on traditional hot springs culture. The ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort & Spa is the region’s first .... more>>

Features
Civana

New Opening:
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Civana opens spa with a focus on democratic wellness
Dr Tom Stubbs

People profile:
Dr Tom Stubbs


Dr Tom Stubbs talks epigenetics tests and spas
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
Finishing touch

Research:
Finishing touch


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

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Gharieni


Gharieni has long been known as an industry innovator. Now, Forbes Travel Guide has named the company as its official Spa & Wellness Equipment Manufacturer. Sammy Gharieni tells us more
Iyashi Dome

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Iyashi Dome


Iyashi Dome: the original Japanese far infrared sauna experience
On the menu

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On the menu


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

People profile:
Neil Jacobs


Neil Jacobs reveals what the IHG buyout means for Six Senses
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
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
Blackberry Mountain

New Opening:
Blackberry Mountain


Sister property to iconic Blackberry Farm revealed
The Tides

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The Tides


Annemarie Wortman highlights a new, effective detox treatment and product line by The Tides Wellness
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Product and equipment launches
Spa product news

Elemis' Ultra Smart mask reduces water loss and seals in moisture

Elemis' Ultra Smart mask reduces water loss and seals in moisture

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

Luxury product house Elemis has launched a new face mask that is designed to protect the skin's moisture barrier.
 
Voya appoints Maggie Wright following significant growth in the US

Voya appoints Maggie Wright following significant growth in the US

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

Voya, an Irish thalassotherapy skincare brand, has announced the appointment of Maggie Wright to the role of Western USA business development manager.
 
Galgorm to launch exclusive Aromatherapy Associates Forest Therapy treatment following new partnership

Galgorm to launch exclusive Aromatherapy Associates Forest Therapy treatment following new partnership

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

Aromatherapy Associates is set to launch its first Forest Therapy treatment at the Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, after entering into an exclusive product partnership with the resort spa.
Beauty product news

Payot's L'Authentique is 'perfect alchemy between minerals and plants'

Payot's L'Authentique is 'perfect alchemy between minerals and plants'

FROM BEAUTY-KIT.NET

French skincare brand Payot, has launched L'Authentique, a cellular booster which combines precious actives and natural ingredients to protect the skin from environmental stressors.
 
The Lanesborough to become first UK spa to offer Tata Harper following new partnership

The Lanesborough to become first UK spa to offer Tata Harper following new partnership

FROM BEAUTY-KIT.NET

The Lanesborough Club & Spa in Belgravia, London is to become the first spa in the UK to offer Tata Harper products and treatments.
 
Murad claims to tackle acne scarring in eight weeks with its new InvisiScar Resurfacing Treatment

Murad claims to tackle acne scarring in eight weeks with its new InvisiScar Resurfacing Treatment

FROM BEAUTY-KIT.NET

Murad Skincare, a product house specialising in clinical skincare, has launched a new resurfacing product that claims to dramatically improve the appearance of acne scarring.
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Founded in 1993 by Farida Irani as a clinic of natural therapies, this background underpins the cutting-edge clinical research and development of the Subtle Energies brand.

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Lemi - Italian Touch

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

Looking back to his childhood growing up in a small village in northern Italy, it was probably inevitable that Matteo Brusaferri would follow into the family business.

He remembers his tiny bedroom being dominated by an industrial drawing board, where his father Emilio Brusaferri and father’s cousin Silvio Genelli, would spend hours plotting out new designs for their massage and medical beds.

Several decades later and that fledging business this year celebrates its 30th anniversary, having established itself as a leading designer and supplier of equipment to the spa, beauty, podiatry and medical industries.

“In many ways it also feels like my birthday, having grown up alongside the company,” says Brusaferri, who turned 31-years-old this year.

Now as general manager, Brusaferri made it his mission to learn about the company from the inside out, spending time in all the departments, from accounts and HR through to sales and marketing. The recent opening of the new Dubai office to spearhead the company’s expansion in the Middle East was ‘his baby’.

Last year, Brusaferri also published the story of the growth of Lemi in his book Some Like it Comfy, which details how his metal-worker father ‘accidentally’ went from fixing tractors around the village to creating high-tech massage beds and eventually building a global business.

Design powerhouse
Brusaferri says: “Lemi was the first to make beds that enabled practitioners to stand up and not sit down. We also brought a strong element of design and durability to beds, and managed to successfully hide all the not-so-aesthetic component parts.

“The first bed my father ever made was discovered quite recently, still very much in use in a doctor’s surgery!”

With strong design ethics and capabilities, Lemi is known for being a powerhouse of innovation, with an ever-growing catalogue of products, and 60,000 beds produced each year for over 100 different countries.

At the recent CosmoProf trade event in Italy (where his father exhibited his very first bed three decades ago) the company showcased a range of six new forward-thinking table models.

These include the Verona Evo, a dual-use spa table which, thanks to its fully electric height adjustment, can be used as a massage table or a chair; and the Elba PediSpa, which follows the same elegant design as the Capri PediSpa, but with a thinner silhouette and more basic technology to create a better quality/price ratio for customers.

Brusaferri says: “We realised that we had a gap in our range for something that was high spec, but which allowed smaller businesses to offer their customers the unique experience of a Lemi bed.”

Highly personalised
The company’s beds are still handcrafted with great care in their two village factories and carry the prestigious certification of ‘100 per cent Made in Italy’.

Brusaferri says: “Because of our very close, dedicated team and processes, we’re still able to guarantee a lead time of four to six weeks. It’s entirely bespoke. We don’t keep any premade beds in stock.

“In health and wellness, we’re entering a new era of increased personalisation. Clients who regularly go to spas know exactly what they want from a massage experience, and so our spa clients expect a high degree of customisation from us.

As well as the best quality Italian leather in a vast range of colours, Lemi offers additions that turn the massage experience into a multi-sensorial journey – from chromatherapy through to blue-tooth music.

So with 30 years clocked up, what’s next for the Lemi Group?
Certainly there are many more designs and customisations in the pipeline, says Brusaferri, with some “exciting new departures” to be revealed later this year.

As one of the leaders of the company with an eye on greater expansion, Brusaferri’s business schedule is unsurprisingly full on, with two weeks in four spent travelling internationally.

“Unlike my father, who didn’t have the benefit of the internet when starting out, we can take advantage of great marketing opportunities like social media.

“But I see wellness as a very human-to-human business. It’s based on building relationships, and so there’s really no substitute to getting out there and meeting our customers and future customers face-to-face.

“We can talk about how fantastic our massage beds are, but until you actually lie on one you can’t truly appreciate how wonderful they feel.”

Wellness culture
Lemi’s passion also extends to how the company treats its employees, fostering a culture of wellness for all who work there.

“We’ve introduced a relaxation lounge and ensure that nobody works for more than two hours without taking a break. We have a gym and offer pilates classes at three different levels, as well as English classes,” says Brusaferri.

“When our employees are happy and well cared for, we know that that contentment shines through in their work for us. In the same way, we also design our beds with the comfort and needs of therapist in mind.

“If a therapist doesn’t enjoy giving a treatment on a particular bed, then that discomfort can truly be picked up on by the massage client.

“So when the therapist has an exceptional massage bed to work on, the client experience will be exceptional too. That’s what the Lemi difference is all about.”

Contact Lemi

Tel: +39 0374 363069

Email: [email protected]

www.lemigroup.com

The earliest models of Lemi massage tables
the new Elba Pedi Spa
Lemi’s products are largely crafted by hand at its base in northern Italy. There’s also a strong culture of fostering wellness among its staff.
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