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Therapists
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Company: Coworth Park
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Location: Chelsea, London, UK
Company: GLL
Treatment Trainer
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Location: London, UK
Company: 111 Skin
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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Location: Jersey
Company: L'Horizon Beach Hotel and Spa
Spa Therapists
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Location: Ingliston, Edinburgh, UK
Company: Norton House Hotel and Spa
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• Iconic Red Door Spa rebrands as Mynd Spa & Salon
• InterContinental opens onsen resort






News headlines
Four Seasons to open resort in Los Cabos with Oasis Spa  
Four Seasons to open resort in Los Cabos with Oasis Spa

By Jane Kitchen

Four Seasons will open a resort in Los Cabos, Mexico this November, featuring a 15,855sq ft Oasis Spa. Designed by Guerin Glass Architects, the Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas includes 141 bedrooms, including 23 suites, all designed to integrate indoor-outdoor living. Native landscaping and .... more>>
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, managing .... more>>

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 .... 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>>
 

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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>>
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>>

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Iyashi Dome

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Iyashi Dome: the original Japanese far infrared sauna experience
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Olivia Newton-John skincare, Sounds of Africa and jet lag butlers feature in our programming series
Book4time

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Book4time


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

Interview:
Dale Hipsh


The senior VP of hotels at Hard Rock International tells Katie Barnes why its music-centric spa menu is striking the right chord with consumers and the media
Blackberry Mountain

New Opening:
Blackberry Mountain


Sister property to iconic Blackberry Farm revealed
Miraval Austin

New Opening:
Miraval Austin


Miraval unveils second-ever wellness resort


News:

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

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The Tides


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

Noel Asmar wins ISPA award for new Athleisure uniforms

Noel Asmar wins ISPA award for new Athleisure uniforms

FROM SPA-KIT.NET

The Noel Asmar group, a lifestyle brand specialising in uniforms for spa therapists, has been honoured in the 2019 ISPA Innovate Awards for its Athleisure uniforms
 
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.
Beauty product news

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 BEAUTY-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.
 
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.
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SpaSoft has been a spa technology leader for more than 15 years. The company is part of Springer-Miller Systems, which has been providing guest-centric hospitality technology solutions to luxury spas, hotels and resorts for more than 25 years.

The SpaSoft Spa and Activity Management System allows spa operators to comprehensively manage spas and provide staff with a user-friendly system backed by the industry’s best technology and operational knowledge.
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Bone loading

Spas can help guests avoid or reverse osteoporosis. Liz Terry reports

Having strong bones is essential to good health, especially as we get older, enabling us to remain active and with good vitality and quality of life.

Osteoporosis – brittle bones –  is a highly debilitating disorder, which can lead to fractures and falls and it’s estimated that one in three women and one in five men will suffer from it in their lifetime and this number is growing as the population ages and people become more sedentary.

However, the good news is that spas which offer fitness services could have a part to play in helping people who are susceptible to this disease to avoid it or lessen its impact.

How does it work?
Doing weight bearing activity is vital in achieving good bone health. The stress which is placed on the bones by exercises such as weight lifting, plyometrics and running stimulates the body to build and maintain strong bones.

It does this because the impact generated by exercise compresses the bone matrix, triggering the bone to take in calcium and other minerals and thereby increasing bone density.

The amount of weight bearing needed to trigger this response is called osteogenic loading because it takes a certain ‘load’ to stimulate the bone building cells.

This ‘bone loading’ is essential if people are to maintain a healthy skeletal system, and we expect more spas and fitness centres to add bone loading workout options, as the demand for wellness services increases and people are more aware of the need to work hard to ensure a healthy older age.

What load is needed?
When it comes to the impact of exercise on bone health, scientists measure activities according to how many multiples of body weight they load onto the skeleton.

A study led by musculoskeletal specialist Kevin Deere at the University of Bristol, UK looked at the bone loading which was needed to stimulate bone mineralisation in teenagers and found the amount of loading required was 4.2 times their body weight*.

This means if you weigh 130 pounds, you need to load your bones with 546 pounds to trigger bone building.

At rest, gravity applies a load to our bones which equals that of our body weight. Activities such as walking, jogging or running add more load, but much higher impact is needed to achieve a load of four times bodyweight, with weight training, plyometrics or jumping being options.

Although the researchers cautioned the extrapolation of these results into other population groups, the results nevertheless highlight that light exercise is unlikely to be as effective.

Why offer it?
Spas which add bone loading to their repertoire will be able to better serve guests and members, as well as enabling them to take steps to improve their long-term health, longevity and quality of life.

Researchers point out that while exercise such as cycling and swimming have excellent health benefits in areas such as flexibility, strength and cardiovascular capacity, they effectively ‘unload’ the bones, so anyone who focuses exclusively on these types of exercise and are without bone loading in their routine as a result, may be susceptible to osteoporosis and would be advised to add more weight bearing activity to their workout programme.

Another area for consideration is the advice which people get to enable them to make the right exercise choices, as it’s important they avoid overloading and creating other musculoskeletal issues.

It’s suggested that anyone with low bone density or osteoporosis works with a fitness professional to ensure that bone loading is done progressively and without causing harm.

* Source: Deere, et al. Habitual levels of high, but not moderate or low, impact activity are positively related to hip BMD and geometry. JBMR, September 2012

High impact, jumping workouts are an effective bone loading activity Credit: Jacob Lund/shutterstock
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Four Seasons to open resort in Los Cabos with Oasis Spa
Four Seasons will open a resort in Los Cabos, Mexico this November, featuring a 15,855sq ft Oasis Spa.
Emma Darby named COO of Resense
Leading wellness consultancy Resense has announced the promotion of Emma Darby to the position of chief operating officer (COO).
ISPA research: More men visiting spas than ever before
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.
Global Wellness Summit relocates from Hong Kong to Singapore
Susie Ellis, chair of the Global Wellness Institute, has announced the 2019 Global Wellness Summit will move from Hong Kong to Singapore.
Healing Holidays opens Singapore office
UK-based wellness travel specialist Healing Holidays has opened its first overseas office in Singapore.
Expanded spa and new treatment menu for Azerai La Residence, Hue
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 boasts new thermotherapy areas for men and women, in addition to a range of new treatments.
Lanserhof opens its doors at London's iconic Arts Club
German wellness operator Lanserhof has opened its first UK location at the historic Arts Club in London.
Equinox and SoulCycle face backlash after it's revealed owner will host Trump fundraiser
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 fundraising event for Donald Trump's re-election.
Dr Ursula Levine to head up medical clinic at Grayshott Medical Spa
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.
US spa industry hits US$18bn in revenues
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.
The Alchemist Spa targets the teenage market with new treatment menu
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 teenagers.
GWD one of only 15 Instagram accounts followed by Harry & Meghan
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