The spa and wellness world is constantly evolving. Here are a couple of trends you need to keep your eyes on.
- Exercise that is popular within the wellness world â€“ such as pilates and yoga â€“ is making its way into the spa. â€śWhen we talk about wellness, weâ€™re also thinking about exercise, diet and lifestyle,â€ť says de Lauren de Vries, national training manager at Self Care Spa & Beauty GroupÂ Vries. Facial and massage techniques that incorporate elements of pilates and yoga are becoming more commonplace.
- Newfangled machines will still be key to result-driven facials but Vanessa Feehan-Meldrum, technical trainer for Sothys New Zealand says that sheâ€™s definitely seen a desire from clients for more physical contact in their treatments. â€śPeople want connection. Some of our corporates, if they donâ€™t have a partner, they might go through days without human connection,â€ť she explains. â€śWe moved away from it for a while and went towards hot stone and other methods, but itâ€™s more hands on and connected now.â€ť
- An international survey undertaken by Unilever earlier this year revealed that 33 per cent of consumers choose brands based on their social and ethical impact. As a holistic approach to well-being has an overarching impact on beauty, more of us want to see environmentally minded brands in spas, and we also want spas to take a more sustainable approach to business. Â