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The way forward in the wellness industry.

There are always new trends in the spa and wellness industry.

ISPA’s most recent US Spa Industry Study shows what survey respondents believed would be the next big new trend that will shape the industry over the next year.

1) Topping the list is “Wellness, health, and fitness."

Regarding “wellness, health, and fitness,” the public is increasingly interested in taking control of their own health and wellness, and that interest is going to grow as technological and scientific advances continue to emerge. Monitoring one’s wellness and fitness with wearables that track biomarkers, for examples is just one of the areas in which amazing things are happening.

some of the other trends were as follows:

2) The use of organic and natural products – 12 %

As massage therapists, we are trained to do no harm and to me to massage with chemicals can be harmful. Your skin is your largest organ, and what you put on it is absorbed into your body which is why the products I use have no parabens, phenoxyethanol, nanoparticles, silicon, PEG (polyethylene glycol), synthetic perfumes and dyes or animal-derived ingredients.

3) Increasing use of alternative treatments and therapies, such as Ayurvedic therapies, reiki, energy work and salt therapy – 11%

Some of the Benefits of Energy Healing:

  • Creates deep relaxation and aids the body to release stress and tension,

  • It accelerates the body’s self-healing abilities,

  • Aids better sleep,

  • Reduces blood pressure

  • Can help with acute (injuries) and chronic problems (asthma, eczema, headaches, etc.) and aides the breaking of addictions,

  • Helps relieve pain,

  • Removes energy blockages, adjusts the energy flow of the endocrine system bringing the body into balance and harmony,

  • Assists the body in cleansing itself from toxins,

  • Reduces some of the side effects of drugs and helps the body to recover from drug therapy after surgery and chemotherapy,

  • Supports the immune system,

  • Increases vitality and postpones the aging process,

  • Raises the vibrational frequency of the body,

  • Helps spiritual growth and emotional clearing

4) Stress management, including practices such as mindfulness and meditation, and “the incorporation of approaches such as lifestyle coaching”– 8%

Some experts believe that mindfulness works, in part, by helping people to accept their experiences—including painful emotions—rather than react to them with aversion and avoidance.

It’s become increasingly common for mindfulness meditation to be combined with psychotherapy, especially cognitive behavioral therapy. This development makes good sense, since both meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy share the common goal of helping people gain perspective on irrational, maladaptive, and self-defeating thoughts.

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