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Is your Spa Ready to be GDPR Compliant?

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The European Uniion’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on the 25th of May this year, but businesses have a year to meet all obligations.  Depending on your current organizational structure, modifications to the way you currently manage data may be minimal. However, even very small European spas need to be fully prepared as fines for non-compliance can …

According to the prestigious Global Wellness Institute, the recent feminist wellness wave has spurred this wave of for-women, by-women wellness trend.

A New Feminist Wellness Trend

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From women-only clubs and co-working spaces – to a FemTech wave that solves for women’s bodies and lives – to more wellness travel aimed at women’s empowerment – to women of color moving the industry beyond #WellnessSoWhite “Feminism” – “organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests” – was named Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2017 – hardly a …

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Ready to Become a Spa or Salon Manager? Learn which Certification Best Suits Your Needs

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Fueled by society’s much stronger focus on wellness, the spa industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world.  In fact, in the next four years the compound annual growth rate is estimated by the International Spa Association (ISPA) to be almost 6%.  That equates to plentiful job opportunities, yet spas are struggling to find sufficient well-trained therapists …

Eight Wellness Trends for 2018 According to the Global Wellness Institute

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Experts identify future directions in wellness: from mushrooms emerging from underground to a new era of transformative wellness travel to the rise of the “wellness kitchen” When 600+ wellness experts from 40+ nations gather to debate the future of wellness, a uniquely insightful and global view of trends unfolds. That’s what transpired at the recent Global Wellness Summit (GWS), which brought together …

Wellness 2030 – The New Techniques of Happiness

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The Zurich-based Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute (GDI) and its research partner, the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) have issued a new report, “Wellness 2030 – The New Techniques of Happiness”. GDI is a renowned think-tank that identifies critical future trends for the economy and society. This new research report takes an in-depth look at today’s happiness providers, the wellness industry, while offering …

The Rewards of becoming a Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapist

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For the majority of spa therapists, job satisfaction centres around the joy of making people “feel good”.  The ‘feel good’ range of body work treatments extends from just inducing a state of pure relaxation to providing therapeutic benefits to reduce temporary or chronic pain. By becoming a qualified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage specialist (also known as Lymphatic Massage therapist) you …

Industry Experts Reveal Spa Trends, Values and Challenges in 2018

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According to the latest International SPA Association (ISPA) U.S. Spa Industry Study, the total number of spa visits surpassed 180 million for the first time last year, and increase of 2.5 percent over 2015. Income also set a new annual record of $16.8 billion, a jump of 3.1 percent. Facilities grew to meet demand, with the total number of spas reaching 21,260, a …