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What are the Benefits of CIBTAC Endorsed Certification?

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As CIBTAC introduced their Endorsed Training Scheme just over five years ago, it is now worth analysing whether or not CIBTAC Endorsed certification is of value to the spa, beauty and wellness industry. After all, it was professionals in these fields who asked CIBTAC to create a program that recognizes and rewards excellent training standards. I can only speak on …

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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 …

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Oncology Aesthetics and Spa Treatments Improve Overall Well-being

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One of the major drawbacks of cancer treatment is how unpleasant it can be. Radiation and chemotherapy can affect normal cells, including skin, hair and nails. As a result, treatments may cause a range of debilitating side effects, such as: • An inability to feel heat • A hypersensitivity to various products or specific ingredients • Dry skin • Brittle …

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 …

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HOW TO BECOME A SPA MARKET LEADER IN 2018

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A new year, same spa marketing campaigns? Here’s a summary of how to refresh some of the biggest pain points in a spa’s business in order to attract new clients, retain current clients, and of course, increase your bottom line. Get Organized The first step to any successful spa marketing campaign is getting organized. Creating a clear marketing plan for …

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 …