Global Wellness Economy Monitor – Executive Summary

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Valued at $4.2 trillion in 2017, the wellness economy continues to expand faster than global economic growth. The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) defines wellness as the active pursuit of activities, choices, and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health. In 2014, GWI published the first Global Spa & Wellness Economy Monitor, measuring the size of the global wellness economy …

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Male spa therapist – Launch or expand your career

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As the Founder and Director of the Bali International Spa Academy, an accredited CIBTAC, VTCT and ITEC training center in Bali, potential students frequently inquire about the opportunities and challenges of becoming a successful male spa therapist.  Twelve years ago when I opened the school’s doors my reply would have been quite different than what it is today.  Even though …

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Wellness – Sustainable Business Models for Spas

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As  wellness continues to evolve from a niche lifestyle concept into a mainstream commodity embraced by everyone from Prince Harry to Vogue magazine, the wellness industry itself also underwent a significant period of growth. The wellness industry is now said to be worth over $3.72 trillion, representing more than 5% of all global economic output. Despite being in an era …

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European Spa Market – Overview, Trends and Careers

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Overview of the European Spa Market The European spa market continues to be the world’s largest due to its relatively higher average revenues. Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the European spa market will grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of close to 9% during the forecast period. The major growth driver of the European spa market is the …

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 …