Demand for Wellness in the Air

Not only has British Airways added meditation choices to their in flight menu, they also offer various temperature zones throughout the plane.  Relieving stress has become an international offering and a consumer demand.  Read the whole story.

Leadership in your Spa

Leadership styles primarily take two different forms. The first type need to be the smartest in the room. They horde intelligence and withhold information.  Delegation for this group is given when there is a difficult task ahead and the point woman needs reasonable assistance to reach stellar team performance. Even when these tasks are flanked…

Mexico as a Luxury Market

In 2013, there were approximately 178,000 individuals in Mexico with a net worth of more than $1M, which represents approximately 1% of the world’s millionaires (Ledbury Research). The growth rate is currently set to accelerate over the next few years, meaning the number of wealthy in Mexico will be approximately 265,000 by 2017. Read full…

Wellness and Data

The world is rapidly changing.  With the dynamics of explosive technical growth and an expanded world view our day-to-day living will transform at a kinetic pace. SELF-TRACKING: Real-Time Health + Human-Centric  Read full story

Trends in Indian Beauty

There is a greater demand for dermatologist recommendations in general skin care in India. India has over 6000 registered dermatologists who are both catering to, as well as driving the shift in demand from transient, make-up driven attractiveness to one that is more enduring and a result of better skin health.  Read full story

Cosmetic vs. Plastic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery is a unique discipline of medicine focused on enhancing appearance through surgical and medical techniques. Cosmetic surgery can be performed on all areas of the head, neck and body. Because treated areas function properly but lack aesthetic appeal, cosmetic surgery is elective. Read full story

Fast Fitness

Fitness experts have always known that a fit, responsive, strong body doesn’t mean spending hours and hours at the gym.  The latest round of branded fitness reflects the needs of consumers to get fit fast and enjoy the ride.  Read full story

Hotel Room Wellness

Consumers traveling for enjoyment or business have come to expect features within their room or suite that contribute to their overall sense of well being.  Our list: Full spectrum or blue-shaded light depending on the guest’s state.  Lighting for jet lag, concentration or meditation or… Read full story.

Natural Body Founder Cici Coffee

Cici Coffee speaks with SPAA Executive Director, Melinda Minton, about the beginnings of the spa industry, finding success and allowing your guests to steer your brand’s mission. Cici Coffee from Natural Body

Finding and Keeping Employees

Since it’s so difficult to recruit quality employees, the money and effort spent on retaining them is a drop in the bucket in comparison. Consider what is lost if, instead of retaining employees, you must continue to recruit: Employee replacement expenses total 50 percent or more of a job candidate’s first year salary. With turnover…

The SHE-conomy

With all of the talk about men visiting the spa, metrosexuals, and men’s personal care choices it is easy to forget just how powerful women are when it comes to their purchasing power. Here are some numbers to consider: Boomer Women and Affluence – One huge, affluent segment wields more spending clout than any other:…

A New Approach to Advertising

Aside from the usual means by which you choose to advertise, there are always ways to spread your message that might be missed by your competition. Take advantage of these low-cost opportunities:  Read full story