Spafinder Wellness 365 announced “Top 10 Global Spa and Wellness Trends Forecast in 2014”
Here are the trends to watch in 2014 in spa and wellness industries! (summarized by American Spa Magazine)
1. Health Hotels 2.0
The term “Health Hotels” becomes a big trend, fulfilling the need for restorative travel and helping guests stay well on the road.
2. Wired Wellness
For many clients, connecting the words “wired” and “wellness” is counter intuitive, but it turns out guests can actually turn their technology into wellness tools.
3. Hot Springs Heat Up
With more people seeking thermal springs, this therapeutic spa experience is getting noticed. Governments and developers alike are funding new projects around the globe.
4. Suspending Gravity
A distinct “suspending gravity” trend is on the rise with more weightless, stress-reducing flotation tanks and pools at spas – developed to allow guests to disconnect from society and its worries.
5. Ferocious Fitness
Fitness enthusiasts are discovering that exercise can be much more than 45 minutes on the tredmill, and they are seeing significant results while having a good time.
6. Natural Beauty Meets Social Media
The growing popularity of social media and “selfies” – where people are expected to look their best – is not leaving anytime soon. Spas will remain the touchbearers of whole-health beauty, offering more customized treatment.
7. Aromatherapy: Scent with Intent
Spas have been motivated to reimaging their aromatherapy approaches from generically pleasant to the personalized and transformative.
8. Wellness Retreats Rise & Urbanize
This trend is about new growth in unique spa properties where mind-body programming gets mixed with pleasure. A distinct sub-trend is also emerging: the urban-close wellness retreat, where more destination spas will be accessible by car and train.
9. Death & Spas: Thriving During Life’s Transitions
Spas and wellness centers will bring comfort and healing to guests who are experiencing life changes in the most supportive environment imaginable.
10. Surprising Spa & Wellness Destinations
Look for emerging spa and wellness markets in unexpected countries, such as Ghana and Nicaragua. The magnitude of this trend lies in its ability to prompt a changed perception of each country