Our lives are chaos. Even the most even-tempered of us get bogged down by the 24-hour news cycle, the general sense of impending doom, and the simple trials and tribulations of getting from one day to the next.
Sometimes we just need a break. We need to find a place that is safe from the madness—where we can calm our minds, forget the world around us, and find peace within ourselves.
And we are constantly on the lookout for any tool that will help us find that peace. Spas are the sharpest tools in that shed. They bring us calm waters when we feel helpless in the raging tide of life.
To ensure that your spa continues to provide the best relief from life’s daily stresses it’s important to stay up-to-date with the latest treatments, so we’ve gathered up all of the most popular spa treatments for 2019 and put them into one article.
Read on and stay sharp.
Eco-Friendly Spa Treatments
Our personal well-being is directly linked with the well-being of our beautiful planet. There is an emphasis now more than ever to focus on living a more sustainable lifestyle, and spas are no exception.
Many spas are now offering treatments (particularly for the skin) made from all-natural ingredients that are easily accessible in their local area.
Body scrubs made from natural ingredients such as brown sugar, honey, and coconut oil are becoming increasingly popular, as well as body wraps that sound good enough to eat—chocolate and cocoa bean and all-natural wine wraps?
Some spas are even beginning to grow their own herbs to be used in treatments.
The services a spa has to offer should now care for both the people and the planet. It’s not just about us anymore—it’s about the nature that sustains us, too.
Ice Ice Baby
The large metal chambers emitting eerie clouds of frigid air may seem like something straight out of a futuristic horror movie, but they exist purely for our benefit and well-being.
Cryotherapy, literally “treatment using low temperature”, has become quite a popular spa treatment, particularly in the sports community, due to the belief that it aids recovery and rehabilitation.
The air in a cryotherapy chamber can get down as low as -160ºC, which is said to reduce blood flow to the extremities, halting the progress of injuries and reducing inflammation.
Many claim that cryotherapy releases endorphins that promote healing and pain relief, improves skin and sleep, and even burns calories. Sounds like the key to happiness!
Add Some Flavor to the Spa Experience
A trip to the coast has often been prescribed by doctors to patients who live in polluted areas and are in need of some clean, fresh, salty sea air.
Now, spas are offering all the health benefits of a coastal outing without the sand and overexposure to UV rays with one heavenly treatment: halotherapy.
Otherwise known as salt therapy, this treatment aims to provide you with the benefits of a 3-day stay at the beach in just one 45-minute session.
The science behind it is relatively murky, but many claims that halotherapy can help to ease respiratory problems such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and allergies, as well as improve your skin.
One of the most common forms of salt therapy is the salt cave. These manmade “caves” are free of humidity and kept at a cool temperature.
Relaxing music is played, and you are encouraged to lounge in plush chairs while the salt works its magic.
Salt is also used in sensory deprivation tanks—another fantastic spa treatment to have on offer.
The tanks are filled with water that is heated to skin-temperature and high levels of salt so that flotation is effortless.
In the comfort of a tank that is soundproof and lightproof, cut off from the distractions of the world outside, it is easy to truly calm your mind and turn your focus inward.
Take your customers away to the blue-green glory of Waikiki. The golden sands of Bora Bora. The mind-blowing magnificence of the Mamanuca Islands.
All with the press of a button.
Virtual reality has come to play a big part in a relaxing spa experience. Your customers can start winding down before they’ve even had a chance to smell the essential oils.
Virtual reality can also be used as a way to aid meditation, not only mentally transporting the customer to a peaceful place but also providing guidance for breathing and clearing their mind.
It may seem counterintuitive, given that we often book ourselves in for a spa session when we need to get away from technology and the anxiety it often produces.
But, this is one case in which technology can be used as a tool to help improve mindfulness and self-confidence.
It can also serve as a great addition to a massage, floatation therapy session, or hydrotherapy session to further deepen the relaxation experience.
Permanent and Personalized Wellness Solutions
More and more people are beginning to think long-term. They’re tired of quick-fixes and they want long-lasting solutions that will carry them through.
People are now looking for spa services unique to them and their situation. They want personalized massages, tailored to ease the aches and pains that they feel as a result of their particular profession.
They’re after nutritional counseling and meditation classes to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle and general sense of well-being, as opposed to simply showing up for a massage when the stress levels are at an all-time high.
2019 Spa Treatments Wrap Up
Don’t get stuck in a rut. People are always on the lookout for the latest trends in health and well-being, so make sure you’re right there with them.
Provide spa treatments that not only calm them but also fill them with confidence. Take the tired, overworked, underpaid, achy and just downright grumpy and give them a new lease on life.
Get in touch today to find out how we can help you and your spa!