World Spa Awards – the global initiative to recognize and reward excellence in the spa and wellness sector – has opened voting for its 2020 programme.

“In real ways, we are invited each day to slow down and listen. But why listen at all? Because listening stitches the world together. Because listening is the doorway to everything that matters.”— spiritual teacher Mark Nepo

The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), the foremost gathering of international leaders in the $4.5 trillion global wellness economy, today announced that its 2020 conference would move from Tel Aviv, Israel, to the US, by far the largest wellness market. It will now take place November 8–11 at The Breakers, an iconic hotel on 140 oceanfront acres in Palm Beach, FL, which has received numerous awards for its commitment to guest and employee wellness and diversity.

Use this innovative new tool to incorporate hairstyling into your spa experiences.

Grenadian Mocha Scrub


Created by Kisha John, spa supervisor
Blue Haven Spa
True Blue Bay Boutique Resort

Coffee Face Scrub


Created by Ibeth Isaza, spa director
Corotú Spa
The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort
Riviera Pacifica, Panama

Sweet Oatmeal Face Scrub


Created by Leticia Fernandez, spa director
SE Spa
Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Riviera Maya, Mexico

Essential Oil Salt Scrub


By Jessica Gonzalez, marketing director
The Spa
Harbour Village Bonaire
Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean

Cleansing Spa Facial


Created by Eduardo Pinet, spa director

The Spa at Las Ventanas

Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort

Los Cabos, Mexico


The innate healing power of sound is being rediscovered. Quantum physicists and medical researchers are now proving scientifically, what the ancient Mayans intuitively understood. The Universe is made up of vibrational energy. What we resonate with, consciously or not, matters. Sound healing effectively aligns us with physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual optimal health and well-being. It attunes us bio-energetically with universal intelligence. Even if we don’t fully comprehend it intellectually; we can allow it to uplift our vibes, our immune systems, and enhance our lives.

Playacar Palace is located at the southern edge of Playa del Carmen, conveniently positioned within walking distance to all the attractions in the central area of this popular destination. With its beachfront location, guests can enjoy long stretches of white sands alongside the community of Playacar and views across the water to Cozumel island.


CBD across the region of Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America:


ISPA is partnering with the International Coaching Federation to offer pro bono virtual coaching sessions for its members through the ICF Coaches for Good initiative. Through this partnership, ISPA members have been pre-approved to receive support from an international group of more than 1,000 ICF-credentialed coaches.

Fitness, cooking and meditation can all be taught remotely

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