GSN Planet (GSN) has launched a COVID-19 Sustainability Guide in response to the recent pandemic. The Guide has been written by GSN’s Sustainability Task Force and is available to the entire wellness industry.

The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), the foremost gathering of international leaders in the multitrillion-dollar global wellness economy, today announced an impressive roster of keynotes, presenters and panels for the 14th annual GWS taking place both in-person at The Breakers Palm Beach and worldwide via the recently announced Virtual Access Package.

The conference, with its urgent theme of “Resetting the World with Wellness” in the wake of COVID-19, will take place both in-person and virtually, allowing entire global wellness community to participate in the event (Nov. 8-11); Virtual Access Package also includes exclusive access to the Global Wellness Institute’s major 2020 research report on the global mental wellness economy.

The International SPA Association has announced the launch of the Pulse magazine mobile app for iOS and Android. The app provides members with full, one-touch mobile access to the current issue of Pulse, as well as the ability to quickly and easily share links to the magazine via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Whatsapp and email. Users can read each issue cover to cover or use the convenient page finder mode to seek out specific articles and features. Pulse will remain available exclusively in its digital format for the remainder of 2020.

As we touched on in an earlier Wellness Moonshot, movement is a biological drive as necessary as sleep or food, a natural medicine to stave off illness and disease and a vital source of empowerment for individuals and groups. As a wellness leader, you likely already know the science and strategies for using physical activity to elevate your daily life, family health, and the communities and organizations you serve. When we move, a host of mental, physical, emotional and social benefits arise, which helps us feel more energized, engaged, effective and alive.

Eforea Spa at the Hilton Barbados Resort is located in Needham’s Point St Michael, Bridgetown, and sits between two white sandy beaches framed by bright tropical flowers and three outdoor swimming pools on the sprawling hotel property. The first Eforea Spa in the Caribbean, this wellness haven sits on part of the UNESCO World Heritage site of the 17th century Fort Charles in Barbados.

Plant Stem Cells include large quantities of metabolites and essential proactive substances such as: amino acids, lipids, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. From these, it is possible to obtain novel dermocosmetic active ingredients.

Here in my hometown of Playa del Carmen, Coronavirus is not spreading at the same rate it is in other cities. It seems to be transmitted at a much lower rate than other regions, even with a similar climate and protocols. I believe, and current recommendations and research seems to support this, that it is due to the amount of time we spend out in open air.

Vida Mia Healing Center & Spa, opened in 2019, is a holistic wellness center, part of The Retreat Costa Rica located in the beautiful mountains of Atenas, Alajuela. This wonderful place was built on a quartz mountain, creating a unique ‘energy aura’ that contributes to balancing the mind, body and spirit.

Costa Mujeres, an exquisite stretch of coastline north of Cancun, is home to some expansive and impressive resorts offering ample space and unspoilt, white sand beaches. The Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres, and its sister resort TRS Coral Hotel, open to adults only, offer treatments and experiences at Zentropia Wellness & Spa which spans over 4700 square meters.

Do you use natural or synthetic fabrics, and what motivates this choice?


Comphy is made of a high performance microfiber, designed to withstand the rigors of laundering while providing a soft, lush feel, while also being eco-friendly. Microfiber is one of many synthetic fabrics that represent the majority of the world’s fabric usage, but only one percent of fossil fuel demand.

Do you use natural or synthetic fabrics, and what motivates this choice?


The synthetics in our designs have been chosen specifically for Spa and Wellness, as they withstand the products used in these environments. All of our fabrics stretch for comfort, and are made for the way you move.

Do you use natural or synthetic fabrics, and what motivates this choice?


Synthetic fabrics or microfibers are detrimental to our environment. Microfiber is actually a petroleum-based product - made up of tiny synthetic fibers. Each time they are washed, 1900 microscopic bits of plastic per item, per wash cycle get flushed into the water supply, where they are ingested by fish, and ultimately enter our food supply. It’s important to think holistically when acting eco-friendly. One hundred percent cotton towels and linens offer a natural alternative that won’t add to the plastic pollution plaguing our waters.

Sustainability is an integral part of the Tabacón philosophy. Our strategy is based on our internal conviction to safeguard the future. Our projects include the protection of our thermal springs and renewable energy, we feature an installation of 836 solar panels in our buildings.

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