Wellness Retreat: Pathways to real change, Cartesiano Urban Wellness Center, Mexico

An innovative new style of wellness retreat launched recently at Cartesiano Urban Wellness Center, situated in the historical city of Puebla, Mexico. The ‘pathways to real change’ wellness program pairs health and wellness coaching from Mayo Clinic certified coaches with a 360-degree wellness program encompassing mental wellness focused nutrition, mindful movement, sound healing, breathwork, spa […]

Spa Experience: U-Spa, Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort, Dominican Republic

Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort is situated on an acclaimed stretch of beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. A highlight of the large resort, which caters to families in addition to offering a separate adult-only resort area is U-Spa. Upon entering, guests are greeted and guided to separate changing areas which include the thermal facilities of […]

Spa Booking Technology

Improving the guest experience with spa software As a spa director it has always been the ‘norm’ to wear many hats throughout the day. With responsibilities mounting, it’s important to allow technology to help optimize business operations. Providing your guests with a user-friendly experience while booking a single or multi-guest reservation on a customizable online […]

2022 International Spa Association Conference and Expo

Day one An energetic welcome from ISPA chair Patrick Huey kicked off this momentous event, the first ‘in-person’ event since 2019. On day one Dan Heath elaborated how to deliver moments of magic to consumers who are willing to forgive a lot if you create innovative interactions. Build more peak moments into your experiences for […]

Circadia announced the opening of its Circadia University educational platform

Circadia has announced the launch of a new educational platform, Circadia University, with module-based treatment videos, marketing downloads and sales insights to educate its partners on the science and business methods behind Circadia’s esthetic practice. Circadia University includes educational videos on Circadia’s protocols and science to inform its partners on the science behind the company’s […]

The Global Wellness Summit announced the first keynote speakers for its 2022 conference

The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), the most prestigious conference on the $4.4 trillion business of wellness, announced its first round of keynote speakers for its 16th-annual gathering, being held at the Hilton Tel Aviv from October 31 to November 3. Every Summit has a packed, three-day agenda, featuring dozens of experts from around the world […]

Winners of the 2021 Leading Light Award by the Wellness Tourism Association

Two individuals have been selected to receive the WTAs first Leading Light Award. The award was launched earlier this year to honor companies or individuals who had successfully launched and implemented a wellness project/initiative that upholds and furthers the principles of the association’s mission, “to shape and support sustainable wellness tourism for the global good.” […]

Meliá Hotels & Resorts’ Yhi Spa has received the Sustainable Spa Association certification in its Mexico and Dominican Republic properties

Meliá Hotels International has reduced the environmental impact of the YHI Spa wellness program in its Mexico and the Dominican Republic properties, and has received the Sustainable Spa Association (SSA) certification. The goal of the certification is to educate Melia Hotel spa employees and brand partners about their environmental impact and to promote sustainable, successful […]

GSN Planet launches GSN Greenspa Calculator app

GSN Planet is a global association with a mission to contribute to a vital and sustainable spa and wellness community. GSN Planet recently assumed an integral role in the much-anticipated worldwide release of the GSN Planet Greenspa Calculator, a sustainability measurement tool in mobile app form for spas. It is ever more vital that businesses […]

Wellness moonshot: ready yourself for wellness leadership

As leaders of The Wellness Moonshot: A World Free of Preventable Disease, we are up to a bold challenge together. We’re guiding something that has never been done before—a moonshot that requires us to step into leading new wellness possibilities. How can we personally ready ourselves for this kind of leadership? This question was at […]

Digestion and immune system

The key to our health is a strong digestive system. The immune system is strengthened and protected when the digestive system breaks down food and absorbs it’s nutrients correctly. Using essential oils, a person can strengthen their immune system as it forms a protective shield that rejects all pathogenic microorganisms. Aromatherapy applied orally, internally, massaged […]