NOV 2014

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48 DAYSPA | NOVEMBER 2014 Future in the Balance Brown: It's funny because years ago you almost didn't want to use the word 'yoga' with certain clients, be- cause they might say, 'I can't do that, I don't want to give up meat.' These days it's a buzzword and every- one wants yoga, not just at destination spas, but at smaller practices too. The same goes for salt therapy— salt caves, salt beds, salt lamps—and infrared saunas. The nice thing about bona-fi de wellness treatments is, labor costs often aren't involved. You can excite to- day's clients by adding infrared wraps—a product-less, therapist-less service—to your menu. King: We're all hyper-wired and too connected all the time and, luckily, that overconnectivity with our mobile devices is poised to boost our industry. People are thinking more often about needing a treatment, a getaway, to unwind. 'Mindfulness rooms' are great spa additions that enable people to leave behind their devices, go in and stretch and do yoga. Koronczay: 2015 will bring us 'health hotels': lodging focused on well-being and offering in-room exercise equipment and yoga mats, as well as organic food choices, meditation spaces and juice bars. We'll also see an increase in consumers' interest in living life with intention, and more fi tness and meditation apps. Also, an Old World way of wellness, thermal hot springs, is making a global comeback. Boghosian: Baby boomer clients want someone telling them what to do and what not to do to be well. They want nutritionists, coaches and consul- tants in the spa who can provide that guidance, both physically and emotionally. Rodriguez: Clients are more comfortable accepting that we are all 'energy,' and that absorbing negative energy from other people, situations and day-to-day stressors can manifest in areas of our body where • Use FreeInfo #55 © SVETLANA BRAUN/GETTY

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