DEC 2018

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innovative interiors [ 38 ] • # dayspamagazine • december 2018 Futuristic Features As virtual reality (VR) journeys become the norm, Migeon believes that more spas will incorporate these emerging technologies into their design. In Newport Beach, California, Hylunia Wellness MD Spa has already embraced the trend with a lounge area where guests are given VR headsets and can select an experience. "You lie down, put on your headset, choose what you want to do and where you want to go," says Zavaglia, who opted to sit by the sea on a deserted island. "Next thing I knew, I was on a plane, looking at all the clouds around me—and then on the beach, I could see the blue of the ocean and hear the water. By the time I was called for my treatment, I was completely transported. It was heaven." The merging of technology and wellness is fascinating, agrees Ufl and. "I think this younger generation of spa-goers will connect with these tech-infused treatments," she notes, adding that off erings like the Om Pod meditation sphere, The Cocoon infrared sauna and tanning pod, and Somadome—a glowing capsule that spa guests enter for a womblike meditation experience—are only the beginning. Whether enjoyed in private or with a group of friends, these futuristic features are ultimately about creating something that feels deeply personal and special to clients. "The more we can off er unique experiences, and ones tied to nature, the more people will seek them out," says Karp. "They'll visit the spa more often and tell others about it, too. This is a benefi t for all involved." u FROM TOP: COURTESY SOMADOME; © GETTY IMAGES

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