DEC 2018

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[ 58 ] • # dayspamagazine • december 2018 profi t center I n today's busy world, where people expect to get just about anything delivered on demand, it makes perfect sense that mobile spa businesses are booming. In fact, a National Technology Readiness survey conducted by Rockbridge Associates found that participation in the on-demand economy increased by 66 percent between 2016 and 2017, with consumer spending in on-demand health and beauty jumping from $4.6 billion to $5.5 billion. Beyond catering to time-pressed clients or those who simply crave the comfort and convenience of an in-home service, spa pros are also discovering that they can turn a healthy profi t by targeting a wide range of other off -site individuals—from corporations seeking in-offi ce wellness services for stressed employees, to housebound folks who may not be able to swing a spa visit due to health or travel issues. Add pampering parties and other special occasions to the equation and, needless to say, going mobile can open up a serious revenue stream for the savvy spa pro. Appealing to Plenty There's no shortage of people who want—or need—a spa treatment to come to them. Oftentimes they don't want to deal with traffi c or would simply rather be pampered in the privacy of their own homes or hotel rooms after a stressful week, says licensed massage therapist and esthetician Julie Corey, owner of Walk In Beauty Spa and Wellness in Newbury, New Hampshire, who launched her mobile business in 2013. "Sitting in the car before or after you've Going Mobile Delivering services directly to clients' doors presents lucrative prospects for spa pros. by Linda Childers © GETTY IMAGES

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