OCT 2016

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Page 35 of 100 • DAYSPA • october 2016 • [ 33 ] How do you strike the right balance between being a tech-savvy spa and helping clients disconnect? PANKEY: We need to encourage clients to book their appointments online, but once they walk in the door, dial that down and educate them on how to balance work/life and tech/life. STARR: I believe wifi in reception and retail areas is fi ne, but beyond that, spas should be a no-fl y zone. Keep in mind, signage that encourages unplugging in a subtle, humorous way is more eff ective than the 'No Cell Phones!' approach. MCGROARTY: As media and tech become increasingly overwhelming, people are hungrier for a place where they can go to avoid ugly news and constant updates. That's why they're seeking off - the-grid places—rustic treehouse lodges, say, where the luxury factor is raw nature and there's no electricity! MCCARTHY: We're working with the Mayo Clinic to launch a digital detox initiative—we'll be encouraging clients to unplug, off ering mindfulness activities in relaxation areas such as journaling and coloring, and promoting treatments designed to alleviate the stresses of excessive technology use. NOONEY: I gently remind clients that technology shouldn't be monopolizing their lives—that they should disconnect well before they go to sleep and engage in a moment of meditation or gratitude when waking. SOUKUP: It can be tough, though; some people don't want to disconnect, and insisting they unplug at the spa might stress them out more. What does the spa pro of the future look like? STARR: They're part-time workers who juggle multiple jobs—massage therapists © GETTY IMAGES Visit our website and read real testimonials from real customers! Where Science and Nature Meet 301-330-3009 Treat and maintain beautiful skin with Cellbone Technology. Cellbone Technology

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