“Exercises, healthy food, relaxing and good sleep are the fundaments of a healthy lifestyle” – this statement most of us have heard on more than one occasion. In our opinion all of that sounds fantastic but is missing one vital thing, two hours a week at the Spa! Read on to find out why.
As one of the fastest growing new industries on the market today, the business of wellness is no exception. Medical Spas are the emerging trend and demonstrate a growing desire to rejuvenate one’s youth and sustain a healthy Wellness lifestyle. Much of the popularity of these facilities can be attributed to the “Baby Boomer” generation. As a large percentage of the population grows older, they begin to look for non-traditional ways to hold onto their youth—or at least the feeling of youth. Nevertheless, with the support of trendsetters, celebrities, and sports superstars the youngest generations are beginning to understand that taking care of their bodies today will slow down the aging clock of tomorrow.
No matter how they are defined “Baby Boomers”- described in U.S. as people born between 1946 and 1964 – and in Australia as those born between 1946 and 1961 the sheer size of this aging demographic is having an outsized impact on the world. Consider this: By 2030, when the first boomers reach 84, more than 20 % of Americans population will be over 65. However, in today modern word we have a lot of possibilities to improve the quality of our life and live a healthier and longer one. According to The Global Wellness Tourism Economy study, wellness-obsessed Baby Boomers, who are retired/retiring, and possess the income to travel, have for years represented the core spa traveling demographic—they are an “explorer” generation looking for new wellness spas, travel destinations and ways to relax while living healthy lives.
Health and wellness spas also called destination spas, where you can start a healthy lifestyle with exercise, spa cuisine, and relax. This is the best choice if you’re looking to make some healthy changes in your life while keeping up with a professional career. Traditionally, resort spas offer spa treatments “a la carte”. They focus on relaxation, aromatherapy, and wellness. According to Aromatherapy Associates, aromatherapy is moving in a brand new directions, and the power of scent is increasingly being used for its strong therapeutic qualities. The calming orange blossom and lavender scents that often waft through spa lounges and treatments rooms have been part of spa and wellness experiences for years. Taking its roots from India, Egypt, and China – where fragrant plant oils were used for religious, cosmetics and medical purpose. Now, aromatherapy is playing a great role in the treatment of pain, as a mood enhancer and in sleep therapy. Aromatherapy consists of using only natural oils extracted from a wide array of plants. As a spa client, you can now receive customized treatments based on how you feel. This new trend is exciting and personal. Imagine going to a spa and receiving a treatment with essential oils based on your immediate needs and desires? To achieve the client’s intention, the therapist will carefully select essential oils and techniques, music, and offer health recommendations. Wonderful!
In 2017, we’ll see an even greater focus on Medical Spas and beauty treatments. Medical Spas have become a billion dollar a year industry. Because the industry offers clients minimally invasive medical procedures in a relaxed, spa-like environment, instead of having to go to a doctor’s office, Medical Spas have become the choice for many. Trendy and chic spas have been opening up all across the country. The Medical Spa concept is the natural blending of advanced skin care with the body and facial rejuvenation services in the relaxing atmosphere and convenience of a day spa. Before Medical Spas, the only access to these body and facial rejuvenation services was through a doctor’s office. All spas offer spa services like massage, body treatments and facials. Massage, for example, is far more than an indulgence. It has numerous health benefits: calming the central nervous system; improving blood circulation and helping the body get rid of waste products. Regular massages can keep you feeling your best and improve the quality of your life.
Medical Spas specialize in procedures like laser treatments and very popular injectables. Lasers treatments address a variety of conditions, including unwanted hair (laser hair removal), uneven pigmentation, and broken capillaries or spider veins. Although, most spas offers both high-tech and natural skin treatments like acupuncture rejuvenation.