Stemming from the ancient practice of using heat to release toxins, bathing and spa culture has been around nearly since the beginning of time. Though each civilization has their own unique rituals (the Turkish Hamman, the Russian Banya etc.,) the concept is the same; the practice of public bathing is not only beneficial for health, wellness and vitality but also acts as a community hub, a place for gathering and socialization.
The word ‘Wellness’ is on everybody’s lips these days, including those in the retail industry. The growing business of wellness (the industry as a whole is valued at $3.7 Trillion Dollars) is manifesting itself into some forward-thinking retail concepts, both with big brand names attached and smaller start-ups looking to dive into this burgeoning marketplace. Below we explore some of the latest ventures in wellness retail.
Everywhere we turn, we see advertisements, posters, Instagram hashtags and yogi-adventurers bragging about their upcoming yoga retreats. As the retreat trend takes over the international travel scene, teachers and resorts are forced to take drastic measures to stand out in a hyper-saturated yoga crowd. Here are some of our most fascinating finds for yoga and wellness retreats across the globe.
Complementing its idyllic setting overlooking Labrelotte Bay, The Spa at Windjammer Landing features 6,500 sq.ft. of contemporary space incorporating a fitness centre, movement studio, outdoor yoga deck, six treatment rooms, a relaxation lounge and garden and a lifestyle boutique. From traditional treatments to modern rituals, the palette of spa offerings is the perfect recipe for inner balance and outer peace.
Making the decision to dedicate your precious (and usually limited!) vacation time to a wellness retreat is big and for many a decision that is not taken lightly. Prior to committing, it is important to understand and truly believe that a focused retreat can be one of the most powerful opportunities to positively impact, shift, change and transform both your current and future state of health and wellbeing.