This week, The Global Wellness Institute announced that the wellness industry is now worth a staggering $42 trillion (yes, trillion!). The 2017 figure is encompassing of 10 sectors, including spa, beauty and anti-ageing, fitness and mind-body as well as wellness tourism. These figures don’t lie — wellness is BIG business and accounts for 5.3% of global economic output.
Over here at Core Essence we are always inspired by those doing something unique and different in the spa world. As much as we love a classic spa concept, we love to see the rule breakers and the risk takers piloting new and progressive offerings. In this post, we recap some of our favourite more recently discovered modern spa concepts.
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.
889 Yonge is an eco-conscious Wellness Clinic + Yoga Community located in the heart of downtown Toronto. Nestled in a late 1800's historic Victorian home, 889 offers the convenience of an Integrated Wellness Clinic, Holistic Spa, Yoga Studios, and a Lifestyle Boutique all under one roof. The membership-based community provides comprehensive support, education, and inspiring experiences to members, guests, and the local community.
It was mid-November in downtown Toronto when I was invited to spend a month at the breathtaking Ti Kaye Resort and Spa in St. Lucia to develop their yoga and wellness programming. With the dream of elevating a 4-star resort and spa to one of the world’s most sought-after go-to spa destinations, complete with wellness and yoga programming, I got to work. Read on for a quick snapshot of my top 3 #dreamjob priorities at Ti Kaye Resort and Spa!