Wellness Weekly Round-up
Each week we pull together our top articles on the latest in the spa, wellness and hospitality industries.
Inspiration: Fighting Cancer With Wellness
A inspirational movement has begun. Wellness for Cancer, a non-profit organization, has taken the lead in educating spas on how to provide cancer-friendly wellness services. As a result, hotels around the world are actively training their massage therapists on how to cater to clients with cancer. Due to low blood circulation and low cell count, cancer patients are at a high risk when they receive spa treatments. From sensitivities in the products to the intensity of the treatment itself, to special dietary restrictions, hotels such as the Farmhouse Inn & Spa, The Peninsula Hotels and Culloden Estate and Spa have trained nutritionists, massage therapists and staff to pamper cancer patients safely.
Article Link: New York Times
Design: Taking Wellness Beyond the Spa
If you haven’t had a chance to read our resident word whiz’s article for Lodging Magazine, now is the time. The pursuit of wellbeing is about so much more than receiving a pampering facial or relaxing massage and hotels are using design to respond to the ever increasing demand for wellness travel. From building communal spaces to integrating wellness principles into the guest room to adding wellness focused programming into every aspect of their hotel, check out this article to learn how to do wellness right. Give your guests the full wellness treatment by offering them sleepy time essential oil kit, a guided meditation or fresh-press juice, create specialized lighting controls to support the body’s circadian rhythms or develop gathering spaces for rest and inspiration.
Article Link: Lodging Magazine
New Builds: Apple Leisure Group AMResorts opening a Secrets Resort & Spa in San Martin
Apple Leisure Group’s AMResorts has signed an agreement to launch a Secrets Resorts & Spa on St. Martin, complete with a $20-million renovation by designer Luis Pons to convert the former Riu Palace into a Secrets property. After facing incredible devastation from the hurricane season last year, St. Martin is primed to emerge better than ever with this new 6,000 room, adults-only all inclusive resort.
Article Link: Travel Pulse
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