The new “P” word in Spa Trends: Prevention

9 thoughts on “The new “P” word in Spa Trends: Prevention

  1. Jeremy McCarthy

    Great post Susie! I for one am glad to see pampering come back into good graces. The spa industry tried to turn its back on pampering but a quick search of twitter for “spa” and “pampering” will show that consumers never have. Recent research on the importance of touch, relationships, and social support for well-being suggests that pampering may not only be conducive to wellness, but a requirement. Rather than seeking to eliminate pampering from the world of spas, we should be asking why DON’T we get pampered in the other healing institutions in our society?

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  2. Mia Kyricos

    Amen, Susie! In my mind, it’s “Hello, Prevention and Welcome Back, Pampering”. In our attempts to give more credence and authority to the spa and wellness related industries — and rightfullly so — we forgot the consumer who has told us repeatedly that spa and pampering often go hand-in-hand. And whether its to reduce stress, ensure a sound mind and body, or to enjoy a lovely dose of “oohs” and “aahs”, it’s simply a matter of staying well. Here’s to our health!

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  4. Sharon

    Everyone deserves some pampering(or prevention) every now and then. You are right , people have too much stress in their life brought on by their machines.

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  5. Dana Powers

    As a graduate of Harvard’s School of Public Health “way back when”, I remember learning about the contribution stress makes to the onset of illness and early aging for decades. You’ve written a terrific and incisive article about the importance of stress reduction and the role spas can play here – my health club and also my skin care doctors group both have on-site facilities providing spa services.

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