Today is our day to visit the Middle East Beauty, Spa and Wellness Expo. We wander through aisles upon aisles of beauty products and spa wares. I was told by umpteen people not to expect too much from this trade show, but I am pleasantly surprised that it is much grander and more interesting than I expected.
Saw some new spa room designs including individual hammam cabins – one with a built-in TV for almost $50,000 – hydrotherapy tubs, dry floats, and lots of those advanced vibration-technology exercise units that seem to be all the rage. These units also dominated the fitness area at the London spa expo this spring. You stand on a platform in various positions hanging on to handles, which help stabilize you and get your muscles working, when the strong vibration begins. My doubts about the effectiveness and popularity of these are addressed by the managing director of Power Plate, who informs me that the company sells 800 units a month. Power Plate is soon to be be a featured product on Oprah, where they will be gifting a machine to every audience member. I’m thinking I may need to take a closer look.
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