Transformational Spas and Transformational Moments
by Susie Ellis, SpaFinder Insider
Here is a question I am asked now and then. “What is the difference between a good spa experience and a great spa experience?” I always answer the same way saying that, to me, a great spa experience is one that is transformational.
Transformational spa experiences are ones that evoke a fundamental shift change, and I end up in a better place physically, mentally and/or spiritually than where I was before. It isn’t all that easy to explain but I know it when I have experienced it.
Last night I watched the election results. At around 11:00 p.m. Barack Obama was announced the winner and will now become our first African-American president. I couldn’t help but notice how many TV commentators used the term transformational when describing this historic moment. When Obama addressed the crowd of 200,000 in Illinois – the state in which I was born – I saw the joy of transformation on the faces of so many. And while the loud cheering and car horns honking around Union Square (right across the street from my apartment here in Manhattan) kept me awake for quite a few more hours, it was a joy to hear so many celebrate that same feeling.
This morning I decided to look up the word “transformation” in the dictionary. Among the various definitions were these words that stood out to me, “a marked change, as in appearance, character, nature or function – usually for the better.”
I feel blessed to work in an industry that can be transformational and to live in a country where we are currently experiencing a transformational moment. It is my hope and prayer that it will always be for the better.
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