This Mother’s Day Spafinder Wellness 365 Encourages Moms to Lower Stress Levels and Focus on Their Personal Wellbeing
• Surveys find stress among mothers, and women in general, is growing; 70 percent of moms surveyed say top stressor is concern over own health and health of kids/family
• Company aims to provide resources that help moms feel good and live well all year round
Miami, FL – April 28, 2015 – Spafinder Wellness 365® is encouraging moms, and their loved ones, to pay more attention to record stress levels associated with parenting and child care. The recommendation is based on studies led by the company’s research team that show 91 percent of moms report they are either “frequently” or “occasionally” stressed, with 57 percent indicating they are “significantly more” stressed than their own moms were a generation ago.
This year, the American Psychological Association’s annual "Stress in America" study also found women and parents report significantly higher stress levels than those not caring for children, and the gap between men and women's stress levels widened this year. Research shows that 75 percent to 90 percent of all medical visits are directly or indirectly attributable to stress.
“We understand moms and other primary caregivers have some of the hardest and most stressful jobs on the planet,” said Spafinder Wellness, Inc.® Chief Brand Officer Mia Kyricos. “Our goal is to provide resources for them to live well every day and encourage loved ones to help moms relax this Mother’s Day.”
The Spafinder Wellness 365 survey also identified the top three ways moms de-stress: having a massage/going to a spa, exercising and watching TV/movies/playing video games. When moms were asked what gifts they most wanted for Mother’s Day, the vast majority (95 percent) reported they would prefer an experience such as a spa treatment, meal out with the family or short vacation rather than “things” like jewelry or an electronic gadget.
The company helps consumers easily find nearby wellness providers through its network of 22,000-plus spas, fitness, yoga and Pilates studios and travel destinations and offers the leading spa and wellness gift card program, which allows people to instantly give a relaxing and healthy gift to all the moms in their lives. Spafinder Wellness 365 Gift Cards can be purchased at spafinder.com or at 70,000 retail locations. Gift cards start at $25 and can be used for soothing massage services, luxurious facials, private fitness instruction and more.
Spafinder Wellness 365 resources also include The 365, which provides tips and advice on a range of health and wellness topics. The 365 features 28 experts in the fields of health and wellness, including stress-management expert Dr. Daniel Friedland, president and CEO of SuperSmart Health, Lisette Cifaldi, director of behavioral health at Hilton Head Health, and Shannon Miller, the most decorated American gymnast and founder of Shannon Miller Lifestyle: Health and Fitness for Women.
About Spafinder Wellness, Inc.®: Spafinder Wellness, Inc.® is the world’s largest media and marketing company for the spa and wellness industry and the leading consumer resource for feeling good and living well all year round. With nearly 30 years of experience as a spa and wellness authority, millions of people find inspiration to keep well every day via the Spafinder Wellness 365® brand, also known for its widely distributed gift cards—available at 70,000-plus retailers worldwide—and its global network of 22,000-plus spas, salons, fitness, yoga and Pilates studios and travel destinations. The company’s Corporate Wellness 365® division offers incentive products and partnerships that help to foster wellness in the workplace. Learn more at spafinder.com, spafinder.co.uk and spafinder.ca.
 Spafinder Wellness 365 Research, “Consumer Insight Survey,” 2014.
 American Psychological Association, "Stress in America,” February 2015.