Spa Industry Trends for 2006
The International Spa Association recently highlighted several trends for 2006. Spa goers should keep their eyes out for the following new trends:
- Spa at home-these lifestyle classes teach people to cook healthy meals, manage stress and achieve a better work/life balance. Home spa parties are increasingly popular as candles and other spa products make their way into the home.
- In-room spa amenities-resorts and hotels are starting to bring the spa to you as more locations offer massage and other spa treatments in a guest's room.
- Multiple locations-more and more spas are popping up all over the place. From airports, to malls, to doctors offices, to cruise ships and major resorts, spas market themselves to people of all walks of life.
- Healthy living and anti-aging products-everyone wants or prolong their youth, or at least their youthful look, for as long as possible and spas are taking this trend to heart. Many clients now look to these treatments as alternatives to injections and surgery. An added benefit is that many of these treatments can be used at home.
- Medical spas-many professional medical staff are now offering spa treatments to patients. Dentists, doctors and dermatologists are beginning to jump on the bandwagon to offer patients a little of that relaxing spa experience as patients are demanding healthy alternatives.
Spa clients should be noticing these trends already but look for more spas to join in as people with buying power look to achieve a healthier lifestyle.
ISPA Press Release, March 28, 2006.
Updated: May 10, 2006