Spa & Wellness Trends *Guestpost
Forecasting the next big trends in spa and wellness travel, Paul Joseph, co-founder of Health and Fitness Travel, the leading specialists in wellness holidays worldwide, shares the most influential travel trends emerging in the spa and wellness industry.
It will come as no surprise that in this tech-dependent digital age, one of the biggest trends in the spa and wellness industry will be technology. Spa and fitness technology has become increasingly popular, with traditional treatments and activities being adapted to enhance results using technical approaches, from measuring your body composition to high-tech anti-aging medi-spa treatments.
On the other hand, spas are beginning to position themselves as sanctuaries of ‘unplugged’ human connection, where clients can switch off from the constant pressures of the digital age to focus on their connection with nature and themselves. This is evidenced by a significant emergence of ‘digital detox’ retreats and programmes, and a shift to back-to-nature experiences, including ancient healing remedies, forest bathing, and eco-friendly, organic spa ingredients.
Indeed, spa-goers are now expecting a more proactive approach to environmental issues, with the eco-wellness trend set for exponential growth. This is evidenced by an increasing emergence of eco-friendly wellness retreats, where guests can enjoy educational eco-forest walks, indulge with all-natural spa remedies and refuel with healthy organic cuisine from onsite gardens. The future of wellness is bright, and green.
Another significant trend emerging is ‘extreme wellness’. In our fast-paced, consumer-driven society, where one can have almost anything at the touch of a button, we have become increasingly inpatient and expect rapid results in all areas of life. Our wellness habits are no different; we’d rather invest in a personal trainer or go on a 2-week detox and weight loss retreat to fast-track our efforts, than see gradual progress over 6 months or more. This need for instantaneous results is what has largely driven the increase in extreme fitness and wellness, and the industry has had to respond to this demand.
We’re also living longer, but want to look and feel younger, resulting in a boom of extreme anti-aging treatments, products and retreats to help maintain that youthful glow. From collagen facials and vitamin C injections to non-surgical facelifts, the wellness industry has capitalised on our desire to turn back the clock and is getting results
The rise in extreme wellness can also be attributed to increasing health concerns, whereby the wellness industry has identified the need to create innovative approaches to tackle illness, without the need for pharmaceuticals. We now favour more natural and holistic ways of healing and treating our bodies, and savvy wellness fans are whisking themselves off to medical spas to solve health concerns, including hormone imbalances, heart health and stress levels, as well as attending specialist retreats to aid fertility or recover from cancer, surgery or stroke.
Whether the aim is weight loss, improved health or anti-aging, this demand for transformative wellness holidays will continue to grow for many years to come.
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About Paul Joseph:
Wellness Travel Specialist and Entrepreneur, Paul Joseph, is the co-founder of Health and Fitness Travel, a global leader in wellness holidays worldwide. Always ahead of the curve in pioneering new health programmes that revive the soul, boost fitness or address serious health issues, the worldwide wellness tourism industry has now become a multi-billion sector, growing faster than travel in general. Paul has a wealth of PR, Marketing, Sales and Management experience in the health and tourism industry, consulting leading hotels on their wellness strategy and contributing regularly to broadcast and media interviews.
About Health and Fitness Travel:
Health and Fitness Travel is a global luxury wellness travel company that originated in the UK in 2010 and is committed to providing healthy holidays that enhance and change lives. Created by Paul Joseph and Adam Heathcote as a result of their passion for health and fitness travel and offering bespoke holidays to improve people’s well-being to lead happier and healthier lives.
Health and Fitness Travel offers clients a tailor-made seamless service with the very best health and fitness holidays, handpicked by its expert team, together with exclusive and added value packages with the best deals. As leading specialists, Health and Fitness Travel has also created their own collection of trademark healthy holidays in various destinations which include Fusion Fitness™ BodyBreaks™ and Discover Recover™, offering clients the best value and holiday experience. For more information visit: www.healthandfitnesstravel.com
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