If ever you envisioned taking a break at a spa resort, SpaFinder just released their 2012 Spa Trend Report, revealing spa and wellness wonder around the world.
SpaFinder experts visit spa business worldwide each year, interview industry experts, and compile feedback from some 15,000 partner spas in compiling this yearly report.
The Spa Trend Report™, developed under the direction of SpaFinder President Susie Ellis, has been a key industry indicator for spa “mega-trends” all over the world in past years. This year Ellis had this to say via Businesswire press release:
“Overall, we see two distinct themes emerging. One is the industry innovating with diverse, new sensory experiences and treatments — from cold and ‘vibration’ therapies to new services for healthy feet. The second is how spas are re-imagining and extending their connection to customers, moving beyond the sporadic visit, to programs aimed at developing long-term relationships such as coaching and online wellness gaming.”
Listed below are the top 10 spa trends for 2012 from SpaFinder:
1. Healthy Feet Treatments
2. Cold and Ice Are Hot
3. Wellness and Beauty Coaching
4. Online Wellness Gaming
5. Pairing Fine Dining and Spa-ing
6. Vibration, Sound, Music, Light and Color Therapies
7. The Glam Factor
8. Spa Evidence: Showing the Science Behind Spa
9. Spas Become a Family Affair
10. Spas Go for the “Wow”
The 2012 report can be can be viewed via slideshow on the SpaFinder website here or the full report text on the same landing page. Readers can also check out SpaFinder via their Facebook here. We leave you with video from SpaFinder.