The New Spa Trends For 2016
A new year brings new trends in all industries, including the day spa & wellness one. 2016 will be the year of many novel tendencies and developments in the spa world. Whether they are related to techniques for professional care, client expectations or the latest methods of providing wellness assistance, the trends for the following year appear to be exciting and innovative in many ways.
Wellness tourism is not an entirely new concept, but it is one that is becoming more and more popular and is expected to “explode” in 2016. Clients enjoy trips to their local day spas, but when an opportunity arises for a unique and special treatment in another area, they are going to take it. Studies and records have shown that people are willing to pay extra, in order to receive the spa treatment they desire, so a lot of resorts are now catering to these wellness needs. In fact, a significant number of new spa resorts has appeared, with the exclusive purpose of providing the perfect spa experience to the eager traveler. So, going on vacation is not an excuse to overlook caring for yourself.
Few have probably imagined that it would come to this, but some day spas are now able to offer wellness services that incorporate the use of cannabis. Ever since it was legalized in certain U.S. states, both for recreational and medical purposes, spas and wellness centers have been using cannabis in their massages. It is important to note that topical use (the plant goes outside the body and not inside the body) does not alter the mental state of the patient, but it does provide benefits like relaxation, inflammation reduction, and pain relief.
There really is an app for everything now, including spas. An app allows the client to log on to view the latest developments or offers, purchase in-app products or track their progress using certain products. This eliminates the need to go to the day spa to buy a replacement for a face cream, for example, but it also facilitates community engagement, sharing, and witnessing projected results with the continual use of certain products or treatments.
Society is moving towards an all-natural existence, whether it’s food or beauty products. It’s only normal that day spa treatments would follow the same path. Research shows that the majority of men and women desire treatments and products that are as natural as possible, and spas and wellness centers are ready to cater to their needs. Natural extracts, fresh ingredients, and organic treatments are immensely popular, and they will continue to grow in popularity in 2016.
It has been a few years since subscription services have appeared in the beauty industry and it is the turn of wellness centers and day spas to offer them to their clients. But while cosmetic companies focus on a concept of beauty boxes, spas will provide subscription services that offer actual treatments and not just samples of products. This way, caring for one’s skin and oneself becomes a continual process and an absolute priority, and day spas are definitely encouraging it.