Please step with me out of the dark ages into the light!
Evidence for spa therapies is now clearly accessible through the recently launched website, www.spaevidence.com. The development of this website/portal was an initiative undertaken by a group of dedicated spa professionals, including several esteemed doctors. Unveiled at this year’s Global Spa Summit and thanks to the generosity of the sponsors, it is now available to everyone for free!
Through this portal you will find a list of 22 spa and wellness therapies and by clicking on any one of them, you will be able to discover the research behind those therapies via four medical databases: Natural Standard, Cochrane Collaboration, PubMed and TRIP Database.
Does massage help with stress reduction? Does acupressure relieve nausea? The answer in both cases is yes, and now, instead of just hoping that what you read is true, you can actually find the exact research studies that were conducted that support these conclusions. You will also learn that some therapies do not have as much research data to back them up. This however, does not mean they aren’t valuable – just that more research needs to be done, something we can then encourage. In addition there are some therapies, like ear candling, that have almost no research at all proving positive results; that’s important for us to learn as well.
Trust me that you will be encouraged and empowered as you spend more and more time on www.spaevidence.com. I am very excited about this development as it will be a real “game changer” for our industry. It is my sincerest hope that you will check it out and find it as inspirational as I have.
P.S. It is possible to “White Label” this website meaning that it can be incorporated into your own website as SpaFinder has done here. Please contact Kathrin Nikolussi at Kathrin@selfoptima.com for information on this option. For the option to simply link to the website, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .