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Workplace Wellness Is Growing Up

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Workplace wellness is reaching a new phase, shifting to a “culture of wellness,” i.e., wellness will permeate the entire workspace, from healthy snacks to healthy air—and the results greatly affect not only those in the workforce (creating healthier, happier workers, lower healthcare costs, and higher productivity), but also you, aka, everyone who works in the spa and wellness industry.

Workplace wellness is truly a trend to watch—in fact, it was one of the top 10 trends in our just released Spafinder Wellness 365™’s 2016 Global Spa & Wellness Trends Forecast—and this new environment of wellness is creating more options for workers and new opportunities for wellness practitioners, educators, and businesses that deliver wellness services.

Activities promoting wellness that once occurred in the domestic, out-of-office sphere (gym visits, yoga, meditation, spa treatments, etc.) are being integrated into the workplace environment. And while this type of integrated workplace wellness is more of a first-world, corporate phenomenon at present time, research from the Global Wellness Institute estimates that investment in workplace wellness, now $40 billion worldwide, will “explode in the next five to 10 years.”

Forward-looking employers have begun to take more seriously the notion of work-life balance. People everywhere want a healthy work environment; as well, they want aspects of their home life, including healthy eating options and the chance for exercise and relaxation, available in the workplace. This has encouraged the gradual, holistically based interlacing of wellness maintenance inside and outside the worksite.

And as companies seek to hire yoga and meditation instructors, nutrition and stress-reduction specialists, massage therapists, and more, it will create new opportunities for wellness practitioners and educators.

Workplace wellness: It certainly is a trend with staying power.

How can your wellness business be ready for this trend? Stay tuned next month when we’ll give you tips from experts in the field!

Learn more about workplace wellness, as well as our 2016 trends report.

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The Hottest Trends for 2016 Revealed!

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The hottest trends for 2016 have arrived!

We’ve just released our Spafinder Wellness 365 Global Spa & Wellness Trends Forecast*—the definitive guide to the top 10 trends that will not only shape the wellness, hospitality, travel, and spa industries this year and beyond, but your business as well.

So, what’s trending in the wellness industry in 2016? Check out the entire presentation here (note: presentation starts @ 7 minutes, 20 seconds in):[youtube][/youtube]

Here are the Top 10 (random order):

  1. Surf’s Up! New Waves in Wellness
  2. Sexual Wellbeing: Taboo No More
  3. Temazcal (temas’kal)
  4. Parenting Well: Serious Spa & Wellness for Kids
  5. The Adrenaline and Zen Cocktail: Resetting the Mind & Body
  6. Well-Fests: Festivals Shift from Wasted to Wellness
  7. On Demand: Uber-izing Spa & Wellness
  8. Skin Care Gets Seoul-ful: The Korean Beauty Explosion 2.0
  9. Healthy Cruising: The Ship of Excess Has Set Sail
  10. Workplace Wellness Wakes Up

Throughout the year we’ll be doing stories on each of these 2016 trends, so be sure to head to The 365 often for an in-depth look. We can’t wait to share features on these 10 amazing trends!

*The 2016 Global Spa & Wellness Trends Forecast  from Spafinder Wellness 365 is the result of research by the company’s team of analysts, editors and industry experts, and based on ongoing surveys of, interviews with, and visits to the 25,000-plus spa, wellness and beauty providers in the Spafinder Wellness 365 network.

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WEBINAR: Spafinder Wellness 365’s 2016 Trends Forecast

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We’d like to offer you this special invitation: Don’t miss this special preview of the highly anticipated 13th annual Spafinder Wellness 365 Global Spa & Wellness Trends Report.

Please join Susie Ellis, president, Spafinder Wellness, Inc.®, and Beth McGroarty, research director, for a special review of our 13th annual global Spa & Wellness Trends Forecast.

We hope you will join us and be the first to discover the trends that will impact our industry in 2016 and beyond.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
11 a.m. EST/4 p.m. GMT
Register Now



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