wellness

Bali Wellness Journeys integrates spas and wellness

Providing a new path to health and wellbeing Bali, Indonesia … Bali Wellness Journeys is open to visitors that may be on a path to integrated wellbeing. More than just enjoying a Spa experience, the Journeys will unify your spirit, soul, and body while being guided by local and Western expertise. We connect you with selected specialists offering a wide range of skills in treatments and practices located at some of Bali’s best secret locations. Enhancing wellbeing and widening perspectives from a single treatment experience and introducing Bali’s healing practices. Taking the time, while on holiday in Bali, to explore...

Wellness Is No Passing Fad: Global Market Estimated at Nearly $2 Trillion, According to Landmark Study Unveiled at 2010 Global Spa Summit

Wellness is often represented as a passing fad or niche market, but a major study conducted by SRI International (SRI), released at the 2010 Global Spa Summit (GSS) in Istanbul, Turkey, reveals that the yearly worldwide wellness industry is poised to cross the $2 trillion mark. The report, titled “Spas and the Global Wellness Market,” represents one of the first analyses of the wellness industry and the consumer forces driving its growth. The study also for the first time presents wellness as an integrated industry cluster with nine core segments, adding definition to what has been an amorphous market. Global...

Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Common in Pediatric Cancer Patients

The landscape of medicine has been dramatically changing over the past several decades. A survey published in 1994 revealed that over 60% of medical doctors from a variety of specialties recommended CAM to their patients at least once. In addition, 47% of the same doctors reported using CAM themselves. In 1997, Americans spent more than $27 billion on CAM therapies, exceeding out-of-pocket spending for all U.S. hospitalizations. In 1998, the Journal of the American Medical Association published an article in which CAM use by the general public was found to have increased from 34% in 1990 to 42% in 1997...

90 Percent of Parents Want to Know More About Alternative Medicine, Survey Reveals

Ninety percent of parents would like to know more about alternative medical approaches for their children, according to a survey conducted by Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota (Children's), a nationwide leader in integrative medical approaches. The survey also found that 90 percent of parents have a strong desire to eliminate their children's pain and improve their quality of life, while 85 percent would like to minimize their dependence on drugs. Parents felt especially strongly about reducing drug treatment for mood or behavioral problems such as anxiety or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Sixty-eight percent of parents believed that integrative...

Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier - One of World's Leading Experts on Alternative Health - Announced as Global Spa Summit Keynote

Increasingly individual corporations and nations are focused on health and not disease. In the future, the spa sector has an opportunity to be the prototype for optimal health and longevity The Global Spa Summit (GSS), the premier annual event for the spa and wellness industries, today announced that Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier, renowned doctor, professor of medicine, author, and integrative health expert, has been named a keynote speaker. News Image Dr. Pelletier's presentation, 'Healthy People, Healthy Places: Bridging the Spa World and Integrative Medicine,' will address the critical need for 'evidence-based' health and medicine approaches for the spa industry, and...

Spa Preparation for Swine/H1N1 Flu Season

As we approach the dawn of the Swine/H1N1 era now is the time to prepare for what lies ahead. Solid protocols for all staff members and spa guests will be critical in preventing the spread of Swine Flu. This flu season spas must take additional precautions in their current housekeeping protocols and inform employees as well as customers regarding additional steps being taken to protect them. These steps will allow you to prevent the outbreak of the Swine flu in the spa reducing the necessity to change or cancel appointments. Keep in mind employees could be absent because they are...

Joan Lunden Brings Reveille To New Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain

Joan Lunden, the longtime co-host of ABC's "Good Morning America" who now dedicates much of her career to promoting women's wellness, is taking her "show" on the road. Reveille on the Road, modeled after her highly successful Camp Reveille Summer Getaway in Naples, ME, will debut at The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain, near Tucson, Arizona on April 15-18. Lunden has designed a weekend getaway for women to unwind, share new adventures, partake in spa services and the excellent cuisine of this new luxury resort. For the past four years, Lunden has hosted Camp Reveille in Maine, a one-weekend summer program offered...

Well and Good's Top 10 NYC Wellness Trends

There's virtually a yoga studio on every block, a spa for every Starbucks, and an acupuncturist for every ailment. And the quickly changing well-being landscape means this year's health innovation is next year's New York Magazine coverline. Everyone's a trend-predicting psychic this time of year, including us. Of course, we think our crystal ball reads pretty accurately, since our trends were divined from hundreds of interviews we've done with the city's top wellness experts. And in addition to working the phones, our front line experience includes vetting yoga classes, trying facials we won't do twice, and giving up food for...

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