Integral to spa design and enduring treatments are traditions from ancient cultures. It provides a deep connection and meaning to the experience, but what keeps guests coming back are modern innovations and trends with a fresh take on tradition. The latest trend list to offer a peek into what clients will crave in 2015 is out from SpaFinder Wellness 365. Here are the 10 spa trends they predict for this year:
- Forest Bathing: Mindfulness Meets Nature: The simple practice of quietly and mindfully walking in the forest.
- Cannabis: New Spa & Wellness Connections:... Far More Than "Hot Stoned Massage": Cannibus is getting a global wellness makeover with new spa, beauty, and yoga applications.
- Wellness Traditions from the Islamic World: Beyond Hammams & Argan Oil: More people seeking nutritional, beauty, and spa traditions from Middle Eastern and African countries.
- Industrial Revolution: Blue Collar Wellness: Employers increasingly offering wellness perks and programs for blue collar workers to battle a range of chronic ailments.
- Wellness Homes, Communities & Cities: 360 Healthy Living, 365 Days a Year: Homes and communities planned around a holistic wellness concept, including environmentally friendly and sustainable building.
- My Fitness. My Tribe. My Life: Super-Social Fitness: Fighting the global loneliness epidemic with fitness brands and studios forming a social and family element in people's lives.
- Spa On Arrival (& En Route): The New Travel Ritual: Treatments and easy booking options for travelers in airports and upon arrival.
- Hyper-Personalized Beauty: Made-for-Me Will Matter More: New opportunities to customize pampering and selfcare experiences.
- Gut Reaction: Improving health and wellness through a focus on the science of the gut and altering its make-up.
- Beyond the Stars: Luxury Redefined: The luxury travel industry will be challenged to top itself with even more spectacular offerings and experiences, where air, light, and breathing room are the new luxury.
Hungry for more trends? Take a look at our own—and brand new—2015 Trend Report.