ISPA Academy Articles
With more than 20 years in the health and wellness industry, Lucas Irwin has committed his professional career to helping others live healthier and happier lives. Lucas will open the Power Session with a mindfulness meditation, guiding attendees to begin the session with a moment of total well-being, health and happiness.
Pulse: Spa leaders know the value of comprehensive wellness but we don’t always practice it for ourselves. What is a good first step?
Lucas Irwin: It is incredibly common within health and wellness industries for the providers to neglect their own care, in an effort to better serve their clients and customers. It is easy to overlook the obvious fault in that pattern; a diminished version of ourselves cannot provide optimal service and care. Whereas, the healthiest, happiest version of ourselves can deliver the highest iteration of service, care and connection.
We all have places in our lives that we can improve or adjust for the better. I always recommend that you start with one small thing, something that you can undoubtably stick to that will also make a noticeable difference. A few of the countless examples could be to meditate for two minutes every morning, to read before bed instead of scrolling social media, stop or reduce soda intake, or go for a 15-minute walk three days per week. The important thing here is we aren’t trying to change our entire life overnight; but we are beginning to build a foundation and some momentum that we can slowly and steadily build upon.
Magnetotherapy is the application of a magnetic field of staticmagnets to the body for purported health benefits.
A purifying ritual inspired by the royal palaces of Java to restore balance to body and mind. A Balinese style massage eases muscle tension before a paste of herbs and rice powder is painted on the body and gently rubbed off to reveal soft, smooth skin. Next, a yogurt mask is rubbed into the skin before stepping into a warm bath filled with flower petals.
Topic of focus – Spa Treatment Trends
In regards to the types of treatments/services that are included in their spa menus, almost all spa respondents (99 percent) offer facials, followed closely by massages (98 percent) and scrubs (97 percent).