Spa Trend Analysis 2011: Aging…Raging…Pain Relief Treatments

9 thoughts on “Spa Trend Analysis 2011: Aging…Raging…Pain Relief Treatments

  1. Kathryn Stolle

    Excellent analysis, Susie! You are only slightly ahead of a trend that will come on with the impact of a freight train in the very near future and we’ll be able to say – we read it back in November 2011 on Susie’s Spa Blog. As one who is in that category, all I can say is – c’mon spa industry, wake up!

  2. Mark A McKenney

    This is one of my favorite predictions that you made. I concur with you on both grades for you and for the spa industry. I like pain-relief products such as Paul Meek’s Speed Gel, Traumeel and China Gel (I dislike Biofreeze) and others and wish that spas would promote the use of these like Chiropractors do. I also like the analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of the Herbal Ball (compress) when used with massage. Perhaps a good example of spas “getting” it with this prediction is Massage Envy for working with the Arthritis Foundation. I thought it was very interesting and kept re-tweeting that story. I would like to thank you for the mention and Sara Firman’s [@SpaVision] firm belief of soaking in thermal waters too.
    Although in Dallas spas are more known for pampering and manis and pedis rather than ‘wellness’, I would like to mention that we have three float spas, a huge Korean Spa (with the infrared sauna you mentioned), a Russian Banya and a SaltEscape. We will be getting our first E’SPA spa at the Joule Hotel in a year or so, The Baker Hotel is making a comeback and we have the real ‘Crazy’ water in Mineral Wells, Texas!
    I look forward to your continued analysis of the rest of your 2011 predictions.
    @MarktheSpaman
    Dallas, Texas

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  4. NATALIE CAINE

    HI SUSIE,
    THANK GOODNESS I FOUND YOUR GREAT INFORMATION. I HAVE PRESENTED AT GOLDEN DOOR, RANCHO LA PUERTA, RED MOUNTAIN, AND SOON CAL A VIE. LIFE IN TRANSITION, WHAT’S NEXT? THAT IS MY TOPIC AND I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT TELLING TRUE STORIES AND OFFERING UNIQUE TOOLS FOR EACH GUEST. I RE-INVENTED MY CAREER FROM SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST TO THIS COMMUNICATION AND TWO NEW COMPANIES THAT BUILD A COMMUNITY AND SUPPORT. I AM WONDERING ABOUT PRESENTING ABROAD AT SPAS ON THIS TOPIC AND ABOUT SPAS THAT ARE HUNGRY TO OFFER PRESENTATIONS TO THEIR GUEST SO THEY GO HOME RE=FLESHED AND WITH EVERYDAY TOOLS THEY CAN USE FOR ORDINARY DAYS AND SURPRISES. THANK YOU FOR TAKING YOUR TIME TO READ AND RESPOND TO MY EMAIL. HAPPY HOLIDAYS. I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK AT SPAS AND FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE I HAVE MET. LET ME INSPIRE YOU AND HONESTLY SAY, DREAMS DO COME TRUE AND YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE EVERY WANT AND DETAIL LAID OUT. GET TO KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND WHO YOU AREN’T, FROM THERE, DIVE DEEPER AND GATHER INNER AND OUTER RESOURCES. LET SOMEONE MEET YOU THERE AND HOLD YOUR HAND AS NEEDED, DON’T YOU THINK?

  5. Susie Elli

    Hi Natalie,
    Thanks for your comment and congrats on your success in presenting “Life in Transition, What’s Next?” at the fine spas you mentioned. In answer to your question regarding whether spas abroad would be interested in this topic also, I imagine the answer would be yes! The one challenge might be travel expenses as spas are not used to paying for overseas travel. The subject matter however seems very relevant. After all, whose life isn’t in transition? I have always thought that spas are a great place to contemplate transition…maybe “the” best place to do so.
    All the best to you.
    Susie

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