HUTCHINSON CONSULTING EXPANDS WITH LAUNCH OF NEW MASSAGE THERAPY DIVISION

“Spa Pro Connect” to Match World’s Top Therapists with Leading Spas and Resorts

(St. Louis, MO) December 1, 2018 – For twenty-five years Hutchinson Consulting has been the hospitality industry’s most trusted executive search and recruiting firm, matching the best candidates with the finest four and five-star resorts. Today, following a year of unprecedented growth, the company announces the launch of a new division, Spa Pro Connect, created to further support client needs by sourcing top massage therapists for placement in the finest destination, resort and hotel spas in the country.

“The importance of highly trained, experienced massage therapists has never been higher,” said Michael G. Tompkins, a partner at Hutchinson Consulting. “World class spas and their clients expect a level of professionalism unique to the resort environment where talented, licensed therapists are valued for their specialized skill set. The time has come for a professional search firm and hospitality clients to regard massage therapists as a brand differentiator in spa.”

Spa Pro Connect will be led by wellness industry veteran Diane Trieste. With a diverse background that includes all aspects of spa operations, Trieste excels in working with business owners and management to capitalize on the integration of education, culture, professionalism and people in order to deliver an experience that exceeds expectations for both clients and therapists. A licensed massage therapist herself, Trieste has held leadership roles at Shankara Spa, Canyon Ranch and Bellus Academy. Trieste was part of the executive team that started Cortiva Education and is a noted speaker and author.

“Joining the team at Hutchinson Consulting means I can expand my service to the spa industry in an innovative new way,” said Trieste. “Spa Pro Connect addresses the shortage of highly-talented practitioners and creates a way for top spas to have confidence that they can meet guest demand.”

Through a proprietary interview, education and vetting process, Spa Pro Connect will assure hospitality clients that massage therapists presented for employment have the skills required for four and five-star spas. Licensed therapists will discover professional environments where their skills are honored and employment needs met by the finest hospitality establishments in the industry.

“Hutchinson Consulting has long-standing executive placement relationships with the world’s best spas,” adds Tompkins. “Expanding services to include licensed massage therapists is a natural progression.”

Licensed massage therapists can learn more about Spa Pro Connect by visiting https://hutchinsonconsulting.com/spa-pro-connect/

Ken Dychtwald: How the Age Wave pathfinder inspired a new view of aging

This acclaimed psychologist, gerontologist, author, and consultant has made ‘exceptional and lasting contributions’ to the active- aging industry—for which he recently received the ICAA INSPIRE Award.

 

by Colin Milner

A singular figure in the aging sphere, Ken Dychtwald, PhD, has seemingly done it all. This leading-edge Boomer has spent more than four decades focused on older adults and they’re potential, emerging as an early visionary on an aging world.

Dychtwald, a psychologist and gerontologist, is today widely viewed as North America’s most original thinker about the social, economic, healthcare, marketing and workforce implications of the age wave—a term he coined in the 1980s. He is a bestselling author of 16 books, including Bodymind (1977),

Age Wave (1989), Healthy Aging (1998), Age Power: How the 21st Century Will Be Ruled by the New Old (1999) and A New Purpose: Redefining Work, Leisure, Money, Success, and Retirement (2009).

The founding CEO of renowned consultancy Age Wave, Dychtwald has served as a fellow of the World Economic football every day until our moms called us in for dinner. Neither of my parents had gone to college, so my ambitions were both aspirational and ordinary.

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Hutchinson Consulting Expands with Launch of New Massage Therapy Division

For twenty-five years Hutchinson Consulting has been the hospitality industry’s most trusted executive search and recruiting firm, matching the best candidates with the finest four and five-star resorts. Today, following a year of unprecedented growth, the company announces the launch of a new division, Spa Pro Connect, created to further support client needs by sourcing top massage therapists for placement in the finest destination, resort and hotel spas in the country.

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TRAVEL: Czech…Plan a Spa Holiday

A SPA holiday is a fantastic way to, relax, reenergize and recharge the batteries but in many European countries they’re also a prescribed treatment for a variety of medical conditions.

For generations, natives of central and east European countries, on doctors’ orders, have packed their bags and headed off to mountain or coastal retreats where the emphasis is more on medical treatment than a relaxing holiday.

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Mushrooms Emerge from Underground

From more magic mushroom research, microdosing and retreats – to a profusion of superpower mushrooms infused in foods, drinks and beauty products

The 2017 Global Wellness Summit kicked off with a serious dose of…mushrooms.

Award-winning filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg’s opening talk sneak-previewed his extraordinary new film on the unappreciated power of mushrooms: from their crucial role in Earth’s ecosystem to the mounting medical evidence that they’re uniquely effective human medicine. Largely hidden from our eyes (mushrooms only come to the surface to “fruit”, i.e. spread their spores) the kingdom of fungi – neither vegetable or animal, but somewhere in between – is actually the largest set of organisms on the planet. A vast underground network (like the “Internet” of nature), mushrooms are Earth’s main decomposers and their constant “munching” makes possible soil – and all plant, animal and human life. And while most westerners only toss a few white button mushrooms into their spaghetti sauce (unlike Asian cultures that embrace so many mushrooms as food and medicine), Schwartzberg detailed the surging medical evidence for so many mushroom breeds: From lion’s mane’s ability to regrow nerve cells and prevent dementia to strong evidence that turkey tail mushrooms help our immune system fight cancer.

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