Londontown Featured in Spa and Wellness MexiCaribe Magazine

Londontown’s Restorative Nail Cream is featured as an award-winner in the Winter 2018 issue of Spa & Wellness MexiCaribe Magazine.

The seasonal publication for Mexico, the Caribbean, and Latin America award Restorative Nail Cream as the Nail Product of 2018.

Restorative Nail Cream ($25)

This nutrient-rich nail cream replenishes deteriorated protein and balances oils after harsh treatments like acrylic and gel applications. This non-greasy formula is gluten-free, cruelty-free, and paraben-free.

Spa Services Market 2019 Growth and Technology Advancement

The report presents an in-depth assessment of the Spa Services including enabling technologies, key trends, market drivers, challenges, standardization, regulatory landscape, deployment models, operator case studies, opportunities, future roadmap, value chain, ecosystem player profiles and strategies. The report also presents forecasts for Spa Services investments from 2019 till 2025.

The report presents the market competitive landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the major vendor/key players in the market. Top Companies in the Global Spa Services Market: Emirates Palace, Four Seasons Hotel, Trailhead Spa, Massage Envy Franchise, Jade Mountain, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Clarins Group, Hot Springs REsort and SPA, Lanserhof Tegernsee, Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, Gaia Retreat & Spa and others.

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Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Conference Hall gets Million Dollar Upgrades

The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa unveiled million dollar renovations in their Governor’s Hall.

The 19,000 square foot meeting space hosts hundreds of conferences a year.

They’ve been working on million dollar renovations since last month.

They added many upgrades including brand new sound systems, signage, walls, carpet — and upgraded rooms.

The resort says they took design cues from the beauty all around them.

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SpaHive Announces Winner of the First Annual Danielle Knerr Spa Leadership Award

On January 14th the SpaHive hosted a SpaHive Member Appreciation event at the Norwich Spa at Foxwoods. During the event we announced the winner of the first Annual Danielle Knerr Spa Leadership Award.  Danielle Knerr was a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and mentor.  Danielle worked at the Spa at Norwich Inn in Norwich CT for over 18 years and served as Spa Director.
Danielle was a true spa leader and it was my great honor to create an award in her memory so that we may honor other leaders in our industry that exemplify the four traits of an exceptional spa leader; humility, compassion, empathy and discipline.     
The recipient of the first Annual award was Jennifer Boisclair from the Norwich Spa at Foxwoods, coincidently and serendipitously.

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Extreme Wellness: A New Wellness Warrior

Our always-on digital life is full of “stuff”—from the constant screens in our faces to creature comforts delivered at the touch of a button. Nonstop access combined with a growing (unstoppable) awareness of the toxins in our air, food, offices and homes, and a world that is full of bad news, has birthed new wellness warriors who want to take both their bodies and minds to unexpectedly extreme places.

These extreme “mastery experiences”—a phrase coined by psychologist Albert Bandura—is one of the key pillars of his theory of “self-efficacy”: The belief in your ability to influence and control the events you experience plays a central role in how you can perform in day-to-day life. You come away feeling empowered in the extreme.

Extreme Travel Experiences:
For many wellness seekers, it’s no longer “cool” to simply kick back on the beach or by the pool having treatments or even take a simple experiential, transformative yoga retreat. Instead, they are looking for one-of-a-kind excursions and “survivor-style” challenges. Disconnection is the key—there is no smartphone for Google Maps or a “quick” peek at work emails—only complete engagement in what they’re doing.

Earning the Experience:
A prime example is “Get Lost” from UK-based luxury travel company Black Tomato, designing experiences to take travelers way out of their comfort zones. Travelers begin preparing for the $30K+ trip six months in advance, so they are ready for the mental and physical challenges that await them—even learning survival skills if necessary. They choose the terrain—polar, jungle, desert, mountain or coastal—and then get dropped in the ultimate survivor’s test (with some guidance along the way). Tom Marchant, co-founder of Black Tomato, says: “People are seeking transformative breaks that mentally and physically challenge them, releasing them from their daily grind.”

Training like a Super Athlete:
Similar mastery can be found in fitness regimes that take a page right from an elite athlete’s training manual. For example, BodyHoliday in St. Lucia runs WellFit retreats featuring different Olympians—swimmers, rowers, sprinters and even an NFL champion. Fitness clubs, such as Equinox, offer Athletic Training programs that promise elite conditioning while gyms across the globe sell memberships based on their world-class coaching techniques and elite training methods.

The appeal of Extreme Wellness is straightforward: Doing things that seem impossible make people feel alive and connected.

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