When it comes to successful spa management, wellness is more than a catchphrase. It can be the inspiration for innovative spa treatments and the driver of increased revenues.
To understand why wellness is such an important concept in both hotel and day spa management, however, you first need to understand what wellness is.
What Is Wellness?
According to Lexico powered by Oxford, wellness is a noun that refers to:
- the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal
Dictionary.com defines it as:
- the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort.
- an approach to healthcare that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life, as opposed to emphasizing treating diseases.
- Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth.
Why Is Wellness Important to Spa Management?
The experts at UC Davis believe that wellness matters for a number of reasons. “Maintaining an optimal level of wellness is absolutely crucial to live a higher quality life,” they say. “Wellness matters because everything we do and every emotion we feel relates to our well-being. In turn, our well-being directly affects our actions and emotions. It’s an ongoing circle. Therefore, it is important for everyone to achieve optimal wellness in order to subdue stress, reduce the risk of illness and ensure positive interactions.”
That brings up an important point that has been highlighted by The Worth Health Organization, which adds to our understanding of the concept of wellness by defining it as:
- “…a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
The Privai Wellness + Spa at the Renaissance Orlando SeaWorld will give you an idea of how the spa consultants at ISM Spa Management not only define wellness but also infuse the spa experience with its empowering and therapeutic aspects.