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spa trends

Spa foresight 2022 ™

What trends will impact the spa and wellness sector in the future? Spa Business outlines the technologies and strategies that are coming down the track 1

Energy generation

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TAIM

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Recovery

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Cancer checks

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Lymphatics

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Play

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The metaverse

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Menopause

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Automaticity

10 Nutrigenomics snøhetta

11 Glucose monitoring 12 Electroceuticals 13 Wellness chefs 14 Sound healing 15 Equality 16 Wellness franchising 17 Faecal transplants II 18 Awe walking 19 Thin places 20 Trauma processing Order does not indicate a ranking

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spa business HANDBOOK 2021 - 2022

Six Senses Svart in the Arctic Circle has been designed to be off-grid

off grid

1. Energy generation The world was moving away from fossil fuels before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and now this act of aggression is hastening the acceleration of this trend. Researchers at the UK’s University of Exeter suggest half the world’s fossil fuel assets will be worthless by 2036, with all the market turmoil this will bring. Spa and wellness facilities are big consumers of power and we expect to see

savvy operators investing in local power generation, with the ultimate goal of going off-grid while also driving to net zero. Where this is not possible and energy still needs to be bought on the market, we will see more sophisticated use of surge pricing and energy futures manoeuvres, with operators transacting with energy suppliers to moderate usage at peak periods in exchange for payments. www.spahandbook.com