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Wellness time How has the pandemic impacted people’s attitudes to wellness and their spa habits? Katherine Wernet analyses the findings from a new consumer survey

AT A GLANCE More than 50% of Americans and Brits say their mental health has declined because of COVID-19 and 48% of Australians agree 78% believe that wellness is more important than ever 59% report that they’re more focused on their health and wellness since the pandemic started The top reason people focus on wellness is to reduce stress, followed by wanting to be healthier and having more free time for wellness 79% of Americans believe it’s important or very important for spa staff to wear masks and gloves and 75% of Brits and 60% of Australians say the same Also of high importance are requiring clients to wear masks and reducing the number of clients allowed in a business at once

Meditation has grown in popularity during the pandemic

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