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Megan Whitby, journalist

Glen Ivy reopens with outdoor experience focus

Glen Ivy has created an outdoor treatment pavilion

On the menu How are spas changing their menus since the coronavirus struck? We take a look at some of the latest trends and programmes

COVID-19 NeuroArts Field Guide to inspire spas US-based International Arts and Mind (IAM) Lab has collated a guide to help people use art as a coping mechanism during coronavirus. “People are naturally gravitating toward the arts during lockdown,” says Susan Magsamen, IAM Lab executive director, “we saw it when the Italians sang from their balconies and children chalked the sidewalks with messages of hope.” Before the pandemic, spas were starting to experiment with wellbeing-boosting arts-based activities – anything from colouring and painting to creative writing. This is expected to continue as they explore therapies which aren’t reliant on touch and IAM Lab’s COVID-19 NeuroArts

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Glen Ivy Hot Springs in California has reopened with a new private outdoor wellness package. Passport to Wellness invites visitors to enjoy a day of physically-distanced pool-side relaxation including an outdoor mud therapy experience and 50-minute Swedish massage conducted in a new outdoor treatment pavilion, access to the extensive thermal and mineral pools onsite, exercises classes, swimming and fresh dining. Due to COVID-19, Glen Ivy is only welcoming a small number of guests daily. The destination has thus made it a requirement to reserve a Passport to Wellness package to visit its facilities. It offers visitors a personalised Glen Ivy Hot Springs experience including their own private lounges, dining area, changing cabana and a dedicated personal wellness concierge. Prices start at US$295 (€249, £225) per person. ● Read more: http://lei.sr/r6H1B

Six Senses Zil Pasyon is offering an exclusive island experience for €330k a week

Susan Magsamen

Field Guide could be a great source of inspiration for new programmes. The guide demonstrates how the arts support our collective health, wellbeing and learning and also offers simple explanations about the scientific evidence and research relating to the potential benefit of each activity. ● Read more: http://lei.sr/I1B7y

Trend towards exclusive hire packages With spa consumers potentially nervous about social distancing due to COVID-19, Spa Business has noticed a trend for hiring spas, or even whole resorts, exclusively. Anantara was one of the first off the mark. It’s offering privatehire resort packages at its island destinations in Mozambique, the

Maldives and the UAE starting from US$19,820 per night (€17,455, £15,579) to US$100,000 per night (€88,069, £78,590). Other operators following suit include Six Senses Zil Pasyon in the Seychelles and Naladhu Private Island in the Maldives. ● Read more:


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Spa Business issue 3 2020  

Spa Business issue 3 2020