Top Spa Trends Include Preventive Care

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA on Feb 16, 2010

Mind-Body-Spirit News

In today’s economy, consumers want preventive care and other value-based investments, according to the 2010 International Spa Association (ISPA) Trend Watch based on industry research. “[Spa goers] want tangible results and information that will improve their quality of life,” said ISPA president Lynne McNees. Trends of particular interest to mind-body movement professionals include stress reduction programs like meditation to promote health, and partnerships with other organizations such as hospitals and hotels to offer wellness programming.

Top trends for 2010 include the following:

  • social media
  • customer service
  • spa sampling menus
  • early detection/screening
  • preventive care
  • spa partnerships
  • cell phone applications
  • giving back
  • the millennials taking over
  • simplified spa menus
  • beauty rest

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA, was the 2008 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year and is IDEA's mind-body-spirit spokesperson. She is a certified yoga and Pilates teacher and an award-winning author based in Los Angeles, California, and Zurich, Switzerland. Two of her books, The Walking Deck and The Strength and Toning Deck, are now featured as iPhone apps. Contact her at