Virtual reality is finally making its way to the spa. Guided imagery during services to enhance the body’s natural rhythms as well as taking the spa goer on a journey of their own selection. Subliminal messaging allows the client to feel better about themselves post spa visit. Some wellness centers are taking this a step further with neurolinguistics programming and biofeedback.
Personal technology meets the treatment room to monitor heartbeat, body temperature, skin hydration levels, blood sugar level and the body’s response to water therapies, body wraps, color therapy and energy applications such as Reiki.
Technology brings us “dialed in” skin care. Spa goers can really decide their wellness outcomes by including more specific goals for treatment like losing inches and eliminating cellulite. Spa technicians can share software with the client meant to run on wearable technology or monitored from a laptop.
Retail Medical Care
From injectables to chiropractic and massage for aches and pains, consumers are demanding walk in services for what ails them. Community Urgent Care styled facilities have expanded their reach to include Botox and fillers as well as preventative same day treatments such as acupuncture, aromatherapy, homeopathy, naturopathy and massage. Retail medicine also lends way to those prescription only products that can be prescribed by staff under the medical director.
As the sophistication of spa goers grows consumer-driven testing will be performed both pre and post spa visits. For instance a tool that proves a products efficacy by showing the surface changes in the skin.
By making spas the frontline of wellness clients are likely to see the spa as a results driven necessity rather than a luxury.