Focus on Stress Reduction This Fall

Nancy Griffin

Fall means back to work, back to school, and back to “the grind.” The Stress in America Survey reports 40 percent of adults lie awake at night because of stress. Smart spa operators are waking up to the opportunity of sleep wellness to add value to their treatments. Without additional expense and a little creativity, spas can offer sleep wellness programs that create results and client loyalty.

–Consider developing stress management programs, special massage protocols, aromatherapy and nutritional advice that will improve your clients’ well-being.

–Check out the new research portal for information on the stress-reducing benefits of the treatments you deliver. The site provides a comprehensive database of studies on therapeutic modalities such as aromatherapy, reflexology, hydrotherapy, massage and many more.

–Retail products that reduce stress, such as a  Spa Moments Herbal Wrap. Perfect for tight shoulders, this microwavable herbal pack helps clients relax by soothing aching muscles at home.  White Lion Chamomile Citrus Tea is the ideal nighttime ritual. Chamomile has been used for centuries to reduce stress and promote relaxation.

Any great stress management tales to tell? Spa Insider would love to hear from you!

3 Responses to “Focus on Stress Reduction This Fall”

  1. Felicia Brown Says:

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    As spa professionals, I think a lot of us can become complacent in sharing simple ideas with our clients about how to take care of themselves at home and between visits. I am always amazed when I share a simple yet seemingly common idea – like using lavender essential oil in bath water to improve relaxation – and they tell me they’ve never heard of such a thing.

    Adding programs like these add tremendous value, not just because you can do so affordably, but because they truly impact clients’ lives. Thanks for the reminder, Nancy!

  2. Nancy Griffin Says:

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    Thanks for your comment, Felicia. Extending the spa experience through home care and education is an integral part of the spa experience. A few wellness tips “sprinkled in” during and after the treatment can really make a difference to your clients and also drives retail sales. Anyone else care to share their stress management strategies?

  3. Sandy Says:

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    These are also effective on my stressful life. I visit spa once a week and short exercise daily. :D

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