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Posted on: January 5, 2018

Top 10 Spa Trends for 2018

1. Vampire Facials



Vampire facials are facials that involve using people’s own blood to improve the health of their skin and reduce the signs of aging. 



2. Vibration Therapy



Vibration involves using a hammer and peg to send a ripple vibration throughout the body that is similar to a ripple in the water. The ripple vibration relaxes the person to the point that they are in an altered state of consciousness. 



3. Acupuncture



Acupuncture has become a popular form of natural medicine for pain, anxiety, sleep, and many more ailments. Spas are utilizing it to make the spa treatments relaxing and healing. 



4. Relaxing Sounds



While relaxing music has always been a universal characteristic of a day spa, spas are now combining the music with vibrations and energies to provide an even more relaxing aura to the day spa experience. 



5. Serving Bugs



Though previously considered taboo, spas are now serving bugs (e.g. worms, beetles and spiders) for people to eat because they are rich in nutrients.


 
6. Targeting Millennials



Spas are wanting to make the experience more enjoyable for millennials, who value memorable experiences and social media. Spas are bringing in Instagram and selfie stations, chatbots, and NFC payment methods. A massage student is also more likely to be hired because spas believe that a young massage student would form better connections with millennials and be more knowledgeable about recent massage trends. 



7. Men’s Services



In addition to expanding their market to millennials, spas are also looking to expand their market to men by offering men’s grooming services (e.g. hair, shaving, and massages). 


8. Natural Beauty Products



People are becoming more wary of the harsh chemicals in products. Natural beauty products are becoming a trend in spas because people will want to rest assured that their products to be free of harsh chemicals. 



9. Cannabis



Cannabis, more commonly known as marijuana, is being made part of the spa experience in areas where marijuana is legalized. The cannabis is being given to spa clients in the form of edibles and as massage topicals to promote healing because cannabis is a form of natural medicine for many ailments. 


10. Medical testing



The science of spas used to be considered a soft science because it was simply about how to relax people. Spas are now expanding to healing people by relaxing them and treating them medically. Spas are now leaning towards hard science for their spa treatments because they are giving DNA tests, treating cellulite, and educating people on losing weight and changing their lifestyle.


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