Spas are offering their own fresh herbs and flowers from their personal gardens for beauty and clinical treatments. The benefit is enjoyed equally by both the sexes. According to the present trend, the men are taking great interest to pamper them. This has proved to be beneficial to the spa industry as the number of customer increased. There has been a 4.7 per cent rise in returns last year at $14 billion.
A new study by the renowned Pricewaterhouse Coopers for the International Spa Association shows the recent growth and popularity of the spa industry. This sudden rise is mainly because the spas are perpetually in the run to improve their facilities. The latest in the list is their usage of fresh-from-garden ingredients. The services, which are offered by the spas, are wide in range keeping in mind the diverse demands of the customers. Massage Envy, a membership based spa offers its service in 900 locations. Its main attraction is the “Sugar Foot Therapy”. The feet are perhaps the most used and most neglected part of our body. Therefore, it deserves special treatment. The sugar has certain hydrating property, which helps the tired foot to relax. Further usage of mango and tangerine butter or lemon and sage butter gives a perfect foot scrub.
The use of lemons absorbs all the bad energy that our body has accumulated. Therefore, the Grand Velas of Mexico is using it in their massage. The revitalizing factor is enhanced to another degree when herbal tea is given as a reward to the customers. It comes with rain sticks and finger cymbals to give a rain forest feel to the clients. The entire package comes in just $198.
The acidic quality of the fruits has positive effect on the human body. Various salons and spas take the opportunity to lure customers to have a rejuvenating feel. Kohler Waters Spa offers a 50-minute treatment package that uses lime exfoliating, a grapefruit scalp massage and a Clementine moisturizer.
Using the fruits and flowers does not seem to be enough. The Omni Mount Washington Resort in New Hampshire allows their guests customized spa treatment. A 75-minute Herbal Garden Treatment enables the customer to take a walk with the therapist through the garden and choose the herbs for a special treatment.
What initially had been the female domain is now catering to the demands of the men too. Spas have become men-friendly. The men too now indulge in facial and foot care. However, the requirement is different. Therefore, the spas, which want to lure the men, offers service, which are exclusively for them. Like, the fragrance and essential oils, the collection of magazines and the interior decoration must suit their taste and needs. Spas like, Travaasa Austin offers “Gentleman’s Clarifying Facial” in a ruggedly decorated wood paneled room customized for men. The pack includes ingredients like, sandalwood, lemon and bitter orange to boost the energy level.
The spa treatment offered by the resorts complements farm encounter with animal friends. The head counter of Travaasa Austin helps guests to learn about animals. The guests are allowed to spend two hours with the horses.