Spafinder Wellness has published its new annual report, in which it defined all main wellness trends of 2014. The report is based on experience and surveys of more than 20,000 spa centres. According to Spafinder, “healthy hotels” will become the main trend in 2014. These days more travellers search for hotels, where they can restore their health or maintain wellness while on the road. The second trend has quite an unusual name “wired wellness”. Various health and fitness apps become more popular these days as one can install them in various devices. These fitness devices help people stay healthy and in shape both at home and on the road.
Hot springs are to become a hot location this year. They exist almost in every corner of the world, and more people want to visit and relax there. These days, more investors and developers are interested in building resorts and hotels near hot springs.
Anti-gravity activities are definitely something new on the market. Not all hotels offer such activities as anti-gravity yoga and other classes, but they already have many followers. Weightless flotation tanks and pools are expected to appear in many up-to-date spas in 2014. When it comes to workouts, they become more intensive and have shorter timeframes. Such ferocious fitness workouts are often led by professional sportsmen or people who prepare for competitions. The next trend is tightly connected with popularity of social media. Because of popularity of “selfies”, people are worried about their look, and they want to look good at any time, without makeup or photo editing software. In 2014, natural beauty will be on the rise again. High tech products meet organic products in order to deliver notable results with low risk for health. More spa centres pay attention to scents and aromatherapy in general. If earlier spas used scents mostly for pleasure, now they work together with professionals to improve effectiveness of their treatments. Finally, spa centres in unusual destinations will win more visitors in 2014. Travelling experts forecast improved popularity of such destinations as Nicaragua, Bhutan, and Ghana.