Ice is Hot

TREND: Extreme Wellness Ice is Hot More and more people are embracing extreme ice as a way to recover from injuries, reduce inflammation, and even strengthen the immune system. The 2017 Global Wellness Summit featured a wealth of experts and “explorers” on the cutting-edge of the ways humans are hacking their way to better brains, bodies and overall wellbeing. Cryotherapy (controlled exposure to extreme cold…

Cryotherapy Is Taking Over NYC

Trend Exploration: Extreme Wellness The Joy of Surfing in Ice Cold Water There’s no argument that, despite the pain, exposing our bodies to extreme cold can make us feel completely alive. A great example of this phenomenon is from this TED Talk on extreme sports by Chris Burkard. Burkard quotes the social psychologist, Brock Bastian, who said: “Pain is a kind of shortcut to mindfulness:…

When It Comes to Economic Power, the Future Really Is Female

Trend Exploration: A New Feminst Wellness When It Comes to Economic Power, the Future Really Is Female From 2013–2023, the global income of women will explode from $13 trillion to $18 trillion and will control close to 75 percent of discretionary world spending. And as women’s career success and spending power skyrocket, their spending on designed-for-them wellness will also soar.  Hear More. Wellness Has a Diversity…

Women of Color Remake Wellness

TREND: A New Feminst Wellness Women of Color Remake Wellness The wellness industry has long—and extremely justifiably—been criticized for projecting a very narrow image: a tall, young, skinny, white woman. It’s maddening for women of color and just about most women. If #WellnessSoWhite has been a disturbing reality, we’re seeing entrepreneurial women of color jump in to solve for women of color, such as new…

Reaching Beyond Copy-and-Paste Programming

Trend Exploration: A New Era of Transformative Travel The Next Frontier in Spas, Hospitality and Travel How to create more immersive wellness experiences that reach beyond copy-and-paste programming was the hot topic during this 2017 Global Wellness Summit Roundtable. Hear More. Wellness Activities Will Have Strong Ties with Luxury Travel in 2018 Travel marketers talk a lot about storytelling and experiences, but one of the…

Music, Art & Performance Blend with Wellness

TREND: A New Era of Transformative Travel Music, Art and Performance Blend with Wellness A clear trend in wellness travel is storytelling blended with wellness experiences, an aspect of the hot new trend “Transformative Travel.” In other words, not only are more performance, music, art and literature being served up at wellness destinations, but now wellness and the art/performance are being blended together—such as soaking…

Living Walls Bring Health Benefits to Urban Areas

Trend Exploration: Getting our “Clean Air Act” Together The Long-Term Impact of Building it Well Industry experts discuss the impact architecture has on wellbeing during a 2017 Global Wellness Summit roundtable, with architect Anthony DiGuiseppe noting: “the advent of sealed building with no air coming from the outside has put the public at risk.” Hear More. Forget Anti-Ageing & Focus on Anti-Pollution Skincare Instead Refinery…

Wellness Industry Takes Up Fight Against Pollution

TREND: Getting our “Clean Air Act” Together Wellness Industry Takes Up Fight Against Pollution The news about toxic air wreaking havoc on our health – not just in highly populated cities, but also as an invisible killer within the walls of our homes and offices – is everywhere. This “invisible killer” needs to be brought under control by every means at our disposal. And the…

This Robot is Good For Your Health

Trend Exploration: Getting our “Clean Air Act” Together Meet the Wellness Robot Ramesh Caussey, PhD, creator of the DIYA One Wellness Robot, articulates how damaging poor indoor air quality can be in the workspace at the 2017 Global Wellness Summit, while offering a solution that enables building managers’ to measure and refresh the air – and save energy! Hear More. The Secret to a Longer…

Getting Our “Clean Air Act” Together

TREND: Getting our “Clean Air Act” Together The toxins in the air that we breathe (both indoors and out) have become a catastrophic invisible killer, responsible for the premature deaths of 6.5 million people worldwide. Over 90% of the world’s population now breathe air that violates air quality guidelines: Countries like China and India are smothered in toxic air, while the (energy efficient) airtight buildings…