Headlines in the Global Wellness Economy

Global Wellness News™ | April 19th, 2022

Beauty & Wellness Briefing: How ‘air care’ became the latest wellness trend

This week, I’m taking a peek under the hood of an emerging wellness trend called air care, which is a holistic approach to what we breathe in and how it impacts our health and wellbeing.

Anti-aging technology is coming. Here’s how you can be ready for it

Billionaires like Jeff Bezos believe that aging is a disease that can be slowed, stopped, even reversed. But you have to be ready to receive its benefits.

Spas and Wellness Retreats Have a New Audience: The Pandemic-Weary

After two years of isolation and the attendant anxiety, many of us need a head-to-toe realignment. “There was so much disconnection during the last two years that there is now a mental-health epidemic,” says Anna Bjurstam, who heads up the wellness program at Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas.

‘Biophilia’ style: Nature as self-expression, solace

From tattoos to clothing to furnishings, more people are adorning their bodies and homes with themes from nature. Designers and artists who see this “biophilia” trend think it’s a response to both the pandemic and anxiety about environmental destruction.

Mental health app Real raises $37M Series B

Real, a mental health app, has raised a $37 million oversubscribed Series B. The round was led by Owl Ventures, with participation from former Cityblock CEO Iyah Romm and chief health officer Dr. Sylvia Romm. Returning investors include Lightspeed Venture Partners, Female Founders Fund, Forerunner Ventures and BBG Ventures.

Flagship futures

Department stores are reformatting their offerings to cater to customer’s self-care needs. In February, Selfridges launched a month-long in-store campaign called Superself, spotlighting self-care, positivity and what the London-based retailer called “feel goodness.”

Meta Sees VR Fitness Revolution, Will Make Its Next Headsets “Sweat-Proof”

Women in Sports Tech Chooses 27 Students for Fellowship Program, Matches Them With Top Sports Tech Firms Women in Sports Tech has placed 27 undergraduate and graduate students into its 2022 fellowship program, which will strategically pair the recipients – two of whom are from the UK – with prominent sports tech companies for internships.

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