Headlines in the Global Wellness Economy

Global Wellness News™ | February 14th, 2023

While the wellness industry booms, the FTC is cracking down on its marketing tactics

There’s one social media ad I can’t seem to get away from. It’s a video montage of beautiful young people with great skin drinking some orange goop and promising a laundry list of its benefits, from stronger hair and nails to appetite suppression and a healthier immune system.

Sleep Tourism Is Trending in 2023, With A.I.-Equipped Hotel Beds and Glamping Under Dark Skies

Most of the trip-related conversations about sleep that she has with her clients involve their preferences and individual needs. Every person has internal and environmental sensitivities that affect their sleep, including temperature, sounds, aromas, textures, surfaces, and their physical and mental health.

Home Gym Maker Tonal Looks for Buyer After Burning Through Cash

Tonal, a celebrity-backed home fitness startup that saw its valuation balloon to $1.6 billion in 2021, has explored options including a sale, two people familiar with the matter said. Tonal-an even more upmarket alternative to Peloton-burned through cash last year after spending heavily on …

Irwin Naturals Secures $40 Million Financing

Following the recent news of its acquisition of Braxia, Irwin Naturals has just announced $40 million in financing, with plans to expand its psychedelic medicine clinics and other operations. See here for more on Irwin Naturals’ expansion into psychedelics and see the full press release below. LOS ANGELES, Feb.

The five-star office

A 25-meter swimming pool, a 200-meter rooftop running trail, and a massage room are just a few of the perks reminiscent of upscale hotel stays at Google’s London Kings Cross development. The company’s ambitious headquarters construction, nicknamed “the landscraper” due to its colossal square footage, is expected to benefit both Googlers and locals, who will have access to some of the facilities too.

Ikea and Marimekko collaborate on a wellness-inspired collection

Ikea and Marimekko present the Bastua collection of furniture, glassware, and textiles, inspired by Nordic wellness and self-care available from 1 March 2023. The limited-edition collection features 26 products and also marks the first time that Marimekko has designed a set of prints exclusively for a collaboration with another brand.

Fertility Startup Doveras Launches a New Digital Lifestyle Change Program for Individuals and Couples Trying to Conceive

Doveras, a New York-based fertility startup, is launching Pre-Pregnancy Clean Up, its first digital product today. The new program is focused on evidence-based lifestyle interventions to enhance male and female fertility potential, reduce time to pregnancy, and improve assisted reproductive outcomes.

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