Spa & Hospitality Takeaways

Spa & Hospitality Collaboration Takeaways The Global Wellness Collaborations bring industry leaders together in meaningful dialogue to share ideas and best practices for navigating the COVID-19 crisis around a specific industry segment. Topic: Spa & Hospitality Date of Discussion:  March 18, 2020 Countries on the Discussion: Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, India, Mauritius, Malaysia, Mexico, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey,…

The Music Industry’s Wellness Pivot: A New Wave of Chill-out, Meditative Music to Calm Us During the Pandemic

TREND: WELLNESS MUSIC From the music industry pivoting to “wellness” music to new technologies that capture our biometric data to create personalized, healing soundscapes—music is undergoing a sudden wellness transformation. By Beth McGroarty We all self-medicate through music: We’ve all got our “I’m stressed” or “I need energy” playlists. But most people don’t fully grasp just how much they depend on music to manage their…

The ‘Wellness Music’ Trend: Where to Stream Some Wellbeing during the Pandemic

Summit Trend in the News: Wellness Music Breathe in, now breathe out: how musicians are embracing guided meditations – Guardian We could all do with some spiritual healing now, but especially the music industry, with all the canceled concerts and idle musicians. Now more artists, such as RZA from Wu-Tang Clan, are creating guided meditation -meditative musicmashups to help us find some inner peace. The…

Fitness & Mind-Body Takeaways

Fitness & Mind-Body Collaboration Takeaways The Global Wellness Collaborations bring industry leaders together in meaningful dialogue to share ideas and best practices for navigating the COVID-19 crisis around a specific industry segment. Topic: Fitness & Mind-Body Date of Discussion:  March 19, 2020 Countries on the Discussion: Andorra, Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, UAE, UK,…

The Virtual Therapist Will See You Now

TREND—MENTAL WELLNESS AND TECHNOLOGY: RETHINKING THE RELATIONSHIP Mental tech health, via virtual care, wearables, chatbots and other futuristic innovations, is moving mainstream to support the 450 million individuals currently struggling. By Rina Raphael  Mental health is moving far beyond the psychiatrist’s couch. Technological advancement has pushed digital therapeutics to the forefront of convenience—in people’s pockets, on their laptops, and even within Facebook messenger. And with…

Trend: Virtual therapy rises during coronavirus pandemic

Summit Trend in the News: Mental Wellness and Technology: Rethinking the Relationship Online therapy could transform mental healthcare – Healthline Access to affordable, flexible mental health care is a major battle, and the wave of online therapy platforms, studies show, can be a very promising, effective alternative. And as mental struggles can be such an isolating experience, the new teletherapy can prove priceless. The best…

2020 Trend: Aging Gets a Major, Positive Rebrand

TREND—AGING REBRANDED: POSITIVELY COOL They’re active, vibrant, more engaged than ever (and 60+!). It’s a powerful demographic with major marketing potential—and industries across all platforms are noticing. The 60+ generation is aging radically different than previous generations. Today’s retirees start businesses, run marathons, and travel widely. With increased longevity and substantial wealth, they put a premium on health, wellness and nutrition. And yet this powerful…

Trend: Companies Target the 55+ with the Cool Products & Campaigns Once Reserved for Millennials

Summit Trend in the News: Aging Rebranded: Positively Cool The New Emerging 50+: Unpacking the Most Powerful, Discerning Consumer in History – Global Wellness Summit Keynote At the October 2019 GWS, David Harry Stewart, CEO of Ageist, explained how the 50+ are themost discerning, moneyed consumer segment the world has ever known, and how this tribe is global and mobile and their numbers and power…

The future: Less pampering “sleep” products and a new focus on circadian health

TREND: FOCUS SHIFTS FROM SLEEP TO TRUE CIRCADIAN HEALTH A $432 BILLION SLEEP MARKET AND WE’RE STILL NOT SLEEPING We’re at the strangest place culturally when it comes to sleep. We’ve never been so obsessed: We buy smart watches and Oura rings to track our sleep quality relentlessly every night; we pony up for the latest, greatest, smartest mattress; we gobble sleep tonics, CBD (and…

Trend: We’ll Wake Up to the Facts of Circadian Biology

Summit Trend in the News: Focus Shifts from Sleep to True Circadian Health The invention of the light bulb fundamentally changed our biology – Elemental-Medium This article explains how the way we sleep today is actually a very young construct, born with Edison’s invention of the light bulb. The invention has led to a world where we take in light in increasingly damaging, crazy ways,…