Want to know what’s set to be trending next year? We’ve got the low down…
Each year new trends and therapies sweep through the health sector. From a new superfood armed with health benefits to a relaxing spa treatment we just can’t live without, we love trying the latest craze. Want to stay ahead for 2017? We’ve compiled the new wellness trends, with a little help from spa Aqua Sana.
The latest wellness trend to hit the UK, forest bathing is already a well-known concept in Japan with a quarter of the population regularly participating in the immersive natural experience. Translated from the Japanese ‘shinrin-yoku’, which means ‘taking in the forest atmosphere’, the idea is to quietly enjoy and explore the natural environment, focussing all your attention on what your senses are telling you about the forest’s sounds, smells and colours. Research has discovered that forest bathing can reduce blood pressure, heart rate and cortisol levels which aids relaxation and promotes mindfulness.
2017 will see a back to buds approach to beauty with a return to natural and organic ingredients derived from beautiful blooms. The healing properties of natural ingredients are universally recognised, and as well as physically benefitting your body, inside and out, floral and fruit-based treatments are known to improve your mental state thanks to their naturally appealing fragrances.
In our hectic modern world, we are constantly seeking out innovative ways to deliver maximum results in minimum time. Increasingly focused on getting things done quickly but without skimping on quality, our time-short generation wants to relax - fast. In 2017, we’ll see a surge in express beauty treatments from massages to facials giving you the same amazing benefits in half the time – result!
Whether on public transport, in the office, out for a walk or even at dinner with friends… look around and you’ll see people glued to their phones, laptops and tablets. As a society we are increasingly dependent on technology, but a backlash is beginning. 2017 will see an increased desire for ‘digital detox’ retreats – places where you can go to literally switch off from technology in order to de-stress and unwind... we recommend you take the latest copy of NH with you for ultimate relaxation.
The likes of seaweed, spirulina and phytoplankton have been used for centuries for their natural healing and nourishing properties, and we’re predicting that they’ll make an even bigger splash in 2017 as a big beauty trend. Packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, seaweed has been proven to aid a wide range of ailments, from stimulating the lymphatic system and improving circulation, to soothing skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, and relieving arthritis and muscle pain. Due to the resilience and restorative properties of marine plants, these extracts can reinvigorate your skin and hair by catalysing the renewal process, as well as benefiting your general health.
Want to try these new trends? All treatments are available at Aqua Sana which has five spa locations across the UK: Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, Elveden Forest in Suffolk, Longleat Forest in Wiltshire, Whinfell Forest in Cumbria and Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire. For further information on the Aqua Sana Spas please visit aquasana.co.uk
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