Today’s top spas are embracing innovation: introducing all kinds of features to create an amazing experience. As equipment and technology continue to evolve, you should take a look at these spa inventions that could benefit your establishment!
1/ Sensory showers
Showers used to be for a quick rinse post-sauna. Now they’ve transformed – to become the star attraction. Today’s ‘sensory showers’ offer a wealth of settings. Advanced equipment can replicate everything from gentle mist to the heaviest thunderstorm. Many showers also offer zonal massage jets – but water intensity is only part of the story. You can now opt for light (called chromotherapy) and sound effects to enhance the whole experience. Want to shower in a tropical rainforest? With a sensory shower, you can step straight into the Amazon…
2/ Aromatherapy shower systems
Taking the sensory shower one step further, are special ‘micro-nebulization’ systems. These mix essential oils with the water to further stimulate the senses. These scent infusions add an extra dimension, subtly reinvigorating and offering head-to-toe relaxation.
3/ Snow cabins
The benefits of heat-based treatments such as saunas are well documented. But in many Nordic countries, the cold is equally important. Hence the development of today’s ‘Snow cabins’ – chilled to minus temperatures, they’re said to stimulate circulation and boost metabolism.
4/ Salt caves
Increasingly popular worldwide, the Salt Cave is becoming a must-have for more and more luxury spas. The concept is common in Eastern Europe, where salt is thought to have powerful health-giving properties. Enthusiasts claim that an hour in a Salt Cave can improve breathing, circulation and more. The secret? Salt’s anti-bacterial qualities and benefits of micro-minerals.
5/ Relaxation pods
Relaxation pods come in all shapes and sizes, from enclosed seats that aid meditation to hi-tech flotation tanks. Offering customers complete seclusion, they’re ergonomically designed to provide maximum peace and comfort.
These are just some of the brilliant ideas that are transforming the spa industry and that can make you different, along with original spa animations. Want to know more about newest ‘must-have’ innovations? Don’t miss the next Piscine Global tradeshow!
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