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Mental Wellness white paper – Global Wellness Institute

Mental Wellness white paper – Global Wellness Institute

I am honoured to have worked on a new Mental Wellness white paper from the Global Wellness Institute – discusses mental wellness pathways, new mental wellness evidence and horizons. With (from left back to right front): Patricia Ladis, Lahra Tatriele, Alina Hernandez, Gerard Bodeker PhD, Sergio Pecorelli MD PhD, Vivienne O’Keeffe, Margareth Brepohl, Chicco Tatriele, Lawrence Choy MD, and (not shown in photo) Beata Aleksandrowicz,...

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Judging at 2018 Canadian Spa & Wellness Awards

Judging at 2018 Canadian Spa & Wellness Awards

I am honoured to be invited onto the judging panel again this year for the 4th Annual Canadian Spa & Wellness Awards – run by Spa Inc. magazine in partnership with Leading Spas of Canada.   The industry is comprised of hardworking, service-oriented business people who shape the Canadian spa industry and time has once again come to acknowledge them. The 2018 Canadian Spa & Wellness Awards will be a celebration of the top spas, industry...

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Spa types

Spa types

    Many people ask me what types of spas there are. My answer; there are as many spa types as there are varieties of trees. I made a list of some spa types to help you decide which to visit for your birthday treat or which will best suit your desires and your pocket. Or you may be thinking of opening a spa…     Day spas include local neighbourhood, airport and mobile spas. Typically, they offer services such as skincare, massage, manicures and...

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Hitting the road with mobile spas

Hitting the road with mobile spas

Are you trying to expand your spa business? Unsure how to tap into new markets and grow your demographic? Spa Inc’s Alexander McLeave interviews Vivienne O’Keeffe The solution may be to hit the road and start your very own mobile spa. “Most spas can’t accommodate 30 people and we can,” says Joanna Wright, co-owner of Wright Spa Mobile Service. “We bring everything to you, the entire spa experience, and make your office or home feel...

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The strengths of a spa consultant

The strengths of a spa consultant

Someone recently asked me, what are my strengths as a spa consultant? As an introvert I find it hard to speak about myself, though in business we do have to explain what sets us apart, so here it is: my depth of experience in the trenches in the broad spectrum of the wellness industry has given me a keen understanding of what is required to make a spa wellness business successful.  I grew up living above a hair, skin and wellness spa in Ireland...

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How I came to be a spa consultant

How I came to be a spa consultant

I passionately believe Spa can heal the world. Why such a bold statement? Well, if we nurtured opportunities to truly connect with who we are on a deeper level, we would have little interest in things that do not benefit the whole planet or individual beings. What I love about the spa and wellness industry overall is the fact that we can heal and do good. I believe an authentic spa experience offers an opportunity to connect with who we are at...

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