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The importance of mental wellness in spa

The importance of mental wellness in spa

Pulse magazine interviews Vivienne O’Keeffe in May 2019 about the importance of mental wellness in the spa industry and her involvement in the creation of the “Mental Wellness: Pathways, Evidence and Horizons” whitepaper released in 2018 by the Global Wellness Institute.               Published in Pulse magazine May...

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Spa virtual bookkeeping

Spa virtual bookkeeping

I have great news for spa owners and operators who have been desperately seeking a sustainable way to take care of bookkeeping and accounting needs! With delight, I introduce you to Number Connections by Janet Carmichael Professional Corp, an accounting and bookkeeping company with a mission to relieve spa business owners of the stress and time it takes to manage their bookkeeping and payroll. Many small businesses view their bookkeeping as...

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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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