National Spa Week -31st October to the 4th November 2016
This year’s National Spa Week is upon us, and we thought we’d do our bit to recognise the health, social and relaxation benefits of the invaluable treatments that salons (like us!) and spas across the country offer.
This is a national event organised and run by the UK Spa Association (UKSA) who believes that the Spa industry has much more to contribute to UK health and wellbeing, and even the country’s economy, if the public were to recognise the additional benefits to treatments as a necessary personal investment as opposed to a ‘once in a blue moon’ treat.
“While we have come a long way in attracting a wider range of customers to Spa and treatments, there is still the perception of Spa and salon treatments in the UK as a treat; a gift one might only buy for special occasions,” Charlie Thompson, Chairman of the UKSA. “Of course, within the Spa and salon industry, we recognise that our treatments promote physical health and emotional wellbeing on a far more fundamental basis.”
It turns out that the benefits of Spa has been recognised since ancient Greece, but in modern times the perception of Spa and Salon treatments in the UK has been that of extravagance; a gift you might buy only for special occasions….or indeed something in which only the ‘wealthy’ and ‘beautiful elite’ can indulge. However, the reality is that our treatments promote necessary physical health and mental wellbeing for everybody – not just the time/money rich or ‘indulgent.’
In our fast paced, digital, high pressure cooker of a 21st century lives, it gets harder to combat the stresses and strains of the everyday grind. It’s about time that the Spa industry proves to the public (that’s everybody –including you!) that it is an essential health service that has a great deal to offer in combination with more widely recognised options such as gyms, sports clinics and even counselling.
Although the industry has come a long way in attracting a wider range of customers to spa and treatments (who hasn’t been on a hen do to a spa, or been whisked away by a loved one, and if not, why not?!), there is still a great deal to do to break down perception barriers and dispel some common myths.
Too many of us think it’s too indulgent, too expensive or an unnecessary extravagance, which is simply not the case: the UK Spa Association (UKSA) believes the Spa industry has far more to contribute to UK health and wellbeing, not to mention the UK economy if the public saw the industry as a necessary personal investment. Currently only 8% of the UK regularly attend and that is why the UKSA hold this event each year.
We wanted to make you aware that at Mimosa Beauty we’re completely behind National Spa Week and we want you to be, too – book yourself a treatment, take yourself away or simply organise some time to relax this week. It’s not indulgent, its imperative for your health and wellbeing.