Technology is lauded for its ability to simplify life and make experiences accessible for more people. And in many cases, it does just that. However, some innovations fail to move things in the right direction of progress. And when it comes to spas, horror stories abound of those so-called innovations.
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The More You Know: 6 Tech Innovations to Make Your Spa Healthier
Health is wealth, and you can get more of both with these tech innovations that will have clients pouring into your spa.
As a spa owner, it’s in your best interest to be in the know when it comes to tech innovations, but it’s also your responsibility to ensure that any new experiences you bring to your spa are done with the health of your clients, your staff, and you in mind.
To help you with this, we’ve rounded up the hottest tech innovations that will make your spa the true health haven people are looking for.
1. Red Light Therapy
This healing modality has been around for quite some time, but was brought to widespread attention when NASA began using it to stimulate plant growth in the 1980s. Since then, numerous studies have proven the effectiveness of this form of therapy, and it’s something you can easily incorporate into your spa.
The popularity of red light therapy has massively increased over the last few years with the introduction of at-home, medical-grade devices that make this once-expensive therapy more accessible. However, they still can’t compete with the full-body results that clients can see when they benefit from professional-grade salon treatments.
Red light therapy is known to help smooth skin tone, reduce inflammation in the skin and overall body, boost collagen, reduce scarring, and more. It also is great for muscle recovery, sleep, mental health, and more. The more you learn about it, the more you’ll be amazed at how a few wavelengths of light can hold so much healing power.
You can offer red light therapy as a stand-alone service or as an add-on to other treatments at your spa.
Maintaining a youthful look is not a new concept. It’s something people have been striving to achieve for hundreds of years. While you’re likely familiar with surgical facelifts, what you may not know is that they’ve been around since the early 1900s. Thankfully, technology has advanced a great deal since then — trust us when we say that you don’t want anything to do with the way they did facelifts 100 years ago — and in recent years, getting that youthful look has become possible without surgery. You have Ultherapy to thank for that.
Ultherapy is a non-invasive procedure that uses ultrasound technology to lift the neck, chin, and brow – the areas that tend to show age the most. This non-surgical option also improves lines and wrinkles on the chest and helps stimulate collagen production, which is key to looking young.
Trained spa technicians can use an ultherapy machine to target specific treatment areas, encouraging improved collagen and elastin production. Its unique application of ultrasound technology makes it the only non-invasive facelift option with visualization that allows your spa technicians to achieve the highest level of precision to leave clients happy.
Oh, and did we mention it has no downtime? This is sure to be a win with your spa visitors.
3. Digital Detox
There’s no denying that we all spend far more time on our phones than we should. Though some screen time is certainly necessary for everyday life, if you look into where you’re spending time on your screens, chances are good you’ll find it’s not in a place of necessity, but rather a place of distraction and mindlessness.
Since studies have shown that screen time is directly associated with lower psychological health, people are looking for ways to cut back. But that’s much easier said than done.
Enter: the digital detox. This new concept is booming in popularity and doesn’t take much to offer at your spa. A digital detox allows clients to get some quality time away from their phones, free of internet access, and go back to basics with their activities – think things like exercising, meditation, reading, walking in nature, and more. You have a great opportunity to get creative with how you want to brand a digital detox at your spa to make it a truly healthy experience for clients that gives them the disconnect from screens that they need.
4. Spray Tan Booths
The invention of spray tan booths has revolutionized the tanning world. No longer do you have to risk potentially damaging UV rays in order to look like you just walked off the plane from Ibiza. You can achieve that perfect vacation glow anytime with a safe and natural-looking spray tan.
Though the booths are a bit of an initial investment, it will likely be worth it for your spa. Offering spray tans will broaden your appeal to a whole new group of people, and it will be a great addition to the spa treatments menu for current clients to enjoy as well.
5. Non-Invasive Fat Removal
Liposuction is a household name for targeted fat removal but is a process that can cause all kinds of problems in the body. Even advanced laser liposuction may lead to scarring, dimpling of the skin, potential infection, and more.
That’s why we are big fans of CoolSculpting. This is a non-invasive approach to fat loss that doesn’t require any incisions and instead simply freezes the fat cells in the targeted areas. Then, over time, the body does its own work to remove those fat cells.
The recovery time for CoolSculpting is almost none. Because there are no incisions or wounds, clients can go about everyday life right after the procedure.
It may take a few sessions to achieve the fat loss clients are after, which makes this a great service to offer at your spa. Return clients are great for business and the more they come to your spa, the more they get to see the other great offerings you have.
We have mad respect for Wim Hof for popularizing the concept of cold showers, but why stop there? You can take things further with cryotherapy.
Studies have shown that this approach to health can help to improve blood circulation, relieve pain, aid in weight loss, reduce inflammation, and more. All it involves is sitting in a cryotherapy booth for 3-5 minutes and enduring the freezing temperatures while they work their magic on the body.
If you don’t have room for a full-sized cryotherapy booth in your spa, smaller models meant for cryotherapy facials also boast a bunch of benefits. Though initially uncomfortable, many people find that they quickly come to enjoy the feeling they have after a cryotherapy session and love the benefits that they see as a result.
This is another treatment that will bring clients in again and again, which makes the investment great for achieving maximum profitability.
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