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Health Club Management Handbook - spa-kit

Products & Services


For full company and contact details of any of the products, equipment and services featured here, please visit www.spa-kit.net

Payot's L'Authentique uses plant stem cells and gold

Payot has launched L'Authentique, a new cellular booster which combines precious actives and natural ingredients to protect the skin from environmental stressors.

Described as a hybrid between a cream and a serum, L'Authentique was in development for several years, and is formulated with Saponaria plant stem cells, which protect the skin from pollution and improve the skin's elasticity, density and firmness, while pure gold particles reduce the overall appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


Living Earth Crafts' customer service app is 'industry first'

Billed as an industry first, the Living Earth Crafts' customer service app is designed to enable LEC customers from across the world to register their equipment with the LEC headoffice simply by scanning it.

Working with both new and old equipment, the app allows users to send video, images and other information directly to customer service, ensuring faster response times.

Brian Paris, EVP of Sales, said:"This breakthrough underscores our commitment to provide the best service in the industry. We highly encourage all of our spa customers from around the worldwide to download and begin using this invaluable app," he added.


The|Tides creates stress relieving treatment

The|Tides Wellness has launched a new detox treatment and professional skincare line.

Called Ocean Deep Recovery, the ritual is billed as a ‘physical and mental detoxification experience’, and is designed to rid the body of toxins and soothe muscle tension, as well as reduce feelings of fatigue, improve sleep quality. and alleviates stress.


Starpool sauna concept celebrates 'open-air wellness'

Starpool has partnered with design studio Aledolci & Co to develop a new outdoor sauna concept. NatureSauna is billed as a tribute to the Nordic culture of 'open-air wellness', and is designed to unite 'building, man and nature'. It is made entirely of Val di Fiemme spruce wood and offers immersive, natural experiences for guests 'seeking a healthy lifestyle in harmony with nature.'

The sauna is easy to install, can be used in any outdoor setting and climate, and is available in three sizes.

Riccardo Turri, CEO of Starpool, says: "We aim to ensure memorable experiences with our spa projects and NatureSauna is an experience in itself."


Vagheggi's Irritual treatment is 'loving homage to Italy'

Vagheggi has partnered with perfumer Morgane Colliot and spa industry veteran Jean-Guy de Gabriac to create Irritual, a signature massage treatment and product line designed to be tailored to the client.

A loving homage to Italy, Irritual combines cutting-edge technology with natural Italian ingredients sourced according to geographic location, such as almonds from Avola and walnuts from Veneto.


Vital Tech's Nuage promotes wellbeing

Vital Tech, a developer of infratherapy equipment for use in spas, has developed a new infrafred spa lounger boasting a host of physical and mental health benefits.

Called Nuage, the French word for 'cloud', the lounger features a unique cloud-like shape that envelopes the user and is designed to make guests feel instantly relaxed. It incorporates Vital Tech's patented infratherapy, chromotherapy and music to promote an overall feeling of wellbeing. wellbeingproductivity and creativity.


Book4Time partners with CardConnect

Book4Time has announced a new partnership with CardConnect.

The new partnership will see the addition of an all-in-one payment system to Book4Time's software, creating a fully-integrated platform where spa, salon and hotel operators can manage both their business and payments, enabling them to streamline operations. The software offers a host of features including; intuitive pricing, multiple payment options and real-time reporting.

Roger Sholanki, CEO and founder of Book4Time, said: “We began this integration with the entire business ecosystem in mind.”


Elemis expands Superfood range

Elemis has expanded its Superfood range to include four new products: a multi-use hydrating mist, a jelly exfoliator and two treatment masks.

Billed as a 'finely balanced skincare plan', the Superfood range combines concentrates extracted from nutrient-dense superfoods with active pre-biotics, to nourish the skin, as well as offer protection and rebalancing for the skin. and maintain its microbiome.


Oakworks celebrates 40th anniversary with new Britta table

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Oakworks has expanded its Masters Collection with the addition of its new Britta table. Combining state-of-the-art technology with skilled craftsmanship, the Britta is an ADA-compliant spa table. It features an electric lift system, hand and foot controls, Aerolux padding, and a Trendelenburg tilt, which positions users at 15-30-degrees. incline.


Bartok tubs inspired by traditional Japanese bathing rituals

Bartok creates handmade Ofuro for spas. Used in traditional Japanese bathing rituals, Ofuro are soaking tubs, made from aromatic woods, designed for relaxation purposes.

Guests simply lie back in hot scented water for 30 minutes to an hour, before emerging soothed and revitalised.

The tubs, which are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, are made-to-order and completely bespoke.


Rock Crystal Room encourages guests to 'recharge'

Crystal artist Elizabeth Contal has developed a new concept for spas that combines crystal therapy and meditation.

Called the Rock Crystal Room, the concept targets all five senses and enables spas to offer 'sacred' spaces where guests can relax. It features walls embedded with more than 800 crystals, with varying healing benefits, and is designed to rebalance and recharge the energy centres in the body, known as 'chakras'. The Rock Crystal Room is designed to leave guests feeling mentally and physically balanced. Manufactured and distributed by ASPA International, the concept is entirely scalable, with the company able to create bespoke rooms or convert existing rooms with clip-on wall panels.


Aromatherapy Associates gets into forest therapy

Aromatherapy Associates has launched Forest Therapy, its first new oil blend in seven years, in partnership with Forest Therapy expert Sarah Ivens.

The oil features a blend of juniper berry, pink peppercorn and cypress and is designed to be used as part of a daily ritual to improve mental and physical wellbeing through a connection with nature.


Sommerhuber unveils first spa lounger built for two

Sommerhuber has launched a spa lounger designed for two people.

Called the DUO Lounger, it consists of two of the company's Lounger Two Plus, connected along a centre joint, and is ergonomically designed to aid relaxation. The 'velvety-soft' ceramic surface is available in 18 glazes, and generates a gentle infrared heat.


Fashionizer's new jumpsuit made from recycled plastic

Fashionizer Spa has launched the Caprica jumpsuit, an alternative to a traditional spa uniform.

Part of its New Life collection, the Caprica is described as a 'fashion-forward stylish wrap jumpsuit'. The jumpsuit is made from the company's Newlife™ fabric that is crafted from fine yarns made from 100 per cent recycled plastic bottles.


Saltability Himalayan salt reflexology bowls

Saltability’s reflexology bowl has become a popular choice for aestheticians and nail technicians to enhance their services.

The warm Himalayan salt spheres can be used to loosen tense muscles and soothe aches and pains, while the bowl provides a relaxing glow while having the appearance of a work of art and the added health benefits of pure Himalayan salt. Warmed Himalayan salt spheres can be held in the hands to ground users and ease arthritic pain, or even rolled on feet as a reflexology treatment or in addition to a pedicure. Aestheticians provide the warm spheres for clients to hold in their hands and can use the warmed hand carved spheres in neck and shoulder massage treatments.


RKF's hammam towels inspired by traditional Mediterranean cloth

RKF Luxury Linen has created Fouta, a new range of hammam towels inspired by traditional Mediterranean cloth.

Fouta is a lightweight piece of patterned fabric that has been used in traditional dress in the Mediterranean and Middle East for centuries.

More recently, fouta have been used as towels in Hammams. RKF's luxe version are made from 100 per cent cotton and are incredibly absorbent, thanks to a sponge underside.

The towels are custom-created on a client-by-client basis, with existing clients including Al Manara, a Luxury Collection Resort in Saraya Aqaba, Jordan and Le Palace at the Grand Hotel Kempinski in Geneva, Switzerland.


Anne Semonin body collection evokes memories of summertime

Parisian skincare house Anne Semonin has created a bath and body care collection inspired by summer in the Mediterranean.

Called Mémoires D'Été, the six-piece collection consists of a hand wash, hand cream, shower gel, body lotion, shampoo and conditioner.

Paraben-free and vegan-friendly, the products are formulated with marine and botanical ingredients to revitalise the skin.while the scents of lemon, grapefruit, mint, blood orange, mandarin and patchouli are designed to evoke memories of summertime.


Gharieni Vintage homage to 40s and 50s furniture-trends

Gharieni has launched a retro-inspired collection of spa furniture.

Called the Vintage Collection, the range is a throwback to the industrial and functional furnishings of the 40s and 50s, and consists of three pieces: the MLR-Select Vintage treatment bed, sideboard and trolley, available in a host of finishes and customisation options.


Tata Harper creates treatments inspired by seawater

The Thalassa Spa in Cyprus has become one of the first European spas to offer Tata Harper products and treatments.

Tata Harper herself worked closely with the spa to create an exclusive treatment menu inspired by its seawater concept.

The menu features a number signature treatments to create 'unparalelled experiences' for guests.


Circadia partners with Hydrafacial

HydraFacial has partnered with Circardia to offer two of Circadia's treatments, the Chrono-Peptide Booster and the ProTec Plus Booster, at HydraFacial partner spas across the globe.

The treatments are based on Chronobiology, the science of natural rhythms, to protect the skin during the day and repair it at night.


Vinésime fights ageing with Élixir Du Temps

Vinésime, a professional vino-cosmetics brand based in France, has launched a new eye emulsion to combat the signs of ageing.

Called Élixir Du Temps, the eye emulsion is enriched with sea water with microalgaes and is formulated with active ingredients harvested from the vineyard, such as vine flower extract, ice wine extract and silk tree extract.

It also contains Vinésime's A2OC Complex which acts as a cellular oxygenator and antioxidant due to the combination of pinot noir grapes and blackcurrant.

KEYWORD: Vinésime

New Beach Bubble offers immersive outdoor treatments

The Small Maldives Island Co has launched the Beach Bubble, a brand new outdoor experience at its Finolhu Resort in the Maldives.

Custom-created by design firm Eye in the Sky, the Beach Bubble is a UV-protected, waterproof, climate-controlled cocoon, constructed from a strong, high-tech polyester fabric. It is outfitted with custom-fitted wooden floors, bespoke furnishings, and an adjoining 'bubble bathroom' equipped with a WC and shower.


Detoxification, anti-ageing, energy boosting and circulation enhancing - why ozone saunas are the latest spa must-have

Ozone Therapy, a supplier of ozone saunas and sessions, offers multi-tasking therapeutic experiences ideal for detox programmes in spas.

Ozone sessions, delivered via thermo-controlled steam cabins, detoxify the body and boost immunity.

The multi-functional HOCATT™ steam chambers feature an array of settings, including Carbonic Acid Therapy, Electrotherapy and Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy.

The company has also recently launched its standalone PEMF device, dubbed HUGO, which consists of two mats that 'sandwich' the body, offering full-body, high-intensity PEMF.

For more information operators should contact UK distributor Sandra Bryant or visit www.ozone-therapy.co.uk

Klafs' Mollis line includes mats, bolsters, cushions

Sauna manufacturer KLAFS has created Mollis, a textile solution for saunas designed to make the sauna experience more comfortable for users.

Designed and manufactured in Germany, Mollis - taken from the Latin word for 'soft' and 'comfortable' - was in development for more than two years and features a series of mats, bolsters and cushions in a range of sizes and colours.

It is made from Oeko-Tex 100-certified Tencel fibre, an eco-friendly alternative to viscose.

Mollis is designed to overcome the challenges presented by a sauna – including heat and moisture – while being practical, comfortable, hygienic, stylish and machine-washable.

Benno Kirschenhofer, corporate communications manager at KLAFS, said: "Mollis, in every regard, is more than just putting a pillow in the sauna. Mollis will set standards in several respects: the textiles not only look good, but are unrivalled in terms of comfort and handling, just like you always wanted in the sauna."


Phytomer mist transports users to the seaside

Phytomer has launched a facial spray that will become a vital step in its treatments.

Called the Marine Mist, the spray is formulated with Oligomer, a sodium-reduced seawater concentrate exclusive to Phytomer, and is designed to hydrate, refresh and revitalise tired skin.

It is fragranced with amber and musk.

Mathilde Gédouin-Lagarde, director of Marketing at Phytomer, said: “The Marine Mist is an iconic product that transports you to the seaside. It is fresh, revitalising and relaxing at the same time."


A.W. Lake launches Icebox concept

A.W. Lake Design is set to launch the Icebox, a new cold therapy experience for spas.

Developed over a two-year period, the Icebox consists of three cryo-chambers contained inside a single unit. Each chamber offers a different air temperature, and features natural 'special effects', such as wind chill and humidity.

It builds up cold resistance gradually by exposing the body to various temperatures and environments. cold air is much more effective in strengthening our immune systems."


Zuuja loungewear creates seamless spa journey

Charmaine Lang, founder of The Madison Collection, has teamed up with daughter-in-law and businesswoman Marisa Pepper to launch Zuuja, a company specialising in loungewear for spas.

The four-piece loungewear collection, inspired by athleisure wear, can be worn in the treatment room, to the pool, in the dining room and even to bed, making the resort and spa journey completely seamless. Available as an in-room amenity and as a retail line, the unisex collection has been created with comfort and luxury in mind. It consists of two styles of shirts and trousers in two stock colourways – white and mint green – as well as customisable colour options.


Comfort Zone targets hormonal changes with new skincare line

Comfort Zone has developed a range of products and treatments targeting hormonal changes in the skin due to ageing.

Aimed at women experiencing menopause, the Sublime Skin Hormon-Aging range consists of a treatment – the Sublime Skin Hormon-Aging facial – and two-piece product line: a Sublime Skin Oil Cream and Sublime Skin Oil Serum containing cell-support technology.


Full Balance footpath offers reflexology benefits

Full Balance has created a new, unique barefoot experience called the Tile & Stone footpath.

Designed to supplement existing spa treatments, the path offers reflexology foot massage and consists of six stations to stimulate a different reflexology point, using just strategically placed stones and the guests' own body weight.

Handcrafted from natural materials, the tiles are designed to offer the health benefits of reflexology.


Caudalie suncare line kind to the skin and the environment

Caudalie has created a suncare line that protects the skin and the environment.

Consisting of five products, the range uses patented ‘ocean protect’ formulas that were developed over several years.

All chemical sun filters have been removed, leaving only biodegradable filters that offer maximum protection while reducing environmental damage.


Originally published in HCM Handbook 2019 edition

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