Wellness trends such as forest bathing, sound healing, and equine experience will become more popular in 2023.
The economic crisis and layoffs cause much anxiety and stress for everyone. Therefore, travel businesses and hotels/resorts invest a lot in the health care services for customers. According to the Global Health Institute, the global wellness economy is predicted to reach $7 trillion by 2025 with many services launched.
According to Julia Sutton, founder of Exhale, the need to improve health and lifestyle is increasing after the pandemic. Exhale is a wellness company that operates spas in 20 hotels in 11 markets.
For example, the company helped some athletes use cryotherapy, which uses cold air to reduce pellets, followed by infrared saunas to remove toxins, and compression, which uses air force to compress and release the legs.
Hilton identified wellness as one of 2023 trends as 40% of its guests want access to such experiences. And among the trends, sound healing makes many excited.
Sound healing uses vibrations and frequencies to improve physical and mental health. The sound healer will create a blend of binary beats and theta waves to activate the body’s natural healing system and balance the seven chakras. Moreover, essential oils are used in the healing process to enhance the effectiveness of the therapy.
Forest bathing is a Japanese spiritual therapy, also known as shinrin-yoku. Many studies have shown that spending time with plants is very good for health. It helps us reduce anxiety, improve mood, regulate heart rate and blood pressure, increase concentration, strengthen the immune system and sleep better.
Forest bathing connects people with nature through the senses such as sight, hearing, smell, and touch. It is very easy to do. You just need to find a space with lots of trees and relax in it, feel the vibrations and sounds of nature.
Miraval in Tucson is a spa known for its special programs and spa treatments you can hardly find anywhere else. Among them, the most popular experience is the equine experience.
Here, you will learn how to control the horse to move at your will without touching or commanding them. Instead, participants used body language to communicate with the horse. Participants may realize things they don’t know about themselves.