InSPAtour 2022 edges closer with Italian spa specialist and blogger Raffaella Dallarda set to visit later this year

As announced before Christmas, the “InSPAtour” 2022 is coming to the UK this June, which will see European Wellbeing Specialist, Spa Blogger and Founder of INSPATIME, Raffaella Dallarda, join forces our SSA Co-Founder, Lucy Brialey, to visit, audit, and highlight sustainability in spas across the country. With consumers not only more conscious of their own […]

Deadline to enter World Spa and Wellness Awards 2022 fast approaching

Spa operators have until 23 December to enter the prestigious World Spa and Wellness Awards 2022. The annual awards acknowledge excellence of care, service and standards and serve to inspire spas around the world and help to raise global industry standards. There are a total of 14 categories for you to showcase your spa company […]

A year in review from the SSA board: “Planning for strength and longevity is the focus because we know we need it more than ever.”

We’re not sure whether it’s just us here at the Sustainable Spa Association (SSA), but it feels like this year has flown by extremely quickly. And what a year it has been.  The pandemic has, of course, shaped much of 2021, but it has been great to see how the global wellness sector has reacted […]

SSA partners with ZING and Gaia to help members create carbon offset donations service for guests

The Sustainable Spa Association (SSA) has partnered with business technology and digital solutions specialist ZING – and Gaia Together – to create a new carbon offset donation service for their booking software clients. The new service will enable spa operators to begin accepting donations from guests towards the offsetting of the carbon footprint generated by […]

SSA takes lead in new Wellness to Climate Action programme, backed by the UN

The Sustainable Spa Association is taking the lead in a new programme designed to help the spa and wellness sector reach net zero by 2050.  Wellness for Climate Action (WCA) is a new global, sectoral campaign initiated by The SSA and guided by the United Nations Climate Change Committee (UNFCCC). WCA will help drive measured […]

Impact assessments – showing where we are

The Sustainable Spa Association (SSA), just like its spa members and brand partners, is responding to increased demand for measurable impactful results. Since its launch, the SSA has relied on an impact assessment tool which has measured the results achieved by its members and partners since the non-profit association was launched in 2019-20.  In January […]

Myrtha Wellness draws sustainability principles from decades of sporting experience

Italian swimming pool specialist Myrtha has long been considered a pioneer in the sports-related aquatic industry. Founded in 1961 by Giorgio Colletto, the company is now looking to take the same role when it comes to sustainability in the wellness-based aquatics sector.  The global brand – which has supplied swimming pools to each of the […]

Wellbeing resort operator Therme Group secures sustainability success as part of UN’s COP26 conference

Global wellbeing company – Therme Group – recently launched its ground-breaking partnership in the field of vertical farming at COP26 in Glasgow. This will see large-scale urban farms developed at Therme Group’s wellbeing destinations worldwide, allowing sustainable and locally grown, nutrient-rich fresh produce to be available to their locations all year round. The partnership brings […]

New SSA Brand Partner #Organics and La Rue Verte are innovating the wellness and wellbeing sector with rise in CBD products and biophilic design

#Organics (Hashtag Organics) is an innovative and passionate industry leader specialising in the development of CBD-based products for the UK and international market. Spearheaded by Managing Director, Emma O’Neil, the organisation has gained success through its operational ethics, commitment to sustainability and their policy of underpinning all practises with education and integrity, making them perfect […]

Italian spa specialist and blogger Raffaella Dallarda set to visit UK in 2022

After a difficult couple of years for everyone, including spa operators, resorts and consumers, people have never been more aware of their own health and wellbeing, with consumers now wanting advice on health, nutrition, wellbeing, more than ever before. As an industry that operates solely within the remit of making people happier, healthier and restored, […]

First-year success for our sustainable #SpaWasteNotChallenge!

Earlier this year, we launched our very first #SpaWasteNotChallenge, open to all spas around the world, inspired by the core principle of circular economy, which is that nothing should go straight to waste. The #SpaWasteNotChallenge was created in collaboration with sustainability and circular economy expert Stephanie Hodgson from Meet The Five R’s. The challenge focused […]

“A very encouraging business revolution happening right before our eyes.”

Hello from Lucy Brialey, Co-Founder and Director of The Sustainable Spa Association. 2021 has been an exceptional year for focus on sustainability matters with the mindset and activity from the Global Spa and Wellness Sector certainly not being left behind but in fact being given a prime time to shine. The conversation around sustainable wellness, […]

Powerful Allies partners with SSA – interview with joint MD Sean Midgley

Powerful Allies was founded by former commercial helicopter pilot James Robson in 2010, after he set out to tackle and counter the wide-spread practice of mis-selling energy contracts. Driven by the desire to make things better, he set up the company to serve as a trusted partner – rather than a traditional broker – to […]

Can COP15 inspire greater biodiversity in the spa industry?

As the United Nations Climate Change Conference – COP26 – came to an end last week, you’d be hard pressed to find an individual who wasn’t invested in it’s outcome.  However, while world leaders looked to solve the pressing issue of a changing climate, the UN’s Conference on Biological Diversity – COP15 – was also […]

Seven Ele|Na spas at Atmosphere Hotels|Resorts join SSA

Seven Ele|Na spas across the Maldives are joining the Sustainable Spa Association, with the view of achieving full accreditation during 2022. All seven spas are located at properties operated by Atmosphere Hotels|Resorts.  Five of the properties joined SSA in October 2021, with two to follow next year. The five new SSA members are Oblu nature […]