Category Archives: Insights

Healing Thermal Waters – Italy

Contributed by Cinzia Galletto – Sustainable Spa Association Ambassador The use of thermal waters for hydrotherapy, in the Mediterranean basin, was known since ancient times, as evidenced by the archaeological finds, by the literary and scientific testimonies, by the numerous epigraphs. These are treatments that have remained essentially unchanged for twenty-four centuries, with ups and downs […]

Meet Stephanie and MeetthefiveRs

Stephanie Hodgson is our campaign partner and the brains behind our #spawastenotchallenge launching this week. Stephanie currently runs a project called MeetthefiveRs, referring to the five R’s of a circular economy: reduce, reuse, recycle, repair and return. This is an information sharing platform that is open source and non-profit. Through collaboration with local businesses and […]

Circular Economy EXPLAINED

We are proud to partner with Stephanie Hodgson from @MeetthefiveRs. This post is part of our collaborative series which will introduce you to the CIRCULAR ECONOMY and eventually our #SpaWasteNotChallenge.  Written for the Sustainable Spa Association by Stephanie Hodgson from MeetthefiveRs Traditionally, we have taken or extracted materials from the earth and our natural world, […]

Consumers are making sustainability a growth opportunity for our spas

88% of consumers want you to help them make a difference. Does your spa help people make choices for the better? In Futerra’s survey of over 1000 consumers in the U.K. and the USA they discovered that 96% of people feel their own actions such as donating, recycling or buying ethically made a difference to […]

Lets Talk – Rona Tait of TDS Commercial tells us more about laundry options for the spa industry that support sustainable business goals.

Laundries are often the silent partners of the spa industry.  When looking into reducing chemical and water usage.  Can our laundry partners can help spas to reach sustainability goals? Laundries are truly collaborative partners to the spa and hospitality industry and can greatly contribute towards fulfilling the sustainability goals of the spas and their clients. […]

Let’s talk – Tracey Brasenell shares more insight about the launch of Sacred Nature

What were the key reasons Sacred Nature was Developed? As you know at [comfort zone] we are a luxury, experiential, spa & skin care company that has sustainability, people and the planet at the heart of everything we do. The Planets overconsumption and over-reliance on fossil fuels has caused: • An excess of CO2 in […]

The SSA Global Survey

The SSA is undertaking the first-ever Global Survey into sustainability. By collecting a substantial amount of industry-specific data, we will gain important insights into attitudes, knowledge and implementation of sustainability. It is a time of huge global change. We believe that during these difficult times we must not to lose sight of the importance of […]

An interview with Kent Richards – Six Senses pledge no plastic by 2022

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas have been in-operation for over 23 years with a very clear vision to be a luxury resort where guests can reconnect with themselves, others and the world around them. CEO, Neil Jacobs, says it best “Of course hospitality is never just about a place to stay. We want our places […]