Can you live without a day spa?
Amongst many options for spending our disposable income more people choose healthier alternatives. Besides better healthier food and sports routines, increasing number of people realize that day spas should be an integral part of a healthy living. It’s not just an ancient wisdom anymore. Modern men and women have tested it on themselves and increasingly more often choose to make spa visits a part of their monthly routine.
“Massage is no longer a luxury to baby boomers,” explains Gerald Katzoff, former president of the spa association and president of the Greenhouse Group, which runs 12 U.S. spas and is opening a new day spa later this year on 57th Street in Manhattan. “There is enough of a demand in the market for us all,” he says. The future New York spa will compete with several others on the same street.
At SPA LUX we see that not only baby boomers are frequent visitors. A very significant segment of our clientele is between the ages of 18 to mid 30’s. One of the most popular services at our spa has become the couple’s packages. Young couples see a beautiful way to stay healthy and spend time together being pampered at a day spa for a few hours.
According to a Pricewaterhouse Coopers survey, the number of spas in the United States increased by 21 percent a year in the past five years, with the total number of spas numbering 5,689 at the beginning of the new millennium. Today this number well exceeds 10,000. Between 1997 and 1999, revenues surged 152 percent — from $2.1 billion to $5.3 billion, with spa visits increasing from 56 million to 95 million per year.
“Consumers are increasingly seeking the spa experience as an alternative or complement to other leisure activities,” says Bjorn Hanson, a statistician with Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
“If holiday travels ratchet up the stress, consider an afternoon chilling at a day spa. With more than 10,000 around the country, there are plenty of good choices”, says Linda Kossoff, executive editor of DaySpa magazine. “It’s a nice economical alternative to the resort spa. You feel like you’ve been on a mini vacation.”
Spa Lux Day Spa
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Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133