Take a Look at These Spa Trends!

With each year we find health and wellness being prioritized. A slow and steady increase in the focus on wellness was then spurred by the pandemic. Now, more than ever, we are seeing a spike in spa and wellness trends. 

Let’s take a look at the top spa and wellness trends to look out for in 2023. 

Lymphatic Drainage Facial

The lymphatic drainage treatment has become the most popular facial treatment for 2023, followed by light therapy facials. So how does a lymphatic drainage facial work? It sounds more technical than it is. Basically, massage therapists use techniques to encourage the drainage of lymph nodes and the movement of lymph fluids around the body. 

Light Therapy Facials

Light therapy facials are a non-invasive beauty treatment that exposes your skin to light energy. It’s absorbed in various depths to stimulate reactions within the skin. These facials help promote cellular growth and repair, giving a healthy glow. 

Salt Saunas

In general, saunas improve blood circulation and improve oxygen levels to help your joints and muscles. But, it’s vital that you use Himalayan salt as the activated air encourages better breathing, and improves oxygen levels in your bloodstream. Salt sauna sessions typically last about 30 to 45 minutes. 

Crystal Healing

Considered an alternative treatment, crystal healing massages are immensely popular in spas as of 2023. Forbes sites’ crystal healing massages will increase by 91% in 2024. The treatment involves placing various crystals and minerals around a client’s body so that they can benefit from the healing properties. 

Turkish Baths

In their research, Forbes found traditional Turkish bath massages becoming popular with an increase of 85% in popularity. It’s an ancient rational method of bathing that uses special techniques to cleanse and exfoliate impurities from the body. 

Not for the faint-hearted, a Turkish bath is about 45 mins of washing, and body scrubbing, with a woven cloth, a foam wash, and a massage. No impurities can escape the scrubbing! But, once done, your skin feels softer and you can soak in the traditional baths. 

Nature Therapy 

Many of the more traditional therapies are coming back into play. Reconnecting with nature to revitalize the mind, body, and soul, and so, spa trends are following suit. Outdoor massages and retreats are at the center of nature therapy trends. 

Immersing yourself in nature has proven studies to lower blood pressure and relieve stress, so focusing on treatments set in the outdoors is the go-to. Think of massages in the great outdoors, a pedicure with a vista, and Japanese forest baths. 


Digitally Disconnect 

We are all a little addicted to our devices and in desperate need of a detox. Spas are disconnecting and giving guests a chance to disconnect with wellness retreats, nature walks, and meditations all far away from wifi. 

If you’re still looking for more information about spa and wellness trends in 2023, why not do some ‘field research’. Kick back and relax with one of these treatments! 


The article was written by Christine Fay Smith

“Christine is a freelance lifestyle writer. She focuses on interior and hospitality design. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Christine has embraced her knowledge of the visual world. She mixes this with passion for culture and the exploration of visual experiences.”

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