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Don Genders, Managing Director, Design for Leisure, United Kingdom
CEO of Design for Leisure, a specialist company in hydrothermal spa design and implementation. Don Genders brings 25 years of experience to the initiative, with a personal passion for the achievement of excellence in this field. Headquartered in London, UK with a wholly owned subsidiary in…Read More
Cassandra Cavanah, Founder, Cavanah Communications, United States
Cassandra heads up Cavanah Communications, a public relations, marketing and consulting agency with a specialty in spa and wellness. Cassandra is part of the PR team for the Global Wellness Summit (GWS), the annual gathering of international leaders to positively shape the future of the $3.7 trillion global wellness economy…Read More
This initiative aims to increase transparency and awareness in the design and implementation of all elements of spas and wellness facilities involving thermal and wet treatments. It is our aim to improve the education of those working in these areas so they can best advise guests on the most beneficial way to use the features and to help therapists and specialists in other fields understand and effectively advise the use of these features to further benefit the health and wellness of their clients. This branch of the industry integrates well with other Global Wellness initiatives, combining to ensure that what is designed and built to promote health and wellness is also constructed in a manner and with materials that benefit the health and wellness, not just of the users, but the planet and its precious resources.
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The Guide to Hydrothermal Spa & Wellness Development Standards
Created to provide design and building guidelines for hydrothermal areas (also known as “wet areas”) in spas and private residences. Hydrothermal bathing (including saunas, hamams, steam rooms, hydrotherapy pools, etc.), with its benefits of cleansing, detoxifying and improving the immune system, dates back thousands of years and is one of the most ancient spa practices.
Meet the renowned thought leaders in this field who are collaborating to educate and evolve wellness in this area of global importance.
View the research, trends, whitepapers, infographics and more from this Initiative, as well as a curated list of third party resources.
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