Courtesy of The Raithwaite Estate Spa, N Yorks
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UK Spa Association

News and views from the UK Spa Association

My honest Spa Journey (including the ups and downs!)

 by Amy Harper I fell into this industry (with a slight push from a frustrated parent) after back and forth about what I wanted to do with myself, who knows what they want to do when they’re 16?I arrived at the college with my baggy jeans, dirty trainers and hoody (a very unlikely candidate for a beauty therapist) not knowing what to expe
In an era of hectic, over-connected lifestyles, society is seeing greater emphasis placed on self-care and holistic therapy. More and more individuals seek out activities which will relax them, offer
"It was so surreal. I was convinced I was going to die"1 in 4 women are not attending their smear tests. Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust have relaunched their Salons Supporting Screening campaign
There doesn’t seem to be a day that goes by when the word ‘spa’ is not repeated by someone outside of the industry. A radio DJ,  a mum quoting the latest article in Good Housekeeping or a co
This month I want to explore a very important topic “plastic in our oceans, plastic in our bodies” and set out some ways in which we can easily and sustainably make changes in our spas and everyday li
 -by Jean-Paul Blissett Wellness in its broadest definition, one could argue, is about finding "space" in our lives to think and make those important health choices - physical, mental, and s
- by Diane Nettleton Why do guests visit spas? There are so many reasons. A hen party, a celebration, Mothers and daughters, brides to be, mums to be, a relaxing break, an indulgent break but the
- by Christine-Alice Hartigan May was Mental Health Awareness Month with events held around the globe.  The initiative was led by Mental Health America (MHA) a non-profit organisat
- by Franki Johnson As a result of new technologies, the rise of social media and the sharing economy, the world is experiencing a dramatic industrial to digital shift. Although we are very aware