by Juliet Wheater
You'd think in the spa industry we'd be the pioneers of workplace wellness, wouldn't you? After all we preach to the rest of the world as to how they 'should' be living their best mental and physically healthy lives.....and yet.....ironically we hear time after time how the service and hospitality industries can be some of the worst for burnout and stress.
Similar to imposter syndrome, high achievers and perfectionists are particularly susceptible to burning themselves out. With it also being a real issue within the spa industry, therapists do worry that stress can affect their treatment delivery. Burnout was once viewed as being temporary, however with the recent announcement that the World Health Organization (WHO) added burnout to its International Classification of Diseases, its impact might not be fleeting. By keeping an eye out for warning signs, proactive changes can be made to prevent burnout.