What Is the Future of Spas?

We may have gotten somewhat used to doing beauty treatments shut in our homes over the past few months, but those amateur treatments have shown how important a spa is for many. Whether we are talking about beauty spas or medical spas like dermani MedSpa, we all want a chance to return to something resembling normality, peace, and tranquility.

But the coronavirus is still out there, and we know that things are not going to go back to normal entirely for some time. The spas of tomorrow will look different from the spa of yesterday, and here are a few things for customers to consider.

Fighting the Disease

You may have already dealt with a business like a salon which takes real measures to protect their customers like conducting temperature checks. But the nature of a spa means that they are going above and beyond to ensure customer safety. Spas are cleaning constantly, enforcing strict social distancing guidelines, and are often installing plexiglass and other dividers to limit contact.

Some spas are also offering treatments which may help fight against the virus as well, such as boosting the immune system with ozone treatments or Vitamin C. While it remains to be seen whether these treatments will be truly effective, there is no denying that spas can help improve customers’ emotional health with their treatments and there is a strong link between emotional and physical health.

A Sense of Community

After months of being trapped inside our homes, people do not just want spas to offer new treatments and therapies. They want the spa to become a community. Multiple articles such as this one from Vogue have noticed how spas are a cherished gathering spot for women, much like the barbershop has been for African-American men.

Spas are looking for ways to foster that sense. While social distancing remains, we do see spas offering online yoga, health, or beauty classes to help bring people together. Good spas are also looking to stay connected with customers and other spas online or with social media, and providing information which can boost morale or contains useful health or beauty tips.

How Long will they stay open?

The coronavirus is no longer dominating the headlines, as humans have somehow gotten used to the report of thousands of new cases and hundreds of deaths every day. But that does not mean the virus is going away. In Europe, new cases are on the rise, and experts are worried about a second wave which could appear this winter and work with the new flu to cause new death and suffering.

It is unlikely that a second wave would be quite as devastating as the first, as we know more about the virus and are closer to developing a vaccine. But if a second wave does hit, we will likely see government to close down businesses again and spas will be some of the first businesses targeted.

This means that while going to the spas may still seem dangerous, it may be better to go sooner rather than later. Wait too long, and you could find yourself barred from your favorite spa yet again.