From complimentary fruit and signature herbal teas to a five-star menu designed to please any palate, the nutritional services a spa offers are an important element in the whole body wellness experience for clients.
“Spas are an ideal place to encourage healthy living and provide clients with nutritional information that will work in harmony with the treatments they are receiving,” says Lori Stryker, founder and president of the Organic Make-up Company.
Stryker believes knowledgeable professionals can complete the spa experience with sound guidance in health and nutrition by adding a diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, plant proteins, and water-rich foods. These provide the essential ingredients to maintain optimal cell function—the foundation for healthy, beautiful skin. It only makes sense, then, that spas encourage their clients to follow a healthy diet on-site as well as between spa visits.
To provide guests with a complete experience, Heather MacKay, spa manager at the Spa at Windsor Arms, says that all the senses must be engaged. Calming scents touch the nose, soothing music fills the ears, and a flavour-rich menu blesses the taste buds. “It’s really all about providing an experience—not just a service,” says MacKay.