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SA spas urged to use water in a sustainable manner

Updated: Mar 8, 2022

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With water consumption reaching alarming proportions worldwide, the World Health Organisation recently predicted that half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas by 2025.

As an article by Charne le Roux in the March 2022 issue of the Professional Beauty magazine points out, a single Vichy shower can consume approximately 700 litres of water and a Hamman treatment, 600 litres. This equates to about 4-5 full bathtubs and with multiple treatments a day, can quickly escalate to the equivalent of draining and filling a medium size pool every month.

Says Le Roux: “Given that the very word ‘spa’ means healing through water, how can we practice spa in its proper context if we consider ourselves bound to saving water? The answer is to innovate, to transform traditional therapies, and to put water efficiency practices into place.”

She points out that water conscious spas are increasingly opting for waterless treatments such as massages, waterless manicures and pedicures, and products such as no-rinse body wraps. “They are re-thinking their wet treatment regimes and incorporating body treatment products that make it possible to offer traditionally wet room treatments in a dry environment, with specially formulated products that stay moist and can be removed with a damp cloth.”

To find out more details on how spas can use water sustainably, click here https://issuu.com/professionalbeautysa/docs/pb_march_2022_bd787653eeb619/33?fr=sNmY1OTQ3MTUzNDI

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