South African spa, wellness, beauty and fitness properties are encouraged to participate in World Wellness Weekend, which takes place on 21 and 22 September.
This, the third annual World Wellness Weekend, will be celebrated in 2,000+ spas, salons, yoga studios, fitness clubs and sport associations in over 100 countries.
Interested parties can participate by offering guests relaxing massages, uplifting facials, creative yoga/ Pilates/ dance classes, mindful workshops and inspiring talks, among other activities. The idea is to boost vitality and serenity.
World Wellness Weekend was founded by Jean-Guy De Gabriac of Tip Touch International. He says: “Many people say they want to play sports, lose weight, gain flexibility, manage stress better, spend more family time, but in the whirl of life, don’t act upon it. Discoveries in epigenetics show that our way of life has a great impact on how our genes express themselves. The way we sleep, eat, move, chill and socialise keeps the body (and mind) in a state of vitality. Or, it creates an imbalance with repercussions on our health.
“One of the goals of World Wellness Weekend is to remind people that, while health is a relationship between their body and a doctor, wellness is a responsible relationship between one’s body and oneself.”
De Gabriac notes that World Wellness Weekend is a global event with local activities. “We encourage spa, fitness, beauty, sports and tourism professionals to open their doors and organise on their premises, creative, fun and free activities, both indoor and outdoor.”
World Wellness Weekend cites five pillars of wellness: Sleep & Restoration; Nutrition & Nourishment; Vitality & Movement; Serenity & Mindfulness; and Purpose & Solidarity.
For more information on, or to register your activity for, World Wellness Weekend, visit