TORONTO — Health, connectivity, hot springs and suspended gravity are among the top 10 spa trends for 2014, according to the 11th annual spa report from Toronto’s Spafinder Wellness 365, a media, marketing and gifting company.

“This is a landmark year for consumers and the industry, as wellness takes on new dimensions and becomes a key ingredient in travel and technology,” said Susie Ellis, president of Spafinder Wellness, Inc.

The top 10 trends also include: “ferocious fitness,” which involves people who are training for competitions or want to establish their own personal best; high-tech, low-risk beauty products that deliver results in minimal downtime with products seemingly produced by nature; aromatherapy that works together with botany and digital technology to improve effectiveness; urban-close wellness retreats with more spas reachable by car and train; spas that cater to life transitions, including death, divorce, illness, job loss and others.

In terms of travel spa trends, the report suggests looking for an emergence of new travel destinations in countries such as Bhutan, Ghana and Nicaragua.


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