I'm delighted to present Vision Spa Retreat's first guest post from Kate Riley. Kate is an Eco-Centered Spa Consultant and Therapist Educator and determined to 'raise the bar' in both arenas. In her own healing work, she specializes in a sensitive approach to chronic pain relief.
Recently, Kate and I have been enjoying a flow of conversation about what it really takes to create a spa environment that epitomizes caring for people and planet. Here, Kate turns the idea of offering wellness outside-in and looks at the wellness of the spa as reflected in its staff.
She suggests that weaving wellness into a spa means encouraging a real sense of synergy among spa staff, emphasizing sharing and service to create a flow of good energy that will be palpable to all those who visit.
The article below was first published in July 2011 on The Riley School of Integrated Somatic Bodywork blog, and is reproduced here with kind permission of Kate Riley. For more about Kate, or to contact her directly, follow the links at the end.