News | Leisure Opportunities
Leaderboard
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
Legacy Leisure
Banbury, United Kingdom
Parkwood Leisure
Nottingham, United Kingdom
ISA Training
£8,384 annum (£20,961 pro rata)
London, UK
Lex Leisure
£5.60 - £7.50 per hour
Solihull, United Kingdom
Malvern St James School
Competitive
Great Malvern, Malvern, UK

Global Wellness Institute launches ‘Exploring Salt and Halotherapy’ Initiative

Job opportunities
Spa Voyage
Competitive Salary
location: Guildford, UK
WTS International
$80,000 + Bonus
location: New York, NY, United States
Four Seasons
Competitive Salary & Benefits
location: Landaagiraavaru, Maldives
more jobs

The Global Wellness Institute has launched a new initiative: “Exploring Salt and Halotherapy,” chaired by Steve Spiro, CEO and founder of equipment supplier Global Halotherapy Solutions.

Ann Brown, founder and CEO of Saltability, a line of Himalayan salt products, will serve as vice chair.

While salt-based therapies have existed for centuries, the GWI says a surge in salt-infused environments and approaches at wellness centres and spas worldwide and a profusion of salt-based products being marketed direct to consumers means there is a need for more education and research.

“The Institute felt that it was valuable to support an initiative that explores the halotherapy and salt therapy developments, and we purposely use the term ‘exploring’ to refrain from giving the impression of any blanket endorsement of ‘anything and everything’ salt,” said Susie Ellis, GWI chair and CEO.

“While halotherapy has had a strong history in Eastern Europe, where most of the research on its efficacy has taken place, we need more education and studies so that the wellness industry can align their salt-focused approaches with the actual evidence.”

Spiro said: “End-users report that salt therapy alleviates respiratory conditions, improves certain skin problems, and has a positive impact on stress. And while there has been some research on its benefits, too many of the positive claims remain anecdotal.

"This initiative will investigate the effects of a wide range of salt therapies, and provide guidance to businesses and spa practitioners who want to better understand and utilise salt therapy to positively impact their clientele.”

The GWI supports 22 initiatives, global taskforces on wide-ranging wellness markets and industry issues. Salt therapy and halotherapy are being considered for inclusion at the GWI’s www.wellnessevidence.com this year to provide direct access to the medical studies on halotherapy that now exist.

The first meeting of the “Exploring Salt and Halotherapy” initiative will take place at the Global Wellness Summit being held The Breakers Palm Beach, Florida from 9-11 October 2017.

Companies and practitioners involved in salt therapies, services and products are invited to become part of this initiative.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
The Global Wellness Institute has launched a new initiative: “Exploring Salt and Halotherapy,” chaired by Steve Spiro, CEO and founder of equipment supplier Global Halotherapy Solutions.
SAB,CPW,CAS,PHR
The initiative is chaired by Steve Spiro, CEO and founder of equipment supplier Global Halotherapy Solutions

More News

20 Feb 2018
A consultation launched earlier today by not-for-profit health body ukactive will look to shape future policy for children’s sport and physical activity in the UK. ... More
20 Feb 2018
Kohler Waters Spa at the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews, Scotland has reopened following an extensive multi-million refurbishment. The 25,000sq ft (2,300sq m) spa ... More
20 Feb 2018
After bringing global IP The Walking Dead to its popular Fright Night events last October, Thorpe Park has upped the ante yet again, utilising the ... More
19 Feb 2018
Construction work has begun on a new leisure centre in Stone, Staffordshire, as part of a £10m investment in the town’s leisure facilities. The centre ... More
19 Feb 2018
The newly opened Waterfront Spa & Health Club at the Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel in Kent, England will be run by a world-class ... More
19 Feb 2018
Ecsite – the European Network of Science Centers and Museums – has looked at how shopping centres and retail areas can be used to drive ... More
WeBuyGymEquipment.com
WeBuyGymEquipment.com
19 Feb 2018
Architects Cullinan Studio and multidisciplinary firm Arup have received planning permission for the UK’s longest aerial walkway: a 400m-long (1,312ft) ribbon “floating through the treetops” ... More
17 Feb 2018
A futuristic leisure centre, featuring an indoor street and winter garden running through the spine of the building, has been approved by councillors in Maidenhead, ... More
15 Feb 2018
To coincide with National Apprenticeship Week in March, Leisure Opportunities is undertaking an employer survey on the industry’s needs and appetites for hiring apprentices. The ... More
16 Feb 2018
Peer-to-peer online marketplace Airbnb could become London’s biggest hospitality “operator”, as it approaches 20,000 rentals a week, according to monthly technology and trends magazine Wired. ... More
16 Feb 2018
Manchester Museum has announced the appointment of a new director, marking the first woman to hold the position in the institution’s 125-year history. Esme Ward, ... More
16 Feb 2018
Gary Sweet, CEO of League Two side Luton Town FC (LTFC), has branded delays in a decision over the club’s proposed stadium “unfathomable”. The club ... More
MoveGB
MoveGB
16 Feb 2018
The British public is being invited to take part in a national loneliness survey, launched in partnership between three universities, BBC Radio 4 and the ... More
16 Feb 2018
The Thames Club in Staines, Surrey, has added a dedicated hot yoga studio to its offering as part of plans to establish the independently-owned club ... More
15 Feb 2018
Atlantic Wharf in Cardiff has been selected as the preferred site for a new 15,000-seat indoor arena. The planned £110m venue – which would be ... More
1 - 15 of 37,278
employer of choice
Would you like to work for a gym operator that allows you to develop and use your skills to the full whilst being well rewarded? The Gym is totally committed to allowing 'the manager to manage' and rewarding our key personnel for delivery.