LONDON, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Exclusive Wellness Information and Great Deals on Spa Treatments at http://www.spafinder.co.uk
SpaFinder, the world's largest spa and wellness resource and gifting company, is launching its first ever UK Wellness Week(TM), to be held on the 21-27th March.
With ill health costing employers GBP100 billion in lost employee days every year[i] in the UK, SpaFinder's Wellness Week(TM) is designed to encourage people to take steps toward a happier and healthier lifestyle.
SpaFinder will be hosting a dedicated Wellness Week(TM) section on their website at http://www.spafinder.co.uk/ukwellnessweek with information on all sorts of wellness topics - including fitness, nutrition, sleep, depression, meditation and much more. The site will also feature guest bloggers over the course of the week, including yoga instructors, spa directors and nutritionists.
To make sure everyone can make the most of Wellness Week(TM), SpaFinder will also be offering consumers fantastic savings on spa and wellness treatments. This will include special deals from partner spas, and flash 'Spa Sales' on SpaFinder gift vouchers, which can be redeemed at over 400 spas across the UK.
In addition, SpaFinder has teamed up with newly-opened spa Lifehouse in Essex to give away a two night stay to one lucky winner.
SpaFinder are encouraging consumers to get involved with Wellness Week(TM) by taking a 'Wellness Week Pledge' - pledging to do one thing during Wellness Week(TM) that will improve their health and wellbeing - for the week and in the long term. It could be anything from taking the stairs in the office instead of the lift, cutting down on the chocolate, trying yoga for the first time or walking instead of getting in the car.
Cassandra Cavanah, Executive Director for SpaFinder Europe, said: "With David Cameron announcing his Wellbeing Index last year[ii], and this year already proving stressful for many people, we are encouraging people to make a commitment to a healthier, and ultimately happier, lifestyle.
"The health benefits of spa-ing are becoming more and more apparent - just last year a study found that a massage increased white blood cell counts and hormones that are linked to good health[iii]. Our spa sale will help make a trip to the spa a little bit more affordable so why not try a massage, thermal bathing experience or something completely new to you, like an alternative therapy such as reiki or reflexology?" Cassandra added.
SpaFinder is the expert in all things spa. As the world's largest spa media, marketing, and gifting company, SpaFinder connects millions of wellness-focused consumers with thousands of spas worldwide.
SpaFinder's media properties include the award-winning SpaFinder website collection (including http://www.spafinder.co.uk and SpaFinder.com) and the New Beauty SpaFinder Global Spa, Beauty and Wellness Guide. SpaFinder Gift Vouchers and Cards are redeemable at over 6,000 spas and salons worldwide and are available at nearly 100,000 high street retailers across North America and Europe. Founded in 1986, the privately held company is headquartered in New York with offices in the UK and Japan.
[i] Dame Carol Black's report, 2008
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[iii] Mark Hyman Rapaport, Pamela Schettler, Catherine Bresee. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. October 2010, 16(10): 1079-1088
SOURCE SpaFinder Europe