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Megatrends (1982) author, John Naisbett , perceived the concept of high tech high touch. The meaning of this phrase is that you need to serve people using technology by making them feel human, not part of the machine. In our modern society where technology has taken over, people are spending more time interacting with machines (cellphones, computers, etc) than humans. Many of the predictions from his book are a reality, including the shift from industrial to high tech, institutional to self-help,and the need for more personal human interaction. Thus, in seeking self-help solutions, many of us are yearning for the softer side of life, and flocking to spas to experience ‘high touch’ nurturing to bring life back into balance.
Did you know that when humans hug their immune system enhances dramatically? This is precisely why there is a therapeutic effect with touch and getting a massage not only feels good but is important for our health and wellness. Thai Therapy Massage is also excellent for the immune and lymphatic system. So visiting a spa and getting physical contact and touch is life enhancement at it’s best. Of course, immersing yourself in nature, walking barefoot on fresh grass or the sand is also therapeutic, and getting grounded through earthing is another healing modality.
Sometimes a body treatment can be more rewarding in the long run than a new object/outfit/shoes. Wellness experts are reporting that the best way to obtain healthy habits is to become aware of your body and your needs. Self-Care is the buzz word.
The sooner you begin to get in touch with your own body, it’s needs and messages, the better. This is the beginning of a life-long relationship. You are the CEO of your own health. The first step is to visit a healing retreat or spa and become the master of your body and it’s needs.
“The growing trend in wellness travel is about enriching lifestyles with a dedication to healthy living. Featuring nutritious and well-rounded diets, comprehensive exercise regimens, and programs centered on uplifting the interrelationships between beauty, health and cuisine, wellness resorts offer optimized and personalized programs designed to meet specific individual needs and overall health goals, and the tools to incorporate new habits into your everyday life.”
All photos courtesy of the Beloved Spa, Isla Mujeres, Mexico