From The Editor

January 2017

Dear Reader,

2017 is finally here!!! Let’s usher in the values of mindfulness, personal growth, happiness and love and start the new year with this beautiful quote from John Lennon:

“It matters not who you love, where you love or how you love, it matters only that you love.”

Our industry’s foundation is love, as it constantly provides positivity and encouragement through innovation that changes people’s lives for the better.

The spa and wellness industry is constantly introducing new approaches to help people become their best, most balanced selves, boosting their well-being and happiness. In many cases, the leading “new” concepts are actually revivals of historical practices dating back to ancient times.

We kick off the year with an in-depth look at one of these concepts in our Cupping Guide this month. Thanks in part to the recent summer Olympics, the benefits of cupping have been brought into the spotlight, and its wide variety of applications has gained broader recognition in the spa community. Turn to page 65 and explore how this ancient cultural practice is being incorporated into modern spas to meet the needs of today’s clients.

Let’s look forward to a positive, enlightening year ahead in 2017!

– Amanda Clinton Winter, Managing Editor of Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa