One of the objectives of the GWI is to initiate, gather, and trumpet quality industry research. The reports below are available for download.

Please note that all reports below are the property of the Global Wellness Institute. Quotation of, citation from, and reference to any of the data, findings, and research methodology from the report must be credited to the Global Wellness Institute. To obtain permission for copying and reproduction, please contact the Global Wellness Institute by email at research@globalwellnessinstitute.org.

 


LATEST RESEARCH REPORTS

 

 

The FUTURE OF WELLNESS AT WORK 2016


This study examines the current state of wellness in the global workforce and predicts what the future of work will look like. It makes the case for why wellness will matter more in the future, and also presents a new vision for wellness at work as well as a framework for actions that will help improve workforce health and unleash human potential. This report also includes a survey of over 600 full-time workers in the U.S., conducted by Everyday Health in partnership with the Global Wellness Institute. Sponsored by: Achievers, Blackhawk Engagement Solutions, Bon Vital, Clarins, Comphy Co, DELOS, ESPA, Hydrafacial, Hydropeptide, Massage Envy, Pantheryx, Rancho La Puerta, Spafinder Wellness 365, TheBodyHolidayTreatwell, Universal Companies.  
                           


 


Unlocking The Power of Company Caring 2016

(co-released by Everyday Health, Inc.)


A recent survey of over 600 full-time workers in the U.S., conducted by Everyday Health in partnership with the Global Wellness Institute, took an in-depth look at the impact the work environment has on productivity, health and wellbeing. And the study found that increasing wellness in the workplace may be more easily within our grasp than commonly understood. It has less to do with 'programs' and much to do with authentic company 'caring.'
 


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GUIDE TO HYDROTHERMAL SPA & WELLNESS DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS, 2nd Edition

Printed Report Price: $65

The Guide to Hydrothermal Spa & Wellness Development Standards was created to provide design and building guidelines for hydrothermal areas (also known as "wet areas") in spas and private residences. Hydrothermal bathing (including saunas, hamams, steam rooms, hydrotherapy pools, etc.), with its benefits of cleansing, detoxifying and improving the immune system, dates back thousands of years and is one of the most ancient spa practices. Now in its 2nd edition, this industry resource was sponsored by: absolute-pools, AreasanaBarr + Wray, Design for Leisure, DornbrachtGharieni, Hilton Worldwide, HygroMatik, Klafs, Kemitron, Lux Elements, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, SnowBOXSommerhuber, Unbescheiden, Werner Doslertechnik.
 

 
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THE GLOBAL SPA & WELLNESS ECONOMY MONITOR 2014

Printed Report Price: $45

This important new research confirms wellness as one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing industries. The study sizes and analyzes the ten sectors that comprise the “umbrella” wellness industry was unveiled. The big finding: wellness is now a staggering $3.4 trillion market – and one of the biggest, fastest-growing industries on earth. Some context: it’s 3.4 times bigger market than the $1 trillion, global pharmaceutical industry. Sponsored byBiologique Recherche, The Body Holiday, Bon Vital'DelosESPAJhanaMassage EnvyMindbody, Natura BisseNoel AsmarSpafinder WellnessWTS International
 

 
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THE GLOBAL Wellness Tourism ECONOMY: 2013 & 2014

Printed Report Price: $45

This important report combines the first-ever wellness tourism market research (2013) with updated data from wellness tourism research released in 2014. Wellness tourism continues to be one of the fastest-growing travel categories: revenues expanded from $438 billion in 2012 to $494 billion in 2013 – and that 12.7 percent growth rate was 40 percent larger than originally forecast. And wellness tourism also grew 74 percent faster than global tourism overall in the last year (14.6 percent versus 7.3 percent). Sponsored by: Biologique Recherche, The Body Holiday, Bon Vital', Delos, ESPAJhana, Massage Envy, Mindbody, Natura Bisse, Noel Asmar, Spafinder WellnessWTS International
 

 

Middle East-North Africa Spa & Wellness Economy

Printed Report Price: $45

The number of spas in Middle East-North Africa more than tripled from 2007 to 2013. Also, in 2013, the Middle East-North Africa was the second fastest-growing region for wellness tourism. Read the full report for more details. Sponsored by: Biologique Recherche, The Body Holiday, Bon Vital', Delos, ESPAJhana, Massage Envy, Mindbody, Natura Bisse, Noel Asmar, Spafinder WellnessWTS International.
 

 

Latin America-Caribbean Spa & Wellness Economy

Printed Report Price: $45

Latin America’s spa market benefits from strong tourism and consumer spending, with many countries experiencing double-digit annual growth rates. Also, in 2013, wellness trips grew three times faster than overall
tourism trips growth in Latin America-Caribbean. Read the full report for more details. Sponsored by: Biologique Recherche, The Body Holiday, Bon Vital', Delos, ESPAJhana, Massage Envy, Mindbody, Natura Bisse, Noel Asmar, Spafinder WellnessWTS International.
 

 

Thermal/Mineral Springs Economy

Printed Report Price: $45

Throughout history, people have used thermal and mineral springs for bathing, healing, socializing, and spiritual reasons. Those traditions are the roots of today’s spa industry so as consumers increasingly seek authentic spa experiences, there is a resurgence of interest in thermal/mineral springs around the world. We count over 26,000 establishments in 103 countries that have wellness, recreational, and therapeutic facilities and services built around thermal/mineral springs. Sponsored by: Massage Envy, Red Door Spa, Jhana, Lighting Science, Spafinder Wellness, WTS International, Wellness Interactive, The Body Holiday, Bon Vital', Delos, ESPAJhana, Mindbody, Natura Bisse, Noel Asmar
 

 

guide to hydrothermal spa development standards, 1st edition

Printed Report Price: $45

The Guide to Hydrothermal Spa Development Standards was created to provide design and building guidelines for hydrothermal areas (also known as "wet areas") in spas and private residences. Hydrothermal bathing (including saunas, hamams, steam rooms, hydrotherapy pools, etc.), with its benefits of cleansing, detoxifying and improving the immune system, dates back thousands of years and is one of the most ancient spa practices. Sponsored by: absolute-pools, Barr + Wray, Design for Leisure, Gharieni, Hilton Worldwide, HygroMatik, Klafs, Kemitron, Lux Elements, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Sommerhuber, Thermarium, Unbescheiden, Werner Doslertechnik.
 

 
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The Global Wellness Tourism Economy 2013

Printed Report Price: $45

Wellness tourism  is revealed to be a $439 billion market, representing 1 in 7 tourism dollars. This SRI International Report shows wellness-focused travel will reach $678.5 billion by 2017—nearly 50 percent more growth than global tourism overall. Sponsored by: Massage Envy, Red Door Spa, Jhana, Lighting Science, Spafinder Wellness, WTS International, Wellness Interactive.
 

 
Spa Management Workforce & Education: Addressing Market Gaps 2012

Spa Management Workforce & Education:
Addressing Market Gaps 2012

Printed Report Price: $45

This 2012 SRI study shows the gap between the expansive job opportunities and qualified candidates in the spa & wellness industry. It examines industry challenges, makes recommendations to increase management talent pool and explores ways to spotlight the vast job opportunities available. Sponsored by: East West Learning Center, Eco Spa 360, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International., Massage Envy, Precor, Red Door Spa, Resort Suite, Self Optima.
 

 
Wellness Tourism and Medical Tourism: Where Do Spas Fit? 2011

WELLNESS TOURISM AND MEDICAL TOURISM: WHERE DO SPAS FIT? 2011

This 2011 SRI research finds the potentially explosive, $106 billion wellness tourism market held back by conceptual confusion and weak promotional models. This is the first comprehensive report on medical tourism and wellness tourism and tackles key challenges and opportunities for these distinct markets.
Sponsored by: Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, Murad Inclusive Health, Red Door Spa, Resort Suite, Spafinder Wellness, SpaSoft, Westin, Yelo Spa.
 

 

Spas and the Global Wellness Market: Synergies and Opportunities 2010

Printed Report Price: $45

This 2010 SRI report finds that wellness is no passing fad: the global market is estimated at nearly $2 trillion. SRI International defines a rapidly expanding wellness industry cluster with nine sub-segments, from fitness to spa. Sponsored by: Murad Inclusive Health
 

 

The Global Spa Economy 2007

Printed Report Price: $45

SRI International reported that the global spa economy is estimated at $255 billion a year, according to first-ever study unveiled at the 2008 Global Spa Summit. Sponsored by: Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, Mandara Spa, Raison d'Etre, Spafinder Wellness, Spatality