According to experts, today’s travellers are increasingly stressed, citing fewer holiday days to enjoy, a continued connection to their mobile devices and a constant worry of what’s been left back at home. In fact, a recent Spafinder Wellness 365 consumer survey found that 85 percent of people have returned from a holiday less rejuvenated than when they arrived.
Patrick Huey, the recently appointed corporate spa director for Red Lane Spa, the award-winning exclusive spa for Sandals Resorts, has made it his mission to undo the trend, creating a holiday experience for couples to focus on “connection, time and love.”
Under his direction, the Red Lane Spa introduced new signature treatments curated to promote relaxation and romance and will unveil a new all-natural product line in 2015 representing each of the five islands in which Sandals Resorts properties reside through indigenous scents, aromas and ingredients.
“Like an unforgettable holiday, a visit to the spa can be and should be, transformational,” says Huey. “Red Lane® Spa has developed a wonderful reputation for its ability to infuse Caribbean elements into the spa experience and our newest menu accentuates this concept further, from the majestic landscapes and aromas of the region, to the warmth of the Caribbean people. Our products are made using ingredients from the islands such as coconut, coffee, raw sugar cane and ginger, promoting relaxation, rejuvenation and overall well-being.”
According to the survey, travellers report wanting a more nuanced ‘wellness’ experience during their holiday with 82 percent seeking spa treatments. Huey believes that the path to this sought after wellness immersion begins with intent. “So often couples let everyday worries get in the way of relaxation and opportunities to reconnect, both physically and emotionally. The new experiences we’ve created at Red Lane help dissolve these distractions, all with a decidedly Caribbean flair.”