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Editorial Reviews

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"This is definitely not just another spa book. The Psychology of Spas &
Wellbeing is insightful and goes way beyond what most people think
about when they think of the body, mind and spirit aspects of the spa
experience.  For the first time, someone has put the focus on the mind
and spirit and how it all relates to the body with the result being true
holistic healing. And even better, this is grounded in science with
citations galore to the medical evidence that supports so much of what
is accomplished by spas these days."
--Susie Ellis, President, SpaFinder Wellness
"This is the first time I have ever seen anyone teach us about the 
psychological side of the spa industry with such depth. This is a must
read for anyone in the spa or hospitality industries. This book truly
changes the game for spas wishing to provide guests a level of
experience they may have never encountered."
--Jeff Kohl, SVP & Chief Operating Officer, Red Door Spas
"If you have ever doubted the importance of spas, read The Psychology
of Spas & Wellbeing. One of the most interesting thinkers in the spa
industry, Jeremy McCarthy, explains why spas are so good at doing
what they do--making people feel good--and how that expertise can
help transform the nation's health and wellbeing. It's like having a front
row seat at an expensive spa industry symposium."
--Anitra Brown, Guide to Spas, About.com
"This book completely changed how I see spas! Full of solid research 
from various disciplines, McCarthy convinced me that going to the spa
is an important part of any wellness routine. It is preventative
maintenance; not indulgence. Being a professional of the wellness 
industry myself, I did not expect to learn as much as I did while reading
this book. But I should have known better--McCarthy's signature is
to be unexpected, thoughtful and thought-provoking."
--Marie-Josee Shaar, author of Smarts and Stamina

About the Author

Jeremy McCarthy has over twenty years of experience opening and operating luxury resort spas, including 14 years with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and 3 years opening and operating the new spa at famed La Costa Resort and Spa. Since 2006, he is the Director of Global Spa Development and Operations for Starwood Hotels and Resorts where he is responsible for the development of spas across Starwood’s many hotel brands around the world. McCarthy sat for several years on the Board of Directors for the International Spa Association and speaks regularly at spa industry events including ISPA, The Global Spa and Wellness Summit, Leading Spas of Canada, New York Spa Alliance, Washington Spa Alliance, and SPATEC. He is the author of “Become a Spa Owner,” and writes regularly for Pulse, LiveSpa, Organic Spa Magazine, and Positive Psychology News Daily, as well as his own blog on holistic wellness, The Psychology of Wellbeing (http://psychologyofwellbeing.com.) He has a Master of Applied Positive Psychology degree from the University of Pennsylvania that he applies to his work in spas and luxury resorts and he teaches a course at University of California, Irvine on “Positive Leadership for Spas and Hospitality.” When he is not working, he enjoys surfing and beach volleyball.

Product Details

  • File Size: 439 KB
  • Print Length: 158 pages
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  • Publisher: The Psychology of Wellbeing (July 3, 2012)
  • Publication Date: July 3, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008HSMNW0
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #609,069 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Never think of a spa visit as a luxury. Before life unceremoniously intervened with my wake up call, I used to think getting a massage was a luxury. But my massage therapist literally saved the quality of my life and enabled me to continue my career. She made chronic pain livable and lessened the car accident effects well-meaning doctors could not ameliorate. She forever altered my inappropriate belief that spas were for wealthy people. Now I know they are worth every penny.

Wellness is a water mist. Or relaxing solitude under warm stones. Or fresh life views that surface during or after a facial. Ease. Peace. Time for yourself to re-awaken and open yourself up to your world. Your health and well-being depend on your self-compassion and self-care.

In "The Psychology of Spas & Wellbeing", Jeremy McCarthy delights you with fascinating stories and insights backed up with specific scientific evidence. Find out why you deserve to treat yourself to better health and self-awareness as well as joyful relaxation, stress relief, and new ways to savor life.

Oops. I stand corrected here. Spa is not a treat. It is a blessed necessity if you want to learn how to live your best life now. McCarthy helps you integrate easy and enjoyable daily rituals and practices. These alone are worth reading this mind-expanding book. Life-altering and enhancing.

McCarthy explains "holistic renewal" via pairing the new science of Positive Psychology with the wealth of health wisdom from 1000's of years ago. What a fascinating juxtaposition of positivity knowledge. He is a terrifically creative writer who adds a soothing, very human, extraordinarily cool reading aspect to his book.
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This book came highly recommended by a coworker, and so, I was eager to read it. What I found was nothing but a reference guide and quotes from others. Almost every paragraph in the book, regardless of the size of the paragraph, had one or multiple references sited with name, date, and/or page numbers. Reading about Jeremy McCarthy and his 20 plus years of experience in the spa industry, I thought surely he had something of his own worth saying. I know he has to. Yet, even the simplest of thought was a quoted reference. You'll find a 119 page book with 20 pages of references. For me, it was very distracting to continually read through all the referencing and really get to the meat of the book. In fact, I stopped reading after the first chapter. In the end, what this book gave me was a terrific reference guide for future reading and where to find books/authors on health and wellbeing, other than Jeremy McCarthy. Sorry for the not so good review.
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This book completely changed how I see spa treatments! Full of solid research in various disciplines to support his argument, McCarthy convinced me that going to the spa is an important part of my wellness routine. It is preventative maintenance; not indulgence. If you want to make your visits to the spa completely guilt-free or if you'd like persuasive data to convince your clients to visit your spa more often, this book is just what you need. Being a professional of the wellness industry myself, I did not expect to learn as much as I did while reading this book. But I should have known better - McCarthy's signature is to be unexpected, thoughtful and thought provoking at the same time.
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Combining twenty-plus years in the spa and hospitality business with his knowledge of positive psychology, McCarthy knows what he's talking about. Spa owners and spa goers will find The Psychology of Spas & Wellbeing packed with evidenced-based advice to turn what was once thought of as a treat or indulgence, into an essential ingredient to reducing stress and improving one's overall health. Spa owners who focus not just on the facilities and treatments, but on how their spa experience makes their clients FEEL, will have a distinct competitive advantage. Well written, well researched, and a quick read.

Margaret H. Greenberg, co-author of Profit from the Positive: Proven Leadership Strategies to Boost Productivity and Transform Your Business, with a foreword by Tom Rath
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