The Psychology of Spas & Wellbeing

My new book on The Psychology of Spas & Wellbeing is now available!  It is currently available as an e-book in Kindle or PDF versions but I am also looking into a print version in the future.  This book evolved out of my capstone thesis project in the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania so it is essentially a comprehensive research paper on the science behind the psychological benefits of the spa experience.  The information gathered in this book is essential to anyone working in the spa world, but also useful to anyone who is working in holistic health and wellbeing.

For the month of July, readers of my blog can get 25% off (the PDF version only) with the discount code TPOW25.

Once you’ve had a chance to read it.  I would love to hear your thoughts on it!

Thank you, as always for your interest and support!

For more information on the book, and to order your PDF copy, please visit http://psychologyofwellbeing/psychology-of-spa.

The Kindle version, as well as a free sample of the first several pages, is available on Amazon here:


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3 Responses to The Psychology of Spas & Wellbeing

  1. Marie-Josee Shaar July 9, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    Congrats, Jeremy!

    I learned a lot reading your book, and found it not only interesting, but very enjoyable too!

    The main message that sticks to my mind after reading it is that going to the spa isn’t an indulgence; it’s preventative maintenance.

    The second take away for me is that massage therapy originates from and really still is a form of medicine.

    I just shared your book on the Smarts and Stamina’s Facebook page and on Twitter. All the best with it!


  2. Charlie Wills July 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

    Jeremy Jeremy Jeremy…
    You say.
    “The spa industry markets itself as offering holistic wellness through a variety of services intended to enhance wellbeing across body, mind and spirit. This book explores the science behind the claims of the spa industry and looks for possible applications to enhance the impact of a spa as a center for holistic healing.”

    The Science behind Holistic Wellness? Looking for Possible applications to enhance the Spa?

    A Great Lady we both know from Cancun was drinkng 4 to 5 cups of coffee daily and not sleeping for a few years, after a few sessions with myself and the use of some Holstic-Science devices she sleep like a baby and stopped drinking coffee, its now been over a year and she is still great again.

    A neighbor of this same mutual friend was up all night,(she would wake her up at night as the apartment walls were not that thick) stressed out and yelling daily at staff where she worked down the strip from where she worked. The friend visited about 4 different Doctors and all she got was drugs she refused to take, so the last Dr. told her she will never be better without the drugs and go see a Shrink!

    I meet her crying in the hallway, sat down with her and applied the same Holistic-Science type program and after about 10 days everything the Better. No more yelling and back to a great nights sleep again..

    If you Google Charles Wills Zoetry you ill see 12 pages of testimonial from normal folks that could not be fixed, but were by us in a very short time using the same program…many video’s by many folks also…

    Point is, why try and reinvent the Wheel when you already have a perfect one here Jeremy?

    On a kinda science level of a joke I had a Master Yoga lady tell me that Yoga can fix everything. so I asked her if she had many testimonials? she replied I am not a frek’in Doctor…

    We went private about 2 month ago because of the corporate directors of the Spa’s we woked with were so negative, and their refusal to try the program as they preferred their Med’s better to deal with their Chronic Stress..The ones that did have become some of my best new friends, including their family members as well…

    I must say it has been a amazing transformation and we have been ovewhelmed with clients, as almost all those that did their 3 to10 day program have brought in Mom, Sister, Cousin, Boss, Friend, Husband, even star TV actress’s…etc..

    What is especially amazing is we spent only about $1000 on advertising, and we are not cheap!!

    Hope you see the Light here for others Brother
    One Love!

  3. Su Gibson July 23, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

    Finished your book this morning and feel inspired to do more research in this area! Thanks for giving us a great guide on all the ways scientific study can enhance our understanding of “spa.” I’ll definitely be using this in my courses and as a way to jumpstart further work – perhaps looking into it from more of a consumer behavior perspective.

    Especially enjoyed the sections on rituals, and you had really insightful points throughout that got me thinking.


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