I\u2019ve just returned from four days of attending the 2016 Global Wellness Summit. Four days of seminar after seminar and 14 hour days \u2013 I must say that I\u2019m exhausted! Yet as tickets are hugely expensive, I thought I\u2019d lift the lid on some of the key findings and explore what\u2019s next for the health and wellbeing industry\u2026 \u00a0\u201cSpa\u201d is back: Spa was really the focus of this year\u2019s summit. With its healing waters, Austria was a founding home of the spa concept as we know it. Apparently, once upon a time a hotelier there decided to introduce an element of these healing waters into his hotel \u2013 and coined the term \u201cspa\u201d. Expect to see a renewed focus on these traditional methods \u2013 updated with new science and technology. Mental health is the new focus: What does to mean to be \u201cmentally healthy\u201d today? At the summit, we explored how meditation, mindfulness, nutrition, sleep all play their part. There has also been a study linking certain bacterial bugs with schizophrenia \u2013 so the connection between our physical and psychological state is becoming ever more apparent. Data Buddhism: Yes, you heard it here first. This trend looks at how we use the Internet today. The difference between sitting trapped at a computer all day \u2013 and having the freedom to be healthy. Can we really learn to be zen with technology? Watch this space. Spa architecture: Remember when we just had sauna, steam and Jacuzzi? Well now, \u201cspa architecture\u201d is a whole sector in itself. Designers are analysing how electro-magnetic fields, light, the circulation of clean air plus plenty of plants and water features all benefit our physical and mental wellbeing. Then creating the space around us accordingly. Apply within: By 2020, it\u2019s predicted that the beauty and spa sector will need an extra 470,000 people. So business is booming! What emerged from the summit is that there\u2019s a lack of spa managers, whilst mentoring interns needs to be improved. So if you\u2019re looking for a new career, you may have just found it! What\u2019s next? Having said that spa is back, spa alone is no longer enough. What became very clear is that hotels with spas now also want \u201cwellness\u201d. That is, monitoring systems and clinical approaches that tackle a range of clients\u2019 health and wellbeing concerns. As a result, integrated medicine - and treatments such as colonic hydrotherapy and intravenous infusions \u2013 are going to become more and more prevalent. So we\u2019re ahead of the curve at EF!