Director, Global Spa Development and Operations at Starwood Hotels & Resorts
The Psychology of Spas and Wellbeing
The spa industry defines itself around enhancing well-being across body, mind and spirit, and yet few spas have truly considered the science behind mental and spiritual wellbeing. Jeremy McCarthy will share research from the field of psychology and positive psychology that can be directly applied in a day spa setting to create a better guest experience and greater wellbeing for spa customers.
Jeremy McCarthy is the Director of Global Spa Operations and Development at Starwood Hotels and Resorts. He is the author of The Psychology of Spas & Wellbeing and hosts a blog. He holds a masters degree in Applied Positive Psychology from University of Pennsylvania and teaches a course in Positive Leadership for Spas and Hospitality for the UC Irvine Spa and Hospitality Management program.