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$8.5 trillion…

According to the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) the global wellness economy will hit that figure by 2027.

By then, the wellness industry here in the UAE is predicted to have grown to $5.5 billion.

It’s clear from the figures that more and more of us are beginning to focus on ourselves and how we can live better.

In the latest episode of ‘the mentl space’ we drill down into what is driving that industry and what we can expect to see in the years ahead.

Our guest Ayuko Suzuki, Director of Spa and Wellness at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, shares her personal journey and the origins of her interest in wellness, stemming from her cultural background in Japan and a pivotal moment when her father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, leading her to embrace a holistic approach to wellness.

We unpack the evolution of wellness beyond traditional spa treatments to encompass integrated wellness, which includes pillars such as mental wellness, mindful movement, internal well-being, recovery, advanced therapy, technology integration, and regenerative medicine.

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Ayuko dives into the challenges posed by technology on mental health and provides insights on mitigating the negative impacts, advocating for practices like setting boundaries with technology use and incorporating mindfulness techniques to achieve mental clarity.

She offers her insights on the importance of sleep in the context of wellness and explores both the detrimental effects and potential benefits of technology on sleep patterns.

Listen to the podcast to discover her personal strategies for maintaining a balanced relationship with technology, prioritizing mental well-being and cultivating an empty mind for better sleep quality and overall wellness.