Why the U.S. has a problem with Asian spa treatments
Asians are becoming more popular with American families, and more are flocking to Asian-style spa treatments, according to a recent survey.
The American Heart Association surveyed more than 1,000 adults, all over the U!s, and found that more than 80% of Americans say they have tried one of the many Asian-inspired spa treatments.
That’s up from 70% in 2010, according the report.
The survey of adults in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, including the more than 600 who answered online, found that nearly one in five adults have tried a spa treatment, up from just over one in 10 in 2010.
This is mostly a result of the popularity of the Asian-themed treatments, with more than a third of adults reporting that they’ve tried a treatment in the past year, up slightly from 32% in 2011.
The APA survey also found that Americans are more likely to say they’ve used a spa service in the last month than they were in 2010 — from 26% to 31%.
Some of the reasons cited include: They’re on vacation or are visiting family or friends, or they are looking for a new treatment.
But Americans’ willingness to use a spa has also grown.
A separate APA study found that 57% of adults had tried a different type of spa treatment in their lifetime, up 9% from 2010.
The majority of those surveyed, 59%, also said they would consider using a different spa treatment next year, with 27% saying they would only try one, up 1% from last year.
A majority of adults also said that the benefits of using a spa outweigh the potential costs.
In fact, a whopping 75% of people who have tried spa treatments in the previous month have said the treatment is worth the cost.
“When you compare the value of a spa to the cost of a service, the majority of Americans agree,” said Dr. Jeffrey B. Greenfield, president of the American Heart Foundation.
“The results of this survey are important because they show that people are making some significant changes in their use of spa services.”