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Spa Wellbeing – an online lifestyle magazine celebrating the worlds of travel, wellness and spas

About Spa Wellbeing

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Welcome to Spa Wellbeing – we hope you enjoy our online magazine!

Our mission statement:

To make Spa Wellbeing an online travel magazine that will appeal to everyone – young and not so young – with a passion for travel and for whom wellness and spas are often an integral part of their holiday planning.

Spa Wellbeing’s  informative features are by professional travel writers and cover destinations and spas in the UK and around the world. We  highlight the advantages of travel, spas and wellness, believing that in our busy stressful world, we all need some pampering and relaxation. And because travel has countless benefits and is a source of  ‘wellbeing’ in itself, we also publish general travel features covering weekend breaks, rail trips, cruises and holidays of a lifetime.

Spa Wellbeing is editorially independent – no spa or destination pays to be included so you can be sure our editorial is honest and impartial, whether we are reviewing spas, treatments, books or new product launches.

Spa Wellbeing’s  attractive new format provides an opportunity to comment on our features and/or to ask about a treatment or a destination you are thinking of visiting. We promise to do our best to give an unbiased answer.

Please also take an occasional visit to Miscellanea (the Editor’s Blog) – an online travel diary covering events and happenings as seen through the editor’s eyes .

Any advertorials (adverts written in editorial style) or promotions will always be clearly stated.


Publishing Editor

Catherine BeattieCatherine Beattie  is an experienced travel journalist/ editor/author and publisher (Discovery Books) and has been writing about spas for over 20 years. Catherine wrote and published Healthy Breaks, the first ever guide to UK spas and has since published books by other authors including Rosie’s Armchair Exercises by Rosita Evans and Stars, Staterooms & Stowaways by Gary Glading.

The author of several consumer guides, Catherine was founding editor of Spa Health & Beauty magazine and has written for many newspapers, trade, consumer and inflight magazines and websites, including The Sunday Times, The Express, Harpers, Yours, Spa Review, Spa Source, Spa World, InBalance, Thomson Journeys, Msafiri, Boutique 1, The Travel Editor, Oryx, and

Since 2011, Catherine has written a detailed annual report on different topics of  health and medical tourism for global market research provider Mintel. Her eighth report, The Global Spa Market will be published at the end of 2018.

Catherine and her husband Alec have homes in the UK and Spain and have eight children, ten grandsons and eight grand daughters.

Catherine is a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers and is a judge of the UK Wellness Awards and the Australian Travel Writers’ Awards 2016, 2017 and 2018.

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