Wiki Spa Green Challenge
Pollution is invading our cities and infiltrating everywhere. Our Spas and Institutes are not spared.
We all need to do something to clean the air in our workplaces.
This is also what we owe our customers to offer them the best possible services.
For you and for the planet
Some plants are able to purify the ambient air by their simple presence in a room. Plant the ones you like
Take a picture of your workplace before and after planting. A gesture for you, the planet and your customers
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This phenomenon is called phyto-purification.
This is the ability of certain plants to remove suspended chemicals from the ambient air.
This phenomenon was highlighted in the late 1980s by an American researcher working at NASA, Dr. Billy Wolverton. A microbiologist and chemist, this environmental specialist was looking for a solution to clean up the air in future orbital stations. This work has since been taken up and confirmed by many other researchers around the world.
This work has shown the incredible capacity of certain plants to absorb air pollutants. We now know that more than fifty plants tested make it possible to clean the air in a room by their presence alone. And we are not talking about rare plants. Most of them are used for the interior decoration of our apartments and houses.
The air quality of the rooms in which we live or work can therefore be improved by plants that are very easy to get.
In Spas, the air is often confined due to several technical and comfort requirements. Let's take the two main ones: noise and temperature. We must provide a calm and quiet atmosphere to allow rest and relaxation. Closing the windows is therefore usually essential depending on the environment in which you are located.
Then we also need a pleasant and constant temperature. Depending on the country where you work, it is necessary to heat or temper the air, which obviously requires an enclosed space. Dual-flow ventilation systems are rarely installed in spas.
Therefore, closing of the windows meets these two constraints. Heating the outside air is neither ecological nor economical.
And yet we know that building and decorative materials emit chemicals that are toxic in the long term for health. Working in a closed cabin for several hours a day can therefore lead to a health problem. Adhesives, paints, coatings, etc. are all involved. Not to mention the household products used several times a day.
All these elements diffuse "volatile chemical compounds" in the air of workplaces (but also in your home...). We breathe them in, they pass through our pulmonary alveoli in the blood and they accumulate in our body.
Let's do something about it!
Thanks to the work of researchers, we have a simple and effective way to fight this indoor pollution: Plants! Why deprive yourself of it?
This indoor pollution causes headaches, evolving allergies that might not be noticeable, chronic fatigue and other unpleasant symptoms.
Make the right decisions for yourself
Spa architects and decorators sometimes miss this aspect, which is very important for the quality of work of the staff. But it is quite easy to react by yourself. There is nothing to stop us from putting plants in a Spa. Quite the contrary.
If their presence is good for the ambient air, it is also good to improve the visual impression of calm and serenity of the Spa. A plant in a room stands out as a pole of relaxation by its mere presence. A fixed and yet constantly changing point observed throughout the day. We are perfectly in the theme of relaxation.
Another advantage of plants that are well cared for (regular watering and renewal of the soil in which they are planted) is that they regulate the hygrometry of the room and release oxygen.
In order for the plants in your Spa to flourish and bring you their benefits, we advise you to change them often. Plants in dimly lit cabins sometimes need a "holiday" at the reception to see the light. And if the conditions allow it, a little trip outside will do them the most good. Do not hesitate to integrate plant treatments into your Spa opening and closing protocols.
Good for everyone
All this is excellent for your health. Even if it is does not stay as long as you do in a cabin, it is also good for your customers, their health and the quality of the welcome you offer them. And of course these plants fix carbon dioxide and so, by planting plants, you are doing something for the whole planet.
Not bad, is it?