A newly launched website provides evidence to support the effectiveness of spa treatments.

The Evidenced-Based Medicine Portal for Spa & Wellness Therapies is a portal site that consolidates clinical evidence about 22 key spa therapies, including massage therapy, acupressure, reflexology and aromatherapy, from four existing databases: Natural Standards, the Cochrane Library, Pub Med and the Trip Database, according to a press release.

Several physicians and spa-industry professionals will curate the existing evidence from a wide variety of databases, and it will be available as a free resource, according to a press release from the Global Spa Summit, where the portal was unveiled in May. The portal is housed on the Global Spa Summit website.

“This new Evidence-Based Medicine Portal, aggregating the growing number of studies proving many spa and wellness offerings have real, clinically-proven benefits, will provide both consumers and the industry with an accessible, go-to new resource ,” said Pete Ellis, chairman of the board of the Global Spa Summit.

The portal may be linked to spas’ websites to enable them to present the evidence as part of its client engagement program.

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