The Cosmetic Laser Market US 2008
The Weight Treatment Therapy Market in China 2008
The Weight Treatment Therapies Market France 2008
(Body reshaping, toning, firming)
The largest group of French consumers for weight treatment therapies
actually want a “facial for the body” – that is, to re-shape or tone specific
parts of the body - rather than lose weight.
Intense social pressure to be slim and fit looking in France as
elsewhere drives high growth rates for weight treatment therapies and products.
Demand for weight treatment therapies in France is growing strongly. Sales are increasing at
annually. An ever larger number of overweight people and
the widespread desire to lose unwanted weight for health and fashion
related reasons are
driving sales for weight control therapies. This market could be worth almost Euro 0.5bn
Consumers who need only lose a few kilos or the appearance
of losing a few kilos
account for most of this market. Weight treatment therapies are used to shed kilos
but most usually to improve the shape of the body by firming or re-shaping specific parts.
Time pressed consumers opt for a service – passive exercise
. Passive weight control
methods are the preferred option because they are effortless.
This is an increasingly important issue for consumers with busy lifestyles
particularly working women with children.
New technology meets the needs of new consumers. Equipment-based therapies
stimulate the reduction of weight and/or massage the body in order to tone or firm body parts.
Therapeutic massages or laser treatments
are superior to many previous methods.
Services are customised
for different consumer segments and their different life stages.
The treatment can be/is directed
at the parts of the body which consumers want improved.
The therapies are considered as safe (that is, with no side effects) and results can be verified
This new technology has overcome major consumer concerns
with the weight control
and diet industry, namely failure to see results/lose weight and the worry of being sold
ineffective and untested methods.
Exaggerated and false claims have dogged the sector worldwide.
Weight treatment therapies are sold as part of programmes which provide ongoing maintenance
as their effect is cosmetic and temporary
. Consumers pay in advance for these
programmes which also generate important sales of products.
Indeed, product sales
can account for approx 33% of revenues
in weight treatment therapy clinics.
This market will continue to outperform and sales increases of up to 10%
annually for weight treatment therapies. Prospects are so positive because a fit and slim body has
become a must in a society where social attitudes
to overweight people are perceived as
and being overweight is believed to damage career
foods (Low calorie, high protein foods, meal replacements)
• Diet supplements (vitamins)
• Herbal teas
• Slimming cosmetics
(anti-cellulite topical products, body care (scrubs, toners), essential oils)
• Beauty products cosmetics e.g. skin, anti-ageing, hair care, foot care,
This report, Weight Treatment Therapies Market France 2008
is published in August. All findings are based on interviews with slimming club and weight management experts. The report examines consumer behaviour, demand for body-reshaping and toning, top ranked equipment, programmes, services used and products sold. Chinese weight management and/or loss clinics record double digit
The series covers weight treatment therapies markets in the US, France, Germany, UK & Ireland.
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