VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):水疗在美国越来越火
日期:2019-08-25 23:17

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Spas are becoming more popular in the United States.
A spa is a business where people go to improve their health and appearance by getting treatments, exercising or relaxing.
Spa activities include using saunas, getting massages and skincare and bathing.
Last year, Americans visited spas a record 190 million times. And they spent about $18.3 billion dollars. Those numbers come from the International Spa Association, or ISPA.
The industry group recently held its yearly event for the media. Garrett Mersberger is the association's board chairman. He spoke to the Associated Press about trends in the industry.
One trend: More American men have been going to spas. It used to always be a female-driven thing. We're now seeing 50-50, if not swinging more toward the males, Mersberger said.

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He said the trend started around 2017, when the association reported that 49 percent of people going to spas were men, up from 29 percent in 2005.
They're men are much more aware that it's not just a thing I go to get pampered. It's an actual lifestyle choice with benefits to my body, to my wellness... It's not just about going for relaxation, Mersberger said.
Another trend: Spas are using more technology. Kohler Waters Spas, for example, recently launched a virtual reality headset meant to be used for guided meditation.
The experience offers the choice of music or the sound of a person's voice with pictures during manicures and pedicures. The headsets show pictures of mountain lakes, beaches, waterfalls, clouds and the night sky. Kohler is considering more virtual reality devices to go with massages and other treatments.
Charging stations at manicure and pedicure areas are also on the rise. That way, people getting treatments can keep their electronic devices fully charged.
Nothing stresses a Millennial out more than taking their phone away, said Linda McNees, the ISPA's president. The whole idea is to be able to relax, so it's really about thinking about customization. What's going to make you comfortable?
I'm John Russell.

重点解析

1.on the rise 在增加,在上升

Half the population uses some sort of dietary supplement, and that figure is on the rise.
有一半儿的人吃一些食物增补剂,并且这个数字还在增加中64k0^6-bSs,mP^7

2.take away 拿走,带走

They're going to take my citizenship away.
他们将夺走我的公民权9%hFPxUdNZwFJ4!

参考译文

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水疗在美国越来越受欢迎了PR_n[]5~a=09
人们会通过水疗服务来提升健康并改善外貌,方式就是获得治疗、锻炼或者放松OElQgD.tu3t~8%3hQyxJ
水疗活动包括做桑拿、按摩、皮肤护理和洗浴X8[EePiP8pHMS@^;Zd.
去年,美国人接受水疗服务的次数达到了史上新高——1.9亿人次nQ9EhaRB&+J^M2G3|;A。美国人在水疗上花费近183亿美元P|x%V,a_^*j+。这一数字来自于国际水疗协会(ISPA)*u1VUy1@~*1h
最近,ISPA为媒体举行了一次年度活动EPrj~|jZUi.-J。加勒特是该协会的董事会主席nK%V4.^7fldT。他在接受美联社采访时谈及了水疗行业的趋势7jt4VJmJ,XFh7
其中一个趋势是:越来越多的美国人接受水疗服务Ti)SQFEEb.gkKt4。而以前,这个行业总是由女性来驱动的@Sf2it~D]9-w+Q;。我们现在看到的情况是男女各一半,或者男性更高,加勒特如是说道=rgF9Ny69!#.WT]cJFK2
加勒特表示,该趋势始于2017年左右,那时候,该协议在报告中指出接受水疗的人中有49% 的人是男性,而2005年的时候,男性比例只有29%dO8q!,uTs9uUK
男性愈发认识到做水疗并非养尊处优的表现,而是一种生活方式的选择,对身体健康有利……水疗不只关乎放松,加勒特如是说道V6H&tsok+hur!0T
还有一个趋势是:水疗用到的技术越来越多O#p5ilQd~P,^)Fyuuw;。比如,科勒水疗最近推出了一个虚拟现实(VR)头显,该头显是用于引导冥想的jL@dwaEGbEt!WiuKZu5
该头显在使用过程中可提供音乐、某人声音的选择,附带图片,在美甲或者足疗的时候可以使用k5;aX)V@frypKuXpu。该头显可显示山地湖、海滩、瀑布、云、夜空的照片&o1P|rYHXjKdR]1RFTje。科勒正在考虑通过更多的虚拟现实设备来做足疗或者其他水疗WsIdMnh[QnI.aeu
美甲及足疗附近的充电站数量也在逐渐增多OR9I(O8ro~GK。这样一来,人们做水疗的时候,电子设备也能充电了WWcrL9i&sGqiahrdEA
对于媒体来说,解压的最好办法莫过于不让他们看手机,琳达如是说道(=VZ&(GoK~0。琳达是ISPA的主席vGUo,bCB!WKuqxS1f%I=。我们的整体理念是让大家放松下来,所以,这是用户化的定制服务RF8noU3G@v8b1i[。怎样的做法会让每位顾客感到舒适%IB&xMSqf.|
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