The Six Dimensions of Wellness; Fort Collins Med Spa

According to the National Wellness Institute, there are six dimensions of wellness: Occupational, intellectual, spiritual, physical, emotional, and social.

Wellness is defined in many ways. NWI focus on the following criteria for wellness:

  • Wellness is a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential

  • Wellness is multidimensional and holistic, encompassing lifestyle, mental and spiritual well-being, and the environment

  • Wellness is positive and affirming

The six dimensions listed above are all interconnected and all contribute to healthy living. Some factors that can be used to assess wellness are contributions to environment/community, work-play balance, development of values and beliefs, regular physical activity and healthy eating, strength and vitality, self-care, self- esteem and self-control, and creativity.

The National Wellness Institute has three questions that can be used to determine if wellness is incorporated into a particular area of a person’s life or a business decision:

  • Does this help people achieve their full potential?

  • Does this recognize and address the whole person(multi-dimensional approach)?

  • Does this affirm and mobilize peoples' positive qualities and strengths?


Here at Advanced Aesthetics Northern Colorado, we recognize the importance of all six components of wellness. We want to help with all of these! We don’t want you just look good- we want to help you LIVE IN WELLNESS! This is one of the reasons that we offer complimentary Pretty Genius nights and free consultations! We want the best for our clients, both in what will make them look and feel their best! These six dimensions of wellness are all so closely related that we can’t just focus on any one. Many of the topics you will see on our blog include other branches of wellness like essential oils, sleep, diet, skin care, and more! We know that wellness appears in so many different forms in our lives and we want to help you achieve your full wellness potential!