American Spa Staff

Burn Notice

Aloe Vera
It’s commonly recognized as a bit of eye-catching greenery, but its benefits run deeper than its decorative appeal: Aloe vera, or “true aloe,” as the name translates, is a wellspring of nutrients. One of hundreds of aloe species in the lily family, this succulent’s thick, pointed leaves protect a middle layer of bitter yellow latex (harvested primarily for use as a laxative) and, beneath that, a fleshy gel that boasts amino acids, lipids, sterols, and a veritable alphabet of vitamins...

Red in the Face

Are clients wondering why their faces are peppered with tiny red lines? These broken blood vessels affect millions—especially as age creeps up—and don't typically disappear on their own but can be treated quickly and effectively by a dermatologist, according to Joshua Fox, M.D., medical director of Advanced Dermatology P.C. and the Center for Laser & Cosmetic Surgery (New York City). Known as telangiectasias, the tiny spider or thread-like blood vessels can develop anywhere on the body but are especially prevalent...

Sweet Massage Dreams

Learn a new way to promote massage in May
May is not only the month of spring flowers and graduations but also Better Sleep Month. I’m one of those people who says they can function perfectly fine on less than six hours of sleep but I’m just cheating myself. Healthy sleep patterns are a vital part of overall wellness. Our bodies need enough deep sleep to properly repair and...

Future Looks Bright

Check out smart ways to grow your spa business.
It’s essential for you to take some time analyzing your business every once in a while to see if it is keeping up with the market, improving, or going backwards. Undoubtedly, it’s hard work and there are bound to be daily challenges that you have to handle when do but it’s well worth the effort. According to data from Global...

Classic Curative

Gotu Kola
For centuries, many cultures have called upon the fan-shaped leaves of the gotu kola plant, otherwise known as centella asiatica or pennywort, for its healing powers. A member of the parsley family native to the swamps of India, Indonesia, Madagascar, and Sri Lanka, and many parts of South Africa, centella has been used to promote relaxation, improve mental clarity, and treat such diverse issues as asthma and sexually transmitted diseases. It was even dubbed the Fountain of Life in China,...

A Round of Spa

Discover relaxing golf-inspired treatments for the Masters Tournament
We have certainly evolved from the days when the words ‘spa’ and ‘men’ wouldn't be used in the same sentence. And today most men would probably agree that spa services can de-stress them on another level and have become a regular part of their schedule. To keep them running to the spa, The Ritz-Carlton Spa at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge at...

Sunny New Partnership

Check out new ready-for-summer service at Trump Soho NYC
After a long span of cold weather across the country, it may seem like the warm temperatures will never come. Trump SoHo New York is gearing up with a new partnership so when they finally do guests will be set to enjoy serious poolside relaxation. Teaming up with Vix Paula Hermanny, a leader in luxury swimwear, the Vix Valise ($468)...

Simply Chic Eyebrows

Discover unique tips to make eyebrows look gorgeous
Eyebrow trends don't always look good on everyone, and many of us have the middle school class photos to prove it. Luckily, spring brows are more about color and contrast than changing the shape, which means it’s time to put down the tweezers. Boom Boom Brow Bar (New York City) is embracing the thick, gorgeous eyebrow look and helping clients...

Spa Week Highlights

Bring in new clients with discounted super-luxe treatments
Probably like most spa-goers few things can get me more excited than finding a great deal, especially one in the beauty world. National Spa Week Spring 2014 Event (April 21 – 27) is an excellent example and coming up quickly. After a brutal winter I’m pining for some rest and relaxation, and Spa Week’s $50 massages, facials, manis, and more...

Music to the Ears

Check out how spas are reviving Coachella concert-goers
Music lovers of every stripe will, undoubtedly, be heading to the ultimate music weekend that takes the stage with signature Coachella-inspired cocktails upon check-in, kicking off on a high note. After a day of heart pumping riffs and energetic dancing, music lovers can enjoy CoaCHILLa spa specials, in addition to some new Fit + Flirty spring spa treatments at Omni...

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