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Travel Therapy Host Karen Schaler Offers an Insider's View to Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach

Discover Why Folks Are Still Talking About Canyon Ranch After All These Years
Although I've been blessed to visit some of the best spas in the world, I've yet to experience Canyon Ranch. Fortunately, I was able to get a taste of what I've been missing thanks to my friend Karen Schaler, host of Travel Therapy tv and online series. She recently had an opportunity to visit Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in...

Movember Offers Men a Chance to Change the Face of Men's Health

Make Sure This Event Is Marked On Your Spa's 2013 Calendar
As November draws to a close, many men are breathing a big sigh of relief. That's because November is also known as Movember, a time in which men are encouraged to become walking billboards for men's health issues, particularly prostate and testicular cancer, by growing a moustache. For those men who participated this month and registered at www.movember.com , the...

The Sweet Taste of Success

Hair removal proves a lucrative venture when done right.
Wanting to create a customer-friendly and hygienic establishment devoted to hair removal, founder and CEO Shobha Tummala opened Shobha SoHo, a New York City threading, sugaring, and waxing salon, in 2001. Catering to beauty editors, A-list celebrities, and busy New Yorkers, the company has since expanded to include Shobha Madison in 2003, Shobha Columbus Circle in 2007, and earlier this year, Shobha Financial District. According to Tummala, the lower Manhattan location was one whose time had come. “With our growing...

Eminence Organic Skin Care Fights Global Warming

Discover how one company is planting seeds for change
After Hurricane Irene last year and Superstorm Sandy last month, it has become increasingly apparent the effect climate change is having on our planet. Unfortunately, we're all contributing in some way or another. That's why I'm always so happy to hear of ways I can undo some of the damage I've caused by supporting companies that make it a priority...

Spas Offer Their Own Deals This Black Friday

Discover how some spas are embracing the Black Friday phenomenon
It's Black Friday, and chances are at least several of your regular clients, if not more, are out battling the crowds today for the best holiday discounts. Those interested in more relaxing pursuits may find a deal of their own at their local spa. For example, Oasis Day Spas (New York City and Dobbs Ferry, NY) are offering their biggest...

Well+GoodNYC Reports on a Healing Pop-up in the Rockaways That is Giving Sandy Survivors a Reason to Give Thanks this Holiday

Learn how acupuncture and massage are helping some cope with Sandy's aftermath
As many of us count our blessings this Thanksgiving, others, like the folks at Acupuncture Without Borders and the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM), are blessings themselves to those still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Click here to read about how they're giving back to the community by offering free acupuncture and massage to locals at Yoga...

Travel Therapy Host Karen Schaler Visits Capella Pedregal's Auriga Spa in Cabo San Lucas

Discover Why Auriga is One of the Top Rated Spas in the World
Last month, I found myself spending a few extra unexpected days in Cabo San Lucas after Superstorm Sandy hit the east coast. I really couldn't complain though, as there are certainly worse places to be stuck than Cabo. While I had an opportunity to check out a number of spas in the area, I didn't make it to Auriga Spa...

Farm-To-Treatment-Table Trend Continues to Grow in Popularity

Learn Why It Might Benefit Your Spa to Jump on the Bandwagon
Although we've reported on the farm-to-treatment-table trend several times over the past year, it certainly seems destined to grow. Recently, I was asked to comment on the trend in a piece for Fodor's. Check it out here to discover how some spas have jumped on the bandwagon. I must say, it's one of my favorite trends this year and one...

Lake Placid and Tata Harper Join Together to Host a Healthy Retreat

Escape to the Adirondacks this January with the Ultimate Skin Guru
About a year ago, I was introduced to the Tata Harper skincare line at a Canyon Ranch event. After trying a few of the products at home, I was instantly smitten. Earlier this week, I learned that Tata herself is teaming up with the Lake Placid Lodge (NY) for a post-holiday weekend, Jan. 10–13, in the Adirondacks. The retreat (starting...

Travel Therapy Host Karen Schaler Visits Bermuda's Best Spas

What Spas Will You Not Want to Miss in Bermuda?
Last year, I had the opportunity to travel to Bermuda to check out the spa scene there. The timing couldn't have been better, as January in New York City can be a little bleak. Bermuda, on the other hand, proved the perfect island escape. While there, I found time to experience treatments at Sense Spa at Tucker's Point, The Spa...

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