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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...

The Spa at Four Seasons Chicago Proves That Coal Isn't Just for the Naughty this Holiday Season

Spa-goers Won't Be Crying Over Receiving a Lump of Coal this Christmas
It doesn't matter if spa-goers have been naughty or nice this year, as all will want a bit of coal this holiday season thanks to the new Japanese White Charcoal Massage ($250, 80 minutes) at The Spa at Four Seasons Chicago . Available starting Nov. 19, the treatment relies on Sort of Coal products and begins with a white charcoal...

OPI Teams Up With Top Athletes For GelColor Campaign

The Popular Nailcare Company Goes for Gold
While gel formulations are all the rage in the nailcare world, OPI is poised to bring even more attention to the trend with its new GelColor consumer advertising campaign, which revolves around the theme of Endurance. Set to launch in December, the campaign is inspired by the strength of female American Olympians and athletes, such as Gabrielle Douglas, the two-time...

Celebrate National Healthy Skin Month this November

Teach Your Clients How to Care for Their Skin Properly
As the harsh winter weather starts to set in, many of your clients may be suffering dry and dehydrated skin. Now is the time to promote your spa's skincare services. If that isn't reason enough, November is National Healthy Skin Month. Needless to say, it's the perfect time to educate your clients on maintaining healthy skin throughout the year. Whether...

Spa Mirbeau Introduces Holiday-Themed Treatments

Find Out What Tempting Services Are Getting Guests in the Holiday Spirit
Tis the season for holiday treatments, and we’ve certainly seen some enticing services on tap for the next coming months. Available after Thanksgiving Day and through New Year’s Eve, Spa Mirbeau (Skaneateles, NY) is introducing three treatments from Farmhouse Fresh. Guests there will soon be able to enjoy the Hot Toddy for the Body Treatment (starting at $125, 50 minutes;...

Picking Up the Pieces After Sandy

How is Your Spa Coping?
When I accepted an invitation to visit the destination of Cabos San Lucas, I had no idea the brief four-day trip would eventually stretch into a week on account of Hurricane Sandy. While there are definitely worse places to be stranded, I really wanted nothing more than to return home. Fortunately, I finally made it back to my beloved and...

Milwaukee Spas Bond Together to Fight Domestic Violence

Discover How Your Spa Can Help, Too
While spas are supposed to be refuges of relaxation, the recent shooting at Azana Salon & Spa (Brookfield, WI) shows that no place is truly safe from domestic violence. It’s heartwarming to hear, however, of the way the industry has responded to the tragedy. More than 80 Milwaukee-area spas and salons plan to come together on November 13 for a...

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