Heather Mikesell

Spa Week Media Group and WaySpa Services Team Up to Spread the Joy of Spa

What Country Will Soon Have Its Own Spa Week?
While spa treatments are not within everyone's means, Spa Week has made them more affordable for a limited time each year. This week (Oct. 15-21) marks the 17th installment of Spa Week , when spas and wellness centers throughout the country offer full-service treatments at a discounted price of $50. Next spring, Canadians, too, will be able to enjoy the...

The BodyHoliday Helps Guests Achieve a New High

A Caribbean Spa Helps Guests Fight the Winter Blues
While I love a good spin class, I don't particularly care for the gloomy spin studios in which they're generally found. Dim the lights, and pedal to your heart's content. That seems to be the routine. However, The BodyHoliday (Saint Lucia) is taking its spin classes to new heights with the debut of a new tree-top Spin Studio. With floor-to-ceiling...

Bhutan Proves to be an Enticing Retreat for Spa-Goers

Discover a Place Where Health and Happiness Go Hand in Hand
Of all the places in the world that I long to visit, Bhutan ranks number one on the list. Of course, who wouldn't want to visit the remote Himalayan kingdom? It is, after all, the country that first came up with the idea of measuring its progress by relying on its Gross National Happiness index rather than its Gross Domestic...

i-Lipo Offers Spa-Goers an Effective Body Contouring Treatment

Offer Clients a Pain-Free Way to Lose Inches Fast
While I'm often skeptical of quick fixes that sound too good to be true, I have to admit I was intrigued when I heard of i-Lipo by Chromogenex, a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. The slimming treatment relies on low-level lasers to trigger a chemical signal in fat cells that breaks triglycerides down into free fatty acids and glycerol, which can...

The Spa at Four Seasons Los Angeles Goes Pink

Discover How One Spa is Paying it Forward
As in years past, I'm often overwhelmed by the generosity the spa industry displays come each October. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Spa at Four Seasons Los Angeles and SpaRitual are encouraging guests to take advantage of pink manicures and pedicures. For a limited time, guests who book a 60 minutes or longer spa treatment will receive...

Spa@Eventi Celebrates National Massage Therapy Awareness Week

Learn How One Spa is Promoting Massage Therapy
If you haven't already, mark your calendars for National Massage Therapy Awareness Week (NMTAW), which takes place October 21-27. Celebrating its 16th year, the week is dedicated to educating the public on the importance of massage therapy and how it should be made a part of eveyone's health and wellness routine. To mark the occasion and encourage guests to discover...

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Laguna Niguel Offers its Fall Into Wellness Special

Learn How One Spa Is Helping Guests Get Their Fall Fix
Now that we're in the midst of autumn, I can't help but crave fall-inspired treatments. One recent special that caught my eye is the Fall into Wellness promotion ($200, 60 minutes) at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Laguna Niguel (CA). Guests create the 60-minute experience by selecting two of the following 30-minute treatments: Pure Glow, which utilizes the Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare...

A Getaway in an Historic German Spa Town Sheds Light on Dreams and Various Spa Cultures

Learn What Your Dreams Are Really Saying About You
Looking for an educational spa-oriented holiday for next year? Then you may want to consider Spa Cultures & Dream Time , an experiential seminar scheduled to take place June 23-28, 2013, at Hotel Bad an der Therme Bad Orb in Bad Orb, an historic spa town in Germany. Hosted by Jonathan Paul De Vierville, Ph.D. , the six-day, five-night program...

Adventuress Launches New Skincare Line for Thrill Seekers

Discover a Skincare Line That's Geared For Outdoor Enthusiasts
Because I'm always up for adventure, I was excited to learn of a new line targeting adventure enthusiasts. The new Adventuress Skin Care Collection is geared for those who enjoy catching waves, skiing slopes, running trails, and other outdoor pursuits. The Intro Offer Collection ($85) by Adventuress is an on-the-go regimen that comes in a lightweight travel-friendly case, complete with...

The Metropole ESPA Monte-Carlo is Set to Debut New Greek-Inspired Menu

Discover What Fashion Designer is Behind the Theme of the New Menu
Years ago, I visited Monaco, which proved to be as glamorous as I had imagined. While all the hotels were sights to behold, I developed an affinity for one in particular, Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo . At the time, the hotel had just opened a new ESPA, which I didn't think could be improved upon. However, times change, and it seems...

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