Jennifer Barnes

Motivating Massage

Learn how an LA spa helps clients keep resolutions
The American Spa staff shared our New Year’s Resolutions here last week. I can’t speak for everyone, but I’m happy to say I’m still on track and taking my fitness resolution one day at a time. Spa-goers at The Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air who vowed to hit the gym are in luck with the new Resolution Recharger. Since...

Hot Spa Treatments for Cold Days

Learn how these spas help guests warm up on frigid days
Whether you and clients are bundling up to brave the extreme cold temperatures sweeping the nation or are tuning into updates about them, one thing is for certain, everyone around the U.S. could use a warming treatment. Here’s a few sure to banish winter blues: Renew body and mind with this seasonal 50-minute hydrating wrap. Your body is exfoliated, smoothed,...

Color of the Year

Discover the new Pantone color for your spa
A New Year brings many opportunities for your spa, new products for retail, new protocols and services, and even a fresh start. The Pantone Color of the Year for 2014 is radiant orchid and can offer a bright new perspective in many areas of your spa. Janeena Billera, Glo Minerals national makeup artist shared her predictions for this fun new...

American Spa Staff New Year's Resolutions

Learn about our wellness goals for 2014
On staff at American Spa , we read pages and pages of health news, skincare updates, and relaxation recommendations so we had plenty of inspiration when it came time to announce our own New Year's Resolutions. Here are the wellness changes we plan to incorporate into our lives in 2014: "New gyms and fitness fads are popping up around the...

Rest and Renewal

Check out a luxe hotel’s post-party pampering treatments
New Year’s Eve brings over-the-top parties, flowing champagne, and dancing into the wee hours of the night for many. The Spa at Trump SoHo (New York City) hopes to pamper party-goers who overindulged with its New Year’s Renewal Package (starting at $430 per night) available through January 5. These lucky partiers-turned-spa-goers enjoy a leisurely morning of breakfast in bed and...

Healing Harmony

Learn how one big city spa helps guests distress for the New Year
It’s nearly time to say farewell to 2013 and its stresses. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York offers guests a blissful way to transition to 2014. Guests at the luxurious spa can melt away stress with the Ama Releasing Abayanga (starting at $450, 1 hour 50 minutes). This treatment, created especially for the season, creates balance and adjusts the...

Santa Claus Inspired Wellness

Find inspiration from Saint Nick for healthy resolutions
Children around the world stay on their best behavior hoping for a generous visit from Santa Claus, but can the man in red’s habits also inspire healthy habits for you and your clients in 2014? Thomas Cavalieri, Ph.D., dean of the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (Stratford, NJ), thinks these habits below are worth checking twice. While late-night snacks...

Sleight of Hand

Think outside of the box when it comes to your spa’s massage offerings to connect with clients.
Almost everyone loves a great massage because the flowing, relaxing strokes and deep tension-releasing pressure can rejuvenate the mind and body in as little as 30 minutes. It should come as no surprise then that massages have become a necessity for some. Unfortunately, many are missing out on the therapeutic benefits found only in spas. According to the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) nationwide survey of massage clients conducted by Harstad Strategic Research last year, most people go to...

Holiday Traditions

Make your spa’s seasonal treatments traditions for clients
This Christmas I’m staying local in New York City and enjoying all the festive decorations and markets with my family. The last few years I started a new tradition of snowboarding on Christmas with family. It was awesome and I hope to continue that tradition in future years, even if it’s not in Colorado. For clients who aren’t as sporty...

Happy Feet

Help clients deck their heels with a nourishing pedicure
I kicked off this week with a holiday manicure and pedicure during a lovely mother-daughter spa afternoon in New York City. Both of our toes and fingers are now painted in bright red and plenty of shimmer. The Spa at Terranea Resort (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA) helps clients get in the spirit of the season with festive treatments too. Spa-goers...

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