Jennifer Barnes

Healing Hands

With proper training, therapists can provide much needed healing and relaxation for oncology patients.
Massage is much more than an indulgence for many. In capable hands, it is a powerful tool for easing pain, inflammation, and stress. Oncology patients are undergoing one of the most difficult experiences emotionally, mentally, and physically and could benefit from the healing and soothing effects of relaxing skincare and massage treatments. However, even these services can be damaging to the compromised body of an oncology patient or someone in long-term survivorship following chemotherapy. “There are no one-size-fits-all answers in...

Benefits of Organization

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New study reveals the benefits of both an orderly and a disorderly workplace
Do you ignore piles of paperwork and general messiness on your desk or around your office like I do sometimes? If so, take note of a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management that found several positive benefits for people who work in an organized environment. In their experiments, participants tended to make...

Don’t Miss Out on Yoga Month

Learn how your spa can benefit from National Yoga Month promotions
Time flies when you’re having fun . That’s definitely the case for this September, largely thanks to National Yoga Month, which is designed to build awareness of yoga’s proven health benefits and provide people with actionable guidance and tools for overall wellness. There is still one week left to share your yoga classes with would-be clients and yogis around the...

Report Reveals Vacation Preferences

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Find what guests are looking for to fill their vacation days
I love a rejuvenating vacation, which means plenty of time for both spa treatments and fitness. Good news for destination spa directors, a vast majority of Americans also agree according to the U.S. Vacationers Report conducted by Wellness Tourism Worldwide. The survey provides unprecedented data on vacation preferences and its impact on health, happiness, productivity, and personal wellbeing in the...

Skin Analysis App Provides Personalized Stats

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Help clients choose smarter, effective spa treatment solutions
Do you know your beauty number? Probably not, but your clients can learn and improve theirs with My Own App , which uses facial recognition technology to track 50 different points on the face. It analyzes a photo of the user and provides a clinical evaluation of all the major signs of aging plus nutrition, wellness, and beauty recommendations. Scary...

Girls Spa Getaway Package Launched at the Hotel Vitale

A San Francisco boutique hotel offers package to attract guests for weekend getaways
Need a new way to attract guests this fall when spa-goers are sticking closer to home? Hotel Vitale (San Francisco) is offering the Just for the Girls Getaway (from $2,199, one night) package for up to eight people in two waterfront rooms. The package includes the ultimate in luxury at the hotel and Spa Vitale , beginning with chauffeured car...

Spa Ssakwa’q’n to Host ‘Coffee to Cocktails’ Makeup Event

Discover how a luxury spa creatively launches a new seasonal line
With so many product lines offered in spas, clients can easily lose track of what they should use and even miss the latest seasonal updates. Spa Ssakwa’q’n at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort (Worley, ID) is launching a new mineral makeup line for guests with a splash so it won’t go unnoticed. The spa will host a Coffee to Cocktails...

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Connects with Guests on Pinterest

Discover new ways to use the popular social networking platform to boost your business
Are your Pinterest boards updated with your spas’ latest offerings? Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts boards definitely are, with a launch of Pin.Pack.Go . The new service launched in August uses collaborative boards to connect guests with Four Seasons experts worldwide to help them plan a memorable stay. The collaborative process features three easy steps for guests: Create a Pin.Pack.Go...

Treatment Tips for Darker Skintones

It’s a no-brainer that each client’s skin concerns are as unique as they are. It’s vital to understand the specific issues common to each skin type to be able to expand your medical spa practice and attract a diverse group of patients. Jeanine B. Downie, M.D., does just that as she provides an array of popular and effective treatments for her clients at image Dermatology (Montclair, NJ). Downie specializes in lasers for treatment of scars, wrinkles, broken blood vessels, brown...

Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Discover the nutritious way to celebrate chocolate milkshake day
Today marks National Chocolate Milkshake Day and for cocoa fanatics like myself it’s a grand one. Maybe to some it sounds like another made up food holiday, but either way chocolate has some serious health benefits and is worth celebrating. Dark chocolate—but not milk chocolate or dark chocolate eaten with milk—is a potent antioxidant, according to research completed by Mauro...