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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...

'Tis Better to Give

Discover creative charitable gifts for those in need
During the season of giving gifts, it's a great time to encourage clients to give creatively to those in need . Every few years, after growing my hair out, I like to donate it to Locks of Love . It's a great charity that collects strands to make wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment...

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...

Nelson J Salon Offers Hair Extensions Rental Service

Stay ahead of the trends with this new hair service
Like most women, I'm constantly changing my look, but I also miss my chopped locks every now and then. Luckily, clients who feel the same way no longer have to contemplate on buying hair to recreate an old look. For the holiday season, Nelson j Salon (Beverly Hills, CA) launched a new service to rent clip-on hair extensions for 75...

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...

Celebrate the Hospitality Industry

Learn how Noel Asmar recognizes spa industry all-stars
My holiday shopping is done and next comes my favorite part, wrapping! I can’t wait to dig into my pile of bows, ribbons, and colorful papers and celebrate. Noel Asmar , a design-driven company that provides uniforms, resort and fitness wear, and spa accessories such as candles and bowls, is taking time to celebrate everyone in the hospitality industry. Hotels,...

Decadent Treatments

Check out this beach spa's mouthwatering holiday treatments
Just because your spa is in a tropical locale does not mean it has to miss out on the holiday comforts typical of a white Christmas and winter wonderland. Even beachside spas can create a festive atmosphere with themed treatments. Remède Spa at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort (Nayarit, Mexico) has done just that with the Apple Cinamon Winter...