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Get Savvy with Social Media

Expand your social media expertise
With Facebook’s 10th anniversary celebration in full force, complete with personalized movies and, of course, hashtags (#FacebookIs10), it may seem like the primary social media option. That is far from the truth and numerous social media companies have unique solutions tailored to your business’ specific needs. Here’s a helpful infographic from Elliance to enhance your social media expertise. For more...

Extravagant Escape

Discover a decadent retreat in South Beach
For spa-goers looking to up the ante this winter, the Turn the Lights Down Low ($55,000) package is an ultra-indulgent experience like no other at W South Beach Hotel & Residences (FL). This escape begins the moment guests touch down at the Miami airport. The romantic package features all feasible comforts, including helicopter transportation, a Ferrari California car loaner for...

Carrot Cuisine

Check out a spa-friendly carrot recipe
We’re keeping our eyes on carrots because yesterday was National Carrot (Cake) Day. I’m a fan of the baby version of these bright orange veggies for dipping in hummus or peanut butter. They are high in beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A and helps to protect skin from the sun so ideal for spa-goers relaxing al fresco. What...

Fitness for Football Fans

Follow these fun moves for a fit fan experience
The Super Bowl is a celebration of some of the greatest and fittest athletes in the NFL. It’s a whole different story for fans, in the stands and at home snacking on comfort food and plenty of alcohol. This year, celebrity trainer Kira Stokes wants to change that with her Super Bowl Workout Game filled with fun, calorie-torching movements straight...

Game Day Glam Specials

Discover how one spa chain is pampering clients during the Super Bowl
Though massage is a proven cure for sore muscles and especially valuable to athletes, the relaxing spa experience is a far cry from the enthusiastic Super Bowl on Sunday. For those more inclined to a treatment than cheering for a touchdown, luxury spas have #gamedayglam on the menu instead. Red Door Spa ElizabethArden (multiple locations) is rewarding spa-goers who bring...

Planning for Profits

Get expert tips on esthetician compensation
A spa's greatest asset is often a skilled staff and naturally the single biggest expense in business operations; employee compensation. In my opinion, even the most effective products and fine-tuned protocols can't make up for a lackluster esthetician, so the expense is worth it. This interesting table from the Global Spa & Wellness Summit shows how much compensation varies around...

Serenity From the Sea

Learn how to find calm as a tourist
While in Atlanta this week for a business trip, I spent a morning in an unexpectedly relaxing tourist attraction; the Georgia Aquarium. Usually packed with visitors, my Monday morning excursion was peaceful and dare I say it, spa-like. I took my time walking around the tanks, staring into the blue waters dotted with bright sea creatures, and learned fun facts...

Raw Food Movement

Teach clients how to incorporate raw food in their diets
The Big Game is less than a week away now and I can’t wait to host a watch party filled with delicious snacks and chili. It’s not the only food themed weekend coming up in February for foodies out there, Deer Lake Lodge and Spa (Montgomery, TX) , a boutique wellness resort and holistic spa, will host a raw food...

Get Fit in the Tropics

Learn how one island resort encourages fitness
Newsflash, it’s freezing across most of the country. Again. The weather is working against all activity resolutions and begging even those of strongest resolve to give in to comfort foods. Gansevoort Turks + Caicos is helping guests get back on track and warm up with the Get Fit package (starting at $925/night). This four-night getaway for two includes exhale core...

Festival Season in the Spa

Bring in more guests with celebratory treatments
Spa-goers in Trinidad can revel in Carnival celebrations without missing a beat in their spa routine. Hyatt Regency Trinidad’s Spa Esencia (Port-of-Spain)is seeing to that with a selection of treatments worthy of the colorful and festive environment. Costumes and a bright beauty look are top priorities at the Carnival scene, and guests can choose from manicures, pedicures, waxing, eyelash extensions,...