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Healthy Practice

Learn unique wellness tips and benefits of yoga
As I visit more spas and meet more of you, I realize how vital a fitness program is as a complement to spa services for a total mind-body healing experience. There's no better example of that than yoga, which many luxe spas offer with their own creative spin ( on a paddleboard and more ). I'm no yogi myself, though...

Earth Day Celebration Takes Center Stage

Learn how one spa helps preserve the environment in style.
With Earth Day arriving soon, it is a great chance to show guests how important the environment is to you and your spa. Earth Day serves as a call to action, uniting voices around the globe in support of a healthy planet. Likewise, many hotels showed their commitment to the environment. For example, L’Auberge Del Mar (CA) is celebrating Earth...

Month for Rest

Check out ways to improve health through better sleep
March is National Sleep Month and you and clients are sure to need a fresh reminder of the benefits of a good night’s sleep. Did you know that lavender is an excellent aroma to restore serenity and set the stage for a peaceful slumber. Many skincare and aromatherapy companies use this popular scent in products thanks to its natural ability...

Spa Sweet Spa

Discover how New Hampshire spas sweetened offerings with local ingredients
I have a huge sweet tooth; chocolate and desserts are my downfall in my generally nutritious diet. Sweets can be healing, though. Seems too good to be true, but several spas offer services just as sugary as the thousands of gallons of maple syrup produced in New Hampshire each year. In celebration of the 19th Annual Maple Sugaring Weekend, a...

Celebrate International Day of Happiness

Check out a sure-fire way to break out a smile
There are many wonderful reasons to celebrate in your spa today before the busy weekend sets in. March 20 is International Day of Happiness and also the first day of Spring. Here's a little boost I'm sure you and your clients can enjoy:

March Spa Madness

Learn how spas appeal to men with championship sports specials
This week I painstakingly filled out my very first bracket for March Madness and the NCAA tournament. I’m not alone; millions are expected to try to predict the winning team. Though college basketball is not the most common topic of conversation among spa-goers, offering sports-themed specials to the menu appeals to the growing number of men looking to relax and...

Beauty Boosting Oil

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Discover new spa uses for olive oil
I wholeheartedly enjoy cooking, so for me a day spent in the kitchen hard at work is almost as relaxing as a spa treatment. Almost. That's why I'm excited to share these creative new uses for a kitchen staple, olive oil. Makeup remover: Dabbing olive oil onto a cotton ball can gently and naturally remove makeup. Be sure to thoroughly...

Adventures in Spa

Get a sneak peek into warm weather spa specials
While I'm still enjoying winter activities and looking forward to spending a week checking out spas in Vail, CO in between time on the slopes, many resort spas are looking far ahead and already planning action-packed summer specials. The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa (CA) has launched a new two-night adventure perfect for a girlfriend getaway with all...

Green With Envy

Learn new beauty tricks for St. Patrick's Day makeup
What better time to prove to clients it's easy being green than St. Patrick's Day? If you've always wanted to try green looks, it's the perfect time to play. With these quick tips from Stephanie Fell, owner of Merle Norman Studio (Augusta, GA), to share with clients, they won't have to worry about getting pinched! To ease into green, try...

Wearin' O' the Green

Check the latest St. Patrick's Day spa treatments worth celebrating
We all know that when four-leaf clovers come out, it's St. Patrick's Day. Whether you are Irish or not, it is one of the holidays that gives us a chance to let loose with friends and of course, indulge in fabulous spa experiences to correct mistakes made from one too many green beverages. A spa therapy recovery kit is a...