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Help Yourself to Health

Discover new ways to improve immunity
Just in time for a batch of seasonal sicknesses to make their way through the office, I stumbled upon a list of surprising habits that improve overall health and immunity from Psychology Today . Complete with research to prove effectiveness, these tips were news to me and, even better, many were already a part of my daily lifestyle. Here's a...

Retail Relaxation

Discover an overnight pop-up spa in Ikea
For most spa-goers, the idea of spending time in the furniture mega-store Ikea is anything but stress-relieving. Last week the Ikea Retreat, a pop-up overnight spa in several locations of the retailer in Europe, attempted to change that notion. For this wellness sleepover, Ikea invited a number of loyal and lucky customers for a night in the showroom. Decked out...

Frozen Facial

Discover the anti-aging effects of crystals
The summer months may be beautiful, but all those sunny days unfortunately take their toll on the skin. On any normal day the skin is already enduring pollution, travel stress, sleep deprivation, and more. It could use a little extra boost. La Prairie , known for its luxury anti-aging products available at five-star hotel spas, has introduced a luxury facial...

Fruitful Fall

Learn more about an antioxidant-rich American harvest
During the last two months I've followed a fairly strict clean-eating plan. Though it was tough giving up many of my favorite snacks, it has helped me realize the incredible flavors and nutrients found in nature. Thankfully I made this nutrition choice in the middle of summer when the produce aisles and farmer's markets are filled with ripe delicacies and...

Month for Poses

Discover new ways to promote yoga this month
The yoga community lost a great leader and teacher last month in B.K.S. Iyengar, who brought the practice of yoga to a wider range of people. He made poses accessible for all and showed how anyone and everyone can benefit from a yoga practice. September, also known as Yoga Month, brings the perfect opportunity to maintain his legacy and introduce...

Red Alert

Discover more effective products for rosacea relief
My face turns a brilliant tomato red during tough workouts, though it quickly disappears. For those with rosacea, it's a very different story. Rosacea affects millions of Americans—16 million to be exact—and causes a range of disruptive side-effects, such as persistent redness and bumps, that take a serious physical and emotional toll. Many of your clients may be enduring symptoms...

Custom Everything

Discover why personalized service is the best service
It’s not groundbreaking news that different skin types require different product formulations and treatments in the spa. What is surprising is how many one-size-fits-all services are still available—and popular—in spas. One company that’s made great strides in the custom arena is Bioelements, and here’s what director of education Teresa Stenzel had to say on the topic. What benefits does custom...

Riding the Wellness Wave

Check out the benefits of an innovative massage table
Massage is known the world over for its healing and restorative benefits. I've yet to find someone who wouldn't jump at the chance for a massage, and I get excited whenever I get to experience a new modality. The Peninsula Beverly Hills Spa (CA) has added the Wellness Wave massage treatment table to its service menu. This table uses patented...

Wellness on the Runways

Check out how spas help fashion pros de-stress during NYFW
Fashion Week has once again filled studios around New York City and Lincoln Center's tents with upcoming styles, not to mention inspirational and aspirational beauty looks. It also brings loads of stress each day with little time for relief for those who most need a spa respite. This year one of the runway spaces at The Highline Hotel hopes to...

Starlit Serenity

Discover spa-induced romance under the stars
Spa-goers who want to reconnect with their significant others can now indulge in the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore’s Escape Under the Stars Package, which is part of a new worldwide collection of Four Seasons Extraordinary Experiences. Available through September 30th, the special evening includes twilight treatments in an outdoor Moroccan-inspired spa sanctuary. The private cabana overlooking Baltimore’s historic Inner Harbor...