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Grass is Always Greener

Learn more about bamboo textiles
Bamboo, which is a type of grass, has proven it's worth the hype in spas and especially as an eco-friendly element. Did you know it's also become a popular towel, linen, and robe choice? We checked in with Guniz Alkan, president of A La Turca Textiles , for her thoughts on bamboo fabrics. Why was bamboo chosen as a fabric?...

Business Innovations

Discover a new small-business friendly revenue stream
We talk about how technology can benefit your spas in length and often—check out Remote Control and Social Studies . Usually when we cover tech topics, we're referring to new devices for facials or treatments, software for managing business, or mobile solutions to catch clients everywhere they go. Metamorphosis Day Spa (New York City) has taken a big leap forward...

Something Wonderful

Discover a new spa’s fun cocktail inspired special
What do busy city-dwellers want after a long day at work? There are many answers, but most include some form of kicking back and escaping from the stresses of the day. A new limited-time promotion at Hyatt Times Square (New York City) may offer the perfect combination: handcrafted cocktail and hand massage or manicure. Marilyn Monroe Spa , located on...

Your Skin on Sun

Discover what the skin really looks like after UV exposure
You may think you sound like a broken record, reminding clients again and again to wear sunscreen and protect their skin from the sun. This is especially necessary in the summer when the warm weather brings everyone out of hibernation to catch every last ray, but you know that anytime you’re outside proper sunscreen is a must. Here’s a truly...

Raw Relaxation

Discover a Texas spa's food weekend
A visit to the Southern U.S. usually includes many meals filled with comfort food, roasted meats, creamy side dishes, and rich desserts. That's all lovely once in a while, but spa-goers looking to slim and clean up their eating on vacation want an alternative. Deer Lake Lodge and Spa, a boutique wellness resort and holistic spa, is filling that void...

Relaxation Ready

Study up on scientifically proven ways to a calm mind
Happy National Relaxation Day! To celebrate this chill holiday, I wanted to share a few scientifically backed ways to kick back, de-stress, and find your happy place. We know you're ensuring all your clients find bliss, and you deserve it too! Go Green: Studies have shown patients in hospital rooms with plants report lower stress. Even just stepping into a...

Protein Power

Discover spa-friendly protein snacks
No matter your activity level, keeping healthy snacks at hand is a habit that helps maintain a healthier lifestyle. Nuts and fruit and other nibbles available at spas I've visited recently have been delightful, but sometimes clients participating in fitness classes or outdoor activities may want on-the-go options for an extra boost. Spa directors like yourselves deserve healthy food on...

DIY Overnight Facial

Find an overnight cure for dry, damaged skin
It’s never too early to start preparing the skin for cooler weather, and after clients (and maybe you too) have been spending the summer worshipping the sun, dry and damaged skin must be treated in between professional facials for best results. Terese Linke, global spa training and education director for Amala, shares a simple, five-step DIY facial to bring the...

Runner's Relief

Check out what runners' feet need at the spa
The summer weather in New York City has been nearly perfect for running, in my opinion. I’ve added quite a few miles to my sneakers and my various tracking apps. Pounding the pavement makes me realize I need to keep my feet in tip-top-shape with pedicures and DIY nailcare to avoid extra pains. Contrary to what spa industry pros like...

Collectible Spas

Learn what's inside the new Luxury Spa Collection by American Spa
We're very excited to see the finished copies of Luxury Spa Collection by American Spa in our office this week and can't wait for all of you to check out the gorgeous properties featured inside! Here's a quick overview of what you can expect when your copies arrive: 128 full-color pages 18 U.S. spas located in eight different states eight...