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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...

The Male Gaze

Discover new spa products that appeal to men
Generally it's considered unhealthy to bring work home, and a solid work/life balance is definitely in line with the philosophies of spas found in the pages of American Spa . I do often notice my work finding its way into my home, but when it's aromatherapy, hair oils, and nutritional supplements or an on-location visit while out of town it's...

Western Energy

Discover a hot facial going bicoastal
A favorite of Manhattanites for years, the Ling Energy Lift Facial at Ling Skincare & Spa New York is now available on the west coast at Ciel Spa at SLS (Los Angeles). Known for its offering of tradition, innovative, and signature spa services, the spa now can add some of Ling’s signature treatments to their roster. For example, the Energy...