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Tips for Preventing Pain When Using an iPad or Computer

Great advice for both you and your clients.
Every time I get a massage, my therapists feel the knots in my neck muscles and guess that I spend a lot of time in front of the computer. It’s a malady that I think that many of us—both those of us in the industry and our clients—tend to face. So when I got these tips from the October 2012...

The Spa at Four Seasons Los Angeles Goes Pink

Discover How One Spa is Paying it Forward
As in years past, I'm often overwhelmed by the generosity the spa industry displays come each October. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Spa at Four Seasons Los Angeles and SpaRitual are encouraging guests to take advantage of pink manicures and pedicures. For a limited time, guests who book a 60 minutes or longer spa treatment will receive...

Spa@Eventi Celebrates National Massage Therapy Awareness Week

Learn How One Spa is Promoting Massage Therapy
If you haven't already, mark your calendars for National Massage Therapy Awareness Week (NMTAW), which takes place October 21-27. Celebrating its 16th year, the week is dedicated to educating the public on the importance of massage therapy and how it should be made a part of eveyone's health and wellness routine. To mark the occasion and encourage guests to discover...

Spa L'Auberge Del Mar Provides Pumpkin Treats

New spa director debuts a scrumptious seasonal service and snack.
After a blistering hot summer, fall has finally come to New York. As such, I’ve already got some of my favorite fall activities on tap for this weekend, including pumpkin picking. I don’t particularly love the taste of pumpkin, but I adore the scent, and I always carve a few just in time for Halloween. With that in mind, the...

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Laguna Niguel Offers its Fall Into Wellness Special

Learn How One Spa Is Helping Guests Get Their Fall Fix
Now that we're in the midst of autumn, I can't help but crave fall-inspired treatments. One recent special that caught my eye is the Fall into Wellness promotion ($200, 60 minutes) at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Laguna Niguel (CA). Guests create the 60-minute experience by selecting two of the following 30-minute treatments: Pure Glow, which utilizes the Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare...

Products that Give Back

Check out these products that support breast cancer awareness.
In the October issue of American Spa, we featured a wide range of spa and wellness companies that are doing their part to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here's a look at some additional products that give back: */ Company: Aviva Labs Product: Inspires Velvet Soft Moisturizing Crème Charity: A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Susan G...

A Getaway in an Historic German Spa Town Sheds Light on Dreams and Various Spa Cultures

Learn What Your Dreams Are Really Saying About You
Looking for an educational spa-oriented holiday for next year? Then you may want to consider Spa Cultures & Dream Time , an experiential seminar scheduled to take place June 23-28, 2013, at Hotel Bad an der Therme Bad Orb in Bad Orb, an historic spa town in Germany. Hosted by Jonathan Paul De Vierville, Ph.D. , the six-day, five-night program...

SPA week my favorite time … to explore!

Spa Week is a great time to explore other spas and treat yourself. Noreen shares words of caution to spas offering services.
I was so excited to experience a spa I head read and heard about. It was SPA week and I wanted to take some ME time, relax and enjoy before guest speaking at the IBS and IECSC shows in New York. My girlfriend who lives in the city booked an appointment for the spa and it was in an elite...

Adventuress Launches New Skincare Line for Thrill Seekers

Discover a Skincare Line That's Geared For Outdoor Enthusiasts
Because I'm always up for adventure, I was excited to learn of a new line targeting adventure enthusiasts. The new Adventuress Skin Care Collection is geared for those who enjoy catching waves, skiing slopes, running trails, and other outdoor pursuits. The Intro Offer Collection ($85) by Adventuress is an on-the-go regimen that comes in a lightweight travel-friendly case, complete with...

Bernardus Spa Gets in the Spirit of Fungi Season

Mushrooms are at the heart of a fun new spa offering.
I don’t particularly care for mushrooms, but mushroom hunting, decked out in festive fall garb and following a foraging pig or dog, has always seemed like a fun thing to do. So I’m loving the new fungi-focused fall offerings from Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley, CA. In honor of the seasonal forage for local porcinis, chanterelles, and candy caps, the...

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