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Mirbeau Inn & Spa Introduces Mother's Day Special

An indulgent treatment shows moms they're appreciated
For those who have yet to decide how to celebrate Mother's Day this year, Mirbeau Inn & Spa (Skaneateles, NY) has the perfect solution: an elaborate brunch buffet on Sunday, May 12, and an indulgent Mother Glows Best treatment (1 hour 40 minutes), available May 1-31. The treatment involves a relaxing Honey-Magnolia body soak, a shea butter sugar-scrub exfoliation, and...

A Spa Enthusiast's Vietnam Adventure

Discover why Vietnam is on our spa radar.
I've long been a fan of Thailand's spa scene, but until recently, I never had an opportunity to explore spas in any of its neighboring countries. All of that changed last week when I found myself in Vietnam. While there, I was fortunate enough to experience treatments at several of its most inviting spas. At the Nam Hai (Hoi An),...

Skin Cancer Awareness Month Reminders from the Skin Cancer Foundation

Share these tips with your clients on how to prevent skin cancer and why it’s so important.
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. While we should always keep the protection of our skin in mind, this month is a great time to remind your clients about the steps they should be taking to care for their skin in the sun. As such, I’d like to share this excellent post from the Skin Cancer Foundation. Be sure to...

Growing Yoga Hybrids Attract Even Non-Yogis

Discover a new spin on yoga.
Despite its popularity, yoga isn't for everyone, at least that is what I used to think until I learned of some of the new hybrid versions that are emerging at resorts, spas, and studios around the world. As much as I've wanted to love yoga throughout the years, we've never been a match. However, I must admit that I would...

Is Your Leadership Hurting Your Spa’s Bottom Line?

Find out if you are adopting these four bad leadership behaviors that can impact your spa's productivity and profits.
As a spa leader, you are likely juggling about a million different projects to keep your spa successful. But have you taken the time to look inside to make sure you are doing everything you can as a leader? Kathleen Brush, a 25-year veteran of international business and author of The Power of One: You’re the Boss , (

The Spa at Esperanza Introduces Summer Spa Tapas

Find out what is on the menu this summer at a Cabo retreat
As a fan of tapas, it's no stretch to think that I'd also be fond of the new spa tapas experience at Esperanza, An Auberge Resort (Cabos San Lucas, Mexico). Guests who opt for the Summer Soother package (prices start at $2,525) can enjoy a trio of massage tapas, such as a head and shoulder massage, a foot reflexology massage,...

Media Make-Up Academy Launches in Miami

Learn how to finally give your clients the looks they desire
Applying makeup is a talent I don't really possess. I have friends, however, who can go from looking like Plain Janes to Mysterious Minxes with just a little eyeliner and mascara. Needless to say, I envy the skill in which they're able to transform themselves. My evening look, unfortunately, isn't dramatically different from my daytime look, which is why I've...

The Ultimate Spa Guide to Mother’s Day

SpaBooker provides tips for helping spas boost Mother's Day sales.
Mother’s Day is the second-biggest gift-giving holiday of the year, coming in just behind the winter holiday season and ahead of Valentine’s Day. According to Statistic Brain, approximately $14.6 billion will be spent on Mother’s Day, and your spa should be reaping revenue from these sales. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to arm your spa with...

Wonderful Wellness Apps

Check out Well+Good NYC’s picks for three fabulous meditation apps.
I have to admit that the iPhone app I seem to use the most nowadays is Words With Friends—I’m bitterly trying to get over the fact that my little brothers keep beating me in spite of my job in publishing. However, I know that I’m seriously under-utilizing all the wonderful apps that are available, particularly those that relate to our...

Cal-a-Vie Introduces Celebrity-Hosted Mom & Teen Weeks

Discover what teen celebs will be hosting this annual program
While I certainly experience more than my fair share of spa treatments by virtue of my job, I wasn't an avid spa-goer in my younger years. Then again, teen treatments weren't really offered back then. If they had, I'd certainly have been all over Cal-a-Vie 's annual Mom & Teen Week. Celebrating its sixth year with two exclusive celebrity-hosted weeks,...