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The Best Foods to Fight Cancer

Healing Lifestyles & Spa shares the top five foods for health.
Today’s newsletter from Healing Lifestyles & Spa featured a list of foods that help fight cancer, written by Melissa Williams, the co-owner, Yoga Junction . Since I can’t think of anyone who hasn’t been impacted in some way by cancer, I wanted to share. Please share with your clients and loved ones, and add these foods to your shopping lists...

Celebrate National Nutrition Month with Tips from Dr. Andrew Weill

Learn more about adopting an anti-inflammatory diet.
Although March is coming to a close, there is still time to celebrate National Nutrition Month , which is recognized throughout the month of month. To help you and your clients make some positive steps to living a healthier life, Dr. Andrew Weill, who is a longtime proponent of integrative medicine as well as founder and director of the Arizona...

Sunless Tanning Tips

Self-tanning expert Toni Brattin gives advice for going from prom pale, winter-white to summer, sun-kissed tan in seconds
In the March issue of American Spa , we highlighted some creative sunless tanning packages to keep clients coming through your doors throughout the winter to help them maintain a golden glow. Since it’s now the end of March and we’ve received yet another snowstorm on the east coast, it’s still a good time to continue to promote sunless tanning...

Melanoma Foundation of New England Introduces an Educational Skin Cancer Detection Program

Discover how your spa's estheticians and therapist can be trained to save a life.
Although I've never been one to embrace the sun, that doesn't mean I don't still worry about the consequences of overexposure. Recently, I learned of an innovative program for stylists and salon professionals launched by the Melanoma Foundation of New England (MFNE). The Skinny on Skin , set to launch this spring, is a free educational program that teaches hair...

Vampire Facials Hit Prime Time

Find out what bloody procedure has people talking.
Recently, on " Kourtney and Kim Take Miami ," Kim Kardashian underwent a procedure that is getting a fair amount of attention these days, the aptly named Vampire Facial. While not exactly pretty to watch, the bloody facial, which relies on the body's own platelet-rich plasma (PRP), is reputed to energize cells and boost collagen production. After skin is treated...

The Plaza Brings The Great Gatsby to Life

In honor of the new movie, Gatsby-themed spa treatments and more debut at the historic New York City hotel.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of my favorite books, so you can imagine how excited I am about the upcoming Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan. Turns out, I’m not the only fan. The Plaza is also heralding the coming of the film with a series of exciting themed promotions,...

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Denver Introduces a Treatment Based on a Jane Austen Classic

Discover how one spa is tying into a local theatrical production
There was a time when I was obsessed with all things Jane Austen. I read all the books and saw all the movies. Not surprisingly, I'm a fan of The Ritz-Carlton, Denver 's new Sense & Sensibility Performing Arts Package. As a seasonal sponsor to the Denver Center for the Performing Arts , the hotel has introduced the package to...

The Ritz-Carlton Spa at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation Introduces Masters-Themed Menu

Discover a host of golf-inspired treatments
For some time, golf and spa have proven to be the perfect duo. That's why I wasn't surprised when I learned that The Ritz-Carlton Spa at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation (Greensboro, GA) is offering a host of Masters-themed spa treatments throughout March and April. The golf-inspired menu is meant to coincide with The Masters , which is scheduled to...

Pravassa Introduces Mother's Day Wellness Weekend

Consider how a wellness-themed weekend can prove to be the ideal gift for moms
Although Mother's Day is still a couple of months away, it's the perfect time to start planning how you'd like to promote the holiday in your spa. Pravassa Wellness Travel , which offers wellness-related travel opportunities around the world, is ahead of the game, having just introduced a Mother's Day Wellness Weekend (starting at $1,765 for two) in Palm Springs,...

OPI Launches Oz Great and Powerful Collection

Company releases fun new lacquers in honor of the hit Disney movie.
Once again, I need to sing the praises of OPI for combining two of my favorite things—the Wizard of Oz and fun, themed polish. The company recently announced the release of six limited-edition nail lacquers and a new Liquid Sand™ shade, inspired by Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful . “OPI is very excited to take this fantastical journey with...