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2013: Color Us Blue

Ready to update your spa with a hot color? Think blue.
According to American Spa ’s recent Industry Insider survey, 29 percent of spas are planning a renovation this year. I would guess those renovations will include updates on walls and accents, so I wanted to share a color trend report that calls 2013 the year of blue. “As a color, blue represents stability and comfort,” says national color expert Kate...

Travel Therapy Host Karen Schaler Offers an Insider's View to Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach

Discover Why Folks Are Still Talking About Canyon Ranch After All These Years
Although I've been blessed to visit some of the best spas in the world, I've yet to experience Canyon Ranch. Fortunately, I was able to get a taste of what I've been missing thanks to my friend Karen Schaler, host of Travel Therapy tv and online series. She recently had an opportunity to visit Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in...

Movember Offers Men a Chance to Change the Face of Men's Health

Make Sure This Event Is Marked On Your Spa's 2013 Calendar
As November draws to a close, many men are breathing a big sigh of relief. That's because November is also known as Movember, a time in which men are encouraged to become walking billboards for men's health issues, particularly prostate and testicular cancer, by growing a moustache. For those men who participated this month and registered at , the...

American Spa's Professional's Choice Awards Announced

A record number of decision makers weighed in to select the industry's best.
The industry has spoken and named their favorite spas, brands, equipment, and professionals in American Spa 's 2012 Professional's Choice Awards . Breaking all past records, nearly 4,000 decision-makers from day spas, destination spas, medical spas, and resort spas around the world cast their votes via a write-in survey. Click here to get the complete results. I'd like to offer...

Eminence Organic Skin Care Fights Global Warming

Discover how one company is planting seeds for change
After Hurricane Irene last year and Superstorm Sandy last month, it has become increasingly apparent the effect climate change is having on our planet. Unfortunately, we're all contributing in some way or another. That's why I'm always so happy to hear of ways I can undo some of the damage I've caused by supporting companies that make it a priority...

SpaFinder Wellness Offers Excellent Jet Lag Advice

Avoid travel rundown this season with these handy tips.
I don't know about you, but today came way too quickly for me following a fun and relaxing Thanksgiving holiday. I'm exhausted, and I didn't even leave New York. But for those of you who hit the road this holiday, I'm guessing you are totally pooped. As such, I wanted to share these great tips from the SpaFinder Wellness blog,...

Spas Offer Their Own Deals This Black Friday

Discover how some spas are embracing the Black Friday phenomenon
It's Black Friday, and chances are at least several of your regular clients, if not more, are out battling the crowds today for the best holiday discounts. Those interested in more relaxing pursuits may find a deal of their own at their local spa. For example, Oasis Day Spas (New York City and Dobbs Ferry, NY) are offering their biggest...

Well+GoodNYC Reports on a Healing Pop-up in the Rockaways That is Giving Sandy Survivors a Reason to Give Thanks this Holiday

Learn how acupuncture and massage are helping some cope with Sandy's aftermath
As many of us count our blessings this Thanksgiving, others, like the folks at Acupuncture Without Borders and the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM), are blessings themselves to those still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Click here to read about how they're giving back to the community by offering free acupuncture and massage to locals at Yoga...

Travel Therapy Host Karen Schaler Visits Capella Pedregal's Auriga Spa in Cabo San Lucas

Discover Why Auriga is One of the Top Rated Spas in the World
Last month, I found myself spending a few extra unexpected days in Cabo San Lucas after Superstorm Sandy hit the east coast. I really couldn't complain though, as there are certainly worse places to be stuck than Cabo. While I had an opportunity to check out a number of spas in the area, I didn't make it to Auriga Spa...

“Breaking Bad” Inspires Blue Bath Salts, Blue Friday

Great Face & Body launches a new line inspired by the hit AMC drama.
Talk about a spa high! Great Face & Body (Albuquerque, NM) will be celebrating Blue Friday on Nov. 23 with the launch of its Bathing Bad products, an organic bath salt and body scrub line inspired by the hit AMC drama. The products are tinted with a natural blue dye that matches character Walter White’s blue-colored meth made popular on...