Spa Scoop Blog

Football Season Provides an Ideal Time to Promote Sports-Oriented Treatments

Want to Attract More Men to Your Spa?
While not everyone may be looking forward to football season, spa-going guys will certainly find reason to cheer thanks to a host of male-oriented treatments designed to help them unwind. At Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont Mayakoba (Quintana Roo, Mexico), they can indulge in the Post Game Face Treatment (60 minutes), which includes a shoulder and neck massage for...

St. Lucia Hosts Second Annual Health & Wellness Retreat

Get Healthy in Paradise
Last year, I had the opportunity to attend St Lucia’s first Health & Wellness Retreat in Soufriere. I’m happy to report that it is back again this year and looks to be even more successful than the first with leading experts such as Today Show nutrition and health expert Joy Bauer and actress and best-selling author Lindsay Wagner, to name...

Spa Week Introduces Loyalty Rewards Program

Want to Earn Points for Your Spa Visits?
Anyone who knows me knows I'm a big fan of frequent flyer miles. The fact that I once flew to Nairobi for 70,000 miles and $20 made me a lifelong convert. I'm also the same girl who stashed every Stonyfield Yogurt top for more than a year in order to eventually save up enough for a free subscription to Martha...

St. Regis San Fran Celebrates America’s Cup With Spa

Remède Spa debuts services with a nautical theme.
Just in time for the America’s Cup World Series, relaxation sets sail at Remède Spa at The St. Regis San Francisco . The race takes place August 21-26 and October 2-7, and in honor of this sailing spectactular, the spa has debuted a series of nautical-themed treatments. Options include the All Hands on Deck Massage ($330, 60 minutes), a four-handed...

Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Vivienne Tam Unveil Limited-Edition Slippers

Exclusive “Water Dragon” slippers celebrate one-year anniversary of Hilton Huanying program for Chinese travelers.
I love Vivienne Tam. I have happily received her dresses for birthday gifts the past few years, and I also love the uniforms she has created for Mandarin Oriental. So I was excited to hear about another great hospitality partnership she has created. Marking the one-year anniversary of its global welcome program for Chinese travelers, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has...

Tranquility Suites Prove to be the Latest Urban Oases

Discover a Great Place to Spend National Relaxation Day
While you shouldn't need a reason to pamper yourself, it certainly doesn't hurt. And next Wednesday, Aug. 15 provides the perfect excuse for you and your clients, as it's National Relaxation Day. It's the perfect occasion to temp spa-goers into visiting, not that they should need any coaxing. Recognizing the importance of relaxation, numerous hotels now offer tranquility suites in...

Massage Envy to Host Second Annual Healing Hands For Arthritis Event

Discover How to Feel Good While Doing Good
In a unique position to understand the devastating effects of arthritis on the body and the potential massage has to help relieve some of the symptoms, the folks at Massage Envy and the Arthritis Foundation have joined forces to host the second annual Healing Hands for Arthritis, an event to build awareness and raise funds to fight the debilitating disease...

Best Cities for Skin

Report from Daily Glow ranks the best and worst town for the complexion.
Ever wonder if where you live might impact your complexion? Check out this handy report from Daily Glow, and find out how your city ranked. Click here to find out which cities rank the highest and why when it comes to citizens with great skin.

Inspiring Champions Champ Camp Seminar Trains Beauty Professionals for Success

Take Your Spa or Salon to the Next Level
I like to blame the fact that I never got to go away to camp on the fact that I grew up in the midwest. Although I'm sure plenty of midwesterners go to camp, the rite of passage is not nearly as endemic as it is to the East Coast. Fortunately, spa and salon owners can still fulfill their camp...

Farm-to-Treatment-Table Trend Takes Hold of the Industry

What New Trend is Sweeping the Industry?
Although I'm often asked about spa trends, I've found it difficult, lately, to pinpoint any that are truly original. One, however, that has been gaining momentum recently is the farm-to-treatment-table trend. A variation on the farm-to-table concept found at restaurants, it fits well with the industry's efforts to be greener. The Spa at the Omni Mount Washington Resort (Bretton Woods,...