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A New Year's Resolution For Which to be Grateful

Discover why you should incorporate one in your spa
Now that it looks like the world is going to keep turning, I'm thinking that's just one more thing for which I'm thankful. Recently, I came across the idea to create a gratitude jar. Basically, the idea is to fill a Mason jar (or whatever container you can find) with notes about the good things that happen throughout the year...

SpaFinder Offers Public Service Video for Bad Gift Givers

Learn what not to give this holiday season
If you've already started getting gifts you'd rather have left unopened, then you'll appreciate this unscripted video from SpaFinder on some of the worst gifts received during the holiday season. Consider it a public service announcement for bad gift givers. These cautionary tales may just make you think twice before regifting that diet cookbook. Enjoy it here and don't hesitate...

Watermark Your Social Network Images

Following the recent Instagram privacy buzz, Linkup Marketing expert Valorie Reavis provides some tips.
The recent panic over Instagram’s changes to its privacy and terms of service that appeared to give it the right to sell on users’ photographs, including hair, spa, and beauty images, reinforces the need to watermark all photos across all social networks, warns social media expert Valorie Reavis, founder of Linkup Marketing . The changes, announced just days before the...

Spa Week Introduces Discounted Holiday Gift Card

What last-minute gift idea is sure to please?
For those of us working in the spa industry, the health and wellness benefits are obvious. However, many still view treatments as merely pampering indulgences. That's just one of the reasons I love to share the gift of spa with friends and family who wouldn't otherwise treat themselves. If you haven't finished your holiday shopping this season, you may want...

Are the Holidays Hazardous to Your Health?

Kessler Institute offers tips to avoid injury and enjoy the holiday season
To many people, the holidays are a magical time. But there's no magical way to get all the shopping, decorating, cooking, cleaning and travelling done without the risk of stress, exhaustion and even injury. "This is a wonderful time of year, but it can actually be quite dangerous," says Sam Bayoumy, PT, Director of Rehabilitation, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation ...

InkSpa and Spa@Eventi Cater to Holiday Shoppers

Help spa-goers with their Christmas lists this year.
As the holiday countdown continues, spas that cater to harried shoppers can benefit greatly. This month from now until December 24, Kimpton's InkSpa at Ink48 (New York City) and Spa@Eventi at the Eventi Hotel (New York City) can relax with a complimentary 25-minute massage with the purchase of a facial. During their visit, they can also continue making progress on...

Spa Montage Beverly Hills Introduces Beauty Bar

Discover a one-stop shop that helps get spa-goers holiday-ready
While my calendar is marked full with holiday parties, I often find myself stressed to look the part of the fun and festive party-goer. Who has the time or the money to get primped and polished before each event? That's why I love the idea of the new Beauty Bar at Spa Montage Beverly Hills . Launched just in time...

Help Clients Battle Dry Skin this Winter

Share these tips to help them avoid seasonal dehydration.
According to the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), 81 million Americans are impacted by dry, itchy skin in the winter with the worst conditions occurring between the months of November and March. I just returned from a family ski trip in Park City, and I can attest to the fact that the snow, wind, and indoor heat stripped my skin...

Birchbox Releases Holiday Survey on Shopping Habits

Find out what consumers want to buy this year.
Want to know what consumers are thinking this holiday season? Then you're in luck because Birchbox , a club that introduces members to products and insider tips with a regular curated box of beauty samples, released the results of a recent survey it conducted to understand shopping and gift habits. After polling 3,000 women, the company found that the average...

SpaFinder Wellness Shares Top 10 Spa and Wellness Trends for 2013

Learn what factors might be affecting your spa in the upcoming year.
Although its 10th annual Trends Report isn't scheduled to be released until January 15, SpaFinder Wellness offered a preview of the top 10 trends that will impact our industry in the coming year... Healthy Hotels While in the past gyms and spas have been positioned as amenities, they are now becoming an integral part of most hotels, as more chains...