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Spa Week Media Group and WaySpa Services Team Up to Spread the Joy of Spa

What Country Will Soon Have Its Own Spa Week?
While spa treatments are not within everyone's means, Spa Week has made them more affordable for a limited time each year. This week (Oct. 15-21) marks the 17th installment of Spa Week , when spas and wellness centers throughout the country offer full-service treatments at a discounted price of $50. Next spring, Canadians, too, will be able to enjoy the...

Palms Aveda Spa Lets Guests Pocket the Perfect Polish

Fun new promotion gives clients the gift of free SpaRitual polish.
Clients always love freebies, so I think that spas that creatively incorporate special gifts are on to something clever. A fun new idea I recently heard about comes from The Palms Aveda Spa (Miami Beach, FL). The spa recently implemented a new value-added promotion called Pocket the Perfect Polish. Guests who book any of manicure-pedicure combination experiences will receive one...

The BodyHoliday Helps Guests Achieve a New High

A Caribbean Spa Helps Guests Fight the Winter Blues
While I love a good spin class, I don't particularly care for the gloomy spin studios in which they're generally found. Dim the lights, and pedal to your heart's content. That seems to be the routine. However, The BodyHoliday (Saint Lucia) is taking its spin classes to new heights with the debut of a new tree-top Spin Studio. With floor-to-ceiling...

Bhutan Proves to be an Enticing Retreat for Spa-Goers

Discover a Place Where Health and Happiness Go Hand in Hand
Of all the places in the world that I long to visit, Bhutan ranks number one on the list. Of course, who wouldn't want to visit the remote Himalayan kingdom? It is, after all, the country that first came up with the idea of measuring its progress by relying on its Gross National Happiness index rather than its Gross Domestic...

Anything Toes at Aji Spa

AZ spa offers a fun promotion in honor of an ASU Gammage performance of Anything Goes.
I’m a huge fan of musical theater. In fact, the American Spa staff recently took advantage of Broadway Week’s half-price tickets and enjoyed a group outing to Nice Work If You Can Get It , starring Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara. So when I heard of a fun promotion at Aji Spa at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort that...

i-Lipo Offers Spa-Goers an Effective Body Contouring Treatment

Offer Clients a Pain-Free Way to Lose Inches Fast
While I'm often skeptical of quick fixes that sound too good to be true, I have to admit I was intrigued when I heard of i-Lipo by Chromogenex, a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. The slimming treatment relies on low-level lasers to trigger a chemical signal in fat cells that breaks triglycerides down into free fatty acids and glycerol, which can...

Tips for Preventing Pain When Using an iPad or Computer

Great advice for both you and your clients.
Every time I get a massage, my therapists feel the knots in my neck muscles and guess that I spend a lot of time in front of the computer. It’s a malady that I think that many of us—both those of us in the industry and our clients—tend to face. So when I got these tips from the October 2012...

The Spa at Four Seasons Los Angeles Goes Pink

Discover How One Spa is Paying it Forward
As in years past, I'm often overwhelmed by the generosity the spa industry displays come each October. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Spa at Four Seasons Los Angeles and SpaRitual are encouraging guests to take advantage of pink manicures and pedicures. For a limited time, guests who book a 60 minutes or longer spa treatment will receive...

Spa@Eventi Celebrates National Massage Therapy Awareness Week

Learn How One Spa is Promoting Massage Therapy
If you haven't already, mark your calendars for National Massage Therapy Awareness Week (NMTAW), which takes place October 21-27. Celebrating its 16th year, the week is dedicated to educating the public on the importance of massage therapy and how it should be made a part of eveyone's health and wellness routine. To mark the occasion and encourage guests to discover...

Spa L'Auberge Del Mar Provides Pumpkin Treats

New spa director debuts a scrumptious seasonal service and snack.
After a blistering hot summer, fall has finally come to New York. As such, I’ve already got some of my favorite fall activities on tap for this weekend, including pumpkin picking. I don’t particularly love the taste of pumpkin, but I adore the scent, and I always carve a few just in time for Halloween. With that in mind, the...