Spa Scoop Blog

Dr. Weil Offers Summer Footcare Advice

Get tips to help keep clients feet healthy this season.
While I do, actually know better, I will admit that I pretty much live in flip flops all summer long. Due to the fact that I live in New York City and the fact that I’m a complete germaphobe, I do my best to take care of my feet, in spite of this bad practice, and I am always thankful...

A Therapist to the Stars Delivers a Massage with Bite

A Therapist Adds a Little Something Extra to Make Her Massages Rock-Star Worthy
While I've certainly met my share of rock star massage therapists who know how to manipulate a muscle, I've yet to encounter the rock star massage therapist who bites. Fortunately, thanks to Ann Abel's inciteful reporting for Well+GoodNYC , I didn't have to succumb to that particular fate. Then again, there might be something to it considering the rock stars...

Well-Being and Medical Travel Conference Features Reality Show Contestant

What better guest speaker to discuss health and fitness than a contestant from "The Biggest Loser?"
I have been a fan of the hit TV show "The Biggest Loser" since season one (It's now completing season 13). Although it is considered "reality television," the show actually helps contestants not only lose weight in a huge way but also inspires them, and viewers, to lead a healthier lifestyle. So it is a perfect fit having one of...

GoRecess Gives Workout Junkies Access to the Classes They Want

Simplify Your Workout Options With a New Website.
Like most people, I find the gym can get a bit monotonous at times. While I try to mix up my routine with a variety of classes, I still find myself losing interest. It could be the fact that my gym's selection of classes haven't changed all that much throughout the years. That's why I was thrilled to discover GoRecess...

Guests Can Unwind and Unplug at The Westin Riverfront in Beaver Creek

A new package encourages visitors to take a break from technology.
Last winter, my friend and I took a ski vacation to Colorado, where we spent a few days staying at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain just outside of Vail. While we were there, we totally left the rest of the world behind and spent our days on the slopes, walking around the quaint village, eating...

Wellness Travel Trend Report for 2012/2013

JoAnn Kurtz-Ahlers predicts wellness travel trends for 2012-2013
Take note: another great wellness travel trend report has been released. This time, JoAnn Kurtz-Ahlers, the president and founder of Kurtz-Ahlers & Associates and a longtime leader in hospitality, has released a roundup of experiences that are gaining a new wave of popularity amongst wellness travelers for 2012 and 2013. “Over the past two decades, the concept of spa has...

FDA Pushes Back New Sunscreen Regulations

Find Out Why the New Rules are Being Delayed
If you've been eagerly anticipating the new sunscreen label changes that were scheduled to be introduced this summer, you'll have to wait a bit longer. The FDA is giving sunscreen manufacturers a bit of a reprieve and extending the deadline to December 17, 2012. Small manufacturers get until December 2013 to implement the new regulations. The delay is on account...

Peninsula NY Partners with Biologique Recherche

Five new facials debut in Manhattan.
I’m always intrigued when a spa significantly updates it menu, so when I heard that The Peninsula Spa New York was teaming up with Biologique Recherche to debut a series of new facials, I was excited to learn more. The facial program includes five different treatments, each personalized to treat guests’ specific skincare needs. Many of the treatments utilize the...

Exhale Mind Body Spa at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows Introduces Beyonce-Themed Boot Camp

As I've said before, I'm a sucker for boot camp. My newest obsession is a special Beyonce-themed Boot Camp at Exhale Mind Body Spa at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows (Santa Monica, CA). Appropriately titled Bed, Bask & Beyonce, the booty-licious boot camp inspired by pop diva Beyonce Knowles invites all the single (and taken) ladies to shimmy and shake...

Get Smooth Moves with Keratherapy

An editor finally straightens up with a revolutionary smoothing system.
This morning changed my life. Or, at least it changed my life for the next three months. As I've mentioned before on this blog, my unruly hair is a source of contention for me. When I don't have time to get a professional blowout, I usually find myself just throwing it back in a ponytail and calling it a day,...

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