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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...

What’s Your Spa’s Refer-ability?

Shortcuts helps spas understand the power of word-of-mouth.
Looking to improve your spa in the eyes of potential clients? Shortcuts has leapt to the aid of its salons and spas to ensure they know exactly whether they will get a glowing referral from their clients or are a Yelp! tragedy waiting to happen. By recruiting the highly acclaimed Net Promoter score as part of its unique Client Spotlight...

Farm-To-Treatment-Table Trend Continues to Grow in Popularity

Learn Why It Might Benefit Your Spa to Jump on the Bandwagon
Although we've reported on the farm-to-treatment-table trend several times over the past year, it certainly seems destined to grow. Recently, I was asked to comment on the trend in a piece for Fodor's. Check it out here to discover how some spas have jumped on the bandwagon. I must say, it's one of my favorite trends this year and one...

Lake Placid and Tata Harper Join Together to Host a Healthy Retreat

Escape to the Adirondacks this January with the Ultimate Skin Guru
About a year ago, I was introduced to the Tata Harper skincare line at a Canyon Ranch event. After trying a few of the products at home, I was instantly smitten. Earlier this week, I learned that Tata herself is teaming up with the Lake Placid Lodge (NY) for a post-holiday weekend, Jan. 10–13, in the Adirondacks. The retreat (starting...

Almost Perfect! An appointment with a Celebrity Stylist

Damone Roberts in Beverly Hills
Have you ever wanted to book an appointment with a Celebrity esthetician, stylist, makeup artist or manicurist? ME too!
Have you ever wanted to book an appointment with a Celebrity esthetician, stylist, makeup artist or manicurist? ME too! I booked an appointment for his royal celebrity treatment and here is my minute-by-minute experience just for you. Beauty is in the brow of the beholder but a KING creates beautiful brows … The King of eyebrows that is! Damone Roberts...

Travel Therapy Host Karen Schaler Visits Bermuda's Best Spas

What Spas Will You Not Want to Miss in Bermuda?
Last year, I had the opportunity to travel to Bermuda to check out the spa scene there. The timing couldn't have been better, as January in New York City can be a little bleak. Bermuda, on the other hand, proved the perfect island escape. While there, I found time to experience treatments at Sense Spa at Tucker's Point, The Spa...

Tips for Selecting a Weight Loss Spa

Are your clients looking to lose weight? Share these suggestions from The Oaks at Ojai
Two-thirds of Americans are classified as overweight or obese, and many clients opt to visit a destination spa to kick-start their weight loss plans. According to the folks at The Oaks at Ojai , the decision is not necessarily a no-brainer, and there are several things to keep in mind. So if your clients are asking your advice for selecting...