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The Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa Serves Up Nocturnal Nurturing

Spa-goers Love the Nightlife at this After-Hours Spa
Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day fast approaching. And there are few places that inspire romance better than the Maldives. Of course, I wouldn’t really know considering that I was single when I visited the islands and had one of my best friends in tow. Fortunately, she is always a great “date” no matter what the occasion be...

Encourage Your Clients to Take the Wellness Week Pledge

Get the lowdown on the seven-step pledge.
SpaFinder's Wellness Week is quickly approaching—it takes place March 19-25 around the country. But this weeklong celebration offers more than just discounted spa services. it also presents wellness seekers with an exciting challenge to help them reach their health goals. The Wellness Week Pledge provides seven simple steps that, if embraced by spa-goers and wellness seekers, will make great strides...

Are You Inspired?

DIscover the power of inspirational items.
The past two weeks have been beyond hectic for me. I have spent every morning traveling all the way downtown to serve on the grand jury for four hours before taking two subways to get to work. And because we are shipping our March issue, there have been quite a few late nights at the office. By the time I...

Phoenix Area Spas Spice Things Up for Valentine’s Day

Desert spa-goers can find plenty of romantic options.
I find Arizona to be a rather romantic place, due partly to the fact that I was married at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North last December at and will now always see it as a place that makes me think of my big day. Turns out, I’m not the only one who finds it a perfect place...

Massage Therapy Is Shown to Help in the Recovery Process of Breast Surgery Patients

What Spa Service Should Hospitals Consider Offering to Some Patients?
While it should come as no surprise to anyone in the industry that massage provides numerous healing benefits, the International SPA Association Foundation recently reported the findings of a new study revealing that massage provides stress relief, relaxation, and pain relief to patients who have undergone breast surgery. Barb Thomley, coordinator of outpatient services in the Complementary and Integrative Medicine...

SpaWeek Boosts Romance, Offers Discounts for Valentine’s Day

All Spa & Wellness Gift Cards are available for 10% discount through Feb. 15.
Finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gift can be a rather stressful endeavor. Thankfully, SpaWeek is making it easier—and cheaper—with a new promotion for this romantic holiday. Through Feb. 15, consumers can save ten percent on all Spa & Wellness Gift Card by Spa Week® denominations on SpaWeek.com . Plus, all orders made by February 9 will receive free shipping. “Valentine’s...

Well+Good Releases Top Fitness and Wellness Trends for 2012

Find Out What's New In the World of Wellness
I’m often asked about industry trends. And after more than a decade covering the industry, I must admit, it’s not always as easy as it once was to come up with a few. It sometimes seems like it’s all been done before. Then again, perhaps being involved in the industry from its infancy has raised my expectations based on the...

March is National Nutrition Month. How Will Your Spa Celebrate?

Get some ideas for celebrating this healthy season from Exhale Mind Body Spa.
It just came to my attention that March is National Nutrition month, thanks to an update on a new program from Exhale Mind Body Spa . To celebrate the launch of their extensive Nutrition + Wellness Coaching Program, Exhale will be hosting Nutrition Intuition Day events at all locations on Wednesday, March 14. Complimentary Exhale Detox Yoga evening classes will...

OPI Introduces Six Ballet-Inspired Shades

Could a New Dance-Inspired Shade Give Ballet Slippers a Bit of Competition?
It’s not always easy to be creative on demand. In fact, it’s rarely, if ever, easy. That’s why I’m always impressed by the ingenuity expressed by nailcare companies in naming their new polishes. Looking for inspiration in that department, OPI partnered with the New York City Ballet to create six new additions to its SoftShades collection. New York City Ballet...

Tackling Tax Time!

Make the most of your 2011 and 2012 deductions with these helpful strategies.
I am the first to admit that I am not a whiz when it comes to personal finance. In fact, my grandfather has done my taxes every year since I was about 18, and it generally takes at least three calls from grandpa before I get serious about preparing for tax time. Inevitably, I discover too late that I could...

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