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Month for Poses

Discover new ways to promote yoga this month
The yoga community lost a great leader and teacher last month in B.K.S. Iyengar, who brought the practice of yoga to a wider range of people. He made poses accessible for all and showed how anyone and everyone can benefit from a yoga practice. September, also known as Yoga Month, brings the perfect opportunity to maintain his legacy and introduce...

Red Alert

Discover more effective products for rosacea relief
My face turns a brilliant tomato red during tough workouts, though it quickly disappears. For those with rosacea, it's a very different story. Rosacea affects millions of Americans—16 million to be exact—and causes a range of disruptive side-effects, such as persistent redness and bumps, that take a serious physical and emotional toll. Many of your clients may be enduring symptoms...

Custom Everything

Discover why personalized service is the best service
It’s not groundbreaking news that different skin types require different product formulations and treatments in the spa. What is surprising is how many one-size-fits-all services are still available—and popular—in spas. One company that’s made great strides in the custom arena is Bioelements, and here’s what director of education Teresa Stenzel had to say on the topic. What benefits does custom...

Riding the Wellness Wave

Check out the benefits of an innovative massage table
Massage is known the world over for its healing and restorative benefits. I've yet to find someone who wouldn't jump at the chance for a massage, and I get excited whenever I get to experience a new modality. The Peninsula Beverly Hills Spa (CA) has added the Wellness Wave massage treatment table to its service menu. This table uses patented...

Wellness on the Runways

Check out how spas help fashion pros de-stress during NYFW
Fashion Week has once again filled studios around New York City and Lincoln Center's tents with upcoming styles, not to mention inspirational and aspirational beauty looks. It also brings loads of stress each day with little time for relief for those who most need a spa respite. This year one of the runway spaces at The Highline Hotel hopes to...

Starlit Serenity

Discover spa-induced romance under the stars
Spa-goers who want to reconnect with their significant others can now indulge in the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore’s Escape Under the Stars Package, which is part of a new worldwide collection of Four Seasons Extraordinary Experiences. Available through September 30th, the special evening includes twilight treatments in an outdoor Moroccan-inspired spa sanctuary. The private cabana overlooking Baltimore’s historic Inner Harbor...

Cruelty-Free Beauty

Learn how you can help eliminate animal testing from cosmetics
Pets are an important part of many of your lives and clients' families—we even have sunscreen specially formulated for them ( more here ). So it only makes sense that consumers are rising up against animal cruelty in the beauty industry. Jim Moran, U.S. congressman, is sponsoring the Humane Cosmetics Act, which would phase out animal testing for American-made cosmetics...

Brushing Up on Bamboo

Take a look at a tropical spa brand’s creative ingredients
After researching and writing Taking Stalk, our latest In the Mix story focused on bamboo and its many uses in spa I am seeing this awesome ingredient popping up everywhere. So many spas are creatively incorporating it and reaping the eco-friendly benefits. I reached out to Patrick Huey Corporate Spa Director of Red Lane Spa at Sandals Resorts to see...

Get Lovely with Lemons

Try out new DIY spa treatments with citrus
Last Wednesday was national lemonade day, so naturally if you had lemons on hand you knew exactly what to do. Don’t worry if life has given you more lemons today; there are so many other beauty-boosting uses for this tart citrus. Check out a couple recipes below for DIY fruity pampering from Sunkist. 1. Banana & Lemon Foot Massage (good...

Bodycare Business

Get savvy with sales tips for bodycare products.
We checked in with a few skincare professionals to get their top tips for selling the expanding array of bodycare products and services. “Customization is one of the most effective ways to retail bodycare. Body Bliss spa guests are taken through a series of choices until they end up with a unique formulation that addresses their wants and needs and...