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Spa Comfort Food

Stick to a healthy lifestyle with no-calorie scrumptious fall treatments.
As the temperatures and leaves begin to drop, spa-goers are looking for comfort from seasonal favorites. While the long-beloved PSL may have suffered as a result of its ingredient list, spas have worthy substitutes on the treatment menu this season. Evensong Spa at Heidel House Resort (Green Lake, WI) welcomes classic fall-favorite flavors with seasonal harvest spa treatments through November...

Garden in the Sky

Learn end of season tips from a New York City garden.
On a recent tour of the rooftop garden of The Waldorf Astoria New York , I learned some creative ways to make the most of the end of the growing season. Chef David Garcelon took me to the 20th floor and out onto the rooftop on a lovely fall afternoon. So many fresh ingredients are packed into the garden space...

Yoga with a Twist

Check out our rooftop yoga and cocktails experience
Thanks to September’s National Yoga Month festivities I’ve had ample opportunities to practice yoga in unique spots around the city (like on cobblestones ). This week I attended Solerno’s #DrinkPlayLove alfresco yoga class taught by an Exhale Spa (multiple locations) instructor atop the Dream Hotel Midtown (New York City). The rooftop location heightened the yoga experience in more ways than...

Itching for a Cure

Learn new tips for clients to treat eczema.
Each seasonal change also influences skin concerns and a whole host of new reasons for spa-goers to book appointments. Fall ushers in cooler temperatures and often more dry skin and related conditions. October is recognized as National Eczema Awareness Month to raise awareness of this uncomfortable skin condition afflicting more than 30 million people in the U.S. according to the...

Honey Mask Recipe

Try out a sweet and easy skincare cure.
There's still time left in September to celebrate National Honey Month with a sweet skincare treat. As a fan of her athletic accomplishments, I'm excited to share professional volleyball player and gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings' recipe for a glowing complexion. Ingredients: 1 tbsp of oatmeal (rolled, instant, or plain) 2 tsps of honey 3/4 tsp of distilled water Steps...

Ingredient Inquiry

Learn more about updated sunscreen legislation
There is good news this month for sunscreen manufacturers across the U.S. The Senate passed a bill that requires the FDA to respond to pending sunscreen ingredients within a shorter period of time. Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in the U.S., and sunscreen is the primary protection against it. It’s more important than ever that Americans are...

Haute Honey

Discover how one luxe Manhattan spa elevated the sweet elixir.
September is an especially sweet time of year for many spa-worthy reasons. Among them is the celebration of National Honey Month. A natural humectant, honey has a host of benefits for skin on the face and more. Many luxury spas around the world have incorporated honey in their treatments. Guerlain Spa at the Waldorf Astoria New York took honey to...

Ten Commandments of Spa Week

Find out new ways to bring in new clients
Autumn has officially arrived and that means Spa Week is just around the corner, Oct. 20 - 26. Spa Week has become an ideal way to introduce your spa and its services to new customers at a low-risk economical price. Though spa-ing comes with few hard and fast rules, beyond relax. To give potential clients an extra bit of encouragement...

Bodycare Confidential

Tune in to our #WellnessWatch Twitter party this week
We have introduced a number of exciting updates in the magazine, on the website, and on our social media in recent months. We hope you've enjoyed them and taken advantage of them so far. These updates are key to staying on top of the changing trends in the industry and all the creative ideas you come up with. One addition...

Highbrow Habits

Learn more about the everyday activities of geniuses
In the last year, we've taken extra time to get to know the spa directors behind the beautiful properties featured in the pages of American Spa . You can learn more about your colleagues too by checking out the latest Bright Spots . We've found that many spa directors came upon their initial opportunities in spa and hospitality by chance,...