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The Spa at Terranea Introduces the Love Yourself Package in time for Valentine's Day

Discover How Your Spa Can Entice Solo Spa-goers This Valentine's Day
With Valentine’s Day only a mere month away, many spa’s are busy debuting packages that appeal to love-struck couples or those hoping to rekindle the romance. While The Spa at Terranea (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA) certainly has its fair share of couple-themed treatments, it is also introducing the Love Yourself Package (starting at $150), which is designed for those on...

Golden Door Welcomes DWTS Star

Karina Smirnoff will teach Golden Door guests how to boogie down.
I'm a huge fan and avid watcher of "Dancing with the Stars" (DWTS), so I was excited to hear that Golden Door (Escondido, CA) will be offering guests a chance to participate in Dance Week Feb 8-10, which will be hosted by Karina Smirnoff, the show's reigning champion. If you watch the show, you know that even more impressive than...

New Blog Celebrates How Beauty Changes Lives

Discover how beauty professionals are changing the world for the better.
Lao Tzu once said, “Great acts are made up of small deeds.” Taking this philosphy to heart, a new blog bring together the deeds, big and spa, of beauty professionals in the hopes of encouraging positive change. It showcases the ways that beauty can benefit individuals, communities, and even the world at large. The blog, located at , is...

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Entices Spa Newbies with Lifestyle and Wellness Package

Discover How One Couple Found Not Only Health and Wellness But Also Romance at a Popular Costa Rican Spa.
Although my sister won a trip to Costa Rica’s Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort last year, my boyfriend and I turned out to be the real winners. Due to her busy schedule, she was unable to go. Not wanting it to go to waste, she was thoughtful enough to pass on the trip to us. I had never been out...

Plan for Success in 2012

Check out Lisa Starr's GramercyOne blog for handy tips on making your spa profitable.
American Spa columnist Lisa Star, recently shared some tips for success in 2012 on her GramercyOne blog . Get the scoop here, and put your spa on the path to success in 2012 and beyond. For further guidance on this concept, join GramercyOne on January 18 at 1 p.m. EST for a monthly free webinar, which will help you to...

Gstaad Palace Offers Guests a Unique Form of Swiss Bliss

Located in the Alps, a historic hotel offers a romantic getaway (involving an igloo!).
Although I'm not really what one would call sporty, I've always considered myself an okay skier, meaning, I can make it down an intermediate slope without hurting myself (usually) and I'm a natural at getting on and off chairlifts. All of my ski experience was acquired on the East Coast (Vermont and Maine, mostly), so when I attempted to show...

Maldives Repeals Spa Ban

It's Still a Spa-Goers Dream in the Island Nation.
No sooner had the ban that would close resort spas in the Maldives taken effect than it was reversed. The stand-off this past week over Islam's role in governing the country is nothing if not dramatic. Fortunately, it looks like it will be business as usual for the spas there. For all those who have yet to experience the Maldive's...

Sanctuary On Camelback Celebrates 10 Years

An acclaimed Scottsdale resort and spa makes it's anniversary exciting for guests.
I’m a big fan of birthdays and anniversaries. I believe that major milestones should be celebrated in major ways. Just check out the 2011 issues of American Spa , where we toasted our 15 th anniversary all year long as an example. So when I heard about the Sanctuary On Camelback ’s plans for celebrating 10 years, I had to...

Travelers are Looking to Unplug

What does your resort do to help guests relax when they are not taking advantage of your spa?
I left my iPhone at work last night, and I was a nervous wreck until this morning, stressed about what texts I was missing, who was beating me in Words with Friends, and how I was going to wake up without the alarm I use on my phone. But when I am on vacation, I love visiting resorts where there...

Spas Banned in the Maldives Over Prostitution Claim

Will A Political Standoff in the Maldives Render the Country Spa-less?
Two years ago, I had the good fortune to visit several spas in the Maldives. I feel especially lucky to have gone when I did after hearing the recent news about the government's move to close numerous luxury resort spas. The order came after protests by an Islamist party claiming the spas were a front for prostitution. Although Sim Ibrahim,...