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Join Mariel Hemingway for a Wellness Week Webinar Today

Learn Marketing Tips From Mariel Hemingway That Will Help You Tap Into the Wellness Industry
This past week at ISPA, I had the opportunity to meet Mariel Hemingway, who is serving as official spokesperson for SpaFinder's Wellness Week 2012. Today, the Academy Award nominee, author, and healthy living advocate is sharing her journey to embracing a healthier lifestyle in a special Wellness Week webinar. She will also share marketing tips to help your business tap...

Trend Alert: Couples Choosing to "Grow Young" Together

More couples are choosing to get cosmetic surgery together.
I think that everything is always more enjoyable when done as a couple (case in point, couples' massages), and apparently, I'm not alone. In fact, this morning, the Today Show did a segment on Ira and Roberta Almeas, a married couple who decided to "grow younger" together by getting minimally invasive work done to reduce the signs of aging, such...

The Surrey Brings Serenity to Holiday Shopping

A decadent new package combines shopping, spa, cocktails, and cookies.
Though Black Friday is the official start of the holiday shopping season, it’s certainly already kicked off with gusto in New York City. The subways are crammed, the sidewalks are jam-packed with tourists wielding shopping bags, and sale signs are populating countless shop windows. I, frankly, find it completely exhausting and am not at all excited about starting my holiday...

ISPA's New Snapshot Initiative Summary Reveals What Spa Consumers Really Think

Get a Sneak Peak of ISPA's Spa Consumer Snapshot Initiative Summary
This week, I was in Vegas at the annual ISPA Conference. Not surprisingly, I learned a tremendous amount of information in the short time I was there. From effective new ingredients to interesting potential story ideas, I’m looking forward to sharing it all in the year to come. I was particularly interested in some of the latest statistics ISPA had...

Help Clients Attack Acne

New York derm provides tips for battling breakouts.
In January, American Spa will be highlighting ways to battle serious cystic acne in the popular Medical Spa Report section of the magazine. To give you a little preview of what is to come—and to help clients who are currently facing the frustrations of dealing with breakouts—here are some tips from Long Island, NY, dermatologist Marina Peredo, M.D., to help...

All Eyes on Eyelids

Forget the gym. Teach your clients to exercise their eyelids to keep their faces in super shape.
While we’re all innudated with tips for working out our bodies, I recently received some handy instructions from the experts at The New You Med Spa in Dallas to help keep an oft-ignored body part looking great—our eyelids. Want to help your clients fight some of the eyelid droopyness that comes with facial aging? Then pass along this simple facial...

Tis the Season for Holiday Treatments

Want a Surefire Sign the Holidays Are Drawing Near?
With Halloween behind us and the recent east coast snowstorm, it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. I've already come across a number of seasonally inspired services that are sure to get clients in the holiday mood. The limited-time only Candy Cane Ritual ($120) at Reliquary Water Sanctuary & Spa at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas was...

OPI Introduces its Muppet-Inspired Holiday Collection

One of the first movies I remember seeing when I was a little girl is "The Great Muppet Caper," which I considered (and still do consider), a true masterpiece. In fact, it was my favorite movie for years. Three years, to be precise, until it was replaced by "The Muppets Take Manhattan." Who didn't shed a tear or two during...

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort Introduces a Lifestyle & Wellness Program

Winning a Ticket to Wellness
A few months ago, I won a drawing for a one-week getaway to Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort in Fortuna, Costa Rica. Years ago, when I was roaming around the country on my own, I spent a memorable day at Tabacon enjoying its natural thermal hot springs. A friend had made me promise I'd visit the rainforest spa, as it...

A Girls' Getaway at Dry Hollow Ranch Offers Guests More than One Kind of Shot

A Texan Ranch offers Women a Unique Combination of Services.
I love creative packages that combine random things. For example, I've been known to host "Fondue and Taboo" night at my apartment, where my friends come over to eat fondue while playing boardgames. (Sidenote: If you've never played Taboo before, you are missing out.) That being said, you can now understand my excitement when I learned about the "Botox and...