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Dr. Murad Keynotes Spa Connection Inaugural Event

Dr. Murad keynotes The Spa Connection's inaugural event and gives a copy of his new book "The Water Secret" to all attendees. Read on for crucial information to improve the health and wellbeing of yourself and your clients.
Dr. Murad encourages the audiece to "look up and be positive" As one of the world’s leading authorities on skin health, I knew Dr. Murad was a brilliant innovator. What I didn’t know was the depth of his generous spirit and truly holistic approach to health and wellbeing. Dr. Murad shared his groundbreaking research in his keynote speech at The...

Live from The Spa Connection inaugural event

Just like being there! Nancy Griffin blogs live from The Spa Connection inaugural event at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad.
Master of Ceremonies Nina Curtis Gets the Energy Flowing! I’m here at the Park Hyatt Aviara for the inaugural meeting of The Spa Connection (TSC). A combined effort of the San Diego Spa Directors Association and the Southern California Spa Directors Association, TSC has brought together more than 150 spa directors from all over Southern California. Master of Ceremonies Nina...

Spa treatments go minimal

Is the trend towards heavily discounted spa services sustainable? What are the ramifications for our industry when spa treatments are devalued in the eyes of the consumer?
In the recent Los Angeles Times article, “Spa treatments go minimal ,” reporter Andrea Chang writes about how many spas are going “minimalist” in reaction to the recession. “Gone are many of the extras such as bathrobes, slippers and saunas,” writes Chang. “In some cases, private massage rooms are sacrificed for thin curtains or communal rooms.” The article points to...

Getting ready for a beautiful IECSC show!

I'm so excited even though I have been lecturing for years about the IECSC and IBS shows. Happy excitement. I hope some of you who read our Blogs are attending. NYC will be at it's finest. There does not appear to be a sign of snow at this time. YAY! Ple
I'm so excited even though I have been lecturing for years about the IECSC and IBS shows. Happy excitement. I hope some of you who read our Blogs are attending. NYC will be at it's finest. There does not appear to be a sign of snow at this time. YAY! Please see the show brochure and explore all the classes...

Benefits of Spa Treatments Gaining Credibility

Almost three-quarters of consumers say they would be more likely to visit a spa if they learned that research studies demonstrated the benefits of spa treatments. Are you promoting the benefits of spa treatments in your business?
There is a growing body of medical evidence about the proven benefits of wellness approaches like massage, hydrotherapy and meditation. The mainstream media is also touting the benefits of holistic treatments that improve quality of life. Oprah Magazine recently featured an article on the Health Benefits of Massage , and SpaFinder’s ClubSpa blog recently featured the benefits of hydrotherapy ...

Gearing up for IECSC NYC!

Join Paula Simpson from GliSODin Skin Nutrients at IECSC NY March 6-9th!
With only a couple of weeks away, I am thrilled to be presenting this year at IECSC NYC! As a part of the Wellness Series, my goal will be to educate and update today's spa industry on the increasing convergence between wellness and beauty. Although this is not a new concept (especially in Asia and Europe,) these last few years...

Anne Bramham gets on her soapbox: first pet peeve, spa ratings

Not being tech savvy I have avoided all this internet activity this far. But it was in speaking with my old friend Nancy Griffin that it hit home: I can really say what I like.
Not being tech savvy I have avoided all this internet activity this far. But it was in speaking with my old friend Nancy Griffin that it hit home: I can really say what I like. Nancy said, "It’s about having opinions and we all know how opinionated you are, Anne". Ok, so it’s not a compliment but the opinions I...

Hot LIPS!

Hear about how Noreen bonded over lipstick with Loretta Swit--MASH's "Hot Lips Houlihan"
I have a secret I waited until V-DAY to share as I thought it was quite appropriate. Any one who watched TV and the show called MASH knows Hot Lips Houlihan the blonde vixen with the great lips. She was a big hit and so was the TV show. The actress is Loretta Swit. Well, she now appears in theaters...

Trendwatching.com Releases Top Consumer Trends for 2011

Trendwatching.com has released their top consumer trends for 2011. How will you tweak your business to capitalize on these opportunities?
Trendwatching.com, one of the world’s leading consumer trends firm, has released their top 11 Consumer Trends for 2011. Here are some highlights: 1. Random Acts of Kindness According to Trendwatching.com, there’s no better way for a brand to put its money where its mouth (or heart) is than engaging in Random Acts of Kindness (R.A.K.). “Consumers' cravings for realness, for...

Join ASTECC founder Anne Bramham on 2 Continents and receive NCBTMB CE Credits

Attention estheticians and massage therapists! Take your skills to the next level with Anne Bramham's ASTECC training in 2011.
Spa therapists have a unique opportunity to train with ASTECC founder Anne Bramham across the US and in Europe this year. Bramham is one of my mentors and her trainings are widely regarded as the gold standard for spa therapy education. For the third consecutive year, Questex Media Group hosts Bramham’s ASTECC program at IECSC New York, Las Vegas and...

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