Editors' Perspective

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...

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,...

Cobblestone Yoga

Learn about an editor's first outdoor yoga experience
If there's a fitness trend or exercise class available in New York City, I've likely tried it or am on the waitlist for it. I realized that until this week, I hadn't participated in an outdoor yoga class. It's National Yoga Month after all so it was high time to try some alfresco poses. The complimentary fresh air class I...

Source of Inspiration

Discover what inspires you in a new video series
Inspiration is something I see overflowing from the spa and beauty industry. New ideas come from true passion and fulfilling a need. Just saying the word 'inspiration' makes me feel like getting up and doing something so it was very exciting to be part of Moroccanoil's launch event last night for the beauty company's campaign focused on that very idea...

Help Yourself to Health

Discover new ways to improve immunity
Just in time for a batch of seasonal sicknesses to make their way through the office, I stumbled upon a list of surprising habits that improve overall health and immunity from Psychology Today . Complete with research to prove effectiveness, these tips were news to me and, even better, many were already a part of my daily lifestyle. Here's a...

Fruitful Fall

Learn more about an antioxidant-rich American harvest
During the last two months I've followed a fairly strict clean-eating plan. Though it was tough giving up many of my favorite snacks, it has helped me realize the incredible flavors and nutrients found in nature. Thankfully I made this nutrition choice in the middle of summer when the produce aisles and farmer's markets are filled with ripe delicacies and...

Chakra Cheat Sheet

Improve your knowledge of this mind-body philosophy
As a relative newbie to the spa scene, I'm always looking for opportunities to learn more about the industry—what makes it tick, innovative techniques, and the unique philosophies that guide effective relaxation. One ancient philosophy that has definitely experienced a resurgence in recent years is the chakra system. The term chakra is Sanskrit for wheel and the chakra energy centers...

Relaxation Ready

Study up on scientifically proven ways to a calm mind
Happy National Relaxation Day! To celebrate this chill holiday, I wanted to share a few scientifically backed ways to kick back, de-stress, and find your happy place. We know you're ensuring all your clients find bliss, and you deserve it too! Go Green: Studies have shown patients in hospital rooms with plants report lower stress. Even just stepping into a...

Collectible Spas

Learn what's inside the new Luxury Spa Collection by American Spa
We're very excited to see the finished copies of Luxury Spa Collection by American Spa in our office this week and can't wait for all of you to check out the gorgeous properties featured inside! Here's a quick overview of what you can expect when your copies arrive: 128 full-color pages 18 U.S. spas located in eight different states eight...

Exercise for Fun

Discover new fitness research for a more effective routine
I count myself lucky that I consider most workouts fun, and I even look forward to my daily routines. I enjoy challenging myself, seeing progress, and trying new activities. Loving your workout can do much more than put a smile on your face according to recent studies conducted by Carolina Werle, Brian Wansink, and Collin Payne. Researchers found that people...

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