Editors' Perspective

Strong is the New Skinny

Learn about fitness-focused bodycare
I learn about skincare product launches daily, if not hourly, and one I recently came across stood out. Mio High Intensity Bodycare, a new line from the makers of Mama Mio, focuses on caring for as well as improving the fitness of the skin. I hope this is a trend that sticks. I tried it out when I was upping...

Invest in a Healthy Tomorrow

Check out doctor recommended wellbeing tips
I consider my lifestyle fairly balanced and healthy. I’ve jumped head first into the juicing craze to supplement my diet with leafy greens , I drink water constantly, and I prioritize fitness to stay in shape. Still, some days I feel sluggish and could use an extra boost, a feeling I’m sure you and your clients can relate to. Frank...

Beauty Inspiration

Learn fun facts about a popular natural beauty line
A few of us from the American Spa team were thrilled to be able to attend a mini celebration of Jane Iredale-The Skincare Makeup's 20th anniversary with makeovers and jewelry shopping last week. Among beauty treats and baubles in our goody bags was a little booklet containing little-known facts about the natural cosmetics line. Here are a few we thought...

Sweet Massage Dreams

Learn a new way to promote massage in May
May is not only the month of spring flowers and graduations but also Better Sleep Month. I’m one of those people who says they can function perfectly fine on less than six hours of sleep but I’m just cheating myself. Healthy sleep patterns are a vital part of overall wellness. Our bodies need enough deep sleep to properly repair and...

Happy Healthy Hair in the Spa

Learn new answers to common questions from a hair expert
We spend most of our time talking about skincare solutions largely because that’s where you focus your spa’s efforts as well. Recently, there has been a bigger push for healthy hair and natural solutions for clients to achieve their best look, which fits in with the relaxation-inducing spa experience better than ever. As such, healthy hair definitely should be a...

Botox Widens Appeal

Enjoy a laugh at the expense of injectable side-effects
I've noticed a growing trend in the skincare arena here in New York City after attending a few recent events. Botox and fillers are appealing to an ever-younger demographic for maintenance and preventative measures. I'm well aware the Botox craze is nothing new, but it is interesting to see it filter down to the 20-something crowd. For medical spas, it...

Wax On Wax Off

Learn about the history of hair removal
The return of warm weather certainly means a boost in waxing appointments at your spa as clients think about upcoming beach vacations. We recently attended a timely celebration of Uni K Wax Center 's 21st birthday and its introduction of the Brazilian Wax to the market. There, I learned that waxing is much older and dates back to ancient cultures,...

Express Yourself

Share your spa's insights in our 2014 Industry Insider survey.
I’m excited to let you all know American Spa ’s Industry Insider Survey is live and ready for your expert input. Your insights and experiences in each of your spas help us hone in on the business strategy and tips that will benefit and interest you most in the upcoming year. Our annual poll covers key wellness industry topics including:...

Community Fitness

Learn how an exercise concierge service can complement your business
One of my favorite things about writing about the spa industry is the convergence of beauty and fitness, where the focus remains overall wellness inside and out. I’ve mentioned my love of exercise here and here , and I had a blast checking out the latest fitness craze in the hospitality industry, Strength in Numbers (SIN) . Founded by fitness...

Breathe Easy

Learn how to destress in mere minutes
Recently I had the pleasure of attending Aveda's Stress-Fix Wellness Workshop, a morning of relaxation tips and tricks with the Stress-Fix line . I enjoyed learning about the extensive process behind selecting essential oils to reduce stress and how to get the most benefits when using them. Here are two quick rituals I experienced that are well worth sharing with...

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