Editors' Perspective

Celebrate International Day of Happiness

Check out a sure-fire way to break out a smile
There are many wonderful reasons to celebrate in your spa today before the busy weekend sets in. March 20 is International Day of Happiness and also the first day of Spring. Here's a little boost I'm sure you and your clients can enjoy:

IECSC Takes On New York City

Get an editor's inside scoop from our latest trade show
This past weekend, the American Spa team and I attended the International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC) at the Javits Center in New York City. Co-located with the International Beauty Show New York , the show took place March 9 to 11, and attracted an impressive number of spa and beauty professionals to the nation's beauty and fashion capital...

Celebrate National Grapefruit Month with Pink Cocktails

Check out delicious and easy cocktail recipes
February is recognized as the month of love, but it’s also known as National Grapefruit Month. While this superfruit certainly offers a distinctive taste, it’s also a power-food. This sweet and tangy citrus fruit helps boost the immune system during the winter months when colds and flus are at their peak. Rich in healthy antioxidants and vitamins A and C,...

Serenity From the Sea

Learn how to find calm as a tourist
While in Atlanta this week for a business trip, I spent a morning in an unexpectedly relaxing tourist attraction; the Georgia Aquarium. Usually packed with visitors, my Monday morning excursion was peaceful and dare I say it, spa-like. I took my time walking around the tanks, staring into the blue waters dotted with bright sea creatures, and learned fun facts...

Juicing Greens

Balance your diet with this green juice recipe
On Sunday, I, like many fans around the country, plunked down on my couch to cheer on my favorite NFL team. (I'm from Denver originally so I'm a happy fan today.) Unlike most viewers, I took advantage of the commercial breaks to make a few vegetable and fruit juices to stay healthy and avoid typical football fare. Though my juicing...

Celebrate Bubbles

Help clients revel in the healing power of baths
I’m thrilled to share that the holidays are not over. In case you weren’t aware, today is National Bubble Bath Day and deserves a proper foam-filled tub of a celebration. The last time I indulged in an honest-to-goodness bubble bath was months ago on a tropical vacation, but I plan to change that this evening with a relaxing soak. Here’s...

American Spa Staff New Year's Resolutions

Learn about our wellness goals for 2014
On staff at American Spa , we read pages and pages of health news, skincare updates, and relaxation recommendations so we had plenty of inspiration when it came time to announce our own New Year's Resolutions. Here are the wellness changes we plan to incorporate into our lives in 2014: "New gyms and fitness fads are popping up around the...

'Tis Better to Give

Discover creative charitable gifts for those in need
During the season of giving gifts, it's a great time to encourage clients to give creatively to those in need . Every few years, after growing my hair out, I like to donate it to Locks of Love . It's a great charity that collects strands to make wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment...

Daily Exercise Counteracts Holiday Habits

Learn how daily exercise fights seasonal weight-gain
Since Thanksgiving I’ve put extra effort into my exercise routine thanks to a fun trial membership at a swanky New York City athletic club. After reading a new Journal of Physiology study completed at the University of Bath, I’m so glad I did. Researchers found that daily exercise will counter many of the long-term negative effects of overeating and inactivity,...

Pampering with Perks

Learn new ways to wow clients with unexpected extras
Last week I had an indulgent facial experience matching the opulent hotel spa I visited. I realized there are many small details that elevate a good treatment into the realm of extraordinary. Here's a few noteworthy perks that came along with my BioRadiance Facial (starting at $225, 50 minutes; $340, 80 minutes) at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental New York...

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