Editors' Perspective

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...

Month for Rest

Check out ways to improve health through better sleep
March is National Sleep Month and you and clients are sure to need a fresh reminder of the benefits of a good night’s sleep. Did you know that lavender is an excellent aroma to restore serenity and set the stage for a peaceful slumber. Many skincare and aromatherapy companies use this popular scent in products thanks to its natural ability...

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...

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