Editors' Perspective

Canyon Ranch Introduces Workout DVD

Bring the Ranch Home with a New Fitness DVD
I must admit, after seeing Jane Fonda on the red carpet at the recent Golden Globes, I was tempted to dig out my old Jane Fonda workout tapes. She has certainly discovered the fountain of youth. Unfortunately, like my old VCR, I'm sure they're long gone. I was reminded, however, that it's not always necessary to pay a pretty penny...

Deborah Szekely to Celebrate 90th Birthday in May

The visionary founder of Rancho La Puerta and Golden Door shares her thoughts on 90 inspiring years of life.
I am an enormous fan of Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico. In fact, I have visited this incredible healing haven several times, and after each visit, I am completely inspired. As such, I think Deborah Szekely, The Ranch’s co-founder and the founder of Golden Door , is one of the most incredible people I’ve ever met. She is an...

Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa Gives the Heart a Little Love This February

Discover How One Spa Is Helping Guests Get Heart Healthy
Several years ago my dad went in for a routine checkup. Unfortunately, the physical was deemed about as routine as they come when he was told he would need bypass surgery, one of the most common surgeries performed in the U.S. Considering the fact that heart disease is a leading cause of death, it should come as no surprise that...

Drybar Opens Second NYC Location

Midtown Manhattanites can now get luscious locks in their own neighborhood.
Like most curly-haired girls, I enjoy a good blowout from time to time. But ever since I got bangs, blowouts have become more of a necessity than a luxury. Because of this, I was thrilled when I just received an invitation to attend the opening of the second NYC Drybar this Thursday. Located inside Le Parker Meridien (which makes it...

VH Spa for Vitality + Health Introduces Sunday Fun Day

Discover a New Way to Ease Work Day Woes For Your Spa-goers
While most people spend the better part of their Sundays dreading the upcoming work week, guests at VH Spa for Vitality + Health can put the day to better use with the Spa Party Package. Available through the end of 2012, the package includes 90 minutes of treatment time and a drink for just $99 (regularly priced $190). Guests can...

Eat Healthier in 2012

Harvard nutrition experts offer tips for breaking bad dietary habits.
I don’t know about you, but December 2011 was abysmal for my healthy eating routines. I honestly can say that I must have gained 10 pounds alone from the cookies, festive drinks, and decadent meals I enjoyed in the spirit of the seasons. And I would wager to guess that the same could be said of many of your clients...

The Spa at Terranea Introduces the Love Yourself Package in time for Valentine's Day

Discover How Your Spa Can Entice Solo Spa-goers This Valentine's Day
With Valentine’s Day only a mere month away, many spa’s are busy debuting packages that appeal to love-struck couples or those hoping to rekindle the romance. While The Spa at Terranea (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA) certainly has its fair share of couple-themed treatments, it is also introducing the Love Yourself Package (starting at $150), which is designed for those on...

Maldives Repeals Spa Ban

It's Still a Spa-Goers Dream in the Island Nation.
No sooner had the ban that would close resort spas in the Maldives taken effect than it was reversed. The stand-off this past week over Islam's role in governing the country is nothing if not dramatic. Fortunately, it looks like it will be business as usual for the spas there. For all those who have yet to experience the Maldive's...

Travelers are Looking to Unplug

What does your resort do to help guests relax when they are not taking advantage of your spa?
I left my iPhone at work last night, and I was a nervous wreck until this morning, stressed about what texts I was missing, who was beating me in Words with Friends, and how I was going to wake up without the alarm I use on my phone. But when I am on vacation, I love visiting resorts where there...

Spas Banned in the Maldives Over Prostitution Claim

Will A Political Standoff in the Maldives Render the Country Spa-less?
Two years ago, I had the good fortune to visit several spas in the Maldives. I feel especially lucky to have gone when I did after hearing the recent news about the government's move to close numerous luxury resort spas. The order came after protests by an Islamist party claiming the spas were a front for prostitution. Although Sim Ibrahim,...

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