Editors' Perspective

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...

Power of Giving Thanks

Sending thank you cards to clients encourages return visits
Today is a day when being grateful and sharing what you’re thankful for comes more naturally. Year-round, saying or sending a simple ‘Thank you’ can cheer someone up and even help improve your business. American Spa ’s team still gets excited when we receive notes from a spa director or esthetician after a recent visit and your new and regular...

Farm to Facial Firsthand

Check out the benefits of farm fresh treatments
Farm-to-table restaurants regularly top my list of places I want to try because of the fresh flavors, local connection, and seasonal variety. The latest spa variation, the farm-to-facial, brings those benefits and much more to treatment rooms. I was able to try a few offerings recently at Great Jones Spa (New York) and Lovella Salon (New York) and was blown...

National Red Wine Day Spa Roundup

Entice oenophiles to your spa with wine-infused treatments on the menu
I took a quick trip this past weekend to see the fall foliage in the Hudson River Valley just outside of New York City. The red and orange leaves were stunning but the highlight of the two days was definitely touring three different vineyards and tasting a variety of delicious reds and whites. It was perfect prep for today, National...

Raffles Praslin Seychelles Offers Creative Fitness

Discover how one island resort challenges guests with paddleboard yoga
During my beach honeymoon in June, our resort ’s many complimentary watersports kept the days blissfully active. My favorite, stand-up paddleboarding, exceeded all my expectations; it was a blast, a tough workout, and offered the best view of the beach. In spite of a few flops on my first trip out, I actually caught on, propelling myself and staying afloat...

Seagate Spa Celebrates Independence Day with a Patriotic Scrub

Find out how one spa is attracting guests this holiday
This Fourth of July, those who need a break from the family bbqs, beach, and hometown firework displays may want to hightail it to their local spa. With that in mind, the folks at The Seagate Spa (Delray Beach, FL) have introduced The Red, White & Blue Flagship Sugar Body Scrub ($65, 25 minutes). This special Independence Day treatment, available...

Learn More About Sustainability at the Green Spa Network's Upcoming Congress

Find out how the Green Spa Network's next event can help you green your spa.
Finding easy and affordable ways to green your spa isn't always easy. However, the Green Spa Network's Sixth Annual Congress, scheduled for Sept. 22-25, provides the perfect opportunity to learn more on the topic. The theme this year is “New Growth: Pioneering Bold, Productive Change,” and it is set to be held at Devil’s Thumb Ranch (Colorado), a fitting match...

New Regulations for Medical Spas Make Headlines

With a surge of new businesses and increasing injuries, states expand policing of medical spa industry.
Are a few bad apples ruining the whole medical spa bunch and putting patients at risk? They certainly are making headlines in this rapidly growing niche, prompting new state regulations in the last few months and a growing debate. With a high demand for lucrative treatments and procedures, it’s no wonder physicians from varied backgrounds as well as cosmetologists have...

My Own App Gives Users a Reading on How Their Skin is Aging

Discover how your skin is aging with a facial-recognition app
Anyone who knows me knows I'm somewhat paranoid when it comes to the sun and its damaging rays. I've never been one to lounge in the sun or sport anything resembling a tan. Instead, you'll usually find me coating myself in 50+ SPF sunscreen every five minutes or so. That probably explains why I'm so fascinated with My Own App...

Aveda Introduces an Interactive Website to Help Spa-Goers Find Balance

Find out what chakra is feeling neglected today
Feeling like one or more of your chakras might be in need of a bit of attention these days? If so, you're not alone. I was feeling a bit out of balance myself when I decided to pay a visit to Mr. Chakra , an new interactive website from Aveda. The site explains the specific senses, emotions, and areas of...

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