Editors' Perspective

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...

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...

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