From the Field

Hair Raising Masks

Learn how to make healthy hair products in your kitchen
Nutritious kitchen staples aren't just part of a balanced diet, they're key to a smart beauty routine. Your hair can benefit from whole food concoctions, and this time of year stressed tresses can use as much extra help as they can get. Time-pressed clients can whip up these delectable recipes from Burke Williams Day Spa (multiple locations in California) to...

Warriors for Wellness

Discover what industry pros think about the future of health and wellness
At the ISPA Conference this fall, American Spa ’s editor in chief Julie Keller Callaghan attended an especially moving Alex Szekely Humanitarian Dinner. During the dinner, hostess Deborah Szekely, founder of Rancho La Puerta (Tecate, Mexico) and the Golden Door (Escondido, CA), shared her latest endeavor, Wellness Warrior , and encouraged attendees to answer the question: “If there were just...

Holiday Health Tips

Learn how to fight the health hazards this season
Unfortunately it’s a fact: The holidays, from Christmas to New Year’s, are a treacherous time when it comes to our health. According to John Young, M.D., author of Beyond Treatment: Discover how to Build a Cellular Foundation to Achieve Optimal Health , heart attacks and other cardiac issues are more common, the number of pneumonia cases spikes, and more deaths...

Winter Wellness

Stay healthy in the colder months with insider tips
Winter can be a trying time both mentally and physically. The days are darker, colder, and shorter and our bodies become more susceptible to all kinds of winter ailments that can make winter seem longer. I know when the weather is gloomy I feel gloomy. That's no excuse to stay inside and hide away, instead Thann Sanctuary Spa (Tarrytown, NY)...

Smart Chatter

Check out the best tips from our holiday marketing twitter chat
Thanks to everyone who joined our #WellnessWatch Twitter Chat last month with Millennnium Systems International co-hosts John Harms, founder, and Bob Maconi, vice president of enterprise sales. Giftcards came up frequently and do bring in business when done right. Here are a few more tips from these industry pros to help you boost your spa’s holiday marketing: When putting up...

Spirited Specials

Discover new tried and true holiday promotions to bring in clients
We were overwhelmed by the enthusiastic responses about holiday promotions we received from so many spa directors around the country that we couldn't fit them all in our October issue. Here are more ingenious ideas to boost sales and make clients feel extra special and cared for during the holidays. "To say ‘Thanks’ to our loyal guests, Joya Spa has...

Bodycare Confidential

Tune in to our #WellnessWatch Twitter party this week
We have introduced a number of exciting updates in the magazine, on the website, and on our social media in recent months. We hope you've enjoyed them and taken advantage of them so far. These updates are key to staying on top of the changing trends in the industry and all the creative ideas you come up with. One addition...

Custom Everything

Discover why personalized service is the best service
It’s not groundbreaking news that different skin types require different product formulations and treatments in the spa. What is surprising is how many one-size-fits-all services are still available—and popular—in spas. One company that’s made great strides in the custom arena is Bioelements, and here’s what director of education Teresa Stenzel had to say on the topic. What benefits does custom...

Grass is Always Greener

Learn more about bamboo textiles
Bamboo, which is a type of grass, has proven it's worth the hype in spas and especially as an eco-friendly element. Did you know it's also become a popular towel, linen, and robe choice? We checked in with Guniz Alkan, president of A La Turca Textiles , for her thoughts on bamboo fabrics. Why was bamboo chosen as a fabric?...

A Breath of Fresh Air

Discover a new spa chain in New York City
For health-conscious fitness enthusiasts looking to focus on reviving, restoring, and transforming their minds while sculpting a sleek physique, leading lifestyle brand Exhale opened its sixth location, Exhale Flatiron (NYC), a mind-body studio. Featuring dark wood floors, high ceilings, separate men’s and women’s changing rooms, showers, and complimentary lockers, the 1,400-square-foot space offers fitness classes , yoga apparel, and a...

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