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Model Calendar

Check out the creative marketing plan from a Southern wellness retreat
Every year I make sure to get a paper calendar. Maybe it’s a little behind the times but organizing my leisure schedule on a real life calendar, not in the digital world of the cloud, gives events a little more permanence and makes them extra special. That’s why I love the new Hilton Head Health (SC) Look Well Calendar (...

Restart Retreat

Check out how a NY resort rejuvenates guests
With wellness top of mind for many spa-goers, spas can play a big part in helping them press restart this year. Mirbeau Inn & Spa (Skaneateles, NY) is doing just that with a series of Mind, Body & Soul Escapes (starting at $275/person) planned throughout the year in January, May, July, and October. These two-day retreats will help guests take...

Western Wellness Retreat

Discover a healthy way to kick off the New Year
The sweet treats may be flowing freely now and through the end of the year, but spa-goers will all need to get back on the wellness wagon come January. Just in time for New Year’s Resolutions, Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite (Fish Camp, CA) is offering the comprehensive Yosemite Wellness & Spa Retreat ($1,119 for double occupancy; $889 for single occupancy,...

Sweet Spa Sensations

Celebrate Christmas with sugary seasonal services
White Christmas is one of my favorite classic holiday movies. It’s a sweet reminder of the simple joys of the season—singing, dancing, and snow. Each year I hope for a glistening snow fall to cover everything in white. This year I got my wish by traveling to the Rocky Mountains where I’m guaranteed a winter wonderland. Snow or not, spas...

Spice Up the Spa

Discover how spicy treatments benefit the skin
Aromatic, flavorful spices are integral to the holiday season. It's really not Christmas until you get a whiff of cinnamon sticks and gingerbread, pine trees and peppermint. Adding these aromas to spa treatments makes them extra festive and beneficial for clients too. Many spices have proven skincare benefits and are powerful antioxidants. For example, cloves are an effective cleanser and...

Burning the Midnight Oil

Check out creative holiday treatments using healing oils
Clients who celebrate Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, are no strangers to the power of oil. However, they may not realize all the skincare benefits these natural elixirs hold. This season, spas are offering a wider variety of treatments to appeal to holiday spa-goers. Those infused with oils offer stressed clients full-body rejuvenation and a connection to many healing traditions...

Holiday SPArkle

Check out a smart strategy to bring holiday shoppers into the spa
I've been making my lists and checking them twice already, but I haven't set foot in a store to make a dent in my shopping yet. Just the thought of dealing with thte crowds is overwhelming and stressful. Spas, like The Guerlain Spa at the Waldorf Astoria New York and its Guerlain Holiday Pop Up Shop , offer a much...

Spa Street Smarts

Learn about a creative city spa marketing campaign
We were able to check out the first Manhattan Massage Envy Spa location last week, and more are on the way in other neighborhoods of the city before the end of the year. The expansion of the popular massage clinic franchise is ideal for stressed, time-pressed New Yorkers, who now have a convenient place to focus on their health and...

Sage Advice

Discover the skin healing properties of this savory herb
For the second year in a row I am in charge of roasting the turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. My recipe includes a number of fresh herbs, including sage, for extra flavor without slathering it in butter. Fresh sage is also ideal for festive spa treatments this month. Through December, at The Spa at El Encanto at Belmond El Encanto (Santa...

Massage Takes Manhattan

Discover how massage boosts the immune system
This week I had the pleasure of attending the opening of the first Manhattan outpost of Massage Envy Spa (multiple locations). I was treated to a quick chair massage; just what my tense shoulders needed after a busy day running around the city. Other offerings included a skin analysis from Murad’s skin scanner—which revealed I’ve been faithfully using my SPF...

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