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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...

Wine and Wellness

Check out a healthy spa collaboration for oenophiles
Wine pairings are a dime a dozen, but the pairing of wine and spa is always a good choice. Grapes and wine offer a host of skincare benefits, even if you don’t go as extreme as bathing in a tub filled with your favorite varietal. Evensong Spa at Heidel House Resort (Green Lake, WI) has teamed up with Vines &...

Festive Fitness

Discover how a Palms Springs spa focuses on fitness
I’ve already noticed a big influx of sweets and rich foods, and it’s only the first week of November. There’s no time like the present to ramp up the fitness routine to look great at holiday functions and keep off unwanted weight gain during the decadent season. The Riviera Palm Springs (CA) is offering its guests a FIT & PHAB...

Spa After Party

Discover how New York City spas pamper marathoners
I hit an all-time record on my step-counting app yesterday thanks to hustling around the city to cheer on one of my good friends in the TCS New York City Marathon. My mileage pales in comparison to the 26.2 mile course conquered by more than 50,000 runners on Sunday. After a windy, cold start and successfully navigating all five Boroughs,...

Spooky Spa Specials

Discover how resort spas celebrate Halloween
The many pop-up costume warehouses on the streets of New York City make it impossible for me to forget Halloween is coming soon. Though I don’t go all out anymore, a jack-o-lantern and some treats hit the spot., it’s still fun to be festive. The trick-or-treating holiday may not be as top of mind for spa-goers, but it presents a...

Indulgent Apple Creations

Discover creative culinary and spa twists for National Apple Month
Earlier this month, I ventured to Amish Country in Pennsylvania for a friend’s wedding and to soak up the best of fall. After a drive through farmland and quaint towns, I stumbled upon a bustling apple orchard and pumpkin patch. There I got my fill of autumn activities plus a hefty bag of straight-from-the-tree apples and hand-selected pumpkins for carving...

Seasonally Savvy

Discover new expert tips for year-end promotions.
Right now clients are thinking apples, pumpkins, and ghosts, but your spa should be thinking months in advance to the next round of holidays. While joyous, it’s also a high-stress time, making the pampering skincare treatments your businesses provide especially important. However, the seasonal onslaught of gift shopping and festive gatherings finds clients limited in both time and budget. So,...

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