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Immune Boosting Travel

Check out luxe offerings to help guests fight illness
Like many of the wellness-minded folks, I got a flu vaccine in the fall in hopes of protecting myself from one of the common winter illnesses. Unfortunately, the CDC reports those vaccines are only 23 percent effective and the flu season is already in high gear hitting 46 states hard. Luckily spas and resorts are here to help weary travelers...

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...

Gilded Facial

Discover the glowing benefits of golden skincare
Everything seems to glitter and glow around the holidays. Even skincare services get a bit gilded this time of year. This month I checked out the new Orogold Cosmetics outpost in New York City and was treated a luxurious mini-facial with products recommended by the skin specialist on duty. I tried out The Heat Radiance Facial (using products from the...

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...

Shaving Ritual

See how one New York City spa spurs awareness
After a weekend filled with flash sales, door-buster deals, and hoards of shoppers, today’s #GivingTuesday campaign provides relief. Don’t get me wrong; spas can bring in big business from holiday retail specials— more on that here . But it is refreshing to focus on generosity and giving to those in need during the holiday season. No Shave November encouraged men...

The Award Goes To

Be the first to know the winners of the Professional’s Choice Awards
We are thrilled to unveil all the winners of the 2014 American Spa Professional’s Choice Awards in our December Issue . Celebrating its 10th year, our annual awards offer industry insiders a chance to vote for their favorite spas, products, and more in a write-in online survey. This year, approximately 4,000 decision-makers from destination spas, day spas, medical spas, and...

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