Trend Watch

Farm-to-Treatment-Table Trend Takes Hold of the Industry

What New Trend is Sweeping the Industry?
Although I'm often asked about spa trends, I've found it difficult, lately, to pinpoint any that are truly original. One, however, that has been gaining momentum recently is the farm-to-treatment-table trend. A variation on the farm-to-table concept found at restaurants, it fits well with the industry's efforts to be greener. The Spa at the Omni Mount Washington Resort (Bretton Woods,...

Made for Meditation

Check out the impressive health benefits of om
With so many distractions vying for our attention (and for your clients' attention), it’s difficult for any of us to be truly present. That effort is well worth it thanks to new research that reveals additional physical and mental health benefits of meditation. Published in the journal Pschoneuroendocrinolgy , an international team of researchers found that mindfulness meditation is so...

Heart on Your Sleeve

Get inspired with Valentine's Day manicure ideas
Couples are soon to be swarming spas looking for romantic treatments and quiet time to relax together. The ladies may pop by a bit sooner to get pampered and prepped for Valentine's Day plans. Here's a creative, heart-inspired nail look created by Los Angeles-based manicurist Michelle Saunders perfect for a special date.

Clear Skin Diet

Discover nutrition tips for clear skin
Acne is the most common skin disorder in the U.S.; and that's not because there's a larger population of teens. No age group is safe from blemishes, but new research suggests some effective ways to fight it. According to Eric Schweiger, M.D., founder of Schweiger Dermatology Group (New York City), foods high on the glycemic index are likely responsible for...

Congressional Calm

Learn how a politician on the rise advocates mindfulness
Mindfulness is getting more votes, and this time it is well outside the yoga studio and spa retreat venues. Mindfulness has found a big advocate on Capitol Hill in Tim Ryan, a fifth term congressman from Ohio. After applying the practice of mindfulness in his own life and seeing a positive change, he has written extensively on yoga and meditation...

Trend Forecasting

Check out chart-topping wellness predictions for 2015
Integral to spa design and enduring treatments are traditions from ancient cultures. It provides a deep connection and meaning to the experience, but what keeps guests coming back are modern innovations and trends with a fresh take on tradition. The latest trend list to offer a peek into what clients will crave in 2015 is out from SpaFinder Wellness 365...

Trendy Sweat

Learn about this year's trendiest workouts
The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to reevaluate what's on your menu and how your spa can improve. It's the business version of a New Year's Resolution, but one that will stick. This may be the year to add new fitness classes to help spa-goers follow through on their own exercise endeavors. The American College of...

Vitamin Proficient

Discover how to incorporate more vitamins in your diet naturally
The first Monday of the New Year brings a test of will power to everyone pursuing pesky resolutions. It may be easy to fall back into the old routine as the lofty goals are far from solidified habits. Whether or not they're are achieved, wellness resolutions are by far the most popular. They also can be the hardest to keep!...

Long Live Lashes

Learn about new products to pamper eyelashes
I don’t mean to brag, but I’ve always had great eyelashes. Makeup artists would always comment on them, one recently even asked if I had extensions. Nope, they’re all real and naturally curly like my hair. I didn’t understand why anyone would pay money for an eyelash curler until I played beautician for friends in college and battled stick-straight lashes...

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,...