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Nutritional Cleansing & Hammam - The Ultimate Detox Experience!

Turkish bath houses, or Hammam, have become a leading spa treatment across North American premium spas this past year.
We have seen a surge of the ancient Turkish bath houses, or Hammam, become a leading spa treatment across North American premium spas this past year. Hammam rituals are derived from Turkish bath houses and use a combination of heat, aromatherapy, steam and mud to cleanse the skin, open up the pores and promote the body’s detoxification process. Hammam treatments...

Are Nutraceuticals the Next Generation for Weight Loss Support?

Amidst the controversy with pharmaceutical weight loss drugs, are nutraceuticals the next generation for healthy long term weight management?
Amidst the controversy with pharmaceutical weight loss drugs, are nutraceuticals the next generation for healthy long term weight management? The most recent push to ban from market are the weight loss drugs, Xenical and Ali. A consumer advocacy group is urging the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to immediately remove these drugs due to serious health concerns. Both of these...

It's Spring Time! A Good Time for Detox?

With spring here (and summer around the corner,) this is the time of year I hear people discussing their “detox” experience. Some experiences maybe better than others, but when following a qualified detoxification program; the results can invigorate the m
With spring here (and summer around the corner,) this is the time of year I hear people discussing their “detox” experience. Some experiences maybe better than others, but when following a qualified detoxification program; the results can invigorate the mind and body! But what is a good or bad Detox? Below, I provide what to look for and what to...

Benefits of Spa Treatments Gaining Credibility

Almost three-quarters of consumers say they would be more likely to visit a spa if they learned that research studies demonstrated the benefits of spa treatments. Are you promoting the benefits of spa treatments in your business?
There is a growing body of medical evidence about the proven benefits of wellness approaches like massage, hydrotherapy and meditation. The mainstream media is also touting the benefits of holistic treatments that improve quality of life. Oprah Magazine recently featured an article on the Health Benefits of Massage , and SpaFinder’s ClubSpa blog recently featured the benefits of hydrotherapy ...

Trendwatching.com Releases Top Consumer Trends for 2011

Trendwatching.com has released their top consumer trends for 2011. How will you tweak your business to capitalize on these opportunities?
Trendwatching.com, one of the world’s leading consumer trends firm, has released their top 11 Consumer Trends for 2011. Here are some highlights: 1. Random Acts of Kindness According to Trendwatching.com, there’s no better way for a brand to put its money where its mouth (or heart) is than engaging in Random Acts of Kindness (R.A.K.). “Consumers' cravings for realness, for...

Beauty Nutrition Update – Study shows that fruit & veggie consumption brings out glowing skin!

Can eating fruits and vegetables really slow down the aging process? Paula teaches us about the family of antioxidants called carotenoids, where you can find them, and what they can do for your skin!
If you haven’t heard yet, the connection between what you consume and how you look is getting stronger (thanks to a growing number of nutrition clinical studies.) One of the most recent studies published in the Journal of Evolution and Human Behaviour, Researchers from the University of Nottingham found that people who consumed more portions of deep colored fruits and...

Quick Tips for the Number One New Year Resolution – Weight Loss!

It’s that time of year! A time where most of us consider taking on a goal or challenge we have been procrastinating about for some time. As a Nutrition and Weight Loss Consultant, I am often flooded with questions about dieting in January...
It’s that time of year! A time where most of us consider taking on a goal or challenge we have been procrastinating about for some time. As a Nutrition and Weight Loss Consultant, I am often flooded with questions about dieting in January. This is the month where we are most motivated to make changes, but after a few weeks,...

Avoiding the Holiday Bulge with Sleep!

Good news; you can eat more over the holiday season as long as you get more sleep! Well, not quite, but there are some interesting connections.
Well, the holiday season is upon us! The long work hours and late night social events often lead us to a chaotic and sleep deprived lifestyle in December. For most of us, a big challenge is avoiding weight gain during a season of delicious calorie-infused festive treats! If this is a concern for you, then you may want to recharge...

Ingestible Beauty a hot topic with Spas!

The current climate of innovation and social media is leading consumers to consider new beauty routines, including ingestible products.
With my recent attendance at both Spa Exec’s Fort Lauderdale Show and this week’s ISPA 2010, I have come to learn that ingestible beauty is a hot topic and I believe it will soon become a critical component to the spa philosophy. Why is this? Well, based on my interaction at these shows, I observed the following; 1) The New...

Market Watch – Weight Loss & Spa

Paula Simpson discusses why spas are the perfect venues for weight loss programs. By combining weight loss programs with spa, you are helping your clients become healthier, feel better and maximize their outer beauty too!
In this past month, 3 weight loss products (2 pharmaceuticals and 1 nutraceutical,) have been denied or pulled from the market due to potential health risks they may pose. This got me thinking....with the uncontrollable obesity rates that we face today, is the magic bullet approach in the best interest for long term success? Healthy weight management goes beyond nutrition...

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