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Rosemary May Increase Memory by 75 Percent

Get the scoop on this healing herb from Aromandina's Cristina Proano-Carrion.
I’m coming off a rather busy time that involves attending two trade shows, the closing of the year’s biggest issue of American Spa , and the planning of a summer family trip. One thing I’ve learned about myself is that when I get busy, I get forgetful. Just this week, I’ve forgotten my keys, my cell phone, and the names...

Real Numbers on Esthetician Compensation

The Global Spa & Wellness Summit team gets real about employee compensation.
As an industry, one of the most talked-about topics is employee compensation. With this in mind, I wanted to share this excellent recent post from the team at the Global Spa & Wellness Summit’s blog as it relates to esthetician compensation. Enjoy! Compensation is, in most markets, the single biggest expense in spa business operations. This makes sense – after...

Global Spa Trends & Innovations

Check out Lisa Starr’s latest report on the top industry trends.
As spa professionals, we all love a good trend report. Last week, I was introduced to one more excellent industry analysis courtesy of Wynne Business ’s Lisa Starr at Spatec Spring . She was the event’s keynote speaker, and she created an excellent report based on her vast industry knowledge and world travels. Among the her picks for the hottest...

The Best Foods to Fight Cancer

Healing Lifestyles & Spa shares the top five foods for health.
Today’s newsletter from Healing Lifestyles & Spa featured a list of foods that help fight cancer, written by Melissa Williams, the co-owner, Yoga Junction . Since I can’t think of anyone who hasn’t been impacted in some way by cancer, I wanted to share. Please share with your clients and loved ones, and add these foods to your shopping lists...

Vampire Facials Hit Prime Time

Find out what bloody procedure has people talking.
Recently, on " Kourtney and Kim Take Miami ," Kim Kardashian underwent a procedure that is getting a fair amount of attention these days, the aptly named Vampire Facial. While not exactly pretty to watch, the bloody facial, which relies on the body's own platelet-rich plasma (PRP), is reputed to energize cells and boost collagen production. After skin is treated...

The Wonders of Wellness Week

SpaFinder Wellness encourages folks to get healthy March 11 to 17.
Wellness Week , presented by SpaFinder Wellness, kicks off next week and runs from March 11 to 17. To help participants work toward a healthier lifestyle, they are encouraged to commit to seven pledges to make the week well. Share these with your clients to help them achieve their wellness goals. 1. Change My Breakfast: I will kick off my...

A New Pearl-Based Luxury Skincare Line Launches for Mothers and Babies

Find out why it's never too early to benefit from pearls
Although I don't have children of my own, I can certainly appreciate the fact that it's never too early to start protecting their baby-soft skin. That's the idea behind Perfect Pearl , a luxurious pearl-based skincare line for both mothers and babies. Recently launched, the line is just one of a growing number of maternity-related skincare lines. This one, however,...

Be An American Spa Insider

Share your spa's insights in the 2013 Industry Insider survey.
It’s time once again for American Spa ’s Industry Insider Survey. We need your help—and your input. Help us fulfill our mission of providing you with valuable information about running your business, and take our annual poll. We want your input on •Marketing •Purchasing •Treatment Trends •Employee Issues •And more The results of this survey, which will be printed in...

Gelish Announces Year of the Snake Duo

New collection released in time for the Chinese New Year.
I find the Chinese zodiac to be fascinating, and I always love reading about the traits of my zodiac sign (which is a dragon) and those of my loved ones. But now, I’m a little jealous that I wasn’t born under the year of the snake after checking out the fabulous new collection from Gelish. In celebration of the Chinese...

Bliss Introduces The Happy Cleanse by Joulebody

Learn about a new food-based cleanse that won't leave spa-goers feeling deprived
Anyone who has ever done a cleanse knows it's no walk in the park. I decided to do a three-day Blueprint cleanse a couple of years ago. While I managed to survive the three days, I gave up drinking the juices on day two. I guess you could say my three-day cleanse was more of a fast than anything else...

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