Spa News Stories

Jaime Huffman Joins Universal Companies as Senior Vice President of Spa Development

Universal Companies announced that Jaime Huffman, MPH, joined its team as senior vice president of spa development. In her new role, Huffman will lead the product development, education, and equipment teams. “We are very glad to welcome Jaime to the team,” says Brenda Elliott, CEO of Universal Companies. “She has an impressive resume, with more than 25 years of leadership experience in spa, hospitality, education, and healthcare. Her experience and understanding of the complexities involved in delivering an exceptional spa experience makes her a perfect fit for this spa development position.” Most recently, Huffman was executive spa director, member of...

Bellezza Spa Supports Northern Virginia Family Services with Back-to-School Pedicures

Bellezza Spa (Centreville, VA) is now offering a special Back-to-School Manicure/Pedicure package, available to a party of five for $250. Available through Sept. 7, each member of the party will receive a free nail polish of their choice, and for each party of five booked, Bellezza Spa will donate a $50 gift card to the Northern Virginia Family Service’s (NVFS), a private, non-profit human service organization located in Oakton, Virginia. Additionally, the spa will be collecting book bags and school supplies for NVFS through Sept. 7, as well. Smaller groups of two to four clients will be charged $50 per...

Massage Warehouse Sanctuary Fundraiser Supports Therapeutic Massage Research

Massage Warehouse , providers of cost-effective massage products, announced that proceeds from its philanthropic arm Massage Warehouse Sanctuary (MWS) during the Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA) convention were awarded to Tiffany Field, Ph.D., director of the Touch Research Institute (TRI) of the University of Miami School of Medicine. During the MWS event, participants experienced the benefits of massage. Their $10 per 10-minute also supported TRI’s research into the medical and scientific impact of massage. “We are pleased to continue our support of TRI and its groundbreaking studies on the effects of touch therapy at all stages of life, from...

Cosmedica Skincare Introduces New Packaging

Cosmedica Skincare , manufacturer of anti-aging dermatologic products, has redesigned its image, creating a new logo along with new packaging. "While our old logo and package design served their purpose, we felt it was time for something new—something modern that reflects the current status and success of the company," says CEO Thomas Conway. "We know we offer some of the best skincare products on the market, and we want to make sure our image reflects that level of quality, so we gave ourselves a facelift that we are confident better communicates who Cosmedica Skincare is today." Additionally, the company recently...

Massage Envy Spa Performs Three-Millionth Facial

Massage Envy Spa (multiple locations), a leader of professional, convenient, and affordable massage and spa services, announced that the company has performed its three-millionth facial, which took place at the Fredericksburg, Virginia location . To mark the significant milestone, the member who received the three millionth facial service was offered a one-year membership to Massage Envy Spa and a one-year supply of Murad skincare products, along with an autographed book from Dr. Murad. “Performing our three millionth facial is a true testament to the growth of our facial business and partnership with Murad,” says Joe Luongo, chief operating officer of...

Former Miraval CEO Joins Hilton Head Health

Hilton Head Health (SC), a weight loss and health resort, has announced the appointment of Michael G. Tompkins, former CEO of Miraval Resort & Spa (Tucson, Arizona), as CEO and general manager. Tompkins joins two other industry leaders who also recently joined Hilton Head Health, Ben Campsey from The Umstead Hotel & Spa (Cary, NC) as chief financial officer and Carol Stratford, who most recently served as the vice president of marketing for Miraval Resort & Spa, as chief marketing officer. Tompkins comes to Hilton Head Health with more than 25 years of experience in the health, wellness, and luxury...

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts Collaborates with Comphy Company

The Comphy Company , a leading microfiber sheet manufacturer, has announced its partnership with Spa by JW, a new spa concept from JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts. Comphy will play an integral role in treatment room design at the first U.S. Spa by JW at the JW Marriott Houston Downtown, debuting in September, followed by the JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar in December. “It’s always a great honor to work with other innovators in the industry, so we were thrilled to work with the JW Marriott team on this project,” says Mia Richardson, founder and CEO of Comphy Company. “Our design...

Mio Skincare to Launch at Life Time Fitness

Mio Skincare , a skincare range for women, is gearing up for its retail launch at Life Time Fitness , a chain of North American fitness centers, to support members wanting to transform their bodies. Following previous fitness partnerships, including events with media company Well+Good , apparel company Athleta , and fitness curator The FITiST Collective , Mio Skincare’s No Nasties policy, which assures the company’s products are free of artificial colors, mineral oil, parabens, petrolatum, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances, is in alignment with Life Time’s commitment to promote health and wellness. “Having fit skin means your skin’s working at...

Bioelements Unveils New Customer Gateway Portal

Bioelements , a professional skincare line, has launched an online Customer Gateway Portal, which provides users with an interactive experience, on www.bioelements.com/pros . The new platform features educational videos; product information; facial protocol, where professionals can create customizable treatments; and more. "We are excited to launch this new dedicated portal created for potential new Partnership Spas, which will provide them with a holistic perspective on the Bioelements philosophy, as well as contain decision-making content,” says vice president of marketing Callie Lushina . “When visitors come to our site they’ll be able to explore and access information that will help them...

Sunlighten Introduces Android-Powered Full-Spectrum Infrared Sauna

Sunlighten , an infrared sauna technology company, has launched its first-ever Android-powered full-spectrum infrared sauna, mPulse series. Powered by an Android application that can customize each sauna session to achieve the desired health benefit, users can control the settings ranging from near-infrared light, which aids in pain and muscle relief; mid-infrared light, which assists in fat burning; and far-infrared light, which helps detoxify by raising core temperature and cause sweating. MPulse features Solocarbon technology, which has been clinically shown to lower blood pressure, increase core temperature, and aid in weight loss. The Android tablet control panel gives users more preferences,...

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