Spa News Stories

Live Love Spa Launches Discount Portal for Spa Treatments

Live Love Spa , a leading event company and online spa community, has introduced a Pro-Deals portal, an online platform that offers discounted spa services and products. Designed especially for spa professionals with a Pro-Insider Individual membership ($49 for 12 months), the platform also allows members to stay connected through educational resources from industry experts within Live Love Spa’s Savvy Spa Community and special events. “We listened to what our business members had to say about other deal sites and there was a reoccurring theme of having to give up a cut of their profit or that they were marketing...

Global Spa & Wellness Summit Reveals Growth in Global Wellness Market

The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS), an international organization representing leaders of the spa and wellness industries, has released key findings on the global wellness market. An analysis completed by SRI International , the organization’s nonprofit research partner, showed that the spa industry grew 58 percent from 2007 to 2013 with a 47 percent increase in the number of spa locations, which is approaching nearly 106,000 sites. “It has been six long years since our first spa industry research report, and to see nearly 60 percent growth across years marked by global financial collapse was as impressive as it...

Successful Hands Grants Awarded at the One Concept Conference

The Successful Hands Grant Program , which was launched through the collaborative efforts of Biofreeze , Massage Envy Spa , and Bon Vital' , has awarded two massage therapy students with $500 Successful Hands grants during Student Day at the One Concept Conference in San Diego. “It was a real honor to once again partner with Massage Envy Spa and Performance Health in support of the Successful Hands Grant Program,” says Scott Dartnall, president and CEO of One Concept. “I know I speak for all of us in our profession when I say thank you to Massage Envy Spa and...

Marti Morenings Receives Green Spa Network Visionary Award

Marti Morenings, founder of Universal Companies , was among the top winners at the Green Carpet Spa Sustainability Awards, receiving the Green Spa Network (GSN) Visionary Award, presented at the annual congress in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The awards celebrate overall leadership in environmental management, green techniques, and sustainability. “I am greatly humbled and honored to be selected as the recipient of the Visionary Leadership Award for Sustainability,” says Morenings, “I feel it is appropriate that I proudly share it with our dedicated team at Universal Companies. Their knowledge, ingenuity, and creativity have not only improved our own corporate carbon...

Caribbean Spa Association Expands to Resort & Spa Market

The Caribbean Spa Association (CSPA) has announced that it is now offering innovative marketing solutions to resorts, spas, educators, travel professionals, and product suppliers in more than 27 countries in the Caribbean. According to Liliana Grajales, cofounder of CSPA, the company plans to introduce their members to new platforms, education, media, and networking opportunities through annual events. "While working at the Regent Palms, Turks and Caicos, I saw a need for proper education, resources, and development,” says Stephanie Rest, cofounder of CSPA. "Global Wellness Tourism is a $450 billion dollar industry projected to grow by almost 10 percent annually—it’s the...

Aware Products Hires New Ni’Kita Wilson as Vice President of Sales and Innovation

Aware Products , developer and manufacturer of hair-, bath-, body-, and skincare products, announced the addition of Ni’Kita Wilson as vice president of sales and innovation. Based in New Jersey, Wilson, an experienced cosmetic chemist and beauty expert, will be responsible for extending Aware Products’ geographic reach and bringing added depth to its team of sales, product development, R&D, manufacturing, and customer service professionals. “Ni’Kita is this great combination of serious cosmetic chemist and savvy beauty executive,” says Kristine Cryer, executive vice president of sales, marketing, and product development of Aware. “Editors for major beauty publications rely on her to...

Mary White Receives Massage Therapy Foundation Humanitarian Award

Mary White, LMT, was presented with the 2014 Performance Health / Massage Therapy Foundation Humanitarian Award at this year’s American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) National Convention held in Denver, Colorado last month for her efforts in the spa and wellness industries. “This is the most humbling experience of my professional career, and now that I have had time to digest it, it is also the highlight of my career,” says White. “To be honored with those that have gone before me as recipients is certainly an honor.” Performance Health, manufacturer and marketer of Biofreeze, Bon Vital', Thera°Pearl, Prossage, TheraBand ,...

Farmaesthetics Launches on Preserve Website

Farmaesthetics , a line of herbal skincare products, has launched on Blake Lively’s online endeavor, www.preserve.us . Created by Lively, Preserve features a blend of stories and products, all with the idea that “nurturing a better tomorrow upholds the yesterday we cherish.” “These values are at the heart of our product line and reflected in everything we make and do at Farmaesthetics,” says founder and formulator Brenda Brock. “To have our fine herbal skincare products chosen by Blake Lively and the Preserve team is an honor and testament to the value of upholding traditional herbal formulation in mainstream beauty. It’s...

Spa Week Celebrates 10 Years of Wellness

Commemorating its 10th anniversary, Spa Week , a spa and wellness marketing company, is celebrating 10 years of wellness by offering consumers affordable $50 spa services during its Fall Event. From October 20 to 26, clients can enjoy $50 treatments at spas and wellness facilities, fitness studios, and weight-loss and nutrition centers across the country . “Celebrating a decade of wellness has been remarkable considering that the first Spa Week Event in 2004 included just a few dozen spas in New York City,” says Cheryl Reid, CEO and founder of Spa Week Media Group. “It is an incredibly rewarding achievement...

Universal Companies Publishes Spa Inspiration Book

Universal Companies , supplier of professional spa products and equipment, has introduced The Spa Inspiration Book , a resource guide for professionals. Available on www.universalcompanies.com , the book features an assortment of treatment protocols, which include a menu description, an equipment and supplies checklist, and recommended retail products. “Our hope is that this book serves as a muse rather than just a resource for products,” says Brenda Elliott, CEO of Universal Companies. “In our search for products and solutions for our customers, we are continually inspired by a vast array of ideas and protocols that we are now excited to...

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