Spa News Stories

ê Shave Introduces 'The Barber-Spa Program'

Danielle Malka, founder/designer of ê Shave , a New York based company that specializes in upscale, hand-crafted grooming products and accessories for men, has been shaking up the conservative grooming industry for over 10 years. As a result of Malka's feverish commitment and loyalty to the men's market, she has identified the spa as the next viable opportunity for the male consumer. Thus, ê Shave has created a unique barber-spa program to help spas around the world capitalize on this emerging trend. According to a recent report released by the International Spa Association , men now account for roughly 31%...

Thera:Vie Products Emerge as Versatile Business Builders for Spas and Medical Spa

Thera:Vie Innovative Healing Therapy , a groundbreaking transdermal moisturizing system utilizing disposable, bio-degradable Gloves and Booties infused with high quality serum has emerged as the next generation business builder for spas and medical spas. Thera:Vie Gloves and Booties are easy to use and mess-free, allowing spa professionals to use them both as spa treatments and promotional tools. Just slip on the Gloves or Booties for as little as 20 minutes and the skin is infused with hazelnut, safflower and grapeseed oils along with Vitamins A&E, resulting in a luxurious, high quality skin treatment. An innovative, patented technology perfected from over...

<i>Organic Spa Magazine</i> Premieres in Print and Online

Consumer Lifestyle Magazine's Inaugural Issue Showcases News, Ideas and Experts In Personal Wellbeing and Environmental Sustainability Organic Spa Magazine has debuted to serve the growing number of consumers committed to integrating personal wellbeing with an environmentally sustainable lifestyle. Published quarterly in print by Oceans Publishing Company, LTD., Organic Spa Magazine is available year-round through a web-based interactive digital edition. The Winter 2007 digital edition is accessible at www.organicspamagazine.com . The magazine's rich and varied editorial content leads with a cover story entitled 'Green Spa Retreats', featuring hand-picked vacation destinations in Mexico, Vietnam, Costa Rica and Italy. Another feature, 'Paving the...

Luxury Link Identifies the 2007 "World's Best Spas"

Spa-centric getaways are in high-demand this year, and Luxury Link , the online travel company that auctions high-end vacations to destinations around the globe, has determined the world's top 25 spa destinations in its recently released "World's Best Spas" list. Showcasing the most luxurious destinations in 2007 for travelers in need of personal rejuvenation and inspiration, the list is the latest addition to the company's "World's Best" round-ups, a compilation of the best of the best in travel, including best hotels, golf, shopping and scenic drives. "Most people value a healthy lifestyle but find it difficult to incorporate into their...

BIOTONE and COMTA Announce New Edu-Scholarsip Fund

BIOTONE Professional Massage & Spa Therapy Products and the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA)today announced their partnership in a new Edu-Scholarship Fund. The program will provide BIOTONE-funded scholarships once a year to selected COMTA accredited schools. The scholarships then will be awarded to promising massage students who have achieved educational excellence at the mid point in their training. BIOTONE and COMTA made the initial awards of six $500 scholarships at the COMTA reception held in conjunction with the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) Council of Schools 2007 Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting held January 25-27 in Las Vegas. The...

Questex Media Acquires SPATEC

Questex Media Group, Inc., a global, diversified business-to-business media provider, and owner of the Folio award-winning American Spa magazine and the International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conferences (IECSC), has acquired McLean Events International, the appointment-based business events company behind SPATEC. SPATEC is a three-day forum of one-on-one meetings between spa owners, directors and design/management companies with leading spa suppliers and vendors in a variety of categories, including skincare, equipment, spa software, linens, hydrotherapy, tanning, uniforms, fitness equipment, and more. The acquisition brings SPATEC, as well as several European-based health, fitness and spa meeting events, under the growing umbrella of thriving...

Intelligent Spas Releases Third Spa Industry Survey Results for Singapore

Intelligent Spas' latest spa industry research has identified spa numbers in Singapore have grown 63% since 2003, with 173 spas currently open and operating. The high response rate to the survey enabled spa benchmarks to be calculated by type of spa (day spas versus hotel spas), as well as by key locations such as the Orchard Road area, the Marina area and the Financial District. The report, entitled Spa Industry Profile Singapore 2003-2008, features over 800 quantitative statistics on the Singapore spa market as well as supporting qualitative trends and observations from spa owners and managers. Some key industry totals...

New International Firm Forges Next Evolution of Spa Industry

Spatality, Inc. a new company offering management, a franchise spa brand and a unique business model to the spa industry announced its official launch this week at The Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS)in Los Angeles. The new company will offer spa management services to all sectors of the hospitality industry, with an emphasis on delivering bottom-line results and enhancing the value of the asset. By bringing together key performance indicators used in the hospitality sector, Spatality offers high-yield management solutions to a fast-growing spa industry that has yet to fully mature. "Spas integrate the healthy living and wellness services hotels...

Mandarin Oriental Miami Debuts "Spa Lifestyle Rooms"

Mandarin Oriental, Miami is delighted to debut a selection of "Spa Lifestyle Rooms," specifically designed for the healthy-minded guest. Complete with an air purification system, in-room fitness program, personal lifestyle consultant and spa cuisine offerings, the new Spa Lifestyle Rooms aim to provide a balanced, stress-free environment for guests. "We are delighted to offer our guests this innovative, wellness-focused option in accommodation," said Jill DeMone, Director of Sales & Marketing. "The Spa Lifestyle Rooms are ideal for guests wishing to eat healthier, maintain their exercise routine, sleep more soundly and unwind and relax while away on vacation or a business...

Luxury Consumer Spending Declines in Fourth Quarter 2006

Luxury consumers' confidence declined to its lowest level in 2006 at the close of the fourth quarter. This sets the stage for more reserved spending by the nation's affluent consumers on luxury goods and services in the first quarter of 2007. Unity Marketing's Luxury Consumption Index declined 5.1 points to reach 98.2 points in the fourth quarter 2006, down from 103.3. in the third quarter, according to the latest survey of 1,036 luxury consumers (average income $156.5k and average age 42.8 years). In keeping with a decline in consumer confidence, the typical luxury consumer spent less on luxury purchases in...

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