Spa News Stories

SCRIP MERGES WITH MASSAGE WAREHOUSE & DAY SPA WAREHOUSE

Scrip Chiropractic Supply, Massage Warehouse and Day Spa Warehouse Merge to Provide Largest Product Selection for Doctors of Chiropractic, Massage Therapists and Practitioners in Day Spas. Scrip Inc. is excited to announce that it has merged with Massage Warehouse and Day Spa Warehouse to create a newly formed entity, Scrip Products Corporation. The merger combines the leading product distributors in the chiropractic and massage therapy markets and creates the largest, single source supplier of professional products to Doctors of Chiropractic, massage therapists and practitioners in day spas. Beecken Petty O'Keefe & Company, a $475 million healthcare private equity fund, has...

TIPS ON RUNNING A SUCCESSFUL MEDICAL SPA FROM LA SPA & RESORT EXPO

Dr. Bruce Katz In a lecture at the Spa & Resort Expo in Los Angeles, Dr. Bruce Katz, founder of Juva Skin & Laser Center , shares his own experience running a successful cosmetic practice in a medical setting. There were many points that he touched on that apply to all types of spas. One of the first things he asks professionals to remember is that the client is coming to your spa for a reason, and needs to be treated in a respectful and courteous manner. It is important to let the client speak, and to really hear them...

STEINER LEISURE TO BUY UTAH SCHOOL OF MASSAGE THERAPY

The Utah College of Massage Therapy, with seven campuses in Utah, Arizona, Colorado and Nevada, is being sold to Steiner Leisure, a Nassau, Bahamas-based company whose operations include running spas and salons on 120 cruise ships. Steiner also markets more than 250 beauty products and operates 50 resort spas around the world. The company, which generated revenue of $296 million and net income of $29.6 million for the first nine months of 2005, said it will pay $28 million for the Utah business. Steiner plans to operate 14 massage training schools in eight states and be a primary provider of...

RITZ CARLTON PARTNERS WITH PRADA BEAUTY

Prada Beauty, a leader in scientifically advanced skin care, and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, a name synonymous with luxury and award-winning service, have joined forces to create a unique spa experience. Beginning in January 2006, Prada Beauty treatments will be featured exclusively in all full-service Ritz-Carlton Spas in North America. 'We are delighted to announce this partnership with Prada Beauty at 12 of our spas in North America. This partnership is a perfect fit because both companies share the same high expectations of service and quality,' said Karen Korpi, vice president of spa operations for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. 'Guests...

KERSTIN FLORIAN NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE

Charles L. Mizelle Kerstin Florian International is pleased to announce they have named a new executive to the KFI team. The company has appointed Charles L. Mizelle as Vice President of Corporate Development. In this newly created role, Mizelle will be responsible for sales, Education and Marketing. He will work closely with the president, Kerstin Florian and Vice President, Charlene Florian Baker on Strategic planning. Mizelle was formally National Director of Corporate Development for Sothys U.S.A., where he was responsible for growing the brand's distribution in the national spa locations, multiple door spa accounts and destination spas. Charles Mizelle brings...

JULIE SINCLAIR PROMOTED TO EDITOR OF SPA MAGAZINE

Julie Sinclair Santa Barbara, CA — Spa Publisher Michelle Gamble has announced the promotion of Julie Sinclair to editor for the lifestyle publication. Sinclair previously served as senior editor for the magazine. "Julie is the natural successor for the top spot at Spa," Gamble says. "She, like the magazine, presents a contemporary view of the spa experience and is dedicated to providing the information and inspiration our readers need in pursuing the lifestyle emboldened by a spa visit." Before joining World, Sinclair served as editor-in-chief at American Spa , an industry trade publication. She had also been executive editor for...

SPATRADE WEBINAR EXCLUSIVE: PRESTON, INC'S "GET BRANDED! HOW A HOUSE BRAND BUILDS PROFIT"

www.prestoninc.net Douglas Preston Keith & André West-Harrison As the operator of a day spa, salon, or esthetics clinic you've no doubt by now discovered one undeniable reality: that hard work and huge sales doesn't always mean a decent income for you. In the competitive day spa and on-line retail markets, branding your own line is one of the few ways to make a profit and build loyalty from your customers. In the business improvement Webinar, Get Branded! How a House Brand Builds Profit , Douglas Preston of Preston Inc. will cover the top 7 reasons to have your own brand...

STARWOOD CAPITAL TO LAUNCH ULTRALUXURY HOTEL BRAND

Barry Sternlicht's Starwood Capital Group is launching an ultraluxury hotel brand that will compete head-to-head with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. The new hotels, which will be modeled after the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris, will compete against Starwood Hotels' premium St. Regis hotels as well as other top-tier chains. The venture was unveiled less than a year after Sternlicht abruptly resigned his executive chairman post at Starwood Hotels. Despite similar names, Sternlicht's Starwood Capital Group is independent of Starwood Hotels, the publicly-traded hotel company in White Plains, N.Y. Sternlicht left Starwood Hotels after six months of behind-the-scenes feuding...

HOSPITAL-BASED SPAS OFFER WELL-ROUNDED APPROACH TO HEALING

In a handful of hospitals across the country, patients are being treated to a new level of healthcare. Hospital-based spas offer complementary treatments such as massage, reflexology, water therapies, and facials alongside traditional Western medicine. These integrated spa facilities are in a position to attract new markets and new sources of revenue by appealing to health-conscious consumers interested in a well-rounded approach to healing. Here's a look at some of these revolutionary hospital-based spas: The prototype for the hospital spa model was opened in 2000. Hackensack University Hospital's Beyond Day Spa in Hackensack, New Jersey was called by Dana Points,...

Institut Dermamed First Franchise Opens

The first Institut' Dermed Mediclinical franchise spa opened in the Atlanta suburb of Dunwoody. The new spa features five treatment rooms where clients can receive a variety of traditional spa services, such as facials, massage, and nail services, and medical-based services, such as Botox and Restylane injections, laser therapy, mesotherapy, and more. The first Institut' Dermed Mediclinical franchise spa (Dunwoody, GA) offers medical services in a serene setting. "We are excited about our grand opening," says franchise owner Bhavya Chaudhary. "We look forward to providing superior skincare and relaxation treatments to the people of Atlanta." To find out more about...

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