Spa News Stories

WELLSPACE Reports Explosive Demand for Integrative Medicine

WELLSPACE, the leading provider of integrative medicine in the United States, grew by more than 300% in 2006. 'The demand is clearly outstripping the supply for healthcare that combines the best of Eastern and Western medicine. We have gone from one Integrative Medicine center to four in 2006 alone,' said WELLSPACE CEO and Co-founder Paul Clemente. Huge trends promise continued growth, with the $500 billion market for health and wellness expected to easily surpass the $1 trillion mark by 2020. Redefining Service in healthcare WELLSPACE improves the typical office visit by making each appointment a welcoming and calming experience. Further,...

ASAPS and ASPS Issue Patient Safety Advisory on Medi-Spas

Medi-spas, locations that can offer everything from facials and hair removal to pharmaceutical injections and other medical procedures, are proliferating across the country. Medi-spas may be located in a physician's office, or in non-traditional locations such as shopping malls, store fronts and beauty salons. There are many excellent and convenient Medi-spas that offer safe, physician supervised treatments. However, for those providing treatments outside of the physician's office, there are no national standards for medi-spas, no recognized definition of what constitutes a medi-spa, and no oversight organizations that provide the information you need to make an informed, safe choice for your...

Six Senses Spa Releasees Spa Book Worldwide

The Six Senses Spa has just released a book called Balancing Senses which aims to maintain that elusive spa feeling long after the treatments. The book looks at detoxing to yoga and from body treatments to organic food. Balancing Senses, a 160 page hardcover book will include easy-to-follow recipes and guidelines for nourishing the body both internally and externally, and will also feature 266 images by award-winning illustrator Jörg Sundermann. The book is split into four different chapters. The first chapter looks at 'Body Sense' and how to maintain the body with healthy eating choices. The second chapter 'Beauty Sense'...

Ten Travel Trends To Watch In 2007

As we enter 2007 our thoughts turn to what we can expect from the cautiously optimistic, yet still volatile, market environment in which we now operate. So here are our predictions: Demand for leisure travel services will continue to outpace that for business travel services, as more business travelers attempt to use the latest technology as a surrogate for business travel whenever possible and appropriate (and to manage the escalating cost of air transportation and lodging); Family travel (adults with children) will continue to grow at a faster rate than all other forms of leisure travel, as both parents and...

Steiner Leisure to Operate New Luxury Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach

Steiner Leisure Limited (NASDAQ:STNR) today announced that its luxury resort spa division has entered into an agreement to operate a new luxury spa facility located at The Ritz—Carlton, Palm Beach, a Mobil Five-Star, American Automobile Association (AAA) Five Diamond luxury resort located on seven acres of pristine oceanfront property at the southern tip of Palm Beach Island. The approximately 28,000 square foot spa will be built as part of an ongoing $45 million expansion of the resort that will also include a new pool, three new restaurant concepts, a 3,000 square-foot oceanfront terrace, expanded Ritz Kids and Ritz Teens programs,...

Luxury Travel Magazine Reveals Luxury Travel Trends for 2007

Luxury Travel is a booming business in the 21st Century with substantial expansion by high-end hoteliers venturing into the world's most exotic locations. 'The Luxury Travel Magazine website allows us to identify the latest trends and hottest destinations,' says Christine Gray, Editor of Luxury Travel Magazine. Luxury travelers are seeking rare and authentic experiences, privacy and exclusivity in their accommodations and extraordinary service and cuisine. They are traveling in pursuit of knowledge, interacting with foreign cultures, acquiring new skills, and also for wellness and quiet relaxation. As demand escalates for travel with a rare and authentic experience built in, luxurious...

Preston Wynne Success Systems Rebrands as Wynne Business

Spa Industry Consultancy and Spa Management Training Company, Preston Wynne Success Systems, Rebrands as Wynne Business And Debuts 'Graduate' Course for Spa Directors Preston Wynne Success Systems, the twelve-year-old spa consultancy and spa management training company founded by Peggy Wynne Borgman, has become Wynne Business . The company's new name coincides with the debut of a new management seminar program, The High Performance Spa, as well as a highly informative spa business blog . The High Performance Spa is conceived as a "graduate" course for attendees of the company's Spa Directors' Management Intensive, but admission is open to professionals with...

American Spa 2006 Professional's Choice Awards

For the second year in a row, American Spa presents its readers' selections of the industry's finest spas, products, brands, and professionals with the Professional's Choice Awards. More than 1,000 readers, including top decision-makers at day spas, destination spas, medical spas, and resort spas around the country, voted on their favorites via a write-in web survey. Here are their selections. Click HERE for more details including the finalists in each category. Best Health and Fitness MIRAVAL LIFE IN BALANCE (Catalina, AZ) Best Day Spa BURKE WILLIAMS (Multiple Locations) Best Spa Menu MII AMO (Sedona, AZ) Most Romantic Spa SPA GRANDE...

Equinox "Gets Buff"

Manhattan-based health club chain Equinox purchased BuffSpa from Bergdorf Goodman. The celebrity-studded spa will temporarily open next week at Equinox's 63rd Street and Lexington Avenue location. A new flagship spa at that location will open next spring, along with another one in West Hollywood. BuffSpa will also be integrated into Equinox's new 45,000-square-foot Manhattan club to open at 74th St. and 2nd Ave. set to open in 2008. Opened six years ago, the spa currently generates about $1 million a year in revenue from its single location at Bergdorf Goodman. A line of Buff products is also in development, said...

Art Plus Science Equals Five Hot 2007 Medical Spa Trends

The science and art of looking good is spurring some important trends for 2007's beauty prescription. The innovations that will shape the medical spa industry in the coming months may change your notion of success and better position you to take advantage of the abundant opportunities that wait. Trend #1 Regulatory Intervention Don't be caught off guard and don't stay focused on what you cannot change. Instead, for 2007 learn about the coming regulatory challenges that could create barriers to your continued success if you don't adequately prepare for them. Regulations vary from state to state. For example, a doctor...

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