Spa News Stories

PACKAGED SERVICES SELL HYDROTHERAPY -- FEEDBACK RESEARCH'S NEW REPORT ANALYZES THE MARKET

It's hard to resist the allure of packaged spa treatments. Imagine 'The Perfect Day' at Safety Harbor Resort And Spa or 'The Revitalizer' from Bramham Spa. The Grand Floridian's 'Peaceful Nights Bath' promises bubbling jets of water to relax every muscle. Most spa directors consider hydrotherapy to be extremely important, citing high demand for pedicure and tub services. In some spas, hydrotherapy accounts for 20% of total service volumes. As one manager noted, 65% of her spa's 2004 hydrotherapy revenues were generated by packages. Combining hydrotherapy with massage and other treatments gets people started, and the benefits induce loyalty. 'The...

HEALING TOUCH SUMMER SPA PARTY AT HOTEL LOS GATOS!

Want a great excuse for a wonderful Girls Night Out? Don't miss the second annual Healing Touch Spa Party on Thursday, August 18th, at the gorgeous Hotel Los Gatos & Spa in downtown Los Gatos, California. Benefiting San Jose-based Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence, a truly heroic agency, the fundraiser is not your mother's rubber-chicken charity dinner. The 2004 event was a sellout success, attracting over 200 women for a fabulous and empowering evening of what The Today Show called 'pampering with a purpose.' "We had a blast last year, and reviews were overwhelmingly positive," said Peggy Wynne Borgman...

FORMER RITZ CARLTON PRESIDENT HORST SCHULZE LAUNCHES LUXURY BRAND

Former Ritz-Carlton president and COO Horst Schulze--now president and CEO of Atlanta-based West Paces Hotel Group--has launched the Solis Hotels and Resorts luxury brand with an initial six properties set to open through 2008. Following the expiration of a non-compete clause with Ritz-Carlton, Schulze--along with a management team of former Ritz-Carlton executives--is developing high-end hotel properties in such markets as Atlanta, Chicago, Orlando, Phoenix, San Antonio and Frankfurt, Germany. The first property and only conversion in the Solis portfolio is slated to open in Chicago next year with 454 luxury guest rooms and suites, followed by four new builds expected...

CUTTING EDGE FITNESS SPA OPENS IN BEVERLY HILLS

'I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They'd be happier.' - Joseph Hubertus Pilates, in 1965, age 86 ALLURE PILATES SPA Beverly Hills: A True Fitness Spa Pilates, Yoga, Martial Arts & Full Service Body & Beauty Therapies "Body & Face, All in One Place"Ô Beverly Hills, CA — Visits to spas and fitness clubs have long been thought of as a luxury for the lucky. But now that spas have grown from 50 in the U.S. to nearly 10,000 in the...

#1 RATED SUNSCREEN INGREDIENT STILL AWAITING FDA APPROVAL

American women "in the know" are clamoring for Mexoryl , the miracle sunscreen ingredient considered to be one of the most effective filters of all wavelengths of ultraviolet light. The product has been a key ingredient in sunscreen lotions for more than a decade all over the world, including Europe, Asia, Canada, and South America. Mexoryl is currently illegal in the United States because it has not yet received FDA approval, but it is easy to purchase online. A recent New York Times article titled "Psst! This Stuff Keeps You Young, but It's Illegal" reported on the sunscreen Mexoryl SX,...

REVITALIGHT RECEIVES FDA APPROVAL FOR TREATMENT OF ACNE

Skincare Technology, Inc. today announced it has received a letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (#K042630) giving the company the right to sell the company's innovative Revitalight unit for the treatment of: 1. Moderate Inflammatory Acne Vulgaris (blue pulsator) 2. Promote Increased Blood Flow (red and amber pulsators) 3. Facial Massage (red and amber pulsators) 4. Relief of Pain (red and amber pulsators). The announcement was made today by Jim Raim, president and CEO of Skincare Technology, Inc., which developed and markets the patented Revitalight Skin Care System. According to Mr. Raim, "We are pleased that our...

NIRVANA TECH. PARTNERS WITH SPAFINDER FOR WEB-BASED SPA-BOOKING

As spas become the in-demand amenity for hotel guests, the ability to book appointments in advance becomes paramount. Spafinder, the world's largest on-line Spa directory, has partnered with Nirvana Technology to create an automated on-line spa reservation service that ensures guests secure the appointments they want and the spa booking calendar is maintained in real-time. Through Spafinder use of Nirvana's BookNow!, guests can quickly locate a spa in their destination or home city and immediately make confirmed Spa appointments. The partnership enables immediate, real time Spa reservations direct from a spa's own website or Spafinder site listing. "Travel continues to...

8-DAY MEXICAN RIVIERA CRUISE PROVIDES ADVANCED ESTHETICS EDUCATION PLUS OPPORTUNITY TO RENEW

The Advanced Skin and Body Intensive at Sea is an eight-day Mexican Riviera Cruise which departs from Long Beach, California, January 22-29, 2006. More than a series of seminars, this is a healing and educational journey with the LUXURY of TIME. Here is what Christine Heathman, a featured presenter on the program says about The Advanced Skin and Body Intensive at Sea: "Are you ready for a successful 2006? As the dedicated professional you are, a 2006 commitment to renew your mind, body and spirit will set the pace for your success all year! Envision the relaxation and renewal after...

UC IRVINE PROVIDES REAL-WORLD SPA AND WELLNESS CURRICULUM

UC Irvine Extension is launching a new course in the Spa and Hospitality Management Program entitled, "Integrative Wellness within Spa Environments: Rituals of Healing." The program is the first on the West Coast established to provide real-world curriculum to meet the demands of the bourgeoning spa market. The innovative new course will take place July 13th and 14th from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Spa at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort, Dana Point, California. "This course is designed to provide a deeper level of awareness of the psychological effects and archetypal roots of the spa experience in ways that...

SEVERAL US STATES CONSIDER VANITY TAXES

A number of states are considering taxing certain cosmetic surgery procedures, including laser hair removal, face-lifts, and Botox® injections. Plastic surgeons and their patients have been lobbying hard to prevent these 'vanity taxes' or 'Botaxes', as some call them. States legislators consider the taxes as plastic surgery continues to grow in popularity. Nationally, there were 9.2 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures performed last year, a 24% jump from 2000, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Americans spent $8.4 billion on cosmetic surgery last year. New Jersey passed the first cosmetic surgery tax law last summer, slapping a 6%...

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