Spa News Stories

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...

ISPA 2006 THAILAND ANNOUNCES FINAL CALL FOR NOMINATIONS TO THE HOSTED BUYERS PROGRAMME

ISPA 2006 Thailand International Spa & Wellness Conference and Exhibition announces its final call for nominations to the HOSTED BUYERS PROGRAMME. This event will take place at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center from May 3-5, 2006 with the theme "The Best of The East", hosted by the Ministry of Industry Institute for Small and Medium Enterprises Development (ISMED) together with Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB). The Hosted Buyers Programme is considered as the passport to spa business matchmaking in the Asia Pacific region and the rest of the world. As a unique feature of this years ISPA event...

BALANCE SPA & FITNESS TO OPEN AT OMNI HOTEL IN PHILADELPHIA SPRING 2006

Balance Management Corporation is pleased to announce that it has signed a long-term lease to develop and operate a luxurious spa and fitness center for the Omni Hotel at Independence Park. Scheduled to open this spring, the 6,500-square-foot facility will be the latest addition to the growing chain of Balance Spa & Fitness Centers. 'We're excited to partner with a proven operator like Balance Management Corporation,' says Paul Farnell, General Manager of the Omni Hotel at Independence Park. 'Their experience in conceptualizing and managing elite spa and fitness centers that integrate into a hotel's unique culture is unparalleled. Balance Spa...

DAY SPA ASSOCIATION AWARDS SPA PERSON OF THE YEAR AT THE LAS VEGAS DAY SPA EXPO

Douglas Preston Las Vegas, NV— Hannelore Leavy, the Executive Director of the Day Spa Association awarded Douglas Preston the 'Spa Person of the Year' award at the first Day Spa Expo at the Mandalay Bay. According to Leavy, "The Day Spa Association recognizes a woman or man who has made a significant contribution to the Spa industry. Douglas Preston has been a great influence in the spa industry." Voting starts approx. 3 month before the event via an on-line poll to vote for that special person from the pool of 12 nominees from the previous 2 years. "The winner is...

EDUCATIONAL SERIES PROMOTES BEAUTY AND WELLBEING AT JW MARRIOT LAS VEGAS' AQUAE SULIS SPA

Las Vegas, Nevada — Everyone wants to be fit, healthy, and happy. We yearn for it, even if we don't know how to achieve it. Enter the Aquae Sulis Spa at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. More than just being the best resort in town, the JW Marriott is committed to helping us all understand and take care of our bodies better. In this spirit, the Aquae Sulis Spa introduces a year-long educational series, the Awareness Months. On the last Thursday of every month, the spa will host an informative session on a variety of personal health...

BOTOX® TOP NON-SURGICAL COSMETIC PROCEDURE IN THE US

The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery is pleased to announce the results of its 2005 Procedural Data. This information is collected by polling the Academy's U.S.-based members and for the sixth year in a row, liposuction proved to be the nation's top cosmetic surgical procedure with Botox® injections being the top non-surgical cosmetic procedure. The report includes data on the prevalence of various cosmetic surgery procedures, with a breakdown of men and women. The survey also showed that of all cosmetic procedures performed, 30% were surgical, with the remaining 70% percent being non-surgical procedures, demonstrating the continued increase in popularity...

"SELF-PRESCRIBED" HOME SPA PRODUCTS POSE INDUSTRY CHALLENGES

Following Spa Finder's Home Sweet Spa Trend , products such as lip plumpers, cellulite-reducing lotions and at-home microdermabrasion kits are growing in popularity. The trend poses challenges for the spa industry. In addition to the increased competition of these mass market products sold in non-spa venues like department stores and mid-market retailers, many consumers self-prescribe products that are becoming increasingly active and results-oriented. 'Rather than relying on professional recommendations--consumers are taking matters into their own hands,' warns SpaTrade's product expert Sara Whisler. 'In many cases, they choose the wrong product or use the product in the wrong way, and end...

SPATRADE WEBINAR SERIES ON SPA TRENDS NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

The entire Spa Trends Webinar series is now available on demand. Click Here to view all four webinars with top industry experts. Part 1: Spa Finder's Top Ten Trends of 2006 features Spa Finder President Susie Ellis--a 20-year industry veteran. Ellis not only shares her insights into the mind of the spa consumer. She takes the Trends to the next level by citing specific examples of how day spas can capitalize on these trends. Click here to view the implications for day spas. In Part 2: Spa Product Trends--Nancy Griffin, Blu Spa's Ann Emich Patton, and Sara Whisler share what's...

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF HOSPITALITY CONSULTANTS (ISHC) TOP 10 ISSUES & CHALLENGES FOR 2006

At the recent ISHC Annual Conference held in San Diego, California, ISHC Members participated in a series of roundtable discussions to identify the ISHC Top Ten Global Issues and Challenges in the Hospitality Industry for 2006. While there were many issues discussed, in the final voting the membership identified the following top ten issues as the ones that can be expected to potentially have the greatest impact on the industry in 2006. ISHC Top Ten Global Issues & Challenges for 2006 1. Changing Labor Conditions The hospitality industry faces labor and human resource challenges including the compression or shrinking of...

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