Spa News Stories

Well-Being Travel to Launch First-Ever Symposium

Well-Being Travel , a marketing organization dedicated to educating travel professionals about the trend of health, wellness, and medical travel, announced the first-ever inaugural Well-Being Travel Symposium , an invitation-only two-day conference that will bring together travel professionals with wellness experts, hotel executives, spa directors, and travel suppliers to discuss the growing trends in wellness travel and opportunities for travel sellers and consumers. Sponsored in collaboration with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitor’s Bureau , MGM Grand Hotel (Las Vegas) and The Travel Institute , the symposium will take place Feb. 18 to 19 at the MGM Grand Hotel. “We’re...

Massage Envy Spa Kicks Off 2014 with Giveaway Contest

Massage Envy Spa , the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient, and affordable massage and spa services, is now offering its annual New Year, New You Facebook sweepstakes, where the company will award five lucky fans with a complimentary Massage Envy Spa gift card. “Each and every New Year, many people eagerly start on the right track to a healthier lifestyle, but without a proper wellness plan, those goals can be hard to meet,” says Joe Luongo , chief operating officer for Massage Envy Spa. “If your goal in 2014 is to improve your overall wellness, regular massage therapy...

Institut' DERMed Unveils New Website

Institut’ DERMed (Atlanta), a med-spa, a full line of cosmeceutical products, and cosmetics line distributed to spas nationally and internationally, as well as the Institut’ DERMed College of Advanced Aesthetics, unveiled a new look with the brand’s newly designed website: www.idermed.com . The new site offers a fresh look that complements the company’s vision for the future of clinical skincare. In addition to the new layout, the site also presents expanded content, detailed treatment information and pricing options, a frequently answered questions section, improved navigation, and added features such as how-to videos and the ability to book appointments online. Other...

Red Lane Spa Introduces New Product Line

Red Lane Spa (Caribbean), Sandals Resorts International signature spa concept available to guests of Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts , launched six bodycare products, which consists of Organic Body Lotion , Whipped Body Butter , Shower Gel , Mineral Bath Salts , Body Scrubs , Organic Oils , and Suncare . The products are 100 percent natural, relying on ingredients indigenous to the Caribbean, such as coconut, coffee, ginger, and raw sugar cane to encourage healthy skin. The line is also available in five different scents: Antioxidant , a blend of pomegranate and cranberry fragrances and oils designed to protect...

HydroPeptide Launches Four Micro Collections

HydroPeptide celebrated its tenth anniversary by relaunching four micro-collections: Anti-Wrinkle, Anti-Wrinkle + Clarify, Anti-Wrinkle + Sensitive, and Targeted Solutions, which combine peptides with antioxidants, botanical stem cells, and hyaluronic acid to achieve results. Since launching in 2004 with two homecare products, HydroPeptide has expanded its line to four collections, featuring 21 retail products and eight facial protocols. “Although there are other products that contain peptides, HydroPeptide’s focus is on discovering new peptides that address every skincare concern, including discoloration, blemishes, and others, and combining them with wrinkle-fighting peptides,” says April Zangl , CEO and co-formulator of HydroPeptide. “Our regimens are...

Arizona Biltmore Names Leslie Johnson Spa Director

Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort (Phoenix) has appointed Leslie Johnson the resort’s new spa director. “Leslie comes to the Arizona Biltmore with an impressive background developing spa concepts, programs, and facilities at leading resorts nationwide,” says David Kirken, general manager. “We look forward to her drawing upon this experience to introduce exciting new ideas and enhancements at our spa.” Johnson has years of experience as a spa consultant, handling a variety of projects for top resorts including: La Quinta Resort and Club (CA), The Cloister Spa at Sea Island (CA), and The Lodge at Woodloch (Hawley, PA). As program...

Valmont Brand Now Available at Two Equestrian Getaways

Valmont , a luxury skincare brand, is now available at two luxury hotels: the Auberge du Jeu de Paume (Relais et Châteaux, Chantilly, France) and Coworth Park (Ascot, England), which is part of the Dorchester Collection of luxury hotels. At Spa Valmont Auberge du Jeu de Paume , the Swiss brand's signature treatments are used in four ritual sessions lasting 60 or 90 minutes, offered à la carte. This range extends to offers for the body, targeting slimness or focusing on vitality. The Dorchester, Coworth Park Spa now includes in its beauty offering Valmont’s Vitality of the Glaciers treatment (price...

Board Certification Awarded College Credits from Siena Heights University

Board Certificants will now be awarded college credit towards a degree, for the first time. Siena Heights University (Adrian, MI) will recognize Board Certification , a certification originally created by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) to support therapists, as valued at 33 of the 120 total credits required to earn a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in massage therapy. “We are thrilled to further increase the value of Board Certification and continuing education with Siena Heights University,” says Steven Kirin, CEO of NCBTMB. “Through the convenience of online courses, this becomes a national program that...

Palladio Beauty Group Introduces Herbal Cosmetics

Palladio Beauty Group , marketer of vitamin-enriched color cosmetics and skincare products, introduced two new herbal products: Herbal Matte Blush, a silky-smooth formula that provides rich color and leaves a non-shimmery, satin finish; and Herbal Lip Lacquer, a lip gloss with the rich intensity of a lipstick, offering deep pigmentation and long-lasting staying power. The blush is formulated with palm oil derivatives, which acts as an emollient, offering skin-smoothing properties while kaolin clay and zinc oxide help deliver velvety coverage. Available in four shades: Berry Pink, Bayberry, Peach Ice, and Toasted Apricot, the cheek-enhancing blush deposits a matte finish while...

Le Mieux Now Available Through Mobile Retail Beauty Boutique

Le Mieux products are now available through Beth's Beauty Bus , the first-ever mobile retail cosmetics and skincare boutique in Los Angeles. Founded by Beth Ross , skincare therapist and board-certified esthetician, in the fall of 2013, this mobile, truck-based retail concept offers a variety of natural and organic skincare, haircare, and cosmetics for woman in the Los Angeles area. "Along with convenience, I offer high-quality, locally-sourced natural and organic products, which are difficult to find in brick-and-mortar stores, in addition to a personal consultation for each client," says Ross, who is a former television producer and marketing professional. The...

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