Spa News Stories

World Travel Market Reveals 2014 Wellness Tourism Program

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, is launching its first comprehensive program to support the Wellness Tourism sector, which is growing nine percent annually, compared to the travel and tourism industry’s six percent. The WTM Wellness Tourism program, organized by Spafinder Wellness 365 —in association with the Global Wellness Tourism Congress —will take place from Nov. 4 to 6. “I’m delighted to be able to announce Spafinder as our partner for this program, which will bring together some of the sector’s most senior executives and latest research and trends,” says Micaela Juarez, head of...

OPI Partners with JAKKS Pacific to Launch miWorld Mini Nail Lacquer Set

OPI joined JAKKS Pacific , a leading designer and marketer of toys and consumer products, to collaborate on a new line of miWorld play environments, which includes a miniature OPI nail salon. miWorld encourages kids to build and design their own OPI nail salon for an interactive experience. Each OPI miWorld includes nail lacquer bottles and tools, product display, a manicure table and two chairs, a gel lamp and light, a spa chair for simulated pedicures, and an apron. “Girls can give and receive manicures and pedicures with tiny accessories, and then have their nails painted using the real product,”...

FarmHouse Fresh Launches Sweet Tea Body Polish

FarmHouse Fresh introduced a nourishing new Sweet Tea Whipped Shea Butter Body Polish that appeals to the senses with notes of ginger, peach, and white tea, while exfoliating rough spots and hydrating skin with shea butter. "This refreshing body scrub with peach, ginger, and orchid scents recalls lazy afternoons on the front porch sipping sweetened ice tea," says Shannon McLinden, CEO of FarmHouse Fresh. "It's a delicious and satisfying treat for hands, feet, legs, and elbows that need a little smoothing around the edges, especially for tired bodies in need of a couple of hours of relaxing, at-home-spa fun." Ideal...

InSPAration Management Introduces Affordable SEO Program

InSPAration Management , a full-service business development and consulting firm, has launched an affordable and effective search engine optimization (SEO) program. The company tested the new program by performing SEO in a three-month period, followed by minor adjustments every few months. "Many of our clients were asking for SEO, and frankly, we had difficulty finding a company that we felt good about recommending that was reasonable and effective, says Dori Soukup, founder and CEO of InSPAration Management. “This led us to create an ‘Affordable SEO’ program that helps our clients’ presence on the internet, increasing their lead generation and revenue...

DermaMed Solutions to Sponsor the Race for Linda 5K for Scleroderma

DermaMed Solutions has announced that they will be one of the sponsors for the first Race for Linda 5K for Scleroderma , which has been organized by the late Linda Hayman’s family and friends, in conjunction with the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation , a national organization for people with scleroderma and their families and friends . Scheduled for Saturday, April 26 at the Milton Hershey School (Hershey, Pennsylvania), all proceeds from the race will go to the Scleroderma Foundation to support research and improve treatment to find a cure for Scleroderma. “As a company that believes in...

Valmont Brand Unveils New Packaging

Valmont , a luxury skincare brand, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with an upgrade. Available March 2014, the company introduced an improved, more effective formula for the Prime Renewing Pack, an anti-stress cellular mask that smoothes the complexion. The product, which comes nestled in a box that sparkles like a diamond, now includes two exclusive Valmont anti-aging and anti-wrinkle ingredients: liposomed RNA, a powerful cell bio-activator that restores damaged cells, and Peptide+ Cocktail, which combines anti-wrinkle peptides with ginseng extract to stimulate microcirculation. The complex also features menthyl lactate, which stimulates, invigorates, and leaves behind a fresh sensation on the...

Massage Therapy Foundation Announces Student Case Report Contest Winners

The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF), a public charity with a mission to advance the knowledge and practice of massage, announced the winners of the 2013 Student Practitioner Case Report Contest , which provide an opportunity for massage therapists and bodywork professionals to deliver evidence-informed massage information to the public. This year, the grand prize Gold Award was awarded to Jennifer Nielson from Vancouver, BC, Canada, who will receive a $2,500 cash award, contingent upon undergoing the peer review process with the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (IJTMB). Her winning case report was titled, “Therapeutic Massage in Treatment of...

Control Corrective Skincare Systems Launches Starter Kits

Control Corrective Skincare Systems , a clinical-based skincare brand, introduced three Starter Kits: Aging Control, Blemish Control, and Skin Balancing. Each features three professional products that work together to achieve visible results. Designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, the Aging Control Starter Kit includes Gentle Facial Wash , Firming Tri-Peptide Serum , and Anti-Wrinkle Face and Neck Cream . The Blemish Control Starter Kit features Medicated Pumice Wash , Oil Free Healing Lotion , and Clear Med 5% , all of which contain active ingredients that repair skin, unclog pores, heal blemishes, soothe inflammation, banish bacteria,...

Stella Gustafsson Named Spa Director of The Norwich Spa at Foxwoods

Foxwoods Resort Casino , the largest resort casino in North America, announced the appointment of Stella Gustafsson to spa director at The Norwich Spa at Foxwoods . Gustafsson, who brings years of professional experience in the hospitality and health and wellness industries to the spa, is a native of Iceland. She has overseen spa and wellness programs at luxury properties in the U.S., including the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club (FL), Crystal Mountain Resort (Michigan), and PGA National Resort and Spa (Palm Beach, FL). Most recently, she was director of the Elemis Spa at Mohegan Sun (Uncasville, CT). In addition...

CND Shellac System Now Fully Patented

CND , a global leader in professional nail, hand, and foot care has been awarded six patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the technology behind its CND Shellac three-part system, which consists of a Base Coat, a Color Coat, and a Top Coat, each cured under the CND UV Lamp for zero-dry time. “These patents for CND Shellac are a validation of our innovation,” says Dave Valia, Ph.D., vice president of research & development for CND. “They solidify our technical leadership and protect our investment in creating a new category in nail coatings performance and care.” In...

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