Spa News Stories

Body Bliss Launches Aroma Design Bar and Aromatherapy App

Body Bliss , a leading natural product manufacturer, introduced a new Aroma Design Bar, along with the Intentional Aromatherapy App, which allows Body Bliss spa and wellness partners to integrate custom aromatherapy alchemy into spa treatments and retail offerings. “We are so excited to introduce the Aroma Design Bar,” says Ann Patton, spa director at The Boulders, Waldorf Astoria Resort (Carefree, AZ). “The concept is true to our intentions for wellness, and the possibilities for personalization are almost endless—exactly what our guests are looking for.” With the Aromatherapy App, the therapist and the client can collaborate and focus on the...

Innovative Spa Management Acquires ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa

Innovative Spa Management (ISM) announced the addition of ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa (Miami Beach, FL) to its list of properties. ISM will provide management and support services for the spa, including the creation of a custom-crafted spa menu, as well as expanding into new markets such as bridal and social events. “We are pleased to welcome ONE Bal Harbour to our group of spas, and look forward to working with them to elevate the experience they provide to guests to a new level,” says Ilana Craig AIberico, founding partner of ISM. “Through initiatives such as the creation of...

John Masters Organics Unveils New Website

John Masters Organics , a global organic beauty brand, unveiled a digital makeover with the launch of their redesigned U.S. website, www.johnmasters.com . The revamped site features expanded content for customers, including a Top Sellers section highlighting the most popular products; a News section , which features events, product launches, and other happenings from the brand; and a Journal section for product and ingredient insights. “The new www.johnmasters.com site fully embodies the brand’s philosophy in a visually compelling manner, while providing customers with a seamless online shopping experience,” says John Masters, founder of John Masters Organics. “We’re excited to engage...

Massage Heights Opens New Location in Iowa

Massage Heights , a family-owned membership-based massage franchise company, opened its 100th location, Massage Heights Iowa River Landing (Coralville, Iowa). The new location is the 49th body + face concept location to open, bringing the total percentage of locations offering custom dermalogica skincare treatments to almost 50 percent of the total franchise system. “In 2007, we opened our first franchise location outside the state of Texas in Iowa,” says Bret Franson, director of franchise development. “And we are thrilled to celebrate the opening of our 100th location and the growth of the body + face concept in the same state...

Essio Aromatherapy Introduces New Packaging Design

Essio , an aromatherapy system designed specifically for the shower, unveiled a new packaging, which was created to visually communicate to consumers an understanding of how the product works. Delivering 100 percent USDA-certified organic essential oils into the shower via a clip-on aromatherapy diffuser and pod of aromatherapy oils, which work with any standard shower pipe, the packaging features use of white space, minimalist sans serif typography, often reversing to white for a pristine effect, bright ink colors, and photography. “We wanted to make the packaging product-centric from a visual point of view, so that the shopper instantly understands how...

The Spa Association Releases 2014 Spa Trends Report

The Spa Association (SPAA) recently published its 2014 Spa Industry Trends Report , which captures the global spa and wellness trends, offering insight to spa, beauty, hospitality, wellness, and travel firms that focus on the spa-goer demographic. “The spa dynamic is spilling over into complementary areas like fitness and food preparation,” says Melinda Minton, executive director of SPAA. “Wellness is an obvious good fit with spa. In fact, many of the elements now seen in the spa demographic are difficult to separate from wellness because they are so naturally blended.” Minton also adds that technology is moving at an exponential...

NovaLash Names Third Annual LashOff Winners

NovaLash , a global distributor of eyelash extension products, announced the winners of their third annual LashOff contest , which ran from Nov. 1 to 31. The contest had two categories: Lash Artist of the Year, which comes with $10,000 in awards and prizes; and Fans' Choice Winner, which gives away a $5,000 prize package. For 2014, Karlene Smith, owner of Lifestyles Massage and Skin Care (Bellingham, WA), was been named Lash Artist of the Year, who won due to her dedication to a superior NovaLash application technique. Also awarded was Bianca Martinez, proprietor of Yuma, AZ, who was selected...

Massage Therapy Foundation Selects Team of Runners for 2014 Boston Marathon

The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF), an organization that advances the knowledge and practice of massage therapy, announced its 2014 Boston Marathon Running for Research Team, who are raising money and creating awareness for the Massage Therapy Foundation. The runners are: Kathy Laskye, a school liaison in the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals education department, who was selected by ABMP; Kristen Lutz, a board-certified licensed massage therapist with a practice at One Mind Body Earth (Boston), who was selected by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA); and Karen Moers, a practicing massage therapist in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, who was selected by...

Global Spa & Wellness Summit Announces 2014 Event Information

The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) announced that its eighth annual Summit will be held in Morocco at the Four Seasons Resort Marrakech . The global forum, which attracts government and academic leaders in the wellness, travel and spa industries, will take place from Sept. 10 through Sept. 12. “Morocco is a splendid setting for the 2014 Summit,” says Susie Ellis, GSWS Chairman and CEO. “It has a rich history as a well-being destination with an age-old tradition of beauty, relaxation, and bodycare. The Moroccan hammam, argan oil, and the amazing new anti-aging Barbary fig seed oil are just...

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...

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