Spa News Stories

Performance Health Acquires Bon Vital'

Performance Health , manufacturer and marketer of branded rehabilitation and wellness products, announced its acquisition of Bon Vital’ , manufacturer and marketer of topical products. “Bon Vital' is recognized for its broad offering and commitment to superior quality and performance,” says Marshall Dahneke, president and chief executive officer at Performance Health. “Its investments in innovation, education, and therapist-support programs have resulted in a very strong and loyal customer base, similar to what we have done with our Biofreeze , TheraBand , and Cramer brands. This common approach and combined commitment to the massage therapy and spa professions create a powerful...

Stemulation Skin Care to Be Featured at Park Hyatt New York

Stemulation Skin Care , a leader in stem cell skincare, announced that the line will be featured at the new Park Hyatt New York , chosen from hundreds of skincare lines based on its efficacy. “Spa Nalai is very excited about the opportunity of working with such an exciting and integrative product line,” says development consultant Krista Carucci, owner of Benessere. “The partnership with Stemulation is a perfect and natural fit for the skincare options we will be offering all of the future Park Hyatt guests. The fact that we are able to utilize a line that has such flexibility,...

Marriott SiSpa Welcomes New Area Director

The Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa (FL) and Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa (FL) announced the appointment of Pat Dutcher as area director of SiSpa . Dutcher will be responsible for managing two locations in Broward and Palm Beach counties. She joins the SiSpa team after working a decade in the hospitality industry. Previously, she held positions as assistant spa manager at The Spa at PGA National (Palm Beach Gardens, FL), where she introduced new product lines, namely ZO spa line by Zein Obagi, M.D. ; as spa manager at Eau Spa (Palm...

LaVida Massage Opens New Location in South Carolina

LaVida Massage , a national massage franchise, has opened its newest store, LaVida Massage of Hanahan (South Carolina), which is the first—and only—massage center in the area. Specialized modalities include Swedish and relaxation treatments, couples’ sessions, deep tissue, hot stone, prenatal, chair massages, corporate massages, oncological-focused therapies, and more. Opening with strong community and charitable ties, the new center welcomed a therapist who recently overcame breast cancer, Mary Jeffries, who worked in the therapeutic massage industry for 12 years, but lost her previous job due to scheduling conflicts while enduring treatments. “Undergoing radiation therapy physically weakened and fatigued me,” says...

Sunlighten Debuts New Infrared Sauna Technology

Sunlighten , an infrared sauna technology company, has introduced an ADA-compliant far infrared sauna featuring solocarbon technology, which has been clinically shown to lower blood pressure, increase core temperature, and aid in weight loss. Available in an industrial-grade design that is 100 percent compliant with the American Disabilities Act , the sauna features an exterior ramp with safety rails and a brushed finish to prevent slipping. Made from eucalyptus wood and with 16-gauge electrical wiring and a non-toxic gauge and waterproof sealant to protect from sweat, the sauna includes removable benches with three different variations for use and acoustic resonance...

Booker Teams Up with Yelp and MapQuest

Booker , a leading marketing and business management software, has partnered with Yelp and MapQuest to expand the marketing reach of SpaBooker clients. The partnership will provide merchants with automated listings, real-time booking, and expanded local visibility. “By partnering with Booker, MapQuest offers our users the ability to secure appointments around the corner, across town, and even around the world with our local discovery tool already used by millions every day,” says Brian McMahon, general manager of MapQuest. “For the myriad of consumers using MapQuest for travel planning, the ability to book spa appointments is a relevant enhancement to the...

Carol Cole Company Launches Mini Microcurrent Device

The full anti-aging power of the NuFace Trinity Facial Trainer is now available in a convenient travel-size with Carol Carole Company’s introduction of the FDA-cleared Mini. The ergonomic device is comparable in size to smart phones and delivers the same effective microcurrent stimulation as the full size model for a dramatically improved appearance on the go. It works by sending soft, gentle waves through the skin and down to the facial muscles, where it stimulates ATP production and, in turn, drives the creation of key structural proteins including collagen and elastin. Clinical tests showed 85 percent of users experienced significant...

Jane Iredale–The Skin Care Makeup Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary

Commemorating its 20 anniversary this year, Jane Iredale–The Skin Care Makeup is celebrating its continued commitment to bringing uplifting beauty to women across the globe. “When I started the company, I had one product, Amazing Base , and with it launched the whole new category of mineral makeup,” says founder Jane Iredale. “We are celebrating this milestone with new innovations and will continue to deliver personal, uplifting beauty that is as good for the skin as it is beautiful to wear. I know the next 20 years will be even more incredible than the last.” The company is introducing a...

Massage Envy Spa Recognizes Therapists and Estheticians for the Year of 2013

Massage Envy Spa , the largest employer of massage therapists and estheticians in the U.S., recently awarded 58 Therapists of the Year winners at its Annual Franchise Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. These practitioners, of the company’s estimated 24,000 therapists and estheticians from across the country, attended the conference, where they were honored for their dedication and efforts to the health and wellness industry. The Therapist of the Year program is an annual award recognizing best-in-class service across the network’s more than 980 locations nationwide. Winners are chosen based on their high level of professionalism, client service, and contributions to healing...

Fashionizer Spa Uniforms Introduces New Collection

Fashionizer Spa Uniforms , sustainable cotton spa uniforms for spas and hotel, has launched a new Azla jacket, designed for front-of-house, reception staff, and managers. Created for therapists to greet their clients in jackets before starting a treatment, the Azla features a simple tie-front for ease of use. Available in August, the jacket is made from the company’s Cotton Performance Fabric (CPF) and can be purchased in navy as a stock garment. It will also be available as part of the company’s Mix & Match service, so customers can choose their own fabric and color in line with their brand...

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