Spa News Stories

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...

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...

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