Spa News Stories

Spa and Naturopathy Alliance Announced

Anne Bramham, founder of the Advanced Spa Therapy Education & Certification Council (ASTECC), announced an alliance with the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, OR, to offer training in therapeutic modalities. With the new partnership, naturopathic practitioners can now enroll in an ASTECC Spa Management & Leadership training program. Designed to educate participants in integrative medicine, the program teaches how to successfully work in spa and wellness environments, combining various aspects of spa operations, such as budgeting, facility and equipment management, marketing, and more. “We strongly feel that naturopathic doctors can play a significant role in the spa...

Skin Authority Creates Solution for Vitamin D Deficiency

Skin Authority unveiled a new, natural vitamin D solution, VitaD Fortified Illuminating DUO , which addresses vitamin D deficiency inside and out. The products combine Skin Authority’s VitaD Fortified Topical Elixir , a multi-action, lightweight formula that provides a topical dose of Vitamin D and essential nutrients, and VitaD Fortified Whole Food Spice Powder , a whole food powder to sprinkle on your food throughout the day to replenish the body’s internal Vitamin D levels. The Skin Authority team and CEO Celeste Hilling worked with the Dole Nutrition Institute for nearly two years in harnessing the only 100 percent vegan,...

Vision USA Unveils 2014 Catalog

Vision USA a Dentrex company, which provides optical products for eye care, dental, and medical professionals for laboratory and office use, has released their 2014 catalog. The company’s products focus on the specific needs for magnification in the dentistry, dental laboratories, dermatology, veterinary, audiology, and science studies fields. New products are now being introduced in the catalog, which includes LED headlights with waterproof loupes; clamp and desk lamps with magnification; high power reading glasses available in +4.00, +5.00, and +6.00; adjustable LED headband loupes available in 2.5x, 3.0x, 3.5x, and 4.0x; safety glasses with full lens magnification; clip-on loupes up...

Digital Right Brain Releases SalonPOS

New York-based salon software firm Digital Right Brain (DRB) introduced SalonPOS , a point-of-sale software solution that features an accesible interface that allows users to manage clients, employees, and schedules around the clock. Available for download from Apple App Store , the software includes an appointment-scheduling system, service provision, income tracking, and analysis and promotional tools.

Sandals Resorts International Appoints New Spa Director

Sandals Resorts International (SRI), parent company of Caribbean-based Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts , has appointed Patrick Huey as corporate spa director for Red Lane Spa , the company’s signature spa concept. Huey’s responsibilities include refining the Red Lane philosophy, developing services and products to enhance the guest experience, and ensuring each spa within the company meets and exceeds the highest levels of international luxury standards. Under his direction, the Red Lane Spa will soon introduce signature treatments unique to each island destination. “Red Lane Spa has developed a wonderful reputation for its ability to infuse Caribbean elements into a...

Canyon Ranch Ceases Management of Spa at Omni Homestead Resort

Canyon Ranch (Tucson, AZ) recently announced that it will no longer manage the spa at The Omni Homestead Resort (Hot Springs, VA). Last year, Omni Hotels & Resorts purchased The Homestead from KSL Capital Partners , a private equity firm, and has chosen to end its relationship with Canyon Ranch and re-brand the spa. Canyon Ranch is now considering multiple domestic and international opportunities for brand expansion, under the Canyon Ranch , Canyon Ranch SpaClub , and Canyon Ranch SpaClub at Sea brands.

FIT Bodywrap Welcomes Infrared Research Pioneer as New Medical Director

FIT Bodywrap , the leader in infrared weight loss, detoxification, and pain relief thermowrap systems, welcomed Aaron M Flickstein, D.C. Emeritus (retired), C.B.T., C.Y.T., as medical director. “We are excited to be working with Dr. Flickstein, considered to be one of the foremost authorities on the effects of far infrared radiation on the human body,” says Sandy Weisman, general manager for FIT Bodywrap. “His contributions will be invaluable as we continue to maximize the effectiveness of the current FIT Bodywrap system and develop future innovative health and wellness solutions.” In addition to conducting primary and secondary research for FIT Bodywrap,...

Clear Clinic Acne Treatment Center Announces the Launch of At-home Acne Program

Clear Clinic , The Acne Treatment Center (multiple locations, New York City), announced the launch of Clear Clinic Laboratories, a line of professional-grade over-the-counter skincare products, along with Clear Clinic @ Home , their new customized at-home acne treatment program designed to bring high-level dermatologic care straight to the clients’ door. Launching next year on Jan. 7., the line includes 19 acne-fighting products. As the first complete online personalized professional acne treatment program, Clear Clinic @ Home will be available to acne sufferers. Under the direction of board-certified dermatologist and acne expert, Eric Schweiger, M.D., the program will enable clients...

DermaMed Solutions Joins CarbonFree Partnership Program

DermaMed Solutions has joined the CarbonFree Partnership program to neutralize its carbon footprint by supporting clean-air technology and carbon-reduction projects in the U.S. Operated by Carbonfund.org Foundation, a not-for-profit organization based in Bethesda, MD, the program helps individuals and businesses understand climate change and develop practical and cost-effective solutions to slow, stop, and reduce it. “It’s an important step towards ensuring a healthier earth,” says DermaMed president Mark Pinsley. “DermaMed Solutions chose to partner with Carbonfund.org because we wish we could do more. In our daily operations, we strive to find new ways of packaging and promoting products that are...

American Spa's 2013 Professional's Choice Awards Announced

Celebrating its the ninth year, American Spa announced the 2013 Professional's Choice Awards , the results of the magazine's 2013 readers' votes for their favorite spas, brands, equipment, and professionals. Approximately 4,000 decision-makers from destination spas, day spas, medical spas, and resort spas around the country cast their votes via a write-in web survey. From all of us at American Spa , we’d like to congratulate all of the winners and finalists in this year's awards. Click here to get the complete results.

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