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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...

Beauty Giants Help Japan

Some of beauty’s biggest names have stepped forward in the aftermath of Japan's earthquake devastation. Here are a couple beauty companies looking to help by either donating proceeds to help the victims of the tsunami. L’Oréal: The beauty giant — which owns brands as diverse as The Body Shop, Lancôme, Kiehl’s and its namesake drugstore label – will donate $1.3 million to the Japanese Red Cross, in addition to encouraging L’Oréal U.S. employees to personally contribute to American Red Cross relief efforts via an automatic payroll deduction. Creed: A luxury fragrance dynasty that has continuously passed from father to son...

Clarisonic® makes $500k donation to Look Good . . . Feel Better

BELLEVUE, Wash. (Nov. 8, 2010) – This past weekend Clarisonic announced a $500,000 donation to Look Good…Feel Better, a national program in which beauty professionals empower women with cancer to deal effectively with treatment-related skin changes and hair loss in group workshops and other settings. Look Good…Feel Better inspires and helps restore self-confidence to more than 50,000 women each year. Clarisonic has championed hope for cancer patients since 2007 by raising funds for cancer prevention and awareness. Clarisonic, a sponsor of AFI FEST 2010, hosted the check ceremony in Hollywood at the week-long annual film festival to celebrate its partnership...

Oasis Day Spa Honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month with 'In the Pink' Promo

To honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, Oasis Day Spa in New York City is running 'In the Pink,' an exclusive promotion that gives 15 percent off services and products on Mondays and Wednesdays to customers wearing pink. 'In the Pink' was created to fulfill two purposes: to provide men and women with vital information about the importance of good breast health in an atmosphere where they feel comfortable; and to raise awareness about the healing and stress-reduction powers of massage. 'In The Pink' will also provide customers with valuable information from the American Cancer Society that highlights the...

Healing Arts for Haiti Event Set for February 12 at the Grand Hyatt

Bringing its own version of love with a holistic twist, Healing Arts For Haiti will provide a "message in the massage" on Friday, February 12, 2010, Noon to 8 pm, Grand Ballroom at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, 42nd Street, New York. This one-of-a-kind event will support the ongoing efforts to benefit the people of Haiti who have been devastated by earthquakes and subsequent tremors. Healing Arts For Haiti is a collaboration bringing together over 200 professionals from the spa and healing arts community and the health and beauty industry of New York City metro area for an event to bring...