Health

Massage Warehouse Sanctuary Fundraiser Supports Therapeutic Massage Research

Massage Warehouse , providers of cost-effective massage products, announced that proceeds from its philanthropic arm Massage Warehouse Sanctuary (MWS) during the Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA) convention were awarded to Tiffany Field, Ph.D., director of the Touch Research Institute (TRI) of the University of Miami School of Medicine. During the MWS event, participants experienced the benefits of massage. Their $10 per 10-minute also supported TRI’s research into the medical and scientific impact of massage. “We are pleased to continue our support of TRI and its groundbreaking studies on the effects of touch therapy at all stages of life, from...

Former Miraval CEO Joins Hilton Head Health

Hilton Head Health (SC), a weight loss and health resort, has announced the appointment of Michael G. Tompkins, former CEO of Miraval Resort & Spa (Tucson, Arizona), as CEO and general manager. Tompkins joins two other industry leaders who also recently joined Hilton Head Health, Ben Campsey from The Umstead Hotel & Spa (Cary, NC) as chief financial officer and Carol Stratford, who most recently served as the vice president of marketing for Miraval Resort & Spa, as chief marketing officer. Tompkins comes to Hilton Head Health with more than 25 years of experience in the health, wellness, and luxury...

Mio Skincare to Launch at Life Time Fitness

Mio Skincare , a skincare range for women, is gearing up for its retail launch at Life Time Fitness , a chain of North American fitness centers, to support members wanting to transform their bodies. Following previous fitness partnerships, including events with media company Well+Good , apparel company Athleta , and fitness curator The FITiST Collective , Mio Skincare’s No Nasties policy, which assures the company’s products are free of artificial colors, mineral oil, parabens, petrolatum, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances, is in alignment with Life Time’s commitment to promote health and wellness. “Having fit skin means your skin’s working at...

Performance Health Acquires Thera °Pearl

Performance Health , manufacturer and marketer of TheraBand , Biofreeze , Perform , Cramer , Bon Vital' , and Hygenic branded products, announced their acquisition of Maryland-based Thera °Pearl , creator of hot and cold therapy products using its proprietary pearl technology. “Thera °Pearl brings proven strength and additional scale to our emerging retail business,” says Marshall Dahneke, president and chief executive officer of Performance Health. “The alignment for us is both natural and exciting as Performance Health is well positioned to introduce and promote Thera °Pearl’s unique portfolio more broadly while Thera °Pearl’semphasis on resolving pain and promoting wellness...

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,...

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...

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...

Biofreeze, Massage Envy Spa, and Bon Vital' Launch Student Grant Program

The Successful Hands Grant Program , launched through the collaborative efforts of Biofreeze , Massage Envy Spa , and Bon Vital' , supports the professional massage therapy student and their schools, in which students can apply for one of five $1,000 grants. “We recognize that the health, vitality, and strength of any profession are a function of the people who make up that profession,” says Marshal Dahneke, president and CEO of Performance Health . “By supporting massage schools and their students, we know that we’re making an investment that benefits us all. We encourage all massage therapy students to participate...

Swissôtel Chicago Announces the Opening of Spa 42

Swissôtel Chicago , a AAA Four Diamond hotel, has announced the opening of Spa 42 , which is located on the hotel’s 42 floor. Offering services that help clients unwind, including couples’ and body massages, facials, and a unique jet lag treatment designed to relieve guests of travel-related stresses, the spa uses Kerstin Florian products, a range of European facial, body, and bath treatments, which are also available for purchase and can be shipped to guests’ homes free of cost. Featuring a contemporary atmosphere with a clean color palate, Spa 42 allows guests to enjoy breathtaking views of the Chicago...

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