Health

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...

Skin 2 Skin Care Expands Reach to Australian Market

Skin 2 Skin Care , a multifunctional skincare treatment company, announced that Rachelle’s Health & Skincare , a national wholesale distributor for medical, natural, and USDA certified organic products, will retail and become a wholesale distributor for the Australia and New Zealand market. “I am very proud that Skin 2 Skin Care is represented by one of the best wholesale distributors in Australia and New Zealand, Rachelle’s Health & Skincare,” says Ken Simpson, founder, chief formulator, and CEO of Skin 2 Skin Care. “The owner Rachelle Martini has 25 years of experience as a skincare expert, trainer, and owner of...

Washington Spa Alliance Announces Fourth Annual Symposium and Newsmakers Forum

The Washington Spa Alliance announced its fourth annual symposium, which will be held at the National Press Club (NYC) on June 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and will examine how the U.S. can be a nation of healthier and happier people. The conference will also feature town-hall-style conversations with local, regional, and national leaders. The interactive newsmaker forum, themed Intimate Conversations with Movers, Shakers, and News Breakers, is drawing a notable group of participants, including Pamela Peeke , M.D., MPH, FACP, chief lifestyle expert for WebMD , pew foundation scholar in nutrition and metabolism at the University of...

Massage Envy Spa Celebrates $1 Billion in System-Wide Sales

Massage Envy Spa , a pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient, and affordable massage and spa services, announced its unprecedented growth in 2013 by reaching $1 billion in system-wide sales. Contributing to this milestone, the company opened 95 new locations, which brings the total number of clinics to more than 960. This year, the Arizona-based franchise opened 22 new locations, signed 10 new franchise agreements, and recently opened in West Virginia, its 49th state. “Last year was record-breaking for Massage Envy Spa, as we officially became a billion-dollar brand, and this year, we are off to an incredible start,"...

YogaTrail Launches Mobile App

YogaTrail , a community-based yoga directory, launched a YogaTrail mobile app, which allows yogis to find yoga venues, teachers, and events anywhere in the world. Created for travelers seeking yoga instruction from real teachers, not videos, the app provides quick and easy access to local yoga and upcoming yoga events. Users can also search different locations and narrow their preferences by type: yoga studio, teacher, retreat, or teacher training center. The yoga listings also feature reviews by local yogis. Available for free on iOS or Android phones, the app can be downloaded through the iTunes App Store or Google Play...

Juil Footwear Launches New Sandals for Spas

Juil , earthing-inspired sandals and shoes, has announced that they will be partnering with Deborah Evans and Associates , a boutique spa distribution agency, for distribution into spas, resorts, and hotels throughout the U.S. markets. Deborah Evans & Associates will be introducing the new ‘grounding’ shoe line to the spa market, offering a unique product to retail, besides the traditional spa offerings. With its health driven, earthing shoes for men and women, the team is thrilled about the retail opportunity for spas with earthing trending in the wellness and spa industries. Based on a contemporary wellness concept known as earthing...

Ella Stimpson Joins Sea Island as Spa Director

Sea Island (GA) announced the appointment of Ella Stimpson as spa director of the resort’s renowned Spa at Sea Island, which has received the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award for six consecutive years and was recently named the number four spa in the continental U.S in Travel + Leisure’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards . Stimpson will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the 65,000 square-foot spa, including developing innovative treatments, services and classes, and leading a staff of therapists, consultants, and providers. She comes to Sea Island from Las Vegas, where she recently served as executive director of spa...

Clearlight Saunas Forms Hospitality Division to Expand Outreach

Healwithheat.com , a division of the Clearlight Saunas brand, has formed a new hospitality division to expand its growing outreach to spas, hotels, resorts, and fitness facilities worldwide. With Clearlight Saunas in many commercial locations, the company’s new division will enable them showcase its line of high-end saunas to a larger arena of potential client facilities, as well as offer price reductions to clients purchasing in volume for hotel chains or multi-city health clubs. “Less expensive than most people would think and an instant way to provide additional revenue potential to any spa, hotel, resort, or fitness facility, a Clearlight...

DermaMed Solutions to Sponsor the Race for Linda 5K for Scleroderma

DermaMed Solutions has announced that they will be one of the sponsors for the first Race for Linda 5K for Scleroderma , which has been organized by the late Linda Hayman’s family and friends, in conjunction with the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation , a national organization for people with scleroderma and their families and friends . Scheduled for Saturday, April 26 at the Milton Hershey School (Hershey, Pennsylvania), all proceeds from the race will go to the Scleroderma Foundation to support research and improve treatment to find a cure for Scleroderma. “As a company that believes in...

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