Health

Mary White Receives Massage Therapy Foundation Humanitarian Award

Mary White, LMT, was presented with the 2014 Performance Health / Massage Therapy Foundation Humanitarian Award at this year’s American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) National Convention held in Denver, Colorado last month for her efforts in the spa and wellness industries. “This is the most humbling experience of my professional career, and now that I have had time to digest it, it is also the highlight of my career,” says White. “To be honored with those that have gone before me as recipients is certainly an honor.” Performance Health, manufacturer and marketer of Biofreeze, Bon Vital', Thera°Pearl, Prossage, TheraBand ,...

Spa Week Celebrates 10 Years of Wellness

Commemorating its 10th anniversary, Spa Week , a spa and wellness marketing company, is celebrating 10 years of wellness by offering consumers affordable $50 spa services during its Fall Event. From October 20 to 26, clients can enjoy $50 treatments at spas and wellness facilities, fitness studios, and weight-loss and nutrition centers across the country . “Celebrating a decade of wellness has been remarkable considering that the first Spa Week Event in 2004 included just a few dozen spas in New York City,” says Cheryl Reid, CEO and founder of Spa Week Media Group. “It is an incredibly rewarding achievement...

Spa Nalai Introduces Yoga Program with Terri Bahr

Spa Nalai, Park Hyatt New York ’s atelier spa, has partnered with Terri Bahr, a yoga instructor and fitness expert, to offer a physical wellness experiences through its new Shanta Yoga program. Shanta, which translates to “Serenity” in Sanskrit, speaks to the serenity of which Spa Nalai was named. Available throughout the month of October, the program was designed to promote holistic strength, flexibility, and healing. “As part of our continued efforts to offer our guests the best wellness practices and experiences, Spa Nalai has collaborated with renowned yoga and Pilates instructor Terri Bahr, to offer a well-thought menu of...

Total Woman Gym + Spa Welcomes New CEO

Total Woman Gym + Spa , California’s largest gym and day spa designed for women, appointed Corinne Perritano as the new chief executive officer. “As a woman, I am very excited to join Total Woman Gym + Spa, and to take the reins of such a successful female-focused business and help it grow to its full potential,” says Perritano. In her new position, she will be responsible for creating, communicating, and implementing the organization’s vision, mission, and overall direction. She will lead the development and implementation of the company’s strategy, brand development, and expansion. She comes to Total Woman Gym...

The Green Spa Network Announces Winners of Spa Sustainability Awards

The Green Spa Network has announced the winners of its Green Carpet Spa Sustainability Awards, which took place at their Annual Congress in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The awards celebrate comprehensive measures, unique contributions, and overall leadership in environmental management, green techniques, and sustainability. The judging panel, which included Julie Keller Callaghan, editor-in-chief of American Spa magazine, chose eight winners from the following categories: green building, healthy spa cuisine, innovative green products, sustainable spas, and spa network visionaries from individuals and companies who have shaped the green spa movement. The 2014 winners are: Healthy Spa Cuisine: Travaasa Austin Innovative Green...

Technogym Named Official Fitness Supplier for Rio 2016 Games

Technogym , a leading company supplying products, services, and solutions in wellness and fitness, has signed a supplier contract to be the official fitness equipment supplier for all athletic preparation centers for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games , the first Olympics to take place in South America. ‘Technogym is proud to have been chosen for the sixth time as the official supplier of the Olympic games,” says founder and president Nerio Alessandri. “This important achievement represents a victory for the Technogym team and a strong reference on our products innovation and quality standards. Rio 2016 will also represent a unique...

Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Rebrands to Waldorf Astoria Spa

Spa Palazzo at Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort (FL) has rebranded as Waldorf Astoria Spa to reflect its expansion into a broader array of services for overall health and wellness. As an expression of its commitment to encouraging guests to live healthier lives, the resort extended its network earlier this year to include wellness specialists that inspire and influence healthy lifestyle behaviors. Spa-goers can now enjoy the resort’s new Enlightened Living initiative, which features workshops from health gurus; healthy menu options; fitness activities; and consultations with nutritionists and exercise physiologists. For more information, visit www.bocaresort.com .

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...

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