Health

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...

Control Corrective Skincare Systems Launches Starter Kits

Control Corrective Skincare Systems , a clinical-based skincare brand, introduced three Starter Kits: Aging Control, Blemish Control, and Skin Balancing. Each features three professional products that work together to achieve visible results. Designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, the Aging Control Starter Kit includes Gentle Facial Wash , Firming Tri-Peptide Serum , and Anti-Wrinkle Face and Neck Cream . The Blemish Control Starter Kit features Medicated Pumice Wash , Oil Free Healing Lotion , and Clear Med 5% , all of which contain active ingredients that repair skin, unclog pores, heal blemishes, soothe inflammation, banish bacteria,...

Stella Gustafsson Named Spa Director of The Norwich Spa at Foxwoods

Foxwoods Resort Casino , the largest resort casino in North America, announced the appointment of Stella Gustafsson to spa director at The Norwich Spa at Foxwoods . Gustafsson, who brings years of professional experience in the hospitality and health and wellness industries to the spa, is a native of Iceland. She has overseen spa and wellness programs at luxury properties in the U.S., including the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club (FL), Crystal Mountain Resort (Michigan), and PGA National Resort and Spa (Palm Beach, FL). Most recently, she was director of the Elemis Spa at Mohegan Sun (Uncasville, CT). In addition...

Well-Being Travel Announces Speaker Line-Up for Symposium

Well-Being Travel announced the speaker line-up for its first-ever inaugural Well-Being Travel Symposium , which will take place Feb. 18-19 at the MGM Grand Hotel (Las Vegas). Attendees will hear from industry experts, hotel executives, spa directors, and suppliers, with highlights including Anne Marie Moebes, executive vice president of Well-Being Travel, who will provide an overview on what wellness travel is; Anne Dimon, publisher and editor of Travel To Wellness magazine, who will discuss what consumers are looking for in wellness vacations; Mia Kyricos, chief brand officer of Spafinder Wellness 365 and board member of the Global Spa & Wellness...

Massage Heights Opens New Location in Iowa

Massage Heights , a family-owned membership-based massage franchise company, opened its 100th location, Massage Heights Iowa River Landing (Coralville, Iowa). The new location is the 49th body + face concept location to open, bringing the total percentage of locations offering custom dermalogica skincare treatments to almost 50 percent of the total franchise system. “In 2007, we opened our first franchise location outside the state of Texas in Iowa,” says Bret Franson, director of franchise development. “And we are thrilled to celebrate the opening of our 100th location and the growth of the body + face concept in the same state...

Well-Being Travel to Launch First-Ever Symposium

Well-Being Travel , a marketing organization dedicated to educating travel professionals about the trend of health, wellness, and medical travel, announced the first-ever inaugural Well-Being Travel Symposium , an invitation-only two-day conference that will bring together travel professionals with wellness experts, hotel executives, spa directors, and travel suppliers to discuss the growing trends in wellness travel and opportunities for travel sellers and consumers. Sponsored in collaboration with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitor’s Bureau , MGM Grand Hotel (Las Vegas) and The Travel Institute , the symposium will take place Feb. 18 to 19 at the MGM Grand Hotel. “We’re...

Balanced Guru Creates Certified Organic Powder Face Mask

Balanced Guru , a certified organic, 100 percent natural line of holistic aromatherapy skin, hair, and bodycare products, launched one of the first certified organic powder face masks on the market: Balaned Guru's Spiced Up Berries Antioxidant Facial Masque . Activated by mixing with greek yogurt, honey, toner, or water, this mask promotes healthier, younger-looking skin cells. Packed with acai and acerola berries, clove, cinnamon, oatmeal, and vitamin C, this product also feeds the skin with antioxidants, fights free radicals, such as UV rays, and pollution, and helps brighten the complexion. All Balanced Guru products are made with certified organic...

Global Spa & Wellness Summit Names Winners of Fifth Annual Student Challenge

The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) announced the winners of its 2013 Student Challenge , a competition where students from academic institutions create spa and wellness concepts of the future. In this year’s challenge, c ontestants were asked to create a concept that encompassed authentic Indian spa culture. First-place honors were awarded to the Institute of Hotel Management , Aurangabad (IHM-A), for its Arvees Spa Solutions and the Spasthya brand, which means “enlightened health and life" in Hindi . The winning design was created to reach underserved locales and help ordinary people integrate wellness socially by teaching health, hygiene,...

Travelers Vote ESPA Life at Corinthia Hotel London Best European Spa

ESPA Life at Corinthia Hotel London has been voted Best European Spa in The Times , The Sunday Times , and The Sunday Times Magazine Travel Awards 2013. Votes were gathered from thousands of readers of the three media outlets. “We are delighted to have received this award and my congratulations go to all of our exceptional staff who made this happen,” says Matthew Dixon, general manager of Corinthia Hotel London. “This award is particularly gratifying as it was based on the votes of actual travelers and readers, as opposed to industry voting for industry or being an award that...

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