wellness

Sunlighten Introduces Android-Powered Full-Spectrum Infrared Sauna

Sunlighten , an infrared sauna technology company, has launched its first-ever Android-powered full-spectrum infrared sauna, mPulse series. Powered by an Android application that can customize each sauna session to achieve the desired health benefit, users can control the settings ranging from near-infrared light, which aids in pain and muscle relief; mid-infrared light, which assists in fat burning; and far-infrared light, which helps detoxify by raising core temperature and cause sweating. MPulse features Solocarbon technology, which has been clinically shown to lower blood pressure, increase core temperature, and aid in weight loss. The Android tablet control panel gives users more preferences,...

Pivot Point International and Beauty Changes Lives Announce Endowment Fund

Pivot Point International , provider of hair, tools, and beauty educational solutions, and the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation , an organization created by the American Association of Cosmetology Schools to build awareness of career opportunities available in the beauty, wellness, and massage therapy industries, announced the establishment of the Leo Passage Endowment Fund to benefit competition, scholarships, and lifelong learning among students and professionals. The fund, established by the Passage family, honors Leo Passage, founder of Pivot Point, who passed away in 2011. It will be endowed with a $1,000,000 donation from the Passage family, and implemented through the Beauty...

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...

Lynda Solien-Wolfe Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Performance Health , manufacturer and marketer of Biofreeze , Bon Vital , and Thera-Band branded products, announced that Lynda Solien-Wolfe, vice president of massage and spa, will be awarded the One Concept 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award, who has been recognized for her contributions to the massage therapy profession. “I am very humbled by this honor,” says Solien-Wolfe. “When I chose massage therapy as a profession, I had no idea how life-changing that path would be. It has truly provided both blessings and opportunities for me to make a difference. There are so many in our profession who do so much,...

Noel Asmar Welcomes New Team Member

The Noel Asmar brand, which includes spa uniforms, resort wear, fitness apparel, Asmar Equestrian, bowls, and accessories, recently added a new team member to their group, Craig McGlynn, who is now vice president of sales and ecommerce. “To support our fast and exciting growth, we continue to hire the right people to usher us into the next phase of our corporate plan,” says designer and founder Noel Asmar. “Adding top tier talent allows us to continue to create uniforms and lifestyle apparel to serve our amazing customers in their pursuit of career, health, wellness, and recreation.” Craig comes to Noel...

FarmHouse Fresh Launches Teen-Friendly Spa Treatments at Beaches Resorts

FarmHouse Fresh recently introduced their products in teen- and kid-friendly spa treatments at Beaches Resorts in Caribbean destinations. Available at the Beaches resorts in Negril and Ocho Rios , Jamaica, and available in May at Beaches in Turks & Caicos , treatments featuring FarmHouse Fresh products include manicures and pedicures, body treatments, and massage services. Young spa-goers can now select from spa packages, including 45-minute mani-pedi’s and facials and 45-minute to one-hour body treatments, which include non-alcoholic beverages, such as strawberry daquiri, strawberry lemonade, pina colada, agave nectar margarita, or fruit smoothie. The treatments focus on skin hydration and rejuvenation...

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...

Balanced Guru Donates Profits to Charity Connected Warriors

Balanced Guru , a beauty brand, announced an extension to their Giving Back Program , which features customized limited-edition product collections designed for non-profit organizations to sell and fund their causes. Through their Connected Warriors Beauty Line—Antioxidant Facial Masque, which helps fight free radicals and brighten skin; Hair Styling Oil, which controls fly-aways and provides shine while fighting frizz; and Soothing Body Oil, which helps soften and smooth the skin—100 percent of the profits will go to supporting Connected Warriors , a non-profit organization providing free, trauma-conscious yoga therapy for service members, veterans, and their families in the U.S. Founded...

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