wellness

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Appoints New Spa Director

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota recently welcomed Veljko Savic as director of its award-winning spa . With more than a decade of experience in spas across the world, Savic brings a background in physiotherapy to his new position in which he is responsible for all operations of the spa and beauty salon, as well as the retail shops at the spa and hotel. “Veljko’s experience and passion for the spa industry as well as his creative approach to his work make him an excellent choice for spa director,” says Phil Labreque, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Club general manager. “He brings with him many...

Mandarin Oriental Joins the Fight Against Breast Cancer

The Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco is launching a series of special offers this October to benefit the American Cancer Society in their effort to save more lives from breast cancer. Throughout the month, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco and Brasserie S&P will offer a selection of delights, from spa treatments to pink afternoon tea, with a portion of the proceeds going directly to the American Cancer Society. “Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco is delighted to support the American Cancer Society in its fight against breast cancer,” says general manager Donald Bowman. “Our hotel colleagues have consistently supported the Society’s...

WAVES OF WELLNESS: Guidelines for safe, smart exercise while pregnant

Source: Jacksonville.com By Sayra Sievert, MD Most of us now know that regular exercise is important for our health, but women are often unsure of what they can and cannot do safely once they become pregnant. It is recommended that pregnant women engage in 30 minutes or more of moderate exercise per day on most, if not all, days of the week. However, before beginning any exercise program, it is important that a woman’s overall health and obstetrical risks be evaluated by her physician. There are some absolute contraindications to exercise in pregnancy, including preeclampsia, significant heart disease or incompetent...

Wellness sector growth likely to double in three years

Source: The Hindu Business Line Report says sector’s growth set to double by 2015 MUMBAI, AUG. 26: The Indian health and wellness industry is all set to double by 2015 if the current growth is maintained, a joint report by industry body FICCI and advisory firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) said. At present, the sector is estimated at Rs 59,000 crore and is growing at a CAGR of 18-20 per cent. The wellness market comprises beauty and cosmetic products, healthy food and beverage, slimming products, fitness services, dietary supplements and spas and salons. These are roughly divided into three categories such as...

Exhale Partners With 72andSunny to Helm Their Public Relations Strategy

Exhale, the mind body spa best known for its transformational Core Fusion fitness program and wellness spa therapies has added more muscle to its marketing team hiring 72andSunny. 72andSunny is a marketing and advertising agency with a full-service public relations division led by communications veteran Kerry Fitzmaurice . '72andSunny's holistic approach to communications is refreshing and closely mirrors our internal philosophy,' said Annbeth Esbach , chief executive officer, exhale mind body spa. 'Kerry has a strong team with a deep knowledge of the health and beauty space. They exemplify the exhale spirit and we are excited to begin this new...

Top Ten Fitness Trends for 2011

The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America's leading authority in fitness and the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, today announced the top ten fitness trends for 2011 based on an annual survey of its extensive worldwide network of personal trainers, group fitness experts, advanced health and fitness specialists and lifestyle and weight management consultants. With over 2,700 responses, the findings conclude that consumers have a more positive outlook on the future economy and also realize the importance of taking care of themselves – inside and out. 'After what has been a tough couple of...

EstheticsAmerica + Wellness Pavilion to Launch at ISSE Long Beach & ISSE Midwest 2011

PBA Meeting a Market Need for More Education and Training in a Growing Segment As one of the fastest growing segments in the beauty industry, the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) will launch an all new pavilion dedicated to skin care and wellness products, education, business and hands-on training at the International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE) Long Beach and Midwest shows. The EstheticsAmerica + Wellness pavilion will feature leading international skin-care lines, including Repêchage, Dermalogica, Martinni Beauty, and TEMPTU, along with emerging brands such as JB Cosmetics and SAIAN. Along with complimentary wellness education, the new pavilion will feature CIDESCO...

Bali Wellness Journeys integrates spas and wellness

Providing a new path to health and wellbeing Bali, Indonesia … Bali Wellness Journeys is open to visitors that may be on a path to integrated wellbeing. More than just enjoying a Spa experience, the Journeys will unify your spirit, soul, and body while being guided by local and Western expertise. We connect you with selected specialists offering a wide range of skills in treatments and practices located at some of Bali’s best secret locations. Enhancing wellbeing and widening perspectives from a single treatment experience and introducing Bali’s healing practices. Taking the time, while on holiday in Bali, to explore...

Wellness Is No Passing Fad: Global Market Estimated at Nearly $2 Trillion, According to Landmark Study Unveiled at 2010 Global Spa Summit

Wellness is often represented as a passing fad or niche market, but a major study conducted by SRI International (SRI), released at the 2010 Global Spa Summit (GSS) in Istanbul, Turkey, reveals that the yearly worldwide wellness industry is poised to cross the $2 trillion mark. The report, titled “Spas and the Global Wellness Market,” represents one of the first analyses of the wellness industry and the consumer forces driving its growth. The study also for the first time presents wellness as an integrated industry cluster with nine core segments, adding definition to what has been an amorphous market. Global...

Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Common in Pediatric Cancer Patients

The landscape of medicine has been dramatically changing over the past several decades. A survey published in 1994 revealed that over 60% of medical doctors from a variety of specialties recommended CAM to their patients at least once. In addition, 47% of the same doctors reported using CAM themselves. In 1997, Americans spent more than $27 billion on CAM therapies, exceeding out-of-pocket spending for all U.S. hospitalizations. In 1998, the Journal of the American Medical Association published an article in which CAM use by the general public was found to have increased from 34% in 1990 to 42% in 1997...

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