wellness

THANN Sanctuary Spa Introduces Private Yoga Classes

Gilbert Baeriswil, general manager of Castle Hotel & Spa (Tarrytown, New York), and Ryoko Ado, spa manager at THANN Sanctuary Spa (multiple locations), announced the introduction of small-personalized yoga classes at the newly opened Wellness Room at THANN Sanctuary. In response to guest requests for more intimate class sizes that will emphasize a more custom one-on-one class, Riverstone Yoga of Tarrytown will offer the specialized classes on Friday evenings and Sunday mornings. According to Baeriswil, the addition of new classes was the ideal choice as they are in harmony with THANN’s approach to spa treatments based on the art of...

Spafinder Announces Brand Evolution

For more than 25 years, Spafinder has been the global leader for spa travel and information, and this week, the company got a makeover, rebranding itself as Spafinder Wellness 365 . A comprehensive resource created to make everyday healthy living easier and more accessible, Spafinder.com’s new platform features 20,000-plus fitness, wellness, and spa partners worldwide. The revamped website, which was designed to inspire people to find their own path to wellness by providing access to experiences, influencers, tips, and trends, offers expanded lifestyle content and video, new mobile technology, such as geo-targeting and enhanced on-the-go access, and more. “We believe...

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...

DermaConcepts Appointed as Exclusive Distributor of Environ Skin Care

DermaConcepts , a company dedicated to providing state-of-the-art products and technology, has been appointed as the exclusive distributor of Environ Skin Care across the United States. The line will now be available for retail and professional use at doctor’s offices, medical spas, and wellness centers from coast-to-coast. Environ, now distributed in more than 75 countries worldwide, is developed and formulated to help reduce the appearance of pigmentation irregularities, wrinkles, skin disorders, and more. “At DermaConcepts, we’re intensely passionate about skincare,” says Robert and Carol Trow, owners of DermaConcepts. “We strive to present the marketplace with innovative technologies and products that...

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...

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