Spa Treatment Articles

Southwest Healing

Just three miles from downtown Santa Fe, NM, and the setting for Willa Cather's book Death Comes for the Archbishop , the grounds of The Bishop's Lodge Resort & Spa have served as a retreat since 1985. SháNah Spa and Wellness Center offers a range of massage treatments to promote wellness In that spirit, the resort's SháNah Spa and Wellness Center emphasizes healing and well-being. All treatments begin with an optional drumming and blessing to set the intention and open...

Island Odyssey

Turquoise water, warm ocean breezes, and enticing spa treatments: That is just what guests will find at RafflesAmrita Spa at Raffles Resort Canouan Island, the Grenadines, which opened in the Caribbean last July.Though there is much to indulge in at the island resort, visitors will likely set their sights on experiencing one of the two over-water spa palapas. Accessible only by boat, the palapas feature glass floors that overlook a coral reef. Once there, guests can partake in an array...

Enlightenment Found

Since its opening at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain (Paradise Valley, AZ) in January 2002, The Sanctuary Spa has been treating individual spa-goers to nothing but bliss. And, for those who'd like to take a deeper journey while experiencing treatments, the spa—working in coordination with Billie Jo Hecht—also offers Satori, a "destination spa retreat." Satori is the Japanese word for "enlightenment," which is fitting considering that most participants seek rejuvenation, tranquility, and release. The natural beauty of Camelback Mountain adds...

In Touch: Music

Mixing it up
From Swampy Blues To Ancient meditation music, the tunes on these four discs can add variety to your spa's music rotation. Each CD lends itself to a different room or type of treatment; staff and clients will appreciate the change. Instrumental Melodies Lesley Spencer offers your clients a new spin on classic chamber music on her fifth release, Joy Garden (Gabriella Music). The CD features Spencer accompanied by members of the Chamber Pop Ensemble, coming together to create 15 romantic...

In Touch: Music

mixing it up
From swampy blues to ancient meditation music, the tunes on these four discs can add variety to your spa's music rotation. Each CD lends itself to a different room or type of treatment; staff and clients will appreciate the change. Instrumental Melodies Lesley Spencer offers your clients a new spin on classic chamber music on her fifth release, Joy Garden (Gabriella Music). The CD features Spencer accompanied by members of the Chamber Pop Ensemble, coming together to create 15 romantic...

In Touch: Menu

Treatments to tempt and tantalize your clientele.
Pevonia's Anti-Free Radicals Treatment Pevonia's 60-minute Anti-Free Radicals Treatment (suggested price varies per spa location and service enhancements) begins with a gentle cleansing with Eye Make-up Remover Lotion and is followed by Anti-Stress Eye Lotion. The therapist then cleanses the face, neckand décolleté with a Pevonia cleanser chosen to the client's skin type. After removing the cleanser with warm wet pads, the therapist applies a skin-appropriate Pevonia lotion. Next, a half teaspoon of Enzymes Powder Mask is mixed with a...

Setting the Mood

Whether you are looking for soothing music for the reception area or relaxing sounds for the treatment rooms, we've got it covered.
Om Mani Padme Hum features poignant chanting interspersed with exotic flute, guitar, udu, and percussion tracks to offer a unique sound intended to cleanse the mind and spirit. This CD was created to help listeners fully appreciate the fact that music is a language older than any tongue. www.realmusic.com . Comfort Music 1 is a collection of songs meant to relax and promote inner peace-a great CD to play in waiting areas to help clients unwind. The soothing sounds of...

Healthy Hair and Scalps

SCALP MASSAGE Where: Aquaterra Spa at the Surf & Sand Resort (Laguna Beach, CA) Time: 25 minutes Price: $60 Products: LA Natural The client lies face-up while a therapist uses feather-light circular motions to knead the face, ears, and forehead. Heated mint-infused oil is massaged into the scalp using short, brisk motions. "Skin on the scalp contains nerve centers that connect with the brain's pleasure hub, contributing to an overall feeling of well-being," says spa director Karl Ring. "Specific strokes...

The New Breed of Nail Spa

Nail spas are taking the concept of the lunchtime manicure to a higher level.
From the cities to the suburbs, the new breed of nail spa offers an environment in which quality of service and decor are impeccable but prices are not improbable. The high standards to which sanitation is held and the new professional status given to nail technicians are helping the modern nail spa gain a respectable reputation and make a lucrative profit. Here, we highlight four nail spas that are raising the bar. Owner Ji Baek in Rescue's relaxation area Rescue...

Signature Treatments

THE HERRINGTON MILK & HONEY REVITALIZER Where: The Spa at the Herrington (Geneva, IL) Time: 180 minutes Price: $220 Products: Babor, Farmaesthetics To begin, the client is treated to an aromatic footbath and foot massage, followed by a full-body Milk 'n Honey Body Polish. After the client rinses off, the therapist performs the Herrington Massage, which blends local buttermilk, honey, and chamomile oils and integrates reflexology with Thai stretches and lomi lomi massage strokes. Next, the So Swedish Facial rounds...

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