The Laniwai Spa at Aulani,...

  Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa is located on the island of Oahu, in Hawaii. Along the beaches of Ko Olina, nestled between mountains and ocean, it is outside of the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, yet close enough to enjoy all the island has to offer. The Laniwai Spa is a 18,000-square-foot full-service spa and wellness center featuring spa therapies, a variety of fitness options from group...

Relax, Unwind and Indulge ...

To call Istanbul’s Ciragan Palace Kempinski “luxurious,” would be the height of understatement. This former Ottoman palace is like a scene from a fairy tale, and the spa offers treatments that are fit for a sultan. Some examples of the Ciragan’s royal treatments: Below is a sampling of four distinct treatments that will leave you relaxed and feeling like true royalty: The 1001...

Aqualina Spa By ESPA Rolls...

Award-winning retreat launches limited-time body and skin care offers for July and August   Acqualina Spa by ESPA introduces a collection of limited-time body and skin care offers exclusively for Miami Spa Month this July and August. Tucked away inside the five star, five diamond Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach in Miami’s Sunny Isles Beach neighborhood, this ultra-luxury spa destination will...

Spa Eastman:One Woman’s Dr...

Some 30 years ago, when Jocelyna Dubuc, a Canadian geography teacher, became interested in wellness and naturopathic medicine, she ventured off to India to study yoga, meditation and natural healing. Returning to her native province of Quebec, totally committed to a healthy lifestyle, she opened Spa Eastman – a sanctuary in the picturesque Eastern Townships, an hour by car from downtown Montreal. Fast...

5-Star Spas Debut in Canad...

When it’s time for some “me time,” a spa visit can be one of the best gifts you can give yourself. Or a best friend.   It could be a blissful hour under the hands of a superb massage therapist, a refreshing weekend getaway with your best bud or a week-long retreat to jump-start a healthy lifestyle. What’s called for is a place where you can relax and experience a sense of well-being and where the...

Lia Schorr: Sometimes a Ba...

I’m addicted to daily specials on Groupon, Living Social, Spa Sally and others. So I bought a great mani-pedi deal on Spa Sally: two of each for just $22 at the Lia Schorr day spa in midtown Manhattan. These turned out to be really good buys, as the expert pedicures lasted for weeks. So – when I saw a really tempting Groupon offer of a body scrub, hot stone massage and a pedicure for just $39,...

The Ninja Cooking System &...

To eat healthy, it isn’t enough to know how to put nourishing meals on the table – or to know where to find fresh local organic ingredients and how to combine them into flavorful meals. You actually have to do all those things on a regular basis. And sad to say, I don’t — even though I’m a pretty good cook.  Instead, to save time and effort, I find myself picking up takeout meals – and...

New Sunscreen Ingredients ...

  Dermatologist Dr. Darrell Rigel on New Sunscreen Innovations    Scary fact: the US is behind in the skin cancer fight. The innovation behind sunscreens is seriously lacking, says Dr. Darrell Rigel, MD, past president of the American Academy of Dermatology and the current dermatologist for the New York Yankees. The problem springs from the lack of ingredients approved for use in the US. The US only has...

Debunking Skincare Myths

  Some myths are older than our great grandmothers and some seem to have arisen from new technology and skincare products. Whatever the origin, they can derail our best intentions when it comes to taking optimal care of our skin. We asked La Jolla, California dermatologist Dr. Susan Stuart to definitively debunk skincare myths.  Myth: There’s no difference between SPF 30 and SPF 60 This...

Hot New Hotel Spas and Ham...

With the hectic holiday season, relaxation will  be high on the priority list. Fortunately, new and newly reopened hotels in New York and the Caribbean are unveiling innovative spas with traditional hammams as the centerpiece, providing real incentive to plan a vacation around pampering. Marmara Park Avenue  In February 2015, Marmara Park Avenue will open on 32nd Street and Park Avenue as the U.S....

Natural Cosmetic Treatment...

Advances in aesthetic technologies are changing the way we age. From erasing acne scars to skin tightening and helping deliver medication, lasers and other energy-based based systems are revolutionizing the professional approach to skincare. “Less invasive methods and the development of new devices means that we don’t have to introduce foreign substances into the skin to turn back the clock,” says Eric...

Gilding the Hyatt Lily wit...

Of all the strategies to take, Hyatt Times Square New York is adding more pizzazz to an already quite elegant spa with the addition of the Marilyn MonroeTM Spa, a national company that transforms traditional spa and salons under the iconic Marilyn Monroe™ brand. “The relationship with Marilyn MonroeTM Spas will elevate the experience for locals visitors and hotel guests,” said Phil Stamm, General Manager,...

ISPA Research Supports Str...

The International SPA Association (ISPA) continues to build upon its library of respected research in the industry with the commission of the 2014 U.S. Spa Industry Study. “With this year’s study marking the fifteenth anniversary of the ISPA U.S. Spa Industry Study, we are thrilled to report continued positive growth in the data representing the key metrics of the spa industry,” said ISPA President Lynne...

Hilton Head Health Opens T...

NEW DEVELOPMENT: Hilton Head Health is currently undergoing a major renovation to grow beyond the #1 weight loss center and offer a number of wellness options as well: True restaurant was completely renovated and reopened on October 13. A new a la carte menu features healthy delicious options like lobster tacos, California pizza, a variety of fish and poultry options, and even offers wine. A new lounge...
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