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...

Fall Spa Week is Back: Top...

This year over 700 spas in North America are participating in Fall Spa Week, which runs from October 14 through October 20, 2013. During that week, all the participating spas offer certain treatments — anything from hot stone massages to luxurious spa pedicures — for the just $50.  Search the website for a spa near you and book appointments now to avoid disappointment. What I like best about...

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...

Massage Envy and Arthritis...

Building on the success of its first three years, Massage Envy Spa and the Arthritis Foundation will once again team up to host the fourth annual Healing Hands for Arthritis, a one-day national event to raise funds to find a cure for arthritis. On Sept. 17, all of Massage Envy Spa’s over 1,000 clinics will donate $10 from every one-hour massageor facial performed to the Arthritis...

DIY Facial Tips from Ildi ...

DIY Facials at Home Tips “DIY facials at home are so easy and fun,” says Ildi Pekar, celebrity facialist. “One of my favorites is the honey and avocado diy facial for clean hydrated skin. I recommend doing this with raw/organic ingredients only. These little facials can give your skin the proper boost it requires to have great skin in between visit to your skin care expert.” DIY Get rid of...

Waldorf Astoria’s Pu...

El Conquistador, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, and Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Introduce Ki’ Children’s Spa Program and Products Resorts Feature Fresh, Locally Produced Products, and Treatments Designed for Children Catering to its youngest spa go-ers, El Conquistador, A Waldorf Astoria Resort and Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, both in Puerto Rico, introduce “Ki’ Spa,” a spa...

Spas Focus on Mind, Body, ...

Spas are  devoted to overall well-being through a variety of professional services that encourage the renewal of mind, body and spirit. Several International SPA Association (ISPA) member spas are taking that a step further and are focusing on educational programs, fundraisers, donations and other philanthropic gifts. “Spas are great at customizing and responding to their customers,” said ISPA President...

Caesars in Atlantic City O...

Beachside treatments at Qua Baths & Spa’s beach cabanas.   Though I don’t gamble, I often visit Atlantic City because I enjoy the restaurants and the spas. This season Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City has added a new twist for guests who want to be pampered while they enjoy the beach — with beachside treatments at Qua Baths & Spa’s beach cabanas. These treatments provide...

How to Get Maximize Your W...

  Of all the health and fitness advice floating around “out there,” I like the email bulletins I get from the Harvard Medical School. The most recent, though a sales pitch for their Workout Workbook,  nevertheless included some good advice on maximizing your workout. Focus on form, not weight. Good form means aligning your body correctly and moving smoothly through an exercise. Poor form...

Sanctuary on Camelback Mou...

For those in quest of a little more Zen, rejuvenation and inspiration this fall, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain will host its first dedicated Satori Meditation Retreat Oct. 5-8, 2014. Led by master meditation instructor Sarah McLean, who has directed programs for Deepak Chopra and Byron Katie, among other notable figures, the retreat will unlock the secrets to a more peaceful, centered and fulfilling...
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