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,...

Best Vacation Values at th...

Arizona’s Extraordinary Hideaway Offers $99 Rates, Pampering Spa Treatments and an Array of Summer Amenities and Programs This summer, The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, beckons travelers to the “cool side of the desert” on higher ground where temperatures are typically 10 degrees cooler than in the valley. Besides escaping the heat, great savings will be available on spa, golf...

Tips for Sleeping Better f...

Okay, Daylight Saving Time has arrived — and that is a good thing. But it does mean that an hour of sleep was “lost,” which  experts say is a bad thing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention link insufficient sleep with a host of health problems including hypertension, diabetes, depression, cancer and obesity.  During sleep the mind and body has time to regenerate and repair. It...

Oil Pulling for Teeth Whit...

Ancient remedy returns Unrefined coconut oil. It’s good for a lot of things, but I confess I was surprised to read about oil pulling to clean teeth and mouth. You place a spoonful of coconut oil in your mouth and swish with it for up to 20 minutes. When finished, spit the oil into a container and not the sink — because it can clog the pipes. The benefits: the oil is said t0 improve blood flow...

How to Become “Mindf...

Learning to focus the mind can be a powerful antidote to the stresses and strains of our on-the-go lives. The ability to pay attention to what you’re experiencing from moment to moment — without drifting into thoughts of the past or concerns about the future, or getting caught up in opinions about what is going on — is called mindfulness. From the Healthbeat newsletter comes the following...

The Splendors of Morgan’s ...

Cross a suspension bridge with a view of the private beach in the distance. Sunlight filters down between the trees, home to howler monkeys. You walk up a primitive dirt stairway, red and purple land crabs scuttling out of the way. There, in the middle of the forest, you find a sign that says “Massage Area” pointing to a thatched hut. Welcome to the spa service division of off-the-beaten-path Morgan’s...

Free Spa Treatments on Dec...

COMPLIMENTS OF NINA’S EUROPEAN DAY SPA AND LASER CENTER IN NEW YORK CITY   What:               Nina’s European Day Spa and Laser Center will host a FREE spa day as a way to celebrate 25 years of providing consumers with affordable laser, skincare, and spa treatments in New York City.   Spa goers can select from the following FREE treatments: Ø  FREE Laser Hair Removal session for lip or chin Ø  FREE...

Black Friday Spa Getaway

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, the largest full-service beachfront resort on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, is celebrating the best shopping day of the year with their lowest rates ever – unavailable at any other time. Starting 8 a.m. (CST) on Friday, November 29, Hilton Sandestin Beach will offer 30 percent off the best available rate for any two-night stay between Nov. 29, 2013 and Feb....
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