Archive for October 23rd, 2009

Chicago’s Peninsula Spa by ESPA Recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

exterior_f_1Through the end of the month, The Peninsula Chicago will be raising money for the Windy City-based Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation (LSCRF). In addition to contributing $2 from every afternoon tea served in The Lobby and $5 from every dinner check from Avenues and Shanghai Terrace, the property will also be inviting spa-goers in the fundraising. When guests mention the breast cancer awareness campaign, $5 will be donated to the charity for every treatment at The Peninsula Spa by ESPA that is at least an hour. They will also have the option of offering an additional donation by adding to their total guest check.

In addition to helping the LSCRF, the spa is participating in the Pretty in Pink campaign and will continue to offer a $31 classic manicure through Halloween. In honor of this campaign, the spa made a donation to Bright Pink, a national non-profit organization that supports young women who are at risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Guests who are interested in participating in these programs can contact the spa to make an appointment: (312) 573-6860.

Milady Announces New Reference for Massage Therapists

1418000140Written specifically for massage therapists and massage therapy students, The Complete Spa Book for Massage Therapists (Delmar Cengage Learning, 2009) by Steve Capellini offers spa professionals a real-world look into the spa industry. This reference book, which is available in November, features information about working conditions in actual spas, feedback from working spa directors and owners regarding what they are looking for in employees, and step-by-step instructions on a range of spa modalities. This comprehensive manual is sure to guide massage therapists on the road to success.

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