Archive for January 4th, 2010

It’s Berry Bliss at Aquae Sulis Spa

image002‘Tis the season to be berry at Aquae Sulis Spa JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. To help clients battle winter weather skincare woes, the spa has introduced a series of blueberry infused services that will be available through March 1. Using Eminence Organic Skin Care products, the treatments harness the antioxidant power of the fragrant fruit. Options include the Berry Body Treatment ($170, 80 minutes), a slimming scrub, shower, and massage with Blueberry Shimmer Body Lotion; the Berry Facial ($140, 50 minutes); the Berry Body Scrub ($70, 25 minutes); and the Berry Manicure ($60, 50 minutes) and Pedicure ($100, 80 minutes), which smooth and hydrate chapped winter skin with blueberry- and blackberry-infused products. It’s a berry blissful way to ward off winter skin snafus.

What Is Your New Year’s Business Resolution?

By Guest Blogger | Jan 4, 2010

stillwater-spa1“The new year brings the promise of renewal and the opportunity to begin again. The 2009 global recession has left its impact on our clients creating an opportunity to do business in a new way. In 2010, Stillwater Spa will further develop recession-proof initiatives that have been created from listening to the needs of our clients. The new year has the potential to be an exceptional year; clients will seek spa experiences that are authentic, results driven, and economical. Our business resolution for 2010 will be to seamlessly deliver those experiences in a new economy.”—Charlotte Michael, spa director, Stillwater Spa at Hyatt Regency Newport (RI)

B.C. Spa Scene Offers Many Winning Options

vancouveraerial1A few years ago, I visited Vancouver and was blown away. The eco-friendly city has it all—great food, amazing shopping, nice people, beautiful scenery, and a booming spa scene. At the end of 2008, preparations to host this year’s Winter Olympics (running February 12th through the 28th) were already well underway. Since I visited, new hotels have been introduced to the stunning skyline, such as the Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver, featuring the five-treatment-room CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, and the Fairmont Pacific Rim, which will be launching the 11,000-square-foot Willow Stream Spa on February 1st.

Those with Olympic fever can also get a spa fix in nearby Whistler, which will be co-hosting the Games. This beautiful resort town offers a range of spa experiences and is sure to cater to any type of spa lover.
•For those who like to indulge in the luxe life, they should check out The Spa at Four Seasons Whistler
•For those who prefer to soak away their stress while enjoying the outdoors, they should check out Le Scandinave Spa
•For those who would like a taste of East-meets-West, they should check out Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa
•For those who fancy themselves art aficionados, they should check out Avello Spa and Health Club
For more on where to find wellness in Whistler, look out for our February issue!

Haven’t had a chance to check out our neighbor to the North? Ever wish you could escape with 19 of your closest friends? Thanks to Tourism British Columbia’s Great Mountain Giveaway you’ve got a shot. Click here for a chance at winning a party package, which includes accommodations, lift tickets, ski rentals, and return airfare for five days and four nights of bliss in B.C. Good luck!

Signing Off: Capricorns

By Guest Blogger | Jan 4, 2010

planetary-book“Because Capricorns (December 22-January 20) like the conventional and the tried-and-true, they may favor the more classic services on the menu. For example, they’re likely to booka traditional Swedish massage rather than the more avant-garde marma therapy. Capricorns are also known for their allegiance. Once they find a spa therapy that’s beneficial or a spa therapist they deem skilled and knowledgeable, they’ll seek them out on subsequent visits. Frugal at heart, Capricorns appreciate great value and would be greatly motivated by packages that afford them savings.”—Stephanie Gailing

Stephanie Gailing, MS, CN, is a professional astrologer and nutritionist with more than 16 years of experience. The author of Planetary Apothecary: An Astrological Approach to Health and Wellness (Crossing Press, 2009), Gailing writes “Signing Off,” a monthly column for American Spa that gives guidance on using the stars to cater to clientele. To check out Gailing’s blog, click For further Sagittarius insights, turn to page 88 of American Spa’s January issue.

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