Archive for February 18th, 2010

Spa Sampling Menus Expected to Grow in 2010

When they say less is more, they aren’t usually referring to spa treatments. However, the International Spa Association (ISPA) recently predicted that mini spa services at lower price points will be a growing trend in 2010. Providing good value in these challenging times and allowing spa-goers to sample a variety of treatments, spa tapas are a popular offering at many spas. Here are just a few of the spas promoting these appetizer-sized services:

Hyatt Regency Newport (Newport, RI)
Available every Sunday through Thursday between the hours of 3 and 7pm, 25-minute spa tapas like the Tapas Soles Foot Massage and Tapas Facial are an affordable indulgence. Guests can order one for $50, two for $95, three for $145, and four for $195.

The Yachts of Seabourn
The ships’ Spa Villas feature express spa services, such as acupuncture, facials, hot stone massages, and more. Prices start at $15.

The Seagate Hotel & Spa (Delray Beach, FL)
Guests can take advantage of several mini spa treatments, including a sea salt body polish, reflexology, and an express facial. All are priced less than $65.

It looks like spas that make their treatments short and sweet will be on trend for 2010.

The Society of Dermatology Partners with MultiBriefs to Offer New App for Skincare Professionals

Recognizing the need for its members and other skincare professionals to receive relevant information in a timely manner, The Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists (SDSS) partnered with MultiBriefs to create an application for the Warfield Weekly Update, a weekly online newsletter about what is going on in the industry. Interested iPhone users simply need to search for “MultiBriefs” in the App Store and get download it for free. News is streamed into the user’s iPhone once a week on topics of health and medicine, making staying on top of industry news literally at your fingertips.

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