Archive for January 12th, 2011
Around 3 p.m. each day here at the American Spa editorial offices, stomachs start rumbling, and we all start craving a little chocolate treat. We all concur that it is the perfect way to get us through an afternoon slump, and we all have our favorite sweet treats. So, when we heard about the scrumptious chocolate treatments being offered this February at The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, our mouths quickly started watering. Check out the following chocolate indulgences being offered at the spa starting Feb. 1, and see if you get some great ideas for sweetening up your Valentine’s Day spa menus. After all, spa life can be like a box of chocolates, and your clients are just waiting to make their selections.
- Deep Chocolate Massage ($145, 55 minutes), a deeply relaxing massage that is infused with the intoxicating scent of cocoa oil
- Anti-Aging Chocolate Facial ($140, 55 minutes), which includes exfoliating and cleansing rituals followed by a rich chocolate mask that moisturizes and improves elasticity for a firmer and smoother complexion
- Red Velvet Manicure ($55) and Pedicure ($85), a delicious treat for hands and feet that leaves skin velvety smooth with a chocolate exfoliating scrub, a red rosehip calming mask, and a vanilla bean paraffin treatment. Guests can polish off the look with a Valentine’s red color from London Butter or Spa Ritual.
- The Chocolate Decadence Package ($375, 3 hours), an almost sinful experience that combines the Anti-Aging Chocolate Facial with the Deep Chocolate Massage and the Red Velvet Manicure and Pedicure
Murad’s University for Inclusive Health has entered into an ongoing partnership with the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) to develop a new Wellness and Spa course offered under its Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing major. This marks the first time the University for Inclusive Health has teamed with an outside organization for ongoing educational purposes as well as the first time FIDM has collaborated with a skincare company to create, develop, and educate students for a class curriculum. Co-developed by Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD, and founder of Murad, and Murad Inclusive Health representatives, the course was created to help students build a foundational understanding of the role that an inclusive approach to health can have in their future careers in the beauty, spa, and wellness industries. “The beauty industry continues to change and consumers now look for products, services, and programs that are not just a quick fix but rather a way of life to look, feel and thrive at their best. Inclusive Health does just that,” says Tracey Samayeh, president of Inclusive Health. “As FIDM students are the future of the beauty industry, we at Murad are proud to partner with this elite organization to educate participants on the growing marriage of beauty and wellness, as well as prepare graduating students on how to apply these important principles in their future careers.”