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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.

Beauty Chronicles Hosts Shop for the Cure Event

shoppingIn need of some retail therapy? South Florida-based Beauty Chronicles, an online beauty and fashion destination, is hosting a “Shop for the Cure” event tomorrow, Oct. 22 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Miami Children’s Museum. Guests are encouraged to shop fall’s latest trends from a variety of local and national beauty and fashion vendors. Guests taking a break from shopping can enjoy mini-makeovers and massages, or partake in yoga, salsa, and belly dancing classes. What’s more, Beauty Chronicles is donating 100 percent of the admission proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to help further breast cancer research. “This is an exciting event that brings together a mix of eclectic designers and the most innovative beauty products on the market today,” says Iris Gomez, president of Beauty Chronicles. “Not only is this the perfect mix of shopping, fashion, and pampering, but it’s also a night to come together for a good cause.” Tickets are available for purchase in advance at www.beautychronicles.com and at the door.

Spa Biz Does Good – Part 2

Check out what these spa and wellness companies are doing in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month:

baborCompany: Babor
Product: Lifting Bust and Body Cream
Charity: A percentage from each sale will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
Contact: www.babor.com

Company: Beauty.com
Product: Online purchases
Charity: From Oct. 12 through 18, 10 percent of online purchases will be donated to Cancer and Careers.
Contact: www.beauty.com

bccosmoholicCompany: Cosmoholic Cosmetics
Product: Prudish Pink
Charity: 10 percent of proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society for breast cancer research
Contact: www.cosmoholiconline.com

jeans-creamCompany: Jeans Cream
Product: Jeans Cream
Charity: A portion of proceeds will be donated to breast cancer research.
Contact: www.jeanscream.com

Company: Kimberly Parry
Product: All products
Charity: A percentage of proceeds from all orders during October will be donated to The Wellness Community – West Los Angeles.
Contact: www.kimberlyparry.com

bcnumber4Company: Number 4 High Performance Hair Care
Product: Fleurs de Temps Body Lotion
Charity: 10 percent of proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Contact: www.number4hair.com

bcpurple-labsCompany: Purple Lab
Product: SWAC (Sealed With A Cure) lip gloss
Charity: A percentage of proceeds will be donated to the Triple Negative
Breast Cancer Foundation.
Contact: www.purplelabnyc.com

rejoiceCompany: Rejoice! Body Care
Product: Bodycare Products
Charity: 25 percent of proceeds will be donated to the Pretty in Pink Foundation.
Contact: www.rejoicebodycare.com

bcsweet-grass-farmsCompany: Sweet Grass Farms
Product: Faith Hope & Courage Fragrance Stick Set
Charity: 10 percent of proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer
Research Foundation.
Contact: www.sweetgrassonline.com

three-customCompany: Three Custom Color
Product: Be Bright Lip Gloss
Charity: 20 percent of proceeds will be donated to Bright Pink.
Contact: www.threecustom.com

For more items that give back, check out Spa Biz Does Good – Part 1 and the October issue of American Spa.

La Costa Resort and Spa Supports the Cause

la-costa-blogFrom now through Nov. 7,  the Spa at La Costa Resort (Carlsbad, CA) is offering a Pink Ribbon promotion, which allows guests to book a 50-minute La Costa Massage or Facial at the discounted price of $125 when booked from Sunday through Friday. With each Pink Ribbon Treatment sold, the resort will donate $5 to the San Diego chapter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. What’s more, guests who book the Pink Ribbon Treatment also receive a one-time 25 percent discount in La Costa’s Plaza Shops through the end of October and a special price on the Spa Café’s Pink Ribbon dessert, a Tahitian vanilla bean cupcake with pink buttercream frosting created by the resort’s pastry chef Jaimie Hileman in honor of breast cancer awareness month. “Our spa is all about wellness, not just pampering,” says Rianna Riego, spa director of The Spa at La Costa Resort. “This type of promotion supports the wellness message and allows our guests to do something for their own physical well-being while feeling good about supporting a worthy cause.”

Spas at Benchmark Hospitality Hotels and Resorts Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Spa Luana

Throughout the month of October, the Spas at Benchmark Hospitality’s hotels and resorts is contributing 1 percent of its total system-wide service revenue to increase awareness and combat breast cancer. Benchmark is also providing guests with important information on breast cancer awareness.

To support the spas’ efforts, consider booking a treatment at one of the following locations:

Arizona:
Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center and Amansala Spa (Scottsdale)

California:
Chaminade Resort & Spa (Santa Cruz)

Florida:
Costa d’Este Beach Resort and Spa (Vero Beach)
Naples Bay Resort and Spa (Naples)

Hawaii:
Turtle Bay Resort and Spa Luana (North Shore, Oahu)

Illinois:
Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Itasca (Chicago)

New Jersey:
The Heldrich Hotel, Conference Center & Spa (New Brunswick)

Tennessee:
The Chattanoogan, Tennessee’s Urban Resort & Spa (Chattanooga)

Virginia:
The Founders Inn and Flowering Almond Spa (Virginia Beach)
Lansdowne Resort and Spa Minerale (Leesburg)

West Virginia:
Stonewall Resort’s Mountain Laurel Spa (Weston)

Oasis Encourages Clients to Wear Pink

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In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Oasis Day Spa (various locations) is offering clients a 10 percent discount on all spa services booked Monday through Friday until Oct. 31 when they wear pink to the spa. Five percent of all proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Spa Biz Does Good

Spa and wellness companies are contributing to the cause in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Check out these products that give back:

bcarconaCompany: Arcona
Product: Cranberry Toner
Charity: 10 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Cancer and Careers.
Contact: www.arcona.com

decleorCompany: Decléor Paris
Product: Aroma Solutions Nourishing Lip Balm
Charity: A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Cancer and Careers.
Contact: www.decleor.com

elemisCompany: Elemis
Product: Essential Beauty Secrets Kit
Charity: A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Breast Cancer Care.
Contact: www.elemis.com

bclaliciousCompany: LaLicious
Product: Sugar Kiss Products
Charity: 15 percent of proceeds from Sugar Kiss-scented products will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Contact: www.lalicious.com

bcboobtubeCompany: Mama Mio
Product: Boob Tube Bust & Neck Firmer
Charity: $1 from each sale will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Contact: www.mamamio.com

mirabella_hope_lipstickCompany: Mirabella Beauty
Product: Hope Lipstick
Charity: $1 from each sale will be donated to City of Hope.
Contact: www.mirabellabeauty.com

bconewithnatureCompany: One With Nature
Product: Rose Petal Bar Soap
Charity: 10 percent of proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Contact: www.onewithnature.com

bcoohlalaCompany: Ooohlala of Beverly Hills
Product: Sooo Pink! Shea Beauty Bombs
Charity: 20 percent of proceeds will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Contact: www.ooohlalabath.com

bcvedapureCompany: VedaPure
Product: VedaMama Purify Detoxifying Body Cream
Charity: A portion of proceeds will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Contact: www.vedapure.com

zendals-minq-t-robes-pink-for-blogCompany: Zendals
Product: Pink Minq Robe
Charity: Pink Minq Robes will be donated to Avon’s Walk for Breast Cancer beginning on Oct. 10.
Contact: www.zendals.com

For more items that give back, check out the October issue of American Spa.

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York Thinks Pink and Offers a Year’s Worth of Wellness

slide_3A luxe Zen palace perched high above New York City’s Columbus Circle, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York is a glorious escape in the center of Manhattan. With the re-launch of the Spa for a Year program, guests have the opportunity to keep coming back to the spa every month for a little urban renewal. In support of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Spa for a Year is a raffle that entitles the winner to a two-hour treatment every month for twelve months. Starting on October 1st, guests will be able to buy a Long Life Raffle Token at the reception desk for $50 a piece. If people would like a little more luck (and tokens) on their side, they can purchase 10 tokens for $450 and 20 tokens for $900. All of the proceeds will go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). According to Denise Vitello, spa director at Mandarin Oriental, New York, this promotion helped raise $3,500 for the BCRF last year. “We are very excited to be continuing this program in support of breast cancer research,” she states “Last year, guests bought tokens in bulk to give to loved ones, friends, and breast cancer survivors.”

Eco-Dentistry Association Offers Water-Saving Tips

woman-brushing-teeth1When it comes to going green, every little contribution helps. That’s why the Eco-Dentistry Association (EDA), an international association of dental professionals who encourage eco-friendly practices, is kicking off its National “Save 90-A-Day!” Campaign to celebrate Healthcare Environmental Awareness Week (Sept. 13-19). Starting Monday, provide your spa clients with the following regimen for conserving water when they brush their teeth (and practice them yourself), and save up to 90 glasses of water per day.

  1. Wet your toothbrush under the water
  2. Turn off the tap
  3. Apply toothpaste
  4. Brush your teeth for 2 minutes
  5. Fill a small glass with water
  6. Rinse and swish with water from the glass.

Additionally, each day during this week-long health observance, the EDA is asking consumers to tell a friend or family member to do the same. Just tell seven other people by the end of the week, and together you can save 720 glasses of water. That’s 90 gallons of water saved for each person who tells seven friends—imagine the impact your entire client list could have.

What are you doing at your spa to save water and conserve energy? Post your comment below or email spablog@americanspamag.com.

Sandpearl Resort Celebrates LEED Certification

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Sandpearl Resort was recently awarded Florida’s first LEED Silver Certification for a resort or hotel based on its green design and construction features, which positively impact the resort itself as well as the broader community. The resort’s goal to preserve Clearwater Beach and promote health and wellness for its guests is present on every level, including its luxury spa treatments and products.

Inspired by the ocean, Sandpearl’s spa treatments can be enjoyed on the beach itself, and its products are organically based and feature ocean salts and sea vegetation. The spa promotes the overall wellness of guests by offering an extensive list of fun fitness programs, like early morning beach walks, beachside meditation, and even treatments like the Yoga Massage ($200, 80 minutes), which combines yoga postures with touch therapy to encourage flexibility. Sandpearl Resort truly blends in with its environment with minimal impact and is making the most of its breathtaking natural surroundings.

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