Articles by Shari Rosenberg


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Relationships

Romance & Spa in Maui: Part I

An intoxicating sweetness fills the air in Maui, a place long regarded as one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Join SpaFinder’s editor on Part I of her dreamy adventure in a magical setting to four resorts (and their fabulous spas), the first of which are two SpaFinder Readers’ Choice favorites – the legendary Grand Wailea Resort & Spa and the newer Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas.

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Travel & Play

Thrill, and Then Chill at the Borgata

A painless drive gets us to the Borgata in about two hours. From inside of the hotel, I have the sense, if I bat an eyelid, this could be Las Vegas. The sizeable entrance, which showcases grand pieces by stunning master glassblower Dale Chihuly, reminded of the Vegas-based Bellagio’s famous flower chandelier by the same artist. The Borgata is beautifully designed, colorfully modern and simply bustling with a young, well-dressed crowd, full of energy.

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Travel & Play

NYC: $89 for Four Treatment Ayurvedic Package

Shake off midwinter chill and banish the blahs with this extraordinary opportunity: Try four different Ayurvedic treatments for just $89. You’ll be soothed and energized by a 30-minute full-body Abhyanga massage with warm herbal oils, followed by a 20-minute head and facial massage, 20 minutes of hand and foot reflexology and 30 minutes of Shirodhara, a calming, centering therapy where warm herbal oil is gently poured onto your third eye.

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Travel & Play

SpaFinder Top Ten Spa Trends 2011

Happy end of year! Now in its eighth year, SpaFinder’s Spa Trend Report™ showcases 10 trends forecast to influence spa experiences and the wellness industry this year and for decades to come. The report is developed by SpaFinder president Susie Ellis and derived from research with consumers, travel agents, spa professionals and industry leaders, as well as data from SpaFinder’s relationships with 9,000+ spas/salons across the globe.

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Travel & Play

Wishing You a Joyous and Relaxing New Year!

All of us at SpaFinder want to wish you and yours a very happy New Year. From all corners of the Earth, we thank you for being part of the SpaFinder community and seeking to make wellness a part of your life.

We will be working hard in 2011 to give you fresh ideas and inspiration to help you live healthier and happier – from spa recipes and fitness tips to beauty at home and innovative spa treatments and retreats.

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Travel & Play

Spa Spotlight: Acqualina’s Award-Winning ESPA in Miami Beach

For ultra-luxurious, beachfront spa-ing in Miami Beach, Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach is the exquisite standout. The resort’s two-story, 20,000-square-foot ESPA is a tranquil sanctuary for a European-inspired spa experience. Guests at this award-winning spa can enjoy stunning views of the Atlantic coastline from the outdoor veranda, which features a spa pool, heated [...]

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Editors' Picks

South Beach Spa Scene Heats Up

In the heart of Miami’s South Beach are some of the hottest spas for poolside pampering and relaxation supreme.  The spa scene is sizzling on Collins Avenue (and beyond) at new, hip hotels like the Shore Club, as well as at the old-is-new hotels like the legendary Fontainebleau.  Hey spa-lovers, put these Seven Sexy South [...]

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Living Well

Spa 101: Ashiatsu – Walk all over me, please.

Ashiatsu, a close cousin to shiatsu, is an ancient East Asian massage technique where the massage therapist utilizes her hands and feet to manipulate pressure points on? the body. Although ashiatsu is not found on most spa menus in the U.S., it has been performed by Buddhist monks for thousands of years. In Japanese, the word translates as “foot” (ashi) “pressure” (atsu). Different styles of barefoot massage have origins in China, India, Japan, the Philippines, and Thailand. Often a balancing prop is utilized such as ceiling bars; other times it is performed on a floor mat.