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Give Me My Massage in a Spa “Cabin”?

For the past few days I have been touring spas in the Dominican Republic. The first time I heard a spa representative refer to massage and facial rooms as "cabins," it didn't make an impression. But by the time I toured my fifth spa with "cabins," I found it quite unusual. Nowhere in the world [...]

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The Caribbean, the Largest Spa in the World

"The Caribbean, the Largest Spa in the World." I'm in the Dominican Republic, attending the second-ever Caribbean Spa and Wellness Association conference. Above is the new slogan the Association selected, which I think is terrific! Given the bright blue water that surrounds every island and the natural relaxation that results from just being in the [...]

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As Promised, Baby Spas on Nightline

On Friday night, the segment on spas for babies ran on Nightline. You can watch the piece here. I thought that the cutest parts were the mention of Baby Chakra Chi and the babies playing in the noodles.I'd love to hear your thoughts on the piece, which you can share by clicking the "Comments" link [...]

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Luxury and Vision from Baden-Baden, Germany

Even if you have never been to Brenner's Park Hotel and Spa in Baden-Baden, Germany, you may have seen this famous photo of their pool, which overlooks a glorious park. We were lucky enough to be there on a crisp sunny fall day where the leaves were turning, and I had to wear a scarf [...]

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Sand Therapy in a German Spa

Although I had spent a few minutes in a sand therapy room at Brenner's Park Hotel in Baden-Baden many years ago, the one here in Wiesbaden was different. As soon as I entered the room, I noticed that the entire floor - all the way up to the edges - was made of deep sand. [...]