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A Day of Good News for Spas

A Day of Good News for Spasby Susie Ellis, SpaFinder Insider Peter (my husband and CEO of our company for those who are new to the blog) was in Florida this weekend and stopped by to say hi and congratulations to Paul Lehr, President of Pritikin Longevity Center and Spa. We had recently heard the []

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Calling All Spas to a Higher Level of Professionalism

Houston, we have a problem. Within the past two weeks we have had these headlines: “What Happened at the Weston MedSpa that Left Rohie Kah Brain Dead?” (Sept. 30) — A woman in Florida went in for Carboxytherapy, a “medical service” that injects carbon dioxide into a patient to improve the appearance of cellulite or []

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Hospitals Will Need Spas in the Future

Hospitals Will Need Spas in the Futureby Susie Ellis, SpaFinder Insider Today I joined a group of about eight people from the Philippine Medical Tourism Summit on a tour of the top four hospitals in the Philippines:The Medical CityAsian Hospital and Medical CenterSt. Luke’s Medical CenterMakati Medical CenterI put them in this order because I []

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Grand Hotel Europe’s Planet Fitness Spa

I check in. Grand Hotel Europe is an Orient-Express Hotel and one of the grand dames in the field. I feel instantly at home. A quick call to reception lets me know that, yes, there’s a spa. I call and book a manicure/pedicure and massage. Naturally I want to see what these will be like []

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Turkish Hammam Questions at the Monaco Spa Event

The Monaco Spa Event drew an international group of speakers and attendees. I had the privilege of sitting down and having a very nice conversation with Mehmet Kabas, who is chairman of the board of a company in Turkey called Promet Spa-Wellness. Promet is a construction company that builds and installs some very creative saunas, []