Simply sniffing pleasant food aromas such as garlic, onions and bread, as well as aromatherapy oils such as ginger, basil, coriander and black pepper, can kick start the digestive process, increasing and improving the metabolism.
Savvy spas are rethinking everything to address the needs of the growing “over-65” cohort. From facilities to equipment to programming, not to mention just plain old pain relief, spa menus are changing to meet the needs of clientele with back, neck, knee and mobility issues.
I am busy doing research for our annual SpaFinder Top 10 Spa Trends for 2011 that I will announce this year in November. As always, I get very excited about what is on the horizon and I think you will agree that there are some interesting developments! However, before we turn to 2011, I thought it might be fun to review each […]
While Jessica Simpson might not be the first celeb to try cupping (see Gwyneth Paltrow at the New York premiere of Anchorman back in 2004), both she and the media sure are excited about it! While Simpson has been experimenting with cupping as part of a new physical and mental health regimen that also includes meditation and tea-sipping, the ancient Chinese art of cupping can also be incorporated into whatever wellness regimen you prefer.
Part of Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India, Shirodhara is the pouring of a thin, steady stream of warm, herb-infused oil onto the center of the forehead. You lie face up while the oil runs from a copper funnel that hands overhead; the therapist may move the apparatus so that the oil falls in small circles or figure eights, and the oil runs off your forehead into your hair.
Touring Spas of Switzerland – First Stop,the Spa at Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel by Susie Ellis, SpaFinder Insider Landed in Zurich, rented a car and drove with Peter and his son, Nicholas, to Interlaken where we checked into the historic Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel. (It took us under two hours, which included a stop for my much […]
Our time at Canyon Ranch is coming to an end. Here is my bottom line assessment of how things went for me this visit. I had four treatments – a Cleopatra bath and massage, a Thai massage, an Ayurvedic Bindi and Shirodhara, and a Sisley Facial. All of them were absolutely excellent. In fact every […]
I spent today going through medical tests at the WellMax Center for Preventive Medicine in La Quinta, California (near where I am vacationing and, yes, trying to resist the temptation to call my office). We met Dr. Dan Cosgrove (pictured at right), its founder, five years ago at an event here in the desert that […]
I’m back in New York after my whirlwind trip to LA. Just a quick recap of that press breakfast and the LA Spa Expo. For the press I reviewed the top 10 spa trends for 2006 that we announced at the beginning of the year. (I decided to give them catchy names this time – […]