Raw cuisine offers a plethora of healthful benefits, and it’s perfect for hot summer days when the last thing you want to do is sweat over the stove in the kitchen.
Let’s face it – there’s a lot of information floating out there in internet land about super foods, which makes it difficult to tell sometimes which are legit and which are hype. First things first: what makes a food a super food? Super foods are foods derived straight from nature, meaning nothing processed, which have […]
If you want to unwind with spa treatments that use natural ingredients like honey, lemongrass, and chocolate, then you should consider holistic and organic spas. These spas often focus on wellness offerings such as weight loss programs, services tailored to expectant moms, acupuncture, nutritional counseling, Pilates classes, and yoga instruction in addition to traditional spa services. Plus, now you can book your organic or holistic spa treatment online 24-7 at any of these spas:
Plantogen, a plant derived spa therapy product line, is serious about the power of plants to relieve stress, calm the body, and keep us looking and feeling beautiful. Plantogen has taken a natural and scientific approach to skin health. Plantogen products use some of the most healing, natural ingredients including Manuka Honey, Aloe Vera, Jojoba, Green Tea, Chamomile, and Vitamins A, C, and E.
This natural nail polish remover passes the sniff test. Brought to you by Vital Juice You jumped on the “3 Free” nail polish trend a long time ago. (Translation: Polish free of nasty chemicals toluene, DBP and formaldehyde.) But have you ever wondered what’s lurking in your polish remover? Unlike most on the market, A […]
A Natural Taste of Parrot Cay
From the stunning Parrot Cay spa on a tranquil private island in Turks and Caicos, we bring you two organic non-dairy recipes from their gourmet-quality spa menu – zucchini & apple torta and raw sweet potato and leek soup. Parrot Cay features Asian-inspired spa therapies, treatments incorporating Perricone products, a three-mile long private beach and a 5,500 square foot infinity pool.
Dr. Andrew Weil and Spas: SpaFinder Visionary Award A couple of nights ago it was our privilege to hand Dr. Andrew Weil SpaFinder’s 2009 Visionary Award. Our Visionary Award goes to one person each year who has made a huge contribution to the field of spa and wellness. (Previous recipients include Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. […]
Macho Macho Spa: Why the Spa Industry is Partially at Fault for Fewer Men Enjoying Massages, Facials and other Spa Treatments
The spa industry has attracted more women than men here in the U.S. ever since I can remember. When I started in the industry in 1975, although there weren’t statistics, my guess is that the ratio of women to men was likely 95% to 5%. The industry figure is currently 70% to 30% although if […]
After settling into a very nice suite, I immediately went to the Native American-inspired Skana Spa where the assistant manager started my tour – and Michael Tompkins, Turning Stone’s VP of Hotel and Spa, finished it for me. The spa was quite impressive. Here are some aspects of the facility that made an impression: I […]
Just received an email from Lee Ann Correa who is the Executive Spa Director of the chain of 19 Metamorphosis Spas in the Dominican Republic (pictured at right: the Metamorphosis Spa at the Sunscape Casa del Mar resort) . On the last day of my visit, she very graciously gave me a tour of one […]
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 […]