Happy National Relaxation Day!

We here at SpaFinder love to relax, but not just because it’s important to take some time away from the computers and the smartphones, but also because relaxation plays a crucial role in the state of mental and physical wellbeing. In fact, as a result of a new national study that showed that 74 percent []


Social Spa-ing with Health Benefits at Russian Bath Houses

The excitement around Russian bath houses comes not just from the health and relaxation benefits, but because these banyas, or bath houses, also provide the perfect place for social spa-ing. These hot-to-cold-based water treatment traditions have become increasingly popular in the states – especially in big cities like New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Chicago.


Ask Susie: De-Stressing

Question: My mind swirls with thoughts when I get on the massage table and it is hard to relax.  Any ideas? – SR Answer: Dear SR, You are not alone – it is very common for us to have our minds darting to and fro, buzzing with thoughts, when we first get to a spa []

Living Well

Guerlain Spa at the Waldorf-Astoria Finally Opens

Guerlain Spa at the Waldorf=Astoria Finally Opens by Susie Ellis, SpaFinder Insider At last. The much anticipated Guerlain Spa at the Waldorf=Astoria (yes, the Waldorf does use that = sign in their name) has finally opened! And while I had already toured the spa a few days ago, last night’s opening party gave me a []