Insider's Guide to Spas

The Spa Files

By Mary Bemis

Artist Lindy Kehoe: Where Humans, Animals & Plants Meet as One

“I am inspired to create imagery that brings joy, peace,... Read the full article »

Leadership Expert Marcus Buckingham to Keynote at ISPA

The International SPA Association (ISPA) is thrilled to announce Marcus... Read the full article »

Patagonia’s Plan to Help Save Our Planet

This holiday season, Patagonia is giving away the $10 million in... Read the full article »

Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park Renewed

With the change of season also comes the first phase... Read the full article »

Sharon Otaguro Joins CIVANA as Wellness Director

In anticipation of the opening of its 22,000-square-foot spa this... Read the full article »

Trudy Bronner “Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year”

        Dr. Bronner’s, family-owned maker of the... Read the full article »

Indian Wells Resort & Spa Redefines the Hotel Workout

Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa is proud to unveil... Read the full article »

GWS Announces Winners of 5th Annual Global Wellness Awards

The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) celebrated recipients of its 5th-annual... Read the full article »

GWI Reports Wellness Industry Now Worth $4 Trillion

New Global Wellness Institute research reveals wellness market is growing... Read the full article »

Jane Takes the Reins at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

Edward Roe, General Manager, announces the appointment of Jane Turner... Read the full article »

On Arizona as a Spa Destination

I’ll be heading to Phoenix soon for the 2018 ISPA... Read the full article »

Mutual Core Values: La Mamounia and Valmont Partner

This September, Valmont products and their renowned signature treatments will be... Read the full article »

An Artistic Crusade: 10,000 Buddhas

I love this so much, I had to share—so here’s... Read the full article »

Spa at JW Chicago Adds Hemp Products into Spa Treatments

Designed to provide a natural alternative to health and wellness,... Read the full article »

The Taj Connemara Chennai: Where Tradition Meets Modernity

Taj Connemara, South India’s oldest hotel, reopened on September 11th,... Read the full article »

Beauty Innovation & Design Awards Honors 10 Outstanding Companies

The second annual Beauty Innovation & Design Awards (Beauty ID... Read the full article »

Sir Rocco Forte and Daughter Irene to Speak at Global Wellness Summit

The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) announces that international hotelier Sir... Read the full article »

Civana Carefree Receives Environmental Award

Maricopa County Air Quality Department presented their Spotlight Award to... Read the full article »

Simon Marxer On Transformative Treatments & Authenticity

The Director of Spas for the Miraval Group, Simon Marxer... Read the full article »

Tammy Pahel To Head Spa at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, a world-class wellness property in Miami Beach,... Read the full article »

Wellness Month is on its Way

“This is a love mission,” Lisa Michaelis tells me. “We’re... Read the full article »

Chef Justin Macy Joins CIVANA Carefree

CIVANA Carefree, the next generation wellness brand which recently launched... Read the full article »

Christine Muchemu to Receive ISPA Foundation Scholarship

The International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation will award Christine Muchemu... Read the full article »

13 New Properties Join Leading Hotels of the World

The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd is proud to... Read the full article »

Osea Opens Its First Skincare Studio

Here’s some beauty news that made us smile: After 22... Read the full article »

A CPNA Sneak Peek into Global Beauty Trends

Cosmoprof North America (CPNA), the leading award-winning, business-to-business beauty event... Read the full article »

Nurturing the Nurturers at Civana

Civana, the next generation wellness brand, is extending to wellness... Read the full article »

Wellness for Cancer & Spas Pushing Limits Join Forces

Wellness for Cancer charity announces the establishment of the “Give... Read the full article »

Joanna Roche Appointed Executive Director, Green Spa Network

The Green Spa Network (GSN) announces the appointment of Joanna... Read the full article »

On Creating Community with GSN’s Bonnie Baker

How long have you been involved with the Green Spa... Read the full article »

Kids’ Wellness is the Theme of Global Wellness Day 2018

Goal: To Decrease Depression, Obesity, and Crime Rates with Pre-School... Read the full article »

Spa Beauty Pro Jeannie Frazier to Rep Columbia SkinCare

F.C. Sturtevant announced today a collaboration with Spa Curated, a... Read the full article »

May is for Spa-Going Moms

10 Hotel & Resort Spas Offering Springtime Specials Just in... Read the full article »

Arizona Spa & Wellness Association Leads the Way

The Arizona Spa & Wellness Association announces a new partnership... Read the full article »

Four Seasons Launches Submarine Excursions

DeepFlight produces the world’s highest performance personal submarines. On May 3,... Read the full article »

Discover Green Beauty with Daniela Ciocan

As we look forward to our third year co-curating Cosmoprof... Read the full article »

Honoring the Legacy of Lori Hutchinson

The International SPA Association (ISPA) will present the 2018 ISPA... Read the full article »

What Will Be Your One Thing?

The idea is simple: If each one of us does... Read the full article »

Hotelier Charlie Parker: A Connection to the Ocean that Crosses Continents

One might wonder what would move veteran hotelier Charlie Parker... Read the full article »

Maxime Cormier to Oversee Spa at Montage Los Cabos

Montage Los Cabos, the first international resort for Montage Hotels... Read the full article »

ISPA Honors Jeff Kohl with Dedicated Contributor Award

The International SPA Association (ISPA) will present Jeff Kohl, former... Read the full article »

Organic Gardens Grow at Six Senses Zighy Bay

Six Senses Zighy Bay, a pioneer in growing its own... Read the full article »

Natural Spring-Fed Pool Lovingly Restored

One of America’s wonderful natural-fed pools is back, thanks to... Read the full article »

Well & Being Spa Welcomes Grant Lessard

Grant Lessard has been named director of Well & Being... Read the full article »

Six Senses Steps into St. Kitts

Steeped in legendary seafaring history dating back hundreds of years,... Read the full article »

Get to Your Essence at GSN Congress

Bill Reed is a man of many questions and insightful... Read the full article »

Reflections on the Green Spa Network with Roberto Arjona

On the verge of Green Spa Network’s 10th Anniversary Congress,... Read the full article »

Go with the Flow: The Arctic Bath Hotel and Spa

Travel experts Off the Map Travel and the team behind... Read the full article »

New Leadership at ABMP

Professional Assist Corporation (PAC), the parent organization to Associated Bodywork... Read the full article »

Jamaica Event a Success for Caribbean Wellness & Education

If there’s one thing the home of “one love” can... Read the full article »

Lee Rizzuto, Conair Co-Founder, Passes Away

With great sadness, Conair Corporation announced the passing of Leandro... Read the full article »

Float on an Arctic Lake and Watch the Northern Lights

Floating on a frozen lake isn’t the first thing that... Read the full article »

Spa Fashion Retail Tips: Get Ready for Spring Now

Last June, I attended the Sun Valley Wellness Festival and... Read the full article »

Yountville Spa Opens its Doors to Wildfire First Responders

As the first resort in North America to implement the... Read the full article »

Aveda Wins Sustainability Beauty Award

Aveda The Art and Science of Pure Flower and Plant... Read the full article »

Rancho La Puerta Offers New Fitness Options

Mini-trampoline classes where you can bounce while burning calories is... Read the full article »

5 New Seasonal Treatments from Kohler Water Spas

“We’re all about the healing power of water,” enthuses Garrett... Read the full article »

Mindful Glamour with BuDhaGirl

One of the nicest things about attending the ISPA Annual... Read the full article »

A Winning Hairstyle Inspired by Coral Reefs

“I like surfing and diving, so the idea for the... Read the full article »

Anne Bramham Partners with Universal Companies

Anne Bramham, a renowned consultant, educator, and spa expert and... Read the full article »

Antonym Cosmetics Becomes Leaping Bunny Brand

One of our favorite Ecocert-certifed cosmetic brands just got better.... Read the full article »

Hot News from the First World Sauna Forum

Anna-Cari Gund, Director of Raison d’Etre, the global spa consultancy... Read the full article »

The Woman Behind Healing Hotels of the World

Anne Biging co-founded Healing Hotels of the World, headquartered in Cologne with an... Read the full article »

One Ocean Resort & Spa Joins Sparks of Light

The Spa at One Ocean Resort & Spa proudly joins hundreds... Read the full article »

An Unprecedented Action: Spas Get Political

In a first, the spa, wellness, and hospitality community sent... Read the full article »

Canyon Ranch Announces New President

Destination spa and wellness pioneer Canyon Ranch announces today that... Read the full article »

Kate Mearns Joins LIVunLtd

Seasoned Hospitality Executive Kate Mearns Joins LIVunLtd as Director of... Read the full article »

Melanie Edwards Joins F.C. Sturtevant

F.C. Sturtevant, one of America’s first skincare companies, announced that... Read the full article »

It’s a Couch, It’s a Massage Table, It’s a Winner!

TouchAmerica will be honored with an ISPA Innovate Award by the... Read the full article »

Sparks of Light Day Set for November 6

On Monday November 6, 2017, spas are invited to join together... Read the full article »

CIVANA Launches Next Generation Wellness Resort

The next generation of leisure wellness experience is being defined... Read the full article »

Tapping Myths and Mystery in Berkeley Springs

The first thing you notice in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia,... Read the full article »

Women in Wellness Leadership Conference

American Spa magazine is launching its first Women in Wellness Leadership... Read the full article »

Spa & Hospitality Leaders Call for Stand Against White Supremacy and Nazism

We Founders of the Washington Spa Alliance (WSPA), an organization... Read the full article »

How To Save A Life: Hiatus Spa & The Peabody Fund

When Kristin Heaton Peabody and Sheila Garrison decided to put... Read the full article »

Fit is Beautiful: 6 Smart Tips for a Healthy Life

Formally trained as a dancer, Judith Jackson, called the Mother... Read the full article »

A Dancer’s Life with Judith Jackson

I always look forward to spending time with Judith Jackson.... Read the full article »

LaTesha Council Wins the ISPA Mary Tabacchi Scholarship

The International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation will award LaTesha Council... Read the full article »

Experience Nature at LeDomaine

Historic Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine, the restored 12th-century abbey hotel and... Read the full article »

CIDESCO Supports Global Wellness Day

As part of CIDESCO’s commitment to Global Wellness Day on... Read the full article »

Paul Schmidt Departs Green Spa Network

News from the Green Spa Network: Paul Schmidt leaves his... Read the full article »

Good Business: Biologique Recherche and Wellness for Cancer Unite

“Here’s what I love—I love this brand, they’ve taken my... Read the full article »

Meadowood Napa Valley Implements Greet the Day

As a massage therapist at Spa Gregorie’s back in 2006,... Read the full article »

Tara Cruz Joins Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, the latest property in... Read the full article »

The Leading Hotels of the World Introduces Eight New Members

The Leading Hotels of the World announces the addition of eight... Read the full article »

Phytomer Welcomes Josée Côté

And in spa beauty news—Phytomer USA is pleased to introduce... Read the full article »

100 Countries Get Ready to Celebrate Global Wellness Day

Saturday, June 10, 2017, will mark the sixth annual Global... Read the full article »

New Data on Middle East-North Africa Wellness Tourism

The Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai, and the Global Wellness... Read the full article »

New CREST Volumes on Coastal Tourism & Climate Change in the Caribbean

The Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) announces the publication of... Read the full article »

Move Over Millennials, Gen Z Leading Travel Trend

Recognized as a prominent trend predictor in the industry, Virtuoso... Read the full article »

Tara Grodjesk Talks Sleep Solutions

The topic of sleep continues to make headlines, and more... Read the full article »

Giving Back: Spas Pushing Limits

I love it when spa professionals give back, so I... Read the full article »

The Washington Spa Alliance: Moving Spa Forward

WSPA has come a long way since its 2010 debut—and... Read the full article »

The Spa Files: The Debut of WSPA

With the Seventh Annual WSPA Symposium set to take place... Read the full article »

Join Thought Leaders at WSPA Symposium at The Watergate Hotel

Turning a glamorous spa into a forum for wellness, the... Read the full article »

Calling All Future Spa Leaders!

The International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation is now accepting applications... Read the full article »

Amy Cuddy ISPA Keynote Speaker

The International SPA Association (ISPA) welcomes social psychologist Amy Cuddy... Read the full article »

Miraval Group Buys Travaasa Austin

Just announced today—Miraval Group has acquired the 220-acre Travaasa Austin... Read the full article »

Global Wellness Summit Trends

They’re here—and they’re really worth paying attention to. The eight new trends... Read the full article »

Embracing Silence

This is the season we crave silence and peace more than... Read the full article »

It’s Time for Power Animals

“I believe in serendipitous connections,” Kimberly Jonas tells me excitedly—and... Read the full article »