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4 Easy Ways to Introduce Ayurvedic Massage Into Your Daily Routine
Abhyanga (massage) has been a part of the Ayurvedic tradition for centuries. Abhyanga is not just seen as a treatment for relaxation, but as an integral part of ...

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Spa Treatments With A Twist
The treatment begins with exfoliation with papaya-mint scrub; followed by micro-current therapy to remove any bumps or lumps on your rump; then finishes with an ...

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Saving Face With GRACE
OK, it is now official. I am approaching the threshold to almost becoming a senior citizen. (Just a few more years, please!) I can no longer excuse the signs of ...

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Ga Ga Over Lavender
Lavender is the most popular essential oil, due to its ability to release tension, disinfect skin and the ability to successfully treat various respiratory problems....

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LED Treatments Lighten your Routine
Ready to see the light? Check out these treatments and at-home devices to get the benefits of LED light in your skin care routine.

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Aromatherapy for What Ails
Check out these calming aromatherapy blends to ease daily stress on the go: 21 Drops 21st Century Survival Kit, Tata Harper Stress Treatment, Wyndmere Anxiety Release....

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Spa Week Is Quickly Approaching!
Spa Week Is Quickly Approaching! Our 7 featured treatments are just the tip of the iceberg, sign up with Spa Week - to find all the $50 deals near you.

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Favorite Foot Fetishes
Apply this super-rich coconut and olive oil-based balm after an evening soak in the bath, then apply socks to lock in the moisture all night. You won’t recognize ...

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Get Savvy about Cellulite
I was 19-years-old, trying on a swimsuit in a fluorescently lit dressing room with a three-way mirror when I had my first encounter with every woman’s foe: cellulite. Many ...

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Seasonal Spa - Sage
Continued from our Retreat & Renew Daily Tip. Long prized by medicine men and mystics, Sage plays a starring role in healing the body and spirit.

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Tech Neck
Technology has improved our lives in a lot of ways, unfortunately, however, to the detriment of our necks. Spending two-thirds of the day with our necks angled ...

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Beer: It's not just for drinking
The Czechs, arguably the producers (and consumers) of the best beer in the world, have always known that drinking beer is good for you. - See more at: http://healinglifestyles.com/index.php/jan2009-healingnews-beer-its-not-just-for-drinking#sthash.NG5Okgy...

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A Starlit Spa Treatment
With today's jam-packed schedules, neverending to-do lists and daily stresses, few of us find time to indulge in the hypnotic pleasure of relaxing underneath a ...

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Into the Woods
Snowy woodlands have inspired many of America's greatest writers. From the 'sweet and bracing fragrance' of Henry David Thoreau's evergreen woods to Walt Whitman's ...

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Bee Season
Of all the planet's species, perhaps none is more contradictory than our own. Even as we swirl honey into our tea, for instance, we shudder at the sight of bees ...

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The Flavor of Santa Fe's Best Spas
Pumpkin, blue corn, chile, sage, and chocolate not only liven up Santa Fean cuisine, but add zest to area spa treatments.

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Why Cold is HOT
Cold water has gotten a rather chilly reception in the United States, where it is mostly sought after as an antidote to a hot day.

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A Fresh Squeeze of Lime
Limes have always been just a little more exotic than oranges or lemons. Among spa aficionados they are now the latest twist in the perennial love affair with citrus....

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Veli Modun
If Veli Modun sounds like gibberish to you, you're probably not alone. But this native Maldivian treatment has been utilized in the Maldives for hundreds of years ...

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Cherry Blossom
In 1912, when the people of Japan wanted to give the people of America something in honor of the friendship that was flowering between their two nations, they had ...

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Lava Shell Massage
You never know when inspiration will strike. For Dan Young, it happened in the Philippines, when he spotted a group of locals eating Tiger Clams, deep-sea clams ...

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I tried it: Catiolift Facial
In a treatment room bigger than a Manhattan studio, with a stone patio and outdoor tub, Kerstyn Ray, one of the spa's estheticians, cleansed and exfoliated my skin, ...

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In Love with Olives
While diet trends come and go, the Mediterranean diet is consistently lauded. One reason is its high quotient of olive oil, which is rich in monounsaturated fatty ...

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Vital Wine
Drawing inspiration from Ontario's verdant wine country, Vintage Hotel's 100 Fountain Spa and Secret Garden Spa have introduced Vitality, a full line of beauty ...

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Harmonize your Complexion
The Sanskrit term gandharva refers to sweet-smelling, fairy-like celestial musicians who feed on the scents of flowers and herbs. The eighty-minute spa ritual begins ...

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Massage Off The Mat
Massage is the most popular offering on the spa menu, 70 percent of us request one during spa visits, according to the International Spa Association. But you don't ...

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Winter Warmer
 

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Float Away
All of this sensory input keeps the body's nervous system working overtime, and an overtaxed nervous system puts us at a significant disadvantage when it comes ...

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Food of the Gods
Continued from our Retreat & Renew Daily Tip. By Katherine Stewart

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A 7-Hour Extravagance
To most massage devotees, a 90-minute deep tissue is a perfectly reasonable and justifiable indulgence. But to James Kim, a therapist at Townhouse Spa in New York, ...

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Bavarian Beauty
Bavaria's reputation for outstanding Alpine hiking and great beer may be unsurpassed, but this region of Germany has far more to offer. In the charming spa town ...

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Fanny Facial
Rough, scaly skin? Acne? That's the last thing you want to flaunt this summer, especially when the little pustules pop up on you derriere! Don't fret, the Fanny ...

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Java & Lilies
Integrating the soothing properties of water lilies and the powerful natural enzymes found in coffee, the Apuane Spa at the Four Seasons Punta Mita in Nayarit, ...

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Spa Treatments Tapas-Style
There is a reason why buffet brunch, pu-pu platters, and tapas bars are so popular, we love little samples of a lot of things. The Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea ...

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Saving Face
Scalpel shy, but longing for a younger-looking profile? Consider trying one of the new cut-free acupuncture face and eye lifts available at Olive Leaf Wholeness ...

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Gemstone Journey of the Heart
Healing heartache means dealing with mind, body, and spirit" says Janna Raye, B.A., and master of intuition medicine of StrateGems. "Our culture tells us our body ...

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French Toast Facial
It may sound frou frou but it smells delicious, and there's ayurvedic science behind the French Toast Facial by Body Bistro. Developer Carina Chatlani spent four ...

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Get Steamed
And why not? Steam promotes relaxation, relieves muscle tension, soothes congestion, and stimulates the lymphatic system. It increases blood circulation, boosts ...

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Coconut Dreams
Soaking your body in coconut milk isn’t just an indulgent treat; it offers dozens of benefits for your body and skin.

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Timeless Grace
Thanks to our youth-obsessed culture, in which practically every ad for creams, moisturizers, and lotions promises to have bottled the Fountain of Youth, wrinkles ...

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Spa For All the Seasons
Four Seasons Resorts across the country are taking their name and carrying it into the spa. The new Four Seasons in One treatment, offered at Four Seasons properties ...

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On Your Toes
Marie Bernat believes your past and future are written on your toes. At the end of the multi-therapy Perscentology treatment, she takes a close look: Those on your ...

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Massage by the Numbers
There are between 260,000 and 290,000 massage therapists in the United States. In 2002, Americans made an estimated 114 million visits to massage therapists. That ...

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Beyond the Massage Table: The New Generation of Couples' Spa Experiences
Jennifer DiFrancesco, spa director at The Well Spa at Miramonte Resort in Indian Wells, California, notes, "Nowadays the couple's experience has to be about learning ...

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Milk it!
Continued from our Retreat & Renew Daily Tip.

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Good Vibrations
See yourself relaxing on a magic carpet of sound, suspended in space, floating through stars: This is the BETAR Experience, a platform bed suspended in a geodesic ...

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What Every Booty Needs
Get your booty in bikini shape with the newest in facial services, the Fanny Facial! Using age-old ingredients and New Age technology, fanny facials, personalized ...

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Mommy Care!
With treatment packages entitled things like 'Mom & Me: Pampered to a Tee', 'To Mom, With Love', 'Mommy Care', and 'The Goddess', spa-related gifts are apropos ...

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Floating High and Dry
A popular European treatment is making waves at American spas. The Dry Float Soft-Pack System features a treatment table with a difference. After you have been ...

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Spice up your facial
Looking for a facial with a kick? You'll find it at Sea Change New York, a holistic day spa tucked above the hustle-and-bustle of Chelsea.

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A New Definition of Spa Therapy
Planning a trip to London and in need of something more than your normal body treatment? The Metropolitan's Como Shambhala Urban Escape program offers a unique ...

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Good luck massage
If you have the good fortune to be a guest at the newest hotel on the strip, don't miss out on its 35,000-square-foot luxury spa, complete with 45 treatment rooms ...

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Coffee Talk
News of coffee's potent properties stimulates demand for caffeine-powered potions and treatments

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Vibrational Therapy
While singing, chanting, drums, and other instruments have been used for a millennia to effect vibrational healing, a 21st century renaissance of vibrational therapy ...

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The Cranberry Craze
Cranberries generally make an appearance in our households on twodisparate occasions: as a sweet/tart condiment gracing the holiday table and as juice to relieve ...

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Pedikarma
PediKarma is sweeping people off their feet. It is reflexology with an Ayurvedic twist. It is based on the notion that each of the body's systems corresponds to ...

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The Pampering Pumpkin
There are few scents that convey the warmth and comfort of fall as well as the aroma of pumpkin pie baking in the oven. That sweet, spicy smell wafting through ...

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Vegas Wishes and Caviar Dreams
I've never been into caviar (I don't understand why fish eggs are a gourmet indulgence!) and I've never liked going to Vegas (a city I view as a black hole for ...

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Raising the Bar on Massage
Based on an ancient form of barefoot massage once practiced by Buddhist monks, Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, is emerging as a popular massage in U.S. spas. This ...

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The Magic of Aloe
Our skin is our valuable protective layer, buffering us against the elements. However, while it protects us, we must also protect our skin, as it can be ravaged ...

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Bioenergetics
At Aris Institute spa in Westlake Village, California, glass-rod transmitters, infused with essences of diamond, emerald, and ruby, and bioactivated brushes ...

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Pre-Natal Pampering
Finally, a day spa designed for women in the midst of one of life's most significant events, pregnancy. Edamame, a day spa featuring massage, facials, body treatments, ...

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Hand Jive
You probably know that your feet are covered with reflexology points that can unlock trapped physical energy and restore your body's harmonious balance. Your hands ...

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Grape Expectations
The creators of lines like Napa Valley Spa Products and Caudalie, however, believe that a vinotherapy beauty regime is most successful when used internally as well ...

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Breathtaking Road to Wellness
In the early 1820s, Hana became one of the first Hawaiian communities to plant sugarcane. Located on the grounds of one of these former plantations, the Hotel Hana ...

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The Promise of Pomegranate
Picture the pomegranate with its shiny red skin, durable texture, and round shape; it's like a ready-made Christmas tree ornament. Split open, it reveals a treasure ...

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The Beauty Elixir from the Sea
Aphrodite, born of the sea, owes her beauty to seaweeds. Should you add this abundant sea vegetable to your beauty routine?

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Treats for Two
A spa is the perfect place for couples to escape their everyday lives, to let go of stress and move forward in their relationships. Below are some couple's treatments ...

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Wholesome Honey
Continued from our Retreat & Renew Daily Tip.

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Therapeutic Touch
Although the healing benefits of massage therapy were recognized as early as the 4th century B.C. when Hippocrates sung their praises, massage therapy was virtually ...

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Maple Madness
Spring: the season of rejuvenation. At this time of year, days lengthen, cold weather recedes, and plants spring back to life. In the Northeastern United States ...

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Everything's Coming Up Roses
Cleopatra is inextricably linked to the rose; legends recount that she perfumed her ship's sails with rose when she sailed to meet Mark Antony, and rose petals ...

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today's tip: It's Time To Say Bye-Bye to Salt - 4 Flavor Faves
Salt is a flavor enhancer, but if you're wishing to try a more healthy approach, turn to these 4 natural flavors that will send your tastebuds soaring and not your blood pressure....
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