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SPA AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL OFFERS JUST THE REMEDY FOR TIRED RUNNERS The award winning Spa at Mandarin Oriental Boston will once again be offering its Marathon Boost treatment in honor of the 120th running of the Boston Marathon, the world’s oldest annual marathon. Custom designed for runners, this one hour and twenty minute full body massage focuses on fatigued legs and feet while releasing muscle tension throughout the body.  Personalized techniques flush out lactic acid from sore limbs, … [Read more...]



Elevate the Body Mind and Spirit at the Mirbeau Inn & Spa With fireplaces and Eucalyptus-infused steam in each of their fourteen treatment rooms… indulge in the warmth, elegance and comfort of the award- winning Mirbeau Inn and Spa at The Pinehills just south of Boston off of route 3 in Plymouth.  Mirbeau, loosely translated as “reflected beauty,” is inspired in part by the soft light, warm colors and introspective character found in the paintings of renowned French Impressionist Claude … [Read more...]



Tales From a Rookie Visit Nancy Chabot is not a yogi.  Not so much.  In terms of her “thing”, running most accurately defines this suburban mother of two.  With a Boston Marathon and countless Falmouth and other road races under her belt, she sports her 26.2 with pride.  Yet this past late January in the midst of some professional crossroads and with the days short and the temperatures low, she found herself going where she had not so much tread before…  Lenox, MA.  More specifically … [Read more...]

Fall Spa Treatments ~ Herbs & Spice & Everything Nice

Le Spa by Sofitel LA

The end of the year heralds all things festive and indulgent. Fall in step with the season -- spruce up with treatments rich in aromatic herbs and spices to prep for the holiday celebrations ahead. By Felicia Tomasko, Zoe Kors, and Marina Chetner Expert Beauty Facial Le Spa at Sofitel Beverly Hills Arrive early and recline in the dimly lit, dark-wall-chic of the Serenity lounge to indulge on mint tea and sweet dates before your treatment. The Expert Beauty Facial starts with a … [Read more...]

Mr. C Beverly Hills Opens an Intimate Spa


Los Angeles has gained a beautiful and serene spa space at Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani’s distinguished Mr. C Beverly Hills hotel. The mosaic-tiled underground haven is as much a luxurious amenity for guests as it is a sweet retreat for Angelenos and travelers. Its 1,000-square-foot sanctuary is a display of masterful design and comfortably fits two teak-walled massage and beauty treatment rooms, a curtained-off manicure/pedicure area, a relaxation zone, and two private locker rooms featuring … [Read more...]

Spa Director Profile: Damien Craft ~ The Spa at Four Seasons Westlake Village

The Spa at Four Seasons Westlake Village

Interview by Marina Chetner   Damien Craft has an impressive resume. He’s carved a niche for himself, having worked at some of the largest resort spas including Bacara Resort and Spa, Grand Wailea in Hawaii, and now Four Seasons Westlake Village, where he serves as Spa Director.  Passionate about the industry, there’s no stopping him… except, of course, when summoned for a massage.   FIND BLISS How did you get started or decide you wanted to become a resort Spa Director?   I started as a … [Read more...]

Cool Calm and Collected – June Seasonal Treatments

Glen Ivy 4

Cool, Calm, and Collected Water: It cleanses, hydrates, and reinvigorates us.  For these reasons, many spas incorporate the water element as a pre-spa ritual, a transition between treatments, an add-on to enhance relaxation, or the centerpiece of a spa experience. Celebrate water – plunge in and cool off in the warmer summer months. By Felicia Tomasko, Vanessa Harris, and Marina Chetner Step Into Spring Body Glen Ivy Hot Springs  Corona Stepping into the lush grounds of Glen … [Read more...]

Ciel Spa at SLS Beverly Hills


From the freeways to the inner freedom A spa oasis in the midst of the city The corner of South La Cienega Boulevard and San Vicente. What may be one of the busiest intersections in Los Angeles is also home to one of the city’s hidden oases of rejuvenation—Ciel Spa at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills. While the elegant boutique property may be known in part for hosting events and parties, there is the presence of a profound silence within the hotel’s walls—particularly when entering the … [Read more...]

La Costa and The Chopra Center

Deepak Chopra is a name that for many people has become nearly synonymous with Ayurveda. The prolific author, insightful medical doctor, dynamic speaker and ubiquitous holistic doctor has certainly done much to popularize the ancient healing tradition of Ayurveda in the West. At the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, Dr. Chopra and center cofounder medical director and heartfelt communicator Dr. David Simon lead a team of dedicated, qualified and compassionate teachers and therapists who together … [Read more...]

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