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BOSTON MARATHON BOOST… BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

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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...]

PARIS IN PLYMOUTH

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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...]

PAMPERED CHEF – RESPITE FOR THE WEARY COOK

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THE SPA @INK BY WHOLE FOODS MARKET Just to the right of checkout able number nine sits a well-appointed refuge for the weary shopper.  Not what one would expect to see in the grocery store, but this being a brand new flagship Whole Foods in one of the city's hippest new neighborhoods, the bar has been risen.  A perfect detour either before or after filling the shopping list, The Spa @ INK, housed among the kale and almond milk and gluten free pasta, beckons the drained chef with Reiki, massage … [Read more...]

Hollywood Style Skin Treatments in the Merrimack Valley

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Innovative Photo Acoustic Technology at Andover Laser Center... It is widely known that as we age, collagen (the most abundant protein in the human body and the substance that holds the whole body together) breaks down and the facial structure begins to lose it fight against gravity.  We recently sat down with the team at Andover Laser Center - one of the first spa center's on the east coast to offer a host of MedLite laser anti-aging treatments which build and restore this all-important … [Read more...]

Mr. C Beverly Hills Opens an Intimate Spa

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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

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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...]

Healing Waters ~ Beverly Hot Springs’ mineral waters bring ancient practices to a modern city.

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Words by Felicia Tomasko Photography by David Young-Wolff More than two thousand feet beneath the bedrock of the City of Angels, is a hot spring whose mineral-rich water is pumped to the surface on a continual basis, where it feeds the soaking pools of Beverly Hot Springs. While we may travel far while searching for the healing powers of warm mineral water, we may not dream that LA has its own source, accessible by merely a turn or two off of Beverly Boulevard just east of Western … [Read more...]

Summer Soothers ~ Seasonal Spa Treatments

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  Good times under the sun’s rays can get the better of us sometimes, which calls for some TLC during the summer season. These treatments soothe and heal, and remind us to take extra care of ourselves. By Marina Chetner, Vanessa Harris, and Felicia Tomasko Beauty Balance Scalp Treatment Ona Spa Los Angeles If all signs of tension caused by traffic gridlock don’t dissipate upon entering the calm of this Balinese-inspired space, they will during Ona Spa’s Beauty Balance Scalp Treatment. … [Read more...]

Going with the Flow ~ Escape to The Langham Huntington Spa, Pasadena

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  Set on magnificent grounds, The Langham Huntington, Pasadena feels a world away from the stresses of the city. The hotel’s proximity to Los Angeles’ downtown makes for a perfect day spa getaway. Words by Marina Chetner Photography by David Young-Wolff Over a century old, The Langham Huntington, Pasadena is a palatial property set on more than 23 acres. One end of the property is flush with lush green lawns and gardens; the other side is home to Chuan Body + Soul, a spa offering … [Read more...]

Cool Calm and Collected – June Seasonal Treatments

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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...]

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