Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Floating Spa Pool - Flosaldrome Floatarium

Flosaldrome is a new floating spa pool featuring a spacious floatarium with a 3-meter (9.8ft) round pool that gives a unique sensation of weightlessness and the feeling of freedom from time and space. The user of the round floatarium pool is suspended in a non-irritant saline solution (30 percent saline) that is heated to between 35 and 36 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit). A color spectrum with visual inspiration and a state-of-the-art acoustic system offers the user the optimum experience in deep relaxation by isolating the distractions of outside surroundings.

Professor John C. Lilly investigated the effect of floating on the human body in a five year study. The scientific method of REST (restricted environment stimulation technique) produces a very deep relaxation by isolating distractions of outside surroundings. Using the Flosaldrome can result in health benefits such as stress management and increased stress tolerance, blood pressure regulation, rheumatic and arthritic discomfort alleviation, pain relief in areas such as back pain and muscle and joint discomfort, and a possible reduction of addictive behavior. Weightless wonder? Wonderful.

Monday, September 27, 2010


Ladies Home Journal $24,000 Spa Giveaway Sweepstakes
Enter by September 30th
Seven prize packages worth over for seven lucky winners and guests . . .
1. One winner and guest will receive a prize package consisting of four nights at the Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort one bedroom villa with pool in St. Lucia, daily breakfast, spa treatment for winner and guest, ARV $4,000.
2. One winner and guest will receive a prize package to Hershey, PA, consisting of two nights at The Hotel Hershey, round-trip air transportation for two, two Cocoa Massage treatments, two Chocolate Fondue Wrap spa treatments, lunch at The Oasis for two (2), and two (2) gift baskets filled with chocolate spa products. ARV $2,200.
3. One winner and guest will receive a prize package to the Maroma Resort and Spa, Riviera Maya, Mexico, consisting four nights, five days stay in an Ocean View Room, one welcome drink per person, daily breakfast a la carte for two, one snorkeling trip per person, one 50-minute body massage at Kinan Spa, per person, ARV $6,013.
4. One winner and guest will receive a prize package for two to the all-inclusive Paradisus Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, consisting of a four day, 3 night stay in a Royal Service Deluxe Garden View Jacuzzi Suite, 80 min Hybiscus Journey Signature Treatment at YHI Spa for each guest, ARV $5,204.
5. One winner and guest will receive a prize package at the Westin Diplomat Hotel Ft. Lauderdale, FL, consisting of roundtrip coach air transportation, 3-nights in a deluxe room, dinner for two at Azizia restaurant, twosome of Golf at The Links, two 50-minute spa treatments: Diplomat Massage and/or Designer Spa Facial, ARV $3,410.
6. One winner and guest will receive a prize package to the Tahéima Wellness Resort & Spa, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, consisting of four nights accommodations for two adults in a one Bedroom Suite with a private plunge pool, ARV $2,300.
7. One winner will receive one Joy of Spa $100 gift card monthly for ten (10) months, Approximate Retail Value $1,000.
Total Approximate Retail Value of all prizes: $24,127

Friday, September 24, 2010

June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque

This masque offers the exfoliant enzymatic action of pumpkin along with other pumpkin extracts to rebalance the skin’s hydrolipidic barrier. This is essential because as incredible as pumpkin enzymes are, they can be a little too much for delicate or sensitive prone skin. Remember, if you irritate or inflame your skin, you are causing free radical damage . . . stronger, longer, and more aggressive is not always better.

Vitamin C, pomegranate, and extracts of white and green tea are incorporated into the formula to ensure great antioxidant properties needed for healthy skin. Antioxidants need to be continually "restocked" for the skin to defend itself from the never ending onslaught of free radicals. Whether the pumpkin enzyme is left on the skin too long, or the free radicals are triggered by other actions, an immediate source of antioxidants is very beneficial. The quicker free radicals are neutralized, the less damage they cause. Other beneficial ingredients found are Zinc for its great healing properties, and Vitamin C for collageneisis (production of collagen). Although the absorption may be debatable, all sources are helpful. The Vitamin A in this product is not Retinol, but an ester of it. It will not have the potent effects of retinol, which can be irritating to some, but it will offer incredible emolliency to the skin. All in all, this masque a nice way to reawaken your skin.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

SPA SWEEPSTAKES - Olga's Ultimate Disappearing Act

Olga's Disappearing Act Sweepstakes - Warnaco
Enter by September 30th
Grand Prize:
One lucky winner will receive a spa getaway vacation at a destination of your choice, along with a complete selection of spa treatments. This prize includes a $3,000 SpaFinder gift card to pay for the treatments and a $2,000 check to cover necessary travel expenses.
Approximate Retail Value $5,000.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Pevonia Enzymo-Spherides Peeling Cream

Is your skin looking duller, fine lines becoming more apparent, and pores more noticeable? This is a result of the corneal layer (top layer of the epidermis) thickening in a defense to continual UV exposure during the summer months. These are also signs that indicate an exfoliation intervention is needed to renew and refine your skin.

If your skin cannot tolerate mechanical types of exfoliants (those that require rubbing over the skin with or without granules), and you are looking for a product that will have a resurfacing effect on your skin, this enzyme peeling cream may be a solution. It offers different antihyperkerative enzymes, including papain from papaya and bromeline from pineapple. Both enzymes are encapsulated in microspheres to control their effectiveness, both work to break down excess keratinized cells, and both will refine the texture and thickness of the skin. This product also contains a small amount of citric acid, an AHA that works well in the corneal layer of the epidermis without the irritation caused by some AHA’s. The plant extracts offer the anti-inflammatory soothing actions of chamomile, saponaria and arnica, along with the anti-oxidant and regenerating properties of ginkgo biloba and horse chestnut, ensuring not only a nice enzyme exfoliation but one with minimal, if any, irritation.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Innovative Skin Care - Youth Eye Complex

The brightness of the sun during the summer and the tendency for the epidermis to thicken in defense usually results in more visible lines in the eye area. This eye product is a gem, loaded with hyaluronic acid in different forms to ensure immediate and delayed hydration as well as peptides, copper, centella asiatica and vitamins needed to trigger collagen synthesis. Centella asiatica not only promotes collagen synthesis, it will protect the skin from collagen degeneration.

The ester of vitamin A ensures it will not irritate the delicate skin of the eye area, but will leave the area smooth and emollient. Vitamin C and E are both powerful antioxidants, and when found together are 50 times more effective. This protects the elastin and collagen, as well as the other structures in the skin. Vitamin B5, needed for the health of every skin cell, also helps to ensure the revitalization of the delicate skin of the eye area. This eye product is definitely one to try, but remember to apply only along the bone of the orbit and not on the delicate skin of the eye lids. Enjoy!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Fall for Seasonal Skin Care

Fall is just around the corner. My, oh my, how time flies. Colder temperatures, cooler air, and depending on where you live, the possibility of rain and/or snow looms around the corner. Furnaces are turned on in our homes, heaters in our cars, and we all cover up for warmth. All of these things greatly affect our skin. The cooler temperatures cause a drop in the humidity leading to increased moisture loss, and the dry warmth of the furnace pitches in to finish off the job by robbing your skin's moisture levels. Sitting in a car with the heater blowing may feel warm and toasty, but it your skin into panic mode.

It is normal to have moisture move through your skin and evaporate from the skin's surface to some degree, but when the skin loses too much moisture it responds with defensive actions. For instance, oil production increases in an attempt to trap more moisture as it plays a large role in holding, or linking, moisture in the skin. The surface layer of the skin begins to thicken in an attempt to lessen the moisture loss. The result? A thicker, duller complexion with more dehydration lines, accentuated existing lines, and a definite feeling of tightness. If that is not bad enough, dehydrated skin is more susceptible to free radical damage accelerating the aging process. Do your skin a favor. Pay attention to your skin care and "switch it up" to products that will offer the best protection for the colder weather.

Friday, September 10, 2010


Win a Getaway at Canyon Ranch in Tuscon
GRAND PRIZE: One winner will receive three nights’ accommodations, ground transportation to and from Tucson International airport, three healthy gourmet meals per day, a $390 credit per person to use toward spa, sports, and integrative wellness services, a personal program advisor to customize your stay, full use of the spa complex, a health and fitness evaluation, plus access to 40 fitness classes daily, guided hikes, biking excursions, wellness lectures, and cooking classes. Approximate Retail Value $4800

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

SpaFinder Wellness Week - September 20 - 26

Spas, Pilates and Yoga Studios around the country are offering a selection of their services for a flat rate of $50, or discounting them by 50% in honor of Wellness Week during September 20th through September 26th. Hundreds of top notch Spas around are offering their signature massages, facials, and body wraps while joining the money saving trend.

SpaFinder highlights include (
• A full body massage for $82.50 (reg. price $165) – Bliss (locations in: NY, GA, IL, TX, NJ, CA, AZ, FL)
• Four 1 hour fitness classes for $48 (reg. price $98) – Bar Method (locations in: CA, NJ, OR, WA, NY)
• Clarins Signature Facial for $50 (reg. price $75) - Clarins Skin Spa (NY, MA, FL, CA, IL, VA)
• Five 55-minute Pure Barre Technique (PBT) classes for $53 (reg. price $105) – Pure Barre (Denver, CO)
• Aromatherapy Massage for $72.50 (reg. price $145) – The Spa at the Mirage (Las Vegas, NV)

Other participants range from Murad Inclusive Health Spa (El Segundo, CA) and Sedona Fitness & Spa (West Grove, PA) to Red Mountain Resort & Spa (Ivins, UT) and Pilates One (Miami, FL).

Monday, September 6, 2010

Spa Week Trend Watch for Fall 2010

Spa Week announced the top 12 spa treatment trends for the fall:
1. Fighting Allergies: Sinus massages, breathe-easy facials, and other treatments featuring eucalyptus, humidifiers, and lymphatic drainage techniques.
2. Bikini Glamor: Post-Brazilian waxing rituals, such as vajazzling (don't ask), vattooing, and airbrush painting.
3. Sleeping & Dreaming: Services designed to promote a good night’s sleep, such as stress solution facials, private yoga sessions, and meditation.
4. Lash Extensions: Techniques that promote eyelash thickness, length, volume, and color.
5. Instant Inch Loss: Colon hydrotherapy, Ionothermie, and other treatments that give immediate weigh-loss results.
6. Reiki and Energy Work: The demand for holistic healing and energy work that deliver health benefits ranging from spiritual growth to injury recovery.
7. Acupuncture: For both the face and the body, this technique is recommended for the treatment of more than 40 conditions ranging from anxiety to pain by the World Health Organization.
8. Botox-on-the-go: Reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
9. Hot and Cold Stone Massages: Instead of using only hot stones for a massage, the application of cold stones adds multi-dimensional stimulation.
10. Champissage: AKA Indian Head Massage is now being interpreted as a custom ritual at many spas.
11. Everything Seaweed: Treatments incorporating seaweed and seawater to detoxify the body, eliminate excess fluids, and increase blood circulation.
12. Simply Oxygen: Spa-goers will be looking for more treatments, such as oxygen facials, that incorporate this life-sustaining molecule.

Friday, September 3, 2010


DECLÉOR’s “Discover Aromatherapy” Spa Getaway
Enter by September 15th
Grand Prize: One winner and guest will receive 3 nights lodging (double occupancy) at Sofitel Los Angeles, round trip coach airfare from winner’s home city, ground transportation from Los Angeles International Airport to Sofitel Hotel, two spa services at LeSpa LA at Sofitel, 2 spa lunches, 1 dinner for two at Simon LA at Sofitel. Approximate Retail Value $3000.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

SpaFinder and New Beauty Magazine

SpaFinder is celebrating their 25th Anniversary in 2011 and wanted to do something grand. Merging their efforts with New Beauty Magazine seemed to be exactly what they were looking for.

This dynamic duo will debut in the Fall/Winter edition, at which point, each issue of New Beauty Magazine will have a SpaFinder section, and each year we can all look forward to New Beauty SpaFinder's Guide to Global Spa, Wellness and Beauty Directory. Kudos to you both, and kudos to your audience, for we are all in for an even better reader's experience.