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1. 10 top spa treatments and packages in Miami

ISPA SmartBrief | Jun 30, 2015

This list of top spa treatments and packages available in the Miami area includes something for everyone, whether they're seeking relaxation, holistic healing or decadent pampering. Each listing includes descriptions of the treatments on offer. Ocean Drive magazine (Miami Beach, Fla.) (06/29)


2. 3 Texas spas help guests stay cool in summer

ISPA SmartBrief | Jul 02, 2015

Writer Jenny Davis identifies Mokara Spa at Omni Fort Worth Hotel, Four Seasons Resort & Club Dallas at Las Colinas, and Relache Spa at Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center as three Texas spas where guests can enjoy cool, summer treatments. Davis describes popular treatments available at each facility. Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas) (07/01)


3. 5 spa retreats from around the world

ISPA SmartBrief | Jul 02, 2015

This article lists five spa getaways that cater to guests looking for adventure, family time or a little pampering. Featured resorts include: Bardessono resort, Yountville, Calif.; Les Sources Caudalie Spa, Bordeaux-Martillac, France; The Spa at Sunset Marquis, Los Angeles; Vivamayr, with locations in Maria Worth and Altaussee, Austria; and the spa at Verdura Resort, Sicily, Italy. The Huffington Post (07/01)


4. Review: Honey Mandarin Massage at Dallas's Mokara Spa

ISPA SmartBrief | Jun 30, 2015

Writer Marye Audet describes her experience at Dallas' Mokara Spa, where she was treated to the new Honey Mandarin Massage -- an experience she declared makes "sore, tense muscles turn to butter." The facility also offers couple's massages, facials, manicures and pedicures. Haute Living online (06/29)


5. Zabeel Ladies Club in Dubai offers pampering, privacy

ISPA SmartBrief | Jun 29, 2015

Writer Rebecca McLaughlin-Duane visited Dubai's Zabeel Ladies Club to check out its Ghazal wing, which is devoted to beauty and pampering. There, she enjoyed a Lomi Juma massage performed on a table with a base of warm quartz pebbles. The massage, a fusion of Hawaiian and Mediterranean techniques, was enhanced with essential oils. "I came away from Zabeel Ladies Club uplifted, re-energized and vowing to return," McLaughlin-Duane writes. The National (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) (06/29)


6. Lodge at Woodloch offers modern relaxation in the Poconos

ISPA SmartBrief | Jun 30, 2015

The Lodge at Woodloch, a luxurious spa resort in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains, features 27 treatment rooms, including couples' suites, and an aqua garden equipped with tiered hydromassage WaterWalls and an indoor pool overlooking a sun terrace. One of the Lodge's signature treatments is Rosemary Awakening, which uses a blend of sea salt and rosemary to exfoliate and includes a massage with rosemary-infused oils. New York Post (06/29)


7. Obama announces overtime-pay rules

ISPA SmartBrief | Jul 01, 2015

President Barack Obama has unveiled rules to increase the salary threshold for workers to be automatically eligible for overtime pay. The rules, which could take effect in 2016, do not need congressional approval, although they will likely face pushback from Republicans and business groups. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (06/29) The Hill (06/29) The Huffington Post (06/30)


8. Photos: Fashionistas embrace flame-inspired hair color

ISPA SmartBrief | Jul 01, 2015

A new color trend has women dyeing their hair in graduated shades of red, orange and yellow to create a flamelike look. Cosmopolitan editorial assistant Danielle Tullo compiled images of women displaying variations of the style. Cosmopolitan (06/29)


9. Spa Alaena launches in Biarritz, France

ISPA SmartBrief | Jun 29, 2015

Spa Alaena has made its debut in Biarritz, France. The 2,691-square-foot spa reflects contemporary Japanese architecture and features four treatment rooms, Japanese baths, a skin exfoliation room, an experience shower and hammam. Treatments include Asian-inspired massages, facials, waxing, makeup services, manicures and pedicures. SpaOpportunities.com (06/29)


10. App lets you crowdsource beauty decisions

ISPA SmartBrief | Jun 29, 2015

The Hunt style-and-shopping app lets you ask a 4-million-member community to weigh in on style and beauty choices. Members can also share tips on where to find sought-after items. Allure.com (06/25)




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