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1. Night Spa caters to couples

ISPA SmartBrief | Mar 03, 2015

The Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C., offers a Night Spa package designed to give couples time to relax and focus on each other. The package includes private access to the pool area from 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., an Amala Beauty massage, a starlight dinner, sparkling wine, flowers, music and monogrammed robes. American Spa magazine online (03/02)

2. Spa Sydell to open in Huntsville, Ala.

ISPA SmartBrief | Mar 02, 2015

Atlanta-based chain Spa Sydell will debut its first spa outside of Georgia in Huntsville, Ala. The 5,500-square-foot facility plans a menu of more than 75 treatments including mani-pedis, facials, massages, airbrush tanning, waxing, body treatments, microdermabrasion and peels. Spa Sydell also plans to open two more spas in Atlanta. (02/27)

3. Study shows saunas protect men from heart problems

ISPA SmartBrief | Feb 26, 2015

A study by scientists at the University of Eastern Finland showed that men who use saunas two to three times a week are 22% less likely than their peers to suffer sudden death from heart problems. The benefit was even greater for men who used saunas four to seven times a week. Their risk of sudden cardiac death was 63% lower than men who don't visit saunas. (02/25)

4. Must-try London spa treatments

ISPA SmartBrief | Feb 27, 2015

Beauty writer Sarah Wu describes five luxurious London spas and offers advice on which treatments to try at each. The Berkeley Health Club and Spa, The Ritz Salon, Agua Bathhouse & Spa at the Mondrian London, Aromatherapy Associates Boutique & Treatment Rooms and The Dorchester Spa are featured. Forbes (02/26)

5. Cruise passengers enjoy shipboard spas

ISPA SmartBrief | Mar 02, 2015

Spas at sea are growing ever more luxurious, with expanded menus and facilities designed to pamper passengers. The Costa Diadema, Cunard's Queen Mary 2, Regal Princess and Royal Princess, Crystal's Serenity and Symphony, Ponant's Le Boreal and L'Austral, Hapag-Lloyd's Europa 2 and the Seabourn Sojourn are among the best shipboard spas. TravelPulse (03/01)

6. New spa debuts at R.I.'s Castle Hill Inn

ISPA SmartBrief | Feb 26, 2015

Castle Hill Inn in Newport, R.I., has repurposed two suites to launch The Retreat at Castle Hill by Farmaesthetics. The facility's menu includes facials, massages and saltwater soaks, as well as packages such as the Friday Night Respite & Renewal and the Wellness Escape weekend. (02/18)

7. Kempinski The Spa is coming to Myanmar hotel in Nov.

ISPA SmartBrief | Feb 27, 2015

The recently opened Kempinski Hotel Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar will debut Kempinski The Spa in November. Resense Spa will manage the facility, which will feature eight treatment rooms, an outdoor pool and a fitness center. The spa will use Elemental Herbology's Suite Amenity Range, which is exclusive to Kempinski properties. (02/26)

8. The Standard Spa in Fla. offers guests a respite from winter

ISPA SmartBrief | Feb 27, 2015

The Standard Spa in Miami Beach, Fla., has launched a Press Rewind package that helps guests escape from winter with a juice cleanse, yoga classes and access to the spa's indoor hammam and outdoor "hydrotherapy playground." American Spa magazine online (02/26)

9. The Parker Spa in California is a relaxing retreat

ISPA SmartBrief | Mar 02, 2015

The Parker Spa at the Parker Palm Springs in California caters to travelers with a variety of soothing packages designed to reduce stress and rejuvenate tired skin. Available treatments include massages, facials, body wraps, scrubs, manicures and pedicures. Full- and half-day spa passes are offered on weekdays. (02/28)

10. La Bella Vita tempts spa-goers in Zanesville, Ohio

ISPA SmartBrief | Feb 26, 2015

La Bella Vita, which recently debuted in Zanesville, Ohio, features exclusive products and amenities, including esthetician services, an aromatherapy oxygen bar, milk baths and blow-dry service. "I just put everything that I would want in here," said owner Jessica Hennessey, who opened the salon after overcoming a back injury. Zanesville Times-Recorder (Ohio) (tiered subscription model) (02/24)

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