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1. Global demand for spa workers increases

ISPA SmartBrief | Jul 28, 2015

Spa Opportunities has noted an uptick in job opportunities within the global spa industry. "Our year-on-year monitoring shows a strong uplift in the volume of job opportunities available for professionals across the spa market, from director and management roles, through to therapist positions," said Helen Andrews, associate publisher of Spa Opportunities. (07/24)

2. 6 top spa treatments designed just for men

ISPA SmartBrief | Jul 30, 2015

This article describes treatments designed for men at six spas around the country. Featured treatments include the Vintage Bourbon Massage at Chicago's Four Seasons Hotel; The Royal Shave at The Art of Shaving's Barber Spa, a chain with multiple locations; and the Hand and Foot Maintenance Combo at Hammer and Nails in Los Angeles. Cheat Sheet (07/30)

3. The Bodhi Spa brings luxurious hydrotherapy to R.I.

ISPA SmartBrief | Jul 27, 2015

The Bodhi Spa in Newport, R.I., features a Zen garden; relaxation area; and water-therapy circuit of warm saltwater pools, a cold plunge pool, aromatherapy steam room, Vichy shower and sauna. Guests can also book spa treatments like massages, facials, sugar scrubs and detoxifying wraps. The Providence Journal (R.I.) (free registration) (07/27)

4. $1.6 million spa garden to open in August at Rockliffe Hall in U.K.

ISPA SmartBrief | Jul 24, 2015

A $1.6 million spa garden featuring two outdoor hot pools, a glass-fronted sauna cabin, landscaped gardens and much more will debut next month at Rockliffe Hall in Darlington, U.K. Neom Organics has created treatments for the spa garden that incorporate meditation, shiatsu, Thai massage and reflexology techniques. (07/22)

5. Olive & June reveals celebrity nail trends

ISPA SmartBrief | Jul 28, 2015

Sarah Gibson Tuttle, founder of Beverly Hills salon Olive & June, dishes about summer manicure trends popular with Hollywood celebrities. Half-moon manicures are in, she says, and white and gray-lavender are the most popular colors. The Hollywood Reporter (07/27)

6. Zeel brings massages to customers' homes

ISPA SmartBrief | Jul 28, 2015

New York City-based Zeel lets users set up at-home massage appointments via its website. Therapists bring their tables to customers and are available daily from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. "We've been pretty much growing double digits month over month -- the last six months, the numbers have been even bigger," said Samer Hamadeh, founder and CEO. The New York Observer (07/27)

7. Mexican resort features pop-up, beach-side spa for kids

ISPA SmartBrief | Jul 30, 2015

The Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit resort in Mexico pampers guests ages 4 to 12 with a pop-up Marine Kids' Spa Cabana, offering massages right on the beach. The 25-minute Marine Adventure Massage includes a massage, an octopus scalp massage, a sea brush to remove excess sand and a special massage cream. Juice and a special gift are included with the session. Travel Weekly (07/29)

8. News crew explores Turkish steam bath

ISPA SmartBrief | Jul 29, 2015

Reporter Jenn Frederick tours the Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa and Salon in Springfield, Pa., and gives viewers an inside look at the facility's Turkish bath. She also showed viewers some new treatments, including an ashiatsu massage. WTXF-TV (Philadelphia) (07/28)

9. Bermuda's Willow Stream Spa features Brightening Body Bliss

ISPA SmartBrief | Jul 27, 2015

The Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda offers the 90-minute Brightening Body Bliss treatment. The treatment begins with an anti-wrinkle polish and plump peel, followed by a body mask, mini-facial and scalp massage. A coconut oil massage completes the treatment. Bernews (Bermuda) (07/26)

10. N.J. spas offer treatments to soothe summer skin, hair

ISPA SmartBrief | Jul 24, 2015

This article describes five Jersey Shore-area spa treatments designed to pamper skin and hair after days in New Jersey's sun and sea. Skin-soothing options include the Vitamin C Facial at Esthetica Salon and Spa, the 15-minute deep conditioning hair treatment at Red Sails Salon, the Salt Glow exfoliating body treatment at Spa Avalon, FIT  Bodywrap at Rejuvenation Day Spa and the Sea Spa Shave for men at Sea Spa. The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) (tiered subscription model) (07/22)

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