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December 10, 2012
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  Spa Spotlight 
  • N.J. health system to open new spa
    South Jersey health system Virtua is opening a second spa this month, a Morristown location where clients can get massage, audio therapy and other nonmedical stress-management treatment. The spas play a role in overall health, said Richard Miller, Virtua president and CEO. "Part of disease management is stress management as well. It's part of experimentation," Miller said. The Philadelphia Inquirer (12/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • N.Y. Castle Hotel & Spa to open Thann Sanctuary Spa
    The historic Castle Hotel & Spa resort in Tarrytown, N.Y., will open a Thann Sanctuary Spa next spring, the first Thann spa to open in the U.S. The $9 million, 7,800-square-foot spa will feature seven treatment rooms and offer a range of massage styles and other treatments. (12/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail Rundown 
  • Mindful massage, designer fitness top 2013 spa trends
    A mindfulness massage, where people use breathing and mindfulness along with a therapist's touch, is one of the top trends for 2013 according to SpaFinder Wellness. Other trends for the year include ayurveda, brotoxing (men receiving botox injections) and designer fitness programs. Skin Inc. magazine (12/2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Nail artists find their inspiration everywhere
    The continuing popularity of nail art is inspiring more nail technicians to learn the techniques, and they are taking their inspiration from pop culture, fashion, sports and even politics. Cenita Scott, who works at the Salon Suites in Peoria Heights, Ill., is just one nail artist making a name for herself. Her President Barack Obama nails, created ahead of the election, are still being talked about. Peoria Journal Star (Ill.) (12/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Hospitality Trends 
  • World Travel: 1 billion people will travel internationally in 2012
    The World Travel & Tourism Council predicts that 1 billion travelers will cross an international boundary while on a leisure trip in 2012. The group attributes the increase in part to an increasing desire for travel to emerging countries such as China. "There is an inexorable growth in the number of people who want to travel around the world," said David Scowsill, the council's president and CEO. Reuters (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Business Best Practices 
  • How to get your employees to embrace change
    If you want to drive change at your organization, you have to make employees understand why it is important, Ginny Macdonald of Pointcross Consulting writes. "Employees need to understand why change is needed today, rather than six or even 12 months from now, and they must feel they have a voice in shaping change," she writes. Additionally, companies should re-evaluate the structures that guide employee behavior, she writes. Financial Post (Canada) (12/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Customer Service 
  • How spas are drawing senior clients
    Senior clients may be a largely untapped client base for spas, and experts say that spas that shape their treatments for older customers can capitalize on the growing demographic. Among their tips: Train therapists to understand medical conditions common to older clients, offer discounts to seniors on slow days of the week, and make facilities senior-friendly with wide pathways for walkers or wheelchairs and anti-slip mats in locker rooms. DAYSPA magazine (12/2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Finance and Economics 
  • Last-minute tips for reducing your tax bill
    The end of the year is rapidly approaching, but it's not too late to minimize your tax bill, Bonnie Lee writes. You can write off certain costs associated with launching your business, and you might also be able to deduct expenses that you incur while throwing holiday parties for your employees or customers, she notes. Fox Business Small Business Center (12/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Water Cooler 
  ISPA Info 
  • ISPA wants your ideas!
    Have you shared your idea for the 2013 ISPA Conference & Expo theme? If not, you still have time. Submit your Conference theme idea by Dec. 19. Past themes include: Balance, Passion, Harmony, Simplify, Believe and Inspire. And remember to save the date for the 2013 ISPA Conference & Expo Oct. 21 to 23 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas.
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