The Hut Group Acquires Prestigious Spa and Skincare Brand ESPA – 

The Hut Group (“THG”, or the “Group”), one of the world’s largest online Health & Beauty retailers and brand owners, announces the acquisition of ESPA, a world-renowned leader in spas and skincare excellence, from affiliates of KSL Capital Partners, LLC (“KSL”).
Established in 1993, ESPA is the choice of the world’s leading spas and skincare experts. ESPA products and treatments are sold in over 700 spas across 50 countries in the finest hotels including ESPA Life at The Corinthia London, top destinations of Ritz Carlton, Peninsula, One&Only and the ESPA Life at Gleneagles.

Each spa offers a unique reflection of its environment, ultimately providing a collection of bespoke, opulent destination spas that offer wellbeing experiences for skin, body and mind. Last year, ESPA- trained beauty therapists performed over 5 million treatments globally.

ESPA products are also sold in luxury retail outlets such as John Lewis, Liberty London and Harvey Nichols, and direct to consumers on

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The Woodhouse Day Spa to open in Village of Williamsville – 

The Woodhouse Day Spa, the ultimate full-service luxury day spa, is opening in the Village of Williamsville. The spa aims to offer invigorating, rejuvenating and results-oriented spa services to provide the utmost relaxation to its guests.
American Spa Magazine voted The Woodhouse Day Spa “Best Day Spa” every year since 2012. It is set to open in the Village of Williamsville in late summer, and will be located at 5933 Main St.
The Woodhouse Day Spa, known for its dedication to wellness and stress relief, will offer guests a chance to relax and renew themselves in its elegant facilities in “their own backyard.” The use of innovative products combined with a serene spa environment and handcrafted spa treatments have made The Woodhouse Day Spa a popular place for a luxurious getaway where guests can enrich the mind and delight the senses.
With a firm belief in the link between health, well-being and beauty, The Woodhouse Day Spa offers more than 70 stress-relieving, soothing services, including The Woodhouse signature minkyti facial, The Woodhouse hydrafacial, Himalayan salt stone massage, in addition to body treatments, sleep treatments, manicures and pedicures.

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Juice bar and spa with ‘float pods’ opens in Mt. Pleasant –  Doug and Laurie Perry and their children do a lot together as a family. When they are out and about, Doug, Laurie, daughter Korynne and sons Grant and Mitch have noticed over the years that there aren’t many places to stop for something truly healthy. There are fast food restaurants that offer healthier options than others, but the Perrys wished they could find a place for relaxation, revitalization and pure nutrition. They didn’t find that, so they decided to open their own. Having started business about two weeks ago in Mt. Pleasant, the Perrys own Pure Vitality Juice Bar & Spa at 128 E. Broadway St. downtown.

There, the family gives customers a wide variety of options for relaxing, de-stressing and providing their bodies with fresh, natural juices and smoothies. Juices from a variety of fruits and vegetables are squeezed fresh in front of customers, and smoothies are made to order as well. Using fruits and vegetables that are packed with nutrients like kale, spinach, carrots, broccoli, beets, cucumbers, strawberries, pineapple, apples, oranges, lemons, celery, grapefruit, mangoes, goji berries and blueberries.

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Save Your Skin with CBD

We know that cannabidiol (CBD) has anti-seizure and anti-tumor properties, but its medicinal benefits don’t stop there. Topical CBD treatments can improve your physical health from the outside in. The natural compound has the ability to aid in the improvement of the overall health and appearance of your skin!

How it works:

Topical application of CBD (oil) creates a unique and positive interaction with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which controls and cares for your skin cells. From preservation to prevention, here are some incredible ways CBD can help save your skin from any harmful or irritating agents.

1. Youthful Skin Maintenance

CBD possesses significant anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and neuroprotective traits meaning it protects the skin of any damage from free radicals. These free radicals include UV rays, smoke, and environmental pollutants that can lead to fine lines and wrinkles. Fight against these aging factors with the consistent use of our CBD Cream in your daily skin regimen.

2. Oil Control

Who would have thought a CBD moisturizer could control your oil? Suffering from oily skin is no walk in the park, and most people are hesitant to follow the advice of moisturizing their skin for fear of increasing the amount of oil on their skin. When you deprive your skin from moisture, you’re actually encouraging the oil glands to produce excessive oil for your skin. In the case of cannabis, using CBD infused products helps to decrease the over production of oil.

3. Acne Repair

Last but not least, the most common skin issue among all ages – acne. Oil control plays a huge role in managing acne. The oil that creates those blemishes is known as sebum, which excretes rough sebaceous glands. But when dirt and clogged pores get in the way, the sebum mixes with bacteria and becomes a blemish. When put to the test, we discovered that when applying non-psychoactive CBD to the endocannabinoid receptors of the skin, this oil production stopped and acne faded away. Further, when applied on the affected area directly, the production of sebocytes decreased significantly. So your constant search for spot treatments can end right here. Get to the root of your blemishes before they surface.

Your skin is constantly being challenged by environmental and personal skin care issues. Incorporating CBD infused products into your daily routine, may help to relieve some of those problems.

All of CBD Essentials products are sourced from whole flower cannabis plants, non-psychoactive, and are known to have significant therapeutic benefits. To ensure consistency and quality, our topicals are lab formulated, and third party tested.

Cannaisseur Brands and CBD Essentials

Cannaisseur Brands and CBD Essentials

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Lynda Solien Wolfe, LMT, Receives the William C. “Bill” Lindsey Award at The National by FCA 2017

Akron, Ohio – August 30, 2017 – Performance Health is delighted to announce that Lynda Solien Wolfe received the William C. “Bill” Lindsey Award at last week’s The National by FCA 2017 during the ChiroPAC
reception. The award recognizes a chiropractic layperson for their heroic service to Americans and their commitment to educating the public on the benefits of chiropractic care. Lynda is the Vice President,
Massage & Spa for Performance Health and has worked closely with the FCA for over 20 years.

“I know of very few people without DC after their name that have as much passion as Lynda does for this profession. Above and beyond all that her impressive biography contains, the reason she was selected for
this rare reward is because she is an ambassador for chiropractic wherever she goes, and she goes everywhere,” stated Debbie Brown, FCA Chief Executive Officer. Per the association’s Government Relations Director, Jack Hebert, “Lynda ceaselessly does all that she can to help everyone she encounters experience conservative healthcare thru chiropractic and massage. Thank you, Lynda.”

“I am so honored and grateful to be recognized by the FCA,” added Lynda Solien Wolfe, “As I said in my acceptance speech, I was flabbergasted. I have so much respect for the entire FCA organization and what
they do to raise the bar for chiropractic and conservative care, not only in the state of Florida but throughout the entire country. Thank you!”

“Lynda has always recognized the natural alignment and partnership between the massage and chiropractic professions, and has worked to build bridges and promote both professions for the past two decades,” added Marshall Dahneke, Chief Commercial Officer, Performance Health. “Her outgoing personality and positive outlook make her a very authentic ambassador. I could not be more proud of

About Florida Chiropractic Association
The primary function of the Florida Chiropractic Association is for the protection and welfare of its individual members, regardless of philosophy, as well as education of the public concerning the chiropractic profession. The Florida Chiropractic Association advocates the position that chiropractic is a distinct and separate healing arts science. The National by FCA 2018 will be held August 16-19. #TheNationalFCA or visit for more information.

About Performance Health
Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Performance Health is a global health, wellness and self-care company. The Performance Health brands include Biofreeze®, TheraBand®, Cramer®, Active Ankle®, Bon Vital®, BVspa™, Perform®, and Thera°Pearl®, all of which collectively create a complementary product offering that has helped professionals, patients and consumers relieve pain, accelerate recovery, grow stronger, and enhance quality of life for nearly 100 years.

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The History of Medical Cannabis

Cannabis is a truly ancient medicine. For as long as humanity has cultivated cannabis sativa—and our relationship with cannabis stretches back thousand of years—we’ve been using the plant for its potent medical benefits. Here’s a brief examination of the history of medical cannabis.

Some of the earliest references to medical cannabis pop up in China. In 2737 B.C., the Chinese emperor Shen Neng prescribed marijuana tea as a treatment for a wide array of maladies, including malaria, gout, rheumatism and—rather laughably—memory loss. By around 200 B.C., Chinese farmers had successfully cultivated hemp, using it to make everything from clothing to rope and, of course, medicine, according to Psychology Today. In 200 A.D., the Chinese medical book, Shennong Bencaojing, noted that cannabis could be used as an anesthetic. Apparently, the drug could be mixed with wine, and a patient would drink the cannabis-wine prior to surgery. Physicians also used cannabis oil, leaves, and its roots to treat tapeworms, constipation, and blood clots. Cannabis’ popularity as a medicinal drug bloomed in Asia, and eventually over the course of several hundred years, medical cannabis made its way outside of China probably via merchants and traders, spreading into other regions, such as India.

Bhang is an Indian drink made from cannabis paste, milk, ghee, and various spices. According to Medical Daily, bhang is referred to in the fourth book of the Vedas as having the ability to “release an individual from anxiety.” It could also boost a person’s mood, sharpen their mental prowess, and “remove wind and phlegm.” Bhang was even used to treat sunstroke and dysentery, as well. From around 1400 B.C. to 1600 B.C., medical cannabis made its way out of Asia and into the Middle East and Africa. Archeologists have found papyrus scrolls dating from around 1500 B.C. that list medical cannabis as a valuable medicine for the treatment of inflammation. Since Islam generally forbids the consumption of alcohol, cannabis became popular both as a recreational drug and as a medicine. Apparently, cannabis did appear in medieval Europe, and physicians sometimes used the plant to treat lung ailments—such as coughs—as well as tumors and jaundice. Medieval physicians though believed that overconsumption of cannabis could cause sterility, so they often warned against excessive use.

The Americas
When the Spanish conquered the New World in the late 1500s, they brought cannabis to South America. However, cannabis never really took hold in the early American colonies—colonial farmers seemed to exclusively grow hemp. The plant was mostly used to make clothes, bags, rope, and paper. Beginning in the early 17th century and moving into the 18th century, American physicians began noting that hemp roots and seeds could be used to treat incontinence, inflammation, and various venereal diseases. An Irish doctor named William O’Shaughnessy helped to increase cannabis’ popularity in both the U.S. and England—he served as a physician with the British East India Company, and he witnessed firsthand how cannabis could be used to treat both rheumatism and nausea. By the early 1900s, pharmaceutical companies often added cannabis to various medicines and food items.

Unfortunately, increased federal regulations on medicinal items—along with anti-immigration fears of cannabis-smoking Central American migrants—helped to shift American public opinion on cannabis in the early 20th century. Eventually, cannabis went from being an important medicinal plant to a feared narcotic—though those fears were truly unfounded. However, as exhibited by cannabis’ rather unique history, physicians across the world have lauded medical cannabis for its health benefits for thousands of years. It’s only a matter of time until public opinion in the U.S. shifts completely, and the entirety of the nation begins to hopefully respect cannabis for the critical medical resource that it is.
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Cannaisseur Brands

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MIAMI – August 2017 – Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, a world-class wellness property in Miami Beach, today announced the appointment of award-winning spa industry leader Catherine Strange Warren as
Vice President of Spa and Wellness. In her new role, Warren manages a team of over 100 professionals in the property’s integrated spa, fitness, salon and wellness facilities.

“Spas led by Warren receive scores of awards including Forbes Five-Star rating, Conde’ Nast Top 25 Spa in the World and Town & Country Top 15 Spas in the World,” says Managing Director Paul Nash. “Warren
comes to Carillon Miami Wellness Resort during a time of significant renovations and enhancements to the property. We look forward to her leadership taking Carillon Miami’s spa and wellness offerings to a five-star level.”

Warren’s nearly two decades in spa include most recently serving as spa and leisure director for Eau Spa at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. Under her direction, Eau Spa received a Forbes Five-Star rating. During previous roles with WTS International and Steiner Leisure Limited, Warren received the inaugural “Innovate Award” from the International SPA Association. She is a popular presenter at conferences led by Yoga Journal, ISPA and IECSC, as well as a community volunteer and speaker throughout South Florida.

Warren adds, “In only a few weeks of being on-site at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, I’ve experienced one of the best teams of my career to date. The passion and experience from our professionals in spa, fitness, wellness and medicine will correlate perfectly with the exciting renovations throughout the resort.”

Set in a luxurious 70,000-square- foot integrated wellness space surrounded by views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Spa at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort offers an empowering approach to treating the mind, body and soul. As the largest luxury spa on Miami Beach, Carillon Miami includes indoor and outdoor spaces, the unique Thermal Experience, an expansive fitness center with 200+ classes weekly, full-service salon, and an integrative wellness center staffed by a team of medical professionals. More on

Carillon Miami Wellness Resort is within the hospitality portfolio of Z Capital Partners, L.L.C.

About Carillon Miami Wellness Resort – Located along the white sand shores of Miami Beach, Carillon Miami Wellness Resort presents an authentic and specialized approach to health, wellness and complete well-being. Exuding the & luxury of wellness,& the resort focuses on aligning physical, mental and spiritual health by offering the largest spa in the region, a one-of- a-kind Thermal Experience and an integrative medical wellness center. An array of recreational activities are at guests & fingertips, with over 200 fitness classes offered each week, access to the resort & two-story indoor rock wall and four pools located throughout the property. Serving fresh, locally-sourced cuisine, the resort features four dining venues. The resort features 150 spacious one- and two-bedroom suites and is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and Leading Spas. For more information, please visit