(ATLANTA, GA) June 17, 2018— Green Spa Network (GSN) announced its recent elections for the new leadership positions on the Board of Directors. Those elected are talented individuals who bring depth and experience in practicing sustainability and bringing international reach to the spa industry.
Bonnie Baker, Co-founder of Satteva Spa and Wellness Concepts, has been appointed Board President after her tenure as Vice President. Thor Holmes, General Manager for Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary, will succeed Ms. Baker as Vice President; he will also serve as Board Finance Chair. One of GSN’s newest board members, Molly Allene, Partner of Alpine Glow Skincare, will serve as Board Secretary.
“Green Spa Network is dedicated to leading the spa and wellness industry in creating long term, regenerative, and life-sustaining practices,” said Bonnie Baker, Board President. “With the new leadership team, GSN is evolving to meet the growing interest in sustainability and the need for information, resources, and expertise. GSN is moving towards a curriculum of events, education, and action initiatives designed to stimulate spa professionals into a deeper exploration of the relationship between people and planet.”
Additionally, GSN welcomes Caline Assilian, Executive Director of Intentional Health & Wellness and Mind Body Spa Director for exhale Spa to the Board. Rose Fernandez, CEO of Algenist; Tracie Ridder-Wertz, Corporate Accounts Director for Hydrafacial; Karen Short, President of Universal Companies and previous GSN Board President; and Adar Venyige, Director of Sales for Dazzle Dry and VB Cosmetics will continue as members of the Board.
A full list of the Board of Directors is available on the Green Spa Network website at https://greenspanetwork.org/about/.
About Green Spa Network:
GSN is a non-profit trade association serving the spa industry in support of action for a sustainable future. Their mission is to promote the vital connections between personal wellbeing, economic sustainability and the health of our planet. Through networking, education, and best practices developed with a membership of the nation’s most innovative green spas, GSN is a resource for vital people building a vital planet. www.greenspanetwork.org
Leader in Luxury Linens for Spa & Hospitality Offers Stylish & Efficient Solutions for the Treatment Room
Ferndale, Wash. (July 17, 2018) Comphy Co.-the inventor and leader of luxury spa linens-announced the launch of new professional products to enhance spa operations and guest satisfaction. Developed based on customer demand, both the Spa Wrap and Head Wrap enhance any treatment with easy closures and superior comfort. The products are welcome additions to the Professional Products line featuring Comphy’s signature performance fabric-lightweight, breathable, durable and treated for stain release to stand up to hundreds of washings.
The Spa Wrap is made of our soft, luxury microfiber fabric, and has 4 adjustable snaps for an optimal customized fit. This wrap includes 3 layers of fabric in the front that act as a modesty panel. The length is approximately knee-length, and the durable elastic in back delivers added support. Available in both cream and white, Comphy’s Spa Wrap comes in a ‘one-size-fits-all’ for average needs, up to 4XL to ensure that every client has a comfortable, secure fit.
The wide-band, elastic Head Wrap is ideal for facials or protecting hair during massage and body treatment. It is easy-to-adjust with its Velcro closure and, as usual, it’s Comphy soft.
“We are excited to offer the Spa Wrap and Head Wrap to our full range of products, designed to meet all of our clients’ needs,” said Mia Richardson, founder and CEO of Comphy Co. “Our spa partners embrace our professional products not only for their luxury feel, but also for their durability and efficiency. We rely on them to give us ideas for what they need most, as we did in this case.”
About Comphy Co.
There’s nothing more inviting than a Comphy bed. As the leading provider of linens for the spa industry, Comphy understands the importance of a luxurious touch. The highly specialized microfiber fabric is indescribably sumptuous when experienced on a spa bed, a full set of home linens, a comforter, duvet cover…even baby linens. And they’re durable, efficient and sustainable, too. www.comphy.com.
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BOCA RATON, FL – SALT Chamber, one of the world’s leading authorities for educating, consulting, marketing, training, and distributing the best Salt Therapy products and services is pleased to announce the appointment of Liliana Grajales as Vice-President of Business Development for their LATAM/Caribbean/Mexico Division.
Liliana brings close to 25 years of experience working in operations and sales in the spa and wellness industry. In 1994, she began her career in the hospitality department at the Hyatt Grand in Palm Desert, California and soon began learning all facets of operations including human resources, sales, and food and beverage.
Liliana’s experience has led her to work in several management positions in the spa and wellness industry. She has been a Sales and Operations Manager and Executive Spa Director for several Ritz Carlton properties in South Florida, as well as The Biltmore in Coral Gables. Having learned the spa operations side of the industry, Liliana moved on to become the Regional Sales Manager, Product Sales Manager and VP of Sales for several retail lines.
“SALT Chamber is pleased to add Liliana’s expertise, experience, and high-regard within the South American community to our executive team,” said Leo M. Tonkin, CEO. “We are very excited about expanding throughout the LATAM, Caribbean, and Mexico, and Liliana is the perfect fit to join our team. We look forward to working with her as we continue to launch our rapid international expansion efforts to explore, develop, and distribute the highest quality Salt Therapy products.”
In 2017, Liliana founded Spa Wellness Events, a company that brought together spa directors and general managers from the spa and wellness industry in the Caribbean, Mexico, and the Americas with vendors/suppliers to develop mutually beneficial business relationships.
“Liliana’s experience and leadership in building international partnerships and business development strategies will be instrumental in supporting SALT Chamber’s global growth,” added Tonkin. “We welcome her as part of our team as we evaluate strategic initiatives and pursue partnerships.”
Liliana is a native of Latin America. She currently makes her home in Colombia with her husband and three children.
ABOUT SALT CHAMBER, LLC
Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, SALT Chamber is the industry leader in educating, consulting, manufacturing, marketing, training, and distributing the most innovative and advanced Dry Salt Therapy products and services around the globe. With decades of combined experience in both the Salt Therapy and Spa industries, SALT Chamber manufactures and distributes Halotherapy equipment, Himalayan salt décor, offers turnkey solution services, and has over 450 installations to date. For more information visit www.saltchamberinc.com
If you read The Good Glow Blog often, you’ve seen us talk about the Berkshires regularly. It’s not only where the jane iredale headquarters is located. To us, the Berkshires is a part of our lifestyle. From the organic farms to the relaxing hiking paths to the Farmer’s Market, which is held in our parking lot every Saturday, being in Great Barrington seeps into everything we do. That’s why we are so proud to open our very first, standalone, flagship store right on Main Street in our fair town.
As part of our opening celebrations, Jane hosted a party with entrepreneur and Berkshire-native Heather Thomson. You may recognize Heather as an alum of the Real Housewives of New York. The pair mingled with friends in the community, received manicures using natural nail polish from Dazzle Dry, and had their jane iredale makeup touched-up.
Water is the key to life. It makes up most of our bodies and the world, and staying hydrated is at the root of every health routine. Water is refreshing and reviving so it’s no wonder that soothing treatments involving water offer massive relaxation potential.
Beyond the bathtub or hot tub, spas have taken water treatments and rituals to a whole new level with unique experiences all surrounding H2O.
Get Your Float On
Spas like âme Spa and Wellness Collective at Turnberry Isle Miami offer special sensory deprivation chambers that provide a chance to turn off… well, everything… and soak in silence. The chambers are filled with salt water that’s perfectly calibrated to allow you to float in body temperature water and pure darkness. As you float, you can switch off your tired brain and meditate. The chambers then calm and relax you, bringing you back to almost a womb like state.
According to wellness experts, isolation chambers offer a wealth of benefits beyond relaxation, from pain reduction to increased creativity to even improved sleep quality.