Summer is here! If you want to make an impression on your guests this season and leave them with an out-of-this-world experience they won’t forget, make sure to put these items on your shopping list for summer.
Sciote – “To Know Thy Skin is to Know Thyself” is the motto for this Italian inspired brand shown above. The fresh scents of Positano, Taorimna and Gira Sole leave a breezy fragrance on the body making Sciote a top summer must have and P.S. blending the scents will deliver a custom summer scent that sizzles!
Pure Fiji Products– From decadent coconut milk baths, sugar rub and body lotion to their exciting line of roller-ball fragrances, make summer a season to remember with island-inspired scents from Pure Fiji. The natural botanicals present in each Pure Fiji product are sure to awaken the senses and create an atmosphere of laid-back island living and fun in the sun!
Spa Month is the perfect time for a relaxing weekend getaway or staycation in Greater Fort Lauderdale. The destination’s popular annual spa month invites residents and visitors to disconnect from the everyday and experience some of its most coveted spas.
New this year, the special promotion now includes August in addition to September. During Spa Month, the destination’s top spas offer special packages and services starting at $99, including signature full body massages, exfoliations, facial massages, masks and eye and lip treatments.
“Greater Fort Lauderdale’s Spa Month is a fantastic way to experience various spa treatments at lavish spas with oceanfront views and at authentic local spa boutiques,” says Stacy Ritter, president and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Everyone could use a little rest and relaxation.”
And with these sizzling spa deals in ‘the Venice of America,’ now is the perfect time to enjoy special treatment.
Overtourism – The World’s Newest Wellness Destinations: Cities
Even in the world’s most crowded cities, people need a respite. It may seem counterintuitive to place a wellness hospitality property smack in the middle of a major metropolitan area. But the fact is, several of the world’s top wellness brands are moving beyond their roots in idyllic locations to set up shop in big cities. Aman is already in Tokyo; Six Senses recently opened in Singapore; and both wellness brands are coming to New York City in 2020. Kerzner International Holdings Limited recently announced it is evolving its One&Only portfolio to include One&Only Urban Resorts. The first will open in Dubai. Fivelements, which runs a famed Balinese eco-wellness resort, has launched a wellness day center concept in Hong Kong. According to Andrew Gibson, co-founder of the Wellness Tourism Association, “These examples of new wellness ventures in urban locations are a result of the overwhelming global interest in wellness and the increasing evidence that being healthy is not a preserve for the wealthy.”
Each of the companies mentioned is approaching its urban strategy differently. Aman’s urban properties appear to operate more like standard hotels, albeit with large spas and other wellness components. According to Roland Fasel, COO of Aman, the city hotels are designed around the brand pillars of high-touch service, creating experiences that derive from the local DNA, a holistic wellness component, uncomplicated luxury and understated elegance, and generosity of space. The orienting ethos of it all, says Fasel, is the idea of welcoming people into a home, which applies whether a guest is in the middle of nowhere or smack dab in the core of the Big Apple.
According to a press release, “One&Only Urban Resorts will challenge the conventional city hotel. In a buzzing and busy city, a place to escape the bright lights is always needed, a place to unwind; all urban resorts will offer beautifully designed green spaces to provide a serene sanctuary year-round.” Each urban resort will house a One&Only Gym, cycle and yoga studios, and a spa that is open around the clock.
Six Senses’ city properties will offer creative wellness programming, including options for social wellness. According to Anna Bjurstam, vice president, spas and wellness at Six Senses, “For example, in Singapore, where space is more limited, it’s about designing an immersive experience throughout the hotel through the content we are creating.” In such properties, where space is tight, she says, “wellness shows up in different ways.” For example, the Six Senses Duxton hosts a resident Chinese doctor, who provides complimentary consultations for guests. According to Six Senses CEO Neil Jacobs, Six Senses in Singapore will also be developing a restaurant menu with Chinese medicinal offerings.
Tara Spa Therapy Acquired to Expand Earthlite’s Massage & Body Products Capabilities
Last March, we acquired Tara Spa Therapy, manufacturer of premium massage, spa, and aromatherapy products. This investment signifies Earthlite’s long term intention to be a leader in the production of massage oils, cremes, lotions, and related products. Tara Grodjesk, founder of TARA Spa Therapy, Master Bodyworker, Aromatherapist, and Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, has become Earthlite’s Master Product Alchemist. Tara, with her depth of knowledge and vast expertise, will lead the development of Earthlite’s expanded range of massage and body products for the industry.
Three New Premium Oil Blends
Today, we are proud to announce the launch of a new line of Earthlite massage oils. Three new premium blends, Pro-Lite™, Natural Nut™, and Pure Organic are available as of June 1 in both gallon and 8 oz sizes. The precision crafted Earthlite oils are made from the finest, first press oils available and are formulated specifically for intensive professional use, providing extended glide and superior workability.
Essential Oils and More Coming Soon
We are preparing to launch a complete line of high-quality essential oils and aromatherapy in the near future along with diffusers and muscle therapy products.
Men make up about 30% of Creative Hair Design Salon & Spa’s clientele, says owner John Mangiameli.
“Our men’s services include everything from haircuts to hair color, beard trimming and beard tinting, to manicures and pedicures and spa services,” Mangiameli says. “A lot of professional men get manicures because their hands are in front of people all the time. Pedicures help keep their feet looking and feeling better.”
A wide range of professional services for men and women combined with longtime customer satisfaction have helped Creative Hair Designwin Best Salon honors in The World-Herald’s 2019 Omaha’s Choice Awards. The salon won in the same category in 2017 and also claimed awards in 2016.
Mangiameli opened Creative Hair Design near 120th and Pacific Streets in 1981 with three employees. Today, he has more than 90 – and most have been with Mangiameli for decades. Second and third generations of Omaha families now are clients.
Creative Hair Design recently completed a $500,000 renovation that added more than 15,000 square feet. The hair and nail salon is on the first floor; the spa takes up the second floor.
Hair color is one of the salon’s specialties. Eyelash lifts and hair extensions are other sought-after services, Mangiameli says.
Couples’ massages are popular, too. “I was just talking with a customer who said she and her husband had had a fantastic couples’ massage. She was buying spa products for Father’s Day because he loved the experience so much.”
Is there anything more indulgent than a spa day? We think not, especially considering the treatments we found at some of the world’s most relaxing hotels. You could take an outdoor soak in the Tuscan countryside, or get a massage that mimics the soothing rhythms of the dreamy Pacific Ocean.
From exfoliating salt rubs infused with lavender and rosemary to fitness programs that feel like summer camp for adults, there’s nothing your money can’t buy — that is, if you have the budget to spend it. (Fortunately, you don’t have to go broke to reach nirvana on vacation. Plenty of treatments fall in the $100-to-$200 bracket, and there are many affordable spas.)
So if your stress level isn’t abating and only the finest spa pampering will do, here are some glamorous treatments guaranteed to make you feel like a star.
Monteverdi Hotel and Spa
You’ll be a changed person after indulging in the Full Monteverdi, the Tuscan hotel’s 120-minute signature treatment. For €290 (about $330), you’ll get an exfoliating salt scrub — enriched with lavender, rosemary, lemon balm, and sweet orange — and ample time to soak in an outdoor tub overlooking the grand Val d’Orcia. A revitalizing massage will finish it off.