Soap
Oct06

Soap

While Liquid Soap has grown in popularity over time around the world, the classic Bar Soap takes first place in the category in many markets worldwide. In the US, for example, 72% of consumers buy Bar Soap – but Liquid Hand Soap however sees lower and more varied purchases; with 67% of US consumers with children purchasing Liquid Hand Soap, compared to just 60% of those without children. In the UK, 7% of consumers buy Bar Soap at...

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Amma Massage
Sep10

Amma Massage

Amma massage is a type of massage therapy which is rooted in ancient Eastern medicinal techniques, although many practitioners also integrate some techniques from Western bodywork as well. This massage technique is suitable for people in varying degrees of physical condition, since it can be easily adapted to meet the needs of specific body types. Many Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners offer Amma massage, and some spas...

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Systematic Service Recovery
Sep08

Systematic Service Recovery

Service recovery should be a routine part of your system, as easy as possible for both customers and employees. Mold your procedures accordingly: 1. Remove barriers: The less paperwork there is to fill out, the more attention service specialists can devote to listening and reaching an agreement with the customer. Problem reports, if necessary, should be written up only after the customer leaves. 2. Stand behind your employees in...

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Nail Trends
Aug27

Nail Trends

Body piercing has been hot, what with people getting their lips, chin, eyebrows, navel and other parts pierced, but one of the latest trends is nail piercing. Who can get it done Anyone with healthy nails can opt for this beauty trend. It is best done on acrylic or gel nails but also works on natural nails that are long and strong. Is it harmful? If the nail bed is healthy then doing piercing on the exterior of the nail is like...

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Saffron
Aug05

Saffron

Derived from the flower saffron crocus, saffron is one of the most expensive spices in the world. The flower is native to Asian and European countries. Saffron is extracted by removing the long, fibrous threads from the flower and drying them. It is often used in cooking to add aroma and flavor. Saffron was detailed in a 7th-century BC Assyrian botanical reference compiled under Ashurbanipal.  Documentation of saffron’s use over...

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Vitamin D for Overall Health
Aug05

Vitamin D for Overall Health

According to a Digital Journal press release, recent studies suggest that vitamin D could be a safe, effective and inexpensive treatment for chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic pain and fatigue as well as heightened sensitivity to pressure. The affliction also causes stiffness, sleeping disorders, an inability to concentrate and anxiety or...

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Ganbanyoku
Jul18

Ganbanyoku

Adapted from Japan, where Ganbanyoku is immensely popular in day spas, these soothing relaxation beds are made of a dense black stone mined near Kyushu, Japan that retains heat and radiates it upwards. You lie on the smooth stone, polished to a satiny finish, with your head on a bamboo pillow-shaped prop, and let the heat soak deep into your bones. Read full story

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Personalized Spa Travel
Jul10

Personalized Spa Travel

Personalizing the spa visit has been on the list of “must do’s” for over a decade and yet, very few spas have the formula down.  It takes brilliant orchestration between the guest booking team, operational staff and department managers within the spa.  Personalized services require that core treatment team members like massage therapists, estheticians and bodyworkers have a plethora of skills at their fingertips as well as the...

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10 Ingredients to Avoid in Personal Care
Jun27

10 Ingredients to Avoid in Personal Care

Women are exposed to an average of 168 ingredients per day in their personal care products, while men encounter about 85, says the Environmental Working Group, a leading American environmental health research and advocacy organization. You might expect all those ingredients to be safe. But are they?  Read full story

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Drinkable Sunscreen?
Jun18

Drinkable Sunscreen?

  Not so fast!  A topical, barrier sunscreen is still the best thing protecting your skin from the sun’s damaging effects. Some sun protection can come from the inside out. There’s evidence that key nutrients found in certain foods, like phytochemicals in grapes, berries, and walnuts, and sulforaphane in broccoli, can offer some degree of protection. But these are supplemental. Your best bet is to follow Day’s advice: “You...

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