Author: Spa Inc.

Navigating The Hiring Process – And Succeeding!

By Carmelina Karas As a Spa Owner or Manager, you have a lot to think about. There is the day-to-day operations, communicating with suppliers and customers, and making sure all equipment and tools are in working order. Sometimes it may feel that you are doing the job of more...

Floating Away at Float Valley

I was recently in Jamaica, floating in a pool on my back, looking at the big blue sky and feeling very zen as pool water sloshed around in my eardrums. This was not that. I didn’t know what to expect when Nadeem Jiwani, founder and owner of Float Valley...

Here’s why you should drink water

By Carmelina Karas The Basics Water is essential for life. Our bodies are made up of approximately 60% of it! We need water for vital organ functions, to replenish ourselves after exercise or while working in a hot climate, and for amazing looking skin. You may have heard that...

Local Flavour at the Spa

When you visit a new country, are you the type of traveller who searches out familiar dishes or are you looking to try local delicacies? If you identify more strongly with the latter, you might appreciate these spa treatments featured at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts around the world. These...

Massage: The Good, The Bad, and The Funky

By Heather West I remember my first massage vividly. It was almost 20 years ago. I was in the midst of planning a conference and my CEO at the time could see the stress building. She asked if I’d ever had a massage and when she found out I...

Up All Night: Club D’Elite Spa Review

By Kelly Townsend Club D’Elite has several charms. The tropical decor, complete with palm trees and a clear blue sky overhead in the lounge area, immediately instilled a feeling of relaxation and comfort. When my colleague and I visited the spa in November, we felt immediately transported stepping into...

Nominations Now Open for 2016 Canadian Spa & Wellness Awards

  Awards program continues to celebrate best of Canadian spa industry Monday, September 19, 2016 – Spa Inc. magazine, in partnership with the Spa Industry Association of Canada (SIAC), is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2016 Canadian Spa and Wellness Awards. The annual spa awards program...

The Colour Wheel

Our Summer 2016 issue is all about beauty. In her piece on oncology esthetics, Morag Currin gives estheticians working with clients undergoing cancer treatment advise about using the colour wheel to find the best palette to suit their client. Whether you’re an esthetician or spa therapist helping a client look...

Not Your Grandma’s Permanent Makeup

Tina Davies is the owner and founder of Natural Effects Permanent Makeup in Toronto. I spoke to her about her microblading practice and the special tools she’s designed for it: What is microblading? Microblading is the newest hottest trend in permanent makeup. It’s really natural eyebrows that last for...

Test Divas: Lip Lock

By Hermione Wilson I used to think wearing lipstick required a sacrifice. You could have this bold, beautiful lip colour but in order to have that you had to accept the fact that your lips would feel dry and cracked the whole time, and have to refresh your lipstick every...