Category: Spa Talk

The Digital Detoxification Treatment

By Carmelina Karas How many of you are reading this from your phone? How many are reading from a laptop with wireless internet? How many have spent the day with a curved back and hunched shoulders staring at a screen, much like I am (admittedly!) doing right now? As...

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...

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...

Spa Strategies: Q&A with Avenue Skin Care

Part two from my trip to Avenue Skin Care! In this quick Q&A, Medical Skin Care Specialist Erica Savoie tells me about their top treatments, marketing strategy and tools for attracting clients! By: Jodee Cave Q: When was Avenue Skin Care established? A: About 2 years ago, but Susan Shirriff (Medical Skin Care...

Spa Talk: The Personalities of Spa Professionals

“What I look for in an RMT is different from what I look for in an esthetician. They’re skilled trades and there’s a particular type of person who becomes, for example, an RMT,” says Kim Assar, the spa operations manager at eforea spa at Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Center. This...

spAWARDS 2013

By Keri LaPlante Planning an event like the spAWARDS Gala is no easy task. With only a small portion in my care, I am in awe of those who managed to pull everything together. These great gift bags and all the fantastic swag that went in them are one...

Massage manners 101: the bare facts

   By Kim Cristini We all have our guilty pleasures. For some it may be reality tv; others can’t resist the allure of chocolate. For me, it’s always been indulging in massages.  I find nothing more relaxing than immersing myself in the tranquility of a spa knowing that for the next...