International Standards of SpaExcellence(SM)2014
A Quality System Approach for Spa Businesses
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Spa Products in the News
In the Buff with Naturopathica Aromatic
Body and Facial Scrubs
Prep and polish your skin this summer with Naturopathica
aromatic body and facial scrubs...
Verbena Body Polish - Ideal for sensitive skin, this creamy body
polish uses rounded jojoba beads to gently exfoliate the skin and is
fortified with rich Shea Butter and Aloe Vera to leave skin feeling
silky and smooth. Ingredients/Benefits: Lemon Verbena - crisp, euphoric
citrus bouquet; Shea Butter - a natural fat obtained from the nuts of
the karate tree in Central Africa. Has a softening effect on the skin
and counteracts dehydration; Aloe Vera - effective healing agent for
burns, containing 95% water, minerals, amino acids, proteins and polysaccharides
for extra hydration.
Bamboo Lemongrass Body Scrub - This aromatic scrub
is an excellent exfoliator for the body, hands and feet. Micro ground
bamboo exfoliates the outer layer of the dermis, while extracts of Sugar
Cane, Citrus and Apple penetrate the skin for deeper exfoliation. our
skin is left silky and smooth. Ingredients/Benefits: Lemongrass - a
fragrant, tropical grass that is balancing and uplifting to the nervous
system; Bamboo - finely ground for effective, yet gentle exfoliation;
Sugar Cane & Citrus Extracts, Apple - break down proteins in skin
to provide gentle, exfoliating effect.
Facial Scrub - A clean antiseptic gel designed to lift dirt and
debris without disrubting the integrity of the skin. Gentle enough for
all skin comblexions. The gel base makes this cleanser mildly astringent
for oily complexions. Excellent for sensitive skins abused by synthetic
lcleansers, sunburn or glycolic use. Ingredients/Benefits: Jojoba Beads
- spherical beads are less abrasive for genle, yet effective exfoliation;
Oat Beta Gucan & Collodial Oatmeal - are humectants which are similar
to hyaluronic acid; Sea Algae Extract - a natural astringent also known
for its antiinflamatory and soothing skin benefits; Papaya Extract -
enzymes from this tropical fruit work to naturally dissolve dead skin
cells and purify the skin.
In The Grand Spas of Central Europe, historian David Clay Large follows the grand spa story from Greco-Roman antiquity to the present, focusing especially on the years between the French Revolution and World War II, a period in which the major Central European Kurorte (literally, “cure-towns”) reached their peak of influence and then slipped into decline.
Northern Lights for the Soul
Four-day program in Kilpisjärvi, Finland includes yoga, meditation, a special wellness nutrition menu, and other fitness and wellness activities.
March 7-11, 2016
The Ultimate Ashford Escape Spa Package
Ashford Castle, County Mayo, Ireland
prices from €930 (approx. US$1,063)
• Two nights' in a Corrib Standard Room
• Breakfast in the George V dining room
• Bottle of Champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries in room on arrival
• One dinner for two in the George V dining room
• Ashford's Signature B|Together Spa Experience -- designed to add positive love energy to relationships
• Healthy post-spa lunch in the Drawing Room
• Access to the relaxation pool, steam room and gymnasium
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