Archives for March 2009

Blackhead Buster

Acne-busting parsley soothes breakouts. Old-fashioned potato salad just isn’t the same without a snip of fresh parsley. But what you do with a whole bunch of parsley when only need a snip? Use it clear your pores of course. Parsley has natural cleansing and softening properties that help naturally dislodge blackheads. Here’s what you need: […]

Spa Types

With so many different types of spa and salon facilities these days, there’s something out there for just about everyone! Here’s the SpaGirl breakdown of the main facility types. club spa – Don’t you just love to primp after you pump? Or maybe you love a rub down after a good yoga class? You’ll find […]

Spa Amenities

Next time you’re off to your favorite spa, schedule a few extra minutes to take advantage of the amenities offered by many facilities. cold plunge – We know it sounds horrible! You’re all warm and cushy from the sauna, but take the plunge! The cold water will cause the rapid contraction of your capillaries, stimulating […]

Spa Visit Quick Tips

The fine art of relaxation doesn’t come naturally for some of us. Here are a few quick reminders on how to make the most of your spa experience. Ask questions before you go, while you’re there and afterward. The more informed you are, the more likely you’ll enjoy yourself. Eat light before you come so […]

In-the-Room Tips

Okay, you’re here! So now what? If you like to gab, go ahead, but if you don’t, a good therapist will take the cue from your silence. Breathe deeply to focus your mind, enliven your spirit and relax your body. Visualize knots coming loose, tension melting away and ill thoughts releasing from your mind. Let […]

Spa Lingo

If you want to walk the walk, first you’ve gotta talk the talk. Here’s a bit of Spa Girl lingo to get you movin’ in the right direction. aesthetician – Also spelled esthetician, this is the gal (or guy!) we kiss up to and tip well. We literally put our face in her hands so […]

Spa Services

Being a Spa Girl is all about opening your mind to new experiences. On your next visit to your favorite spa or salon, why not just throw caution to the wind and try something new and adventurous … you just might end up lovin’ it! Below are just some of the many services offered at […]

Shades of Green

Leaf through any women’s magazine or breeze down any beauty aisle at a local drugstore and you’re likely to catch the word “natural” at every turn. The writing is on the wall: Beauty products with natural and organic ingredients and limited chemicals and synthetic preservatives have made the leap from fad to form. Green beauty […]