Archives for 2009

National Massage Therapy Awareness Week October 25-31, 2009

The next time you roll out of bed with a kink in your neck, pain in your back or frazzled nerves beyond belief, skip the medicine cabinet and dial up your nearest LMT (licensed massage therapist). Although a good rubdown works wonders for stress, according to the American Massage Therapy Association, many clients report massage […]

Pumpkin Peels and Scary Good Spa Deals

October marks the month for jack-o-lanterns, crazy costumes and you guessed it, pumpkin-infused spa treatments. Chock full of vitamins, antioxidants and naturally smoothing enzymes, pumpkin delivers a plethora of yummy skin benefits. Gear up for the season with a pumpkin treat that nourishes, hydrates and unleashes your inner glow. From cleansing facials to moisturizing body […]

Sweet Dreams

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults need an average of 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night. Easy for them to say. Racking up your daily dose of shut-eye is no easy feat with life’s everyday stresses traipsing through your head as soon as it hits the pillow. When counting sheep doesn’t bring […]

Valley Pilates Studios that Get to the Core of the Matter

By Angella Hamilton Owner, Pilates Lounge We asked certified Pilates instructor and friend Angella Hamilton (aka, the Pilates Girl) to scoop on her favorite studios to pick up a class in this core-strengthening fitness method. Here’s her insider picks along with some powerhouse tips for making the most of your experience. Where to Go Want […]

Think Minx: Minx Nails Ups the Glam Factor in Fall Beauty Trends

Watch out tiny toe flowers with rhinestone centers, there’s a new nail trend in town. And it’s kicking traditional nail art to the curb. The fall fashion trends are alive with color and flashy metallics and with holiday parties just around the corner, it’s time to go Minx. This buzzed-about Hollywood nail craze gives nails […]

Jump in Feet First with Reflexology Week

Going into a massage, most expect the whole shebang — a full-body knead sprinkled with aromatherapy and topped off with a soothing scalp rub. That’s why Reflexology, a massage therapy modality focused on feet and hands to relieve stress and chronic pain, isn’t always top pick on the spa menu. According to the Reflexology Association […]

Spa Avania at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Goes Pink in Celebration of Legally Blonde

In anticipation of the acclaimed “Legally Blonde, The Musical” coming to ASU Gammage Sept. 22-27, 2009, Spa Avania at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch is rolling out the pink carpet with limited-time spa services and a special event for our furry companions. Think Pink Spa Offerings From Sept. 18-27, 2009, the […]

Celebrate National Yoga Month with a Free Week of Downward Dogs!

With long work weeks and busy schedules it’s easy to let exercise and healthy living take a back seat. If you’ve been meaning to bush up on your downward-facing dogs or looking for a new way to kick your lifestyle into shape, September marks the official month of yoga. Produced by The Yoga Health Foundation, […]