About this contributor: Lisa Kasanicky

For Lisa Kasanicky, spa hopping is not just an adventure, it’s a job. Through a passion that has propelled her to become recognized as spa authority, she shares her enthusiasm for her “job” through an expanding media base including publications, the Internet and live television and radio. Her first book, "The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Girlfriend Getaways," was an ode to women everywhere to take time out to bond and re-energize sans life’s endless responsibilities. Not surprisingly, the book has one very enormous spa chapter.

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Green Apple Toner

green apple toner

A refreshing, balancing green apple toner spiked with mint and vodka. There’s something so refreshing about a crisp, tart green apple. Go figure that green apples would make the perfect base for a refreshing facial toner. Apples have high concentrations of pectin, which among many other health benefits, is a antioxidant that helps fight aging (yee-haw!). The slight […]

Spring Training Spa Specials at Talking Stick Resort

talking stick spa

The Spa at Talking Stick Resort celebrates spring training season with these specially priced spa services. Hear that? It’s the crack of a bat, which can only mean one thing: It’s Spring Training season in the Valley of the Sun! The Spa at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale is beckoning in the season with treatments for a luxurious […]

The Dirt Cheap Home Spa Facial

Home Spa Facial

An inexpensive, all-natural home spa facial to deeply cleanse and revive skin. Short on cash but longing for a spa indulgence? We've got you covered! This inexpensive, four-step home spa facial deeply cleanses and balances skin. Grab your green tea, crank up the relaxing tunes and let's get spa-ing! Watch the segment live on ABC-15's Sonoran Living […]

Give Peas A Chance Eye Mask

Green relief for swollen, puffy eyes. I could never eat peas as a kid. Ugh, just the thought of those mushy little legumes made my throat close up in fear. Now as a bona fide grownup, peas don’t scare me so much, especially because of their handy use as an ice pack. Frozen peas can […]

Better than Chocolate Body Scrub

Get a cocoa kick from this chocolate body scrub. Legend has it that the great Mayan Emperor Montezuma tossed back some 50 cups of chocolate a day. My question is: What did he have for dessert? Today, the good news about chocolate, especially the dark variety, just keeps on coming. Not only does it kick […]

Valentine’s Day Not-so-Pitiful Pity Party

Host a no fuss, no muss, no guys, home spa party. Single and dreading the year’s gushiest holiday? Why not spaaah the singled-out holiday away with a relaxing, girls-only spa party at home? Instead of spending time and moola getting all dolled up for a date, get the gals together for a rejuvenating date at […]

Hot Lips Sugar Scrub

An easy DIY lip scrub for the perfect pout. Pucker up Spa Girls! The perfect pout starts with a clean canvas free of dry, flaky, icky skin. Whip up this easy homemade lip scrub before you jump in the shower on date night or anytime dry skin mars that gorgeous smile of yours! The cinnamon just makes […]

Cold-be-Gone Eucalyptus and Epsom Salt Soak

Home Spa Bath for Colds

A soothing, eucalyptus-laced Epsom salt bath to ease symptoms of a cold. Muscle aches, zero energy and stuffy sinuses are seriously, the worst. Once a cold hits, the best thing you can do is to stock up on chicken soup, tissues, liquids and Epsom salts. Epsom salt is a naturally-occurring mineral that eases muscle aches and helps you get a good night’s […]