Your Ultimate Guide To Spa Etiquette & Basic Know-How

Whether you are seasoned spa-goer in need of a refresher or a spa virgin, there are certain universal rules to getting the most out of your spa experience. Visiting a spa for the first time can be intimidating. Here is everything you ever wanted to know. Avoid any shyness or mishaps with our must-know spa…

Food is Medicine: Talking Healing and Ayurveda With Divya Alter

The first time I met Divya Alter was by pure coincidence. An important lunch meeting prompted me to search for a vegan cuisine spot in New York’s East Village. We ended up at Divya’s Kitchen. Once you get out of the street, past other diners and settle in, you realize this is unlike any other…

Time-Honored Remedy: Face Steaming 101

Winter is a season for face steaming. If you enjoy getting facials, you might have noticed the steam part of the process. Your aesthetician steams your face in order to open up the pores. Did you know that this is an old wellness practice shared by many cultures? The first time I encountered the face…

Best Clean Beauty & Wellness Products Of 2019

We have had a busy year of exploring clean beauty and wellness products, then bringing them to you. What catches the eye here is not always well-known and mainstream. We love the freshly launched indie creations, as much as cult classics and spa favorites. From effective skincare to personal massagers, these are our top favorites…

10 Powerful Benefits of a Bath Soak

Water is tranquil! It is one of the most versatile and precious powers on Earth. Being near water, soaking in it, drinking it and treating it with respect, can result in many benefits. Enjoying a bath soak reminds us of its power. Whether you call it self-care, spa life, time-out or me time, bath soaks…

Gift Guide: Unique Gifts For Beauty & Wellness Aficionados

It seems the whole world is falling in love with self-care. We could not be happier and more on board, but the overflow of products makes us wonder – Do we really need it all? We believe consumers are starting to tire of endless lists and shelves of brands that tell them these are the…

Self-Care Insiders: Spa Talk With ISPA’s President, Lynne McNees

Officially the International SPA Association plays an important educational and research role in the spa industry, for professionals and spa-goers alike, however it does so much more than that. Today, it is more important than ever to promote wellness and self-care for those looking to live a healthier lifestyle. ISPA gives us a glimpse into…

Yes, Take A Mental Health Day

From the moment you wake up, to the moment you drift off to sleep, making time for your wellbeing is a decision we all struggle with. This is our love letter in defense of the “Mental Health Day” – a day where you focus on you and decide to do whatever it is that helps…

Spa Therapy & Etiquette 101

Mastering the art of spa is easy and dare I say addictive. Spas are a respite for the body and the mind. From an early age, I have known that wellness is not and should not be a luxury. It should not be reserved for the privileged, but be made widely accessible to all who…