Archive for 2009

New Luxury Spa in Las Vegas

Monday, December 7th, 2009
Spa Room

Spa Room

A new spa that has just opened in Las Vegas is in the Mandarin Oriental hotel, which is located at the entrance of CityCenter.  This 47-story hotel is special because although it is in the center of the gambling world, it is a non-gaming hotel that will allow you to be at the center of the action without being surrounded by a casino. The hotel itself brings spectacular accommodations, superlative dining, and an unparalleled spa. The hotel and spa were designed by the award-winning architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox, with contemporary interior design by Adam D. Tihany.

Spa Suite

Spa Suite

The two-level, 27,000-square-foot Spa and Pool at Mandarin Oriental are located on the sixth and seventh floors. The spa provides a tranquil environment and a completely holistic experience based on the union of modern techniques and Eastern traditions.  The spa has 17 treatment rooms, multiple relaxation and water experiences, an expansive Fitness Center and dedicated yoga studio. The building itself is also designed to withstand the heat of the desert in a sustainable manner by reducing solar heat gain and through conserving energy. The façade system of the hotel accounts for about 9 percent of the building’s total energy savings, while the interior of the hotel and spa use sustainable products and practices to conserve water and energy in a manner that doesn’t affect your luxurious experience .

Spa Facial

Spa Facial

The spa has an extensive menu including everything from Mandarin Oriental Signature Spa Therapies which combines an in depth consultation, with Traditional Chinese Medicine, essential oils and ancient massage techniques; to a detoxifying foot spa in which you will experience a Chinese Spearmint foot bath and natural exfoliation with Jute Fiber Mini Mitt and Lemongrass soap. The large list of treatments and amenities goes on and on with spa suites for couples, aromatherapy, massages, facials, mens treatments and manicures & pedicures and much more.

Mens Treatments

Mens Treatments

In celebration of its debut, the hotel has created a special opening offer for guests looking to make the most of their Vegas visit and experience the luxurious, new property. Valid through February 28, 2010, the “We ‘Fan’ Vegas” package will provide one night of complimentary accommodations in conjunction with one or more consecutive paid nights of stay. Rates for the opening offer start at $545 and reservations are subject to availability. The hotel’s 392 spacious and chic guest rooms and suites can be reserved directly by phone: (888) 881-9578, E-mail: molas-reservations@mohg.com or via the hotel’s direct online reservations service at www.mandarinoriental.com/lasvegas.

Vintage Pictures of People Enjoying Steambaths

Friday, December 4th, 2009

For more vintage pictures of people enjoying steambaths take a look at our Steamy Vintage Steam Shower Pictures.

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Vintage Steambath

Vintage Steambath

Yellow Steambath

Yellow Steambath

ThermaSol Steambath

ThermaSol Steambath

Black and White Steambath

Black and White Steambath

Men Only Spa In Charleston’s Historic French Quarter

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Men-Only Spas are a hot trend these days, and the Old South Barber Spa is a prime example of a Man’s Spa that caters to it’s clientele in a way that many men can appreciate. As soon as you walk into this spa you instantly know it’s for men with the flatscreen T.V’s tuned to sports or business news, a comfortable lounging area with leather chairs and couches, and even complimentary cigars and drinks. Men who have never tried the spa experience now have no excuses!

The barber shop and spa has modern features, but still encompasses the old “men’s club” charm that you would expect to see in a guys’ hangout. Their services include both hair and spa treatments. Some of the services offered include their Old South Signature Haircut, which includes a consultation with a professional barber stylist, expert haircut designed for your facial features and lifestyle, shampoo, conditioning scalp massage, hot lather neck shave and style for $36. The Old South Barber Shop also has a range of massages from a 15 minute Therapeutic Chair Massage, to an hour long Southern Gentlemen’s Massage Sampler which includes many different massage modalities and experiences such as a combination of aromatherapy, sports, Swedish, reflexology, and hot stone – and determine your favorite for your next visit.

At this mans’ spa you can even indulge in a Gentlemen’s facial, pore cleansing treatment, waxing services or a relaxing shoe shine. The Old South Barber Spa is available for private parties and membership packages are available. For more details please visit their website at: http://www.oldsouthbarberspa.com

Old South Mens Spa

Old South Mens Spa

Old South's Barber Chairs

Old South's Barber Chairs

People Flock to Spa Websites On Cyber Monday

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Cyber Monday has become more and more popular for retailers over the past few years. (Cyber Monday is the equivalent of Black Friday for online stores.) This year spas with good websites reaped the benefits from this event, especially Bella Sante Day Spas who reported today that “Cyber Monday Website traffic rose 76% and Cyber Monday Internet sales rose 59%” – said Tiffany Amorosino, COO of Bella Sante. While the Washington Post reported Cyber Monday traffic increased nationally only 8%, perhaps this year people were feeling that in order to make up for a tough year spa services and products will make an excellent gift. Many people are also flocking to spas to treat themselves or to purchase a gift for another because they realize that giving a gift that provides relaxation and pampering will do more good than material goods.

Gift Card

The spa industry has come a long way in the past decade or so, especially when you look at the investment that spas have put into their websites. Now spa websites are well positioned on the Web, and are able to capitalize on events like Cyber Monday. Gift certificates and spa products are now offered online by many spas as website technology continues to improve across the spa industry. By providing the same excellent service through their websites that they give their spa-goers in person, spas have been able to reap the benefits from these efforts.

Steam Shower Warranties – What you need to know

Monday, November 30th, 2009

This post provided by ThermaSol Steam Showers –ThermaSol.com

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One Steam Shower Manufacturer’s Warranty:
– 1 year on controls and cables; at their place of choice. After the first year the customer is responsible for parts and labor on controls and cables.

– 5 years on generators for material defect; at their place of choice. After 5 years the customer pays for parts and labor on their generator.

– Warranty is non-transferable.

Another Steam Shower Manufacturer’s Warranty:
– 5 years on working components for material defect.

– The first 2 years of the 5 they cover labor.

– They claim they are the only company to cover poor water quality; covered for 5 years.

– Exceedingly inaccurate.

ThermaSol Warranty:
– Dependent on model you receive 2 or 3 year in-home coverage, parts & labor for material defect.

– Lifetime parts & labor warranty at factory; no questions, no exclusions! Yes, not even water quality!

– Warranty is transferable should you sell your home.

Summary:

ThermaSol offers immeasurable advantages unavailable from others:

  1. A lifetime of coverage; no questions, no worries. (Superior to 1, 2 or 5 year warranties)
  2. Labor & parts coverage for a lifetime; no exclusions or questions. (Unavailable from competitors)
  3. Warranty covers whatever has failed on the unit including items that fail from poor water quality; for a lifetime. (Unavailable from competitors)
  4. Transferable should you sell your home.
  5. Which would you choose; after 5 years no commitment from the manufacturer or coverage for parts & labor for a lifetime from ThermaSol?

Will You Be Giving The Gift of Spa This Year?

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Will you be giving the gift of spa this year?

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For more Holiday spa gift information take a look at these posts:

Spa Week Holiday Contests, Giveaways & Sales

Luxurious Spa Gifts

Holiday Spa Specials

Spa Week Holiday Contests, Giveaways & Sales

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

With the holidays fast approaching many people are looking for deals and giveaways. SpaWeek.com has collected a number of amazing contests and sales that might just take some of the holiday pressure off of you if you win!

Diamond Package1. Win the Diamond Dream Holiday Giveaway

Enter to win the Grand Prize: 18K White Gold Eighty-Eight® Cut Diamond Pendant. This modern 3-stone pendant features three 88-cut diamonds (1.00 ctw) bezel-set in 18K white gold. Comes with a matching 16-inch chain. Each diamond is magnificently set to showcase the peerless brilliance of the Eighty-Eight®.  Sponsored by Diamonds International.  Retail Value: $3,550

Enter until December 18th


2. jane iredale ultimate guiltless pleasure sweeps

ChocolateThis holiday season, seduce your senses with a decadent treat! jane iredale’s limited edition holiday collection, chocoholicks™, is an assortment of four chic, chocolate truffle-flavored lip glosses: Truffle, Chocolate Orange, Strawberry Cream and Caramel. 10 winners.

Enter until December 31st


Candles3. Win $735 Worth of Scented Candles

The old saying “Too much of a good thing is never enough” definitely applies here. Allure editors handpicked their 12 favorite candles of all time, and one lucky winner takes all! Diptyque Feu de Bois, Prada Infusion D’Iris, Tocca Agadir, Fresh Sake, and Cire Trudon Pondichéry. Enter to win the whole ball of wax. In partnership with Allure magazine.

Enter until November 30th


4. Win an Autumn Resort & Spa Getaway for 2

Holiday GetawayEnter for a chance to win the Autumn Resort & Spa Getaway at the Sedona Rouge Resort & Spa Package that will help you forget the stress and strain of every day life, allowing you to enjoy the season the most relaxing way possible. In partnership with Arizona Foothills Magazine.

Enter until November 30th


Monthly Prizes5. Monthly Giveaways

We’re always giving away tons of fabulous beauty products and make-your-life-a-little better things. It’s just what we do. Right now there are 83 items to win, from a $350 anti-aging Galvanic Spa System to a $18.50 Purple Lab lip gloss.

Enter: All the time – items updated every other month


6. SPA WEEK® Holiday Gift Card Sale

Gift CardsPurchase a $100 Spa Week Gift Card for only $80! With a Spa Week Gift Card, you can give the gift of wellness any time of year. This Holiday Season, let us gift wrap that massage, pedicure, haircut, manicure, facial (oh the list goes on…) for your loved one.

On sale until December 22nd


Funny Spa Pictures!

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009
Clever Axe Spray Ads

Clever Axe Spray Ad

Monkey's First Spa

Monkey's First Spa

Nail & Spa Fail

Nail & Spa Fail

Do Not Distrub

Do Not Distrub

Mandatory Speedos Sign

Mandatory Speedos Sign

via Wandering the World

Engrish Funny Team Bath

Engrish Funny Team Bath

via Engrish Funny

Funny Dog in Bath

Funny Dog in Bath

Clever Axe Spray Ads

Clever Axe Spray Ad

Funny Spa NY Plate

Funny Spa NY Plate

Turkey Tan Fail - Happy Thanksgiving!

Turkey Tan Fail - Happy Thanksgiving!

PowerFlush Feature On Your Steam Shower

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

This post provided by ThermaSol Steam Showers –ThermaSol.com

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Inner-tank maintenance; are you aware that there is only one system that actually works?  PowerFlush is standard on all ThermaSol generators, it is the only bona fide inner-tank cleaning system.

Other Steam Showers:
These steam shower manufacturers have terms such as “Flushing System” sound good but the reality unfortunately does not live up to the verbage. Each of the competitors use inaffective gravity drains whether manual or auto. The water within the tank is released and drained via gravity, nothing more.

Imagine a pot with a 1/2 inch drain hole at the bottom. Pour some Corn Flakes to cover the bottom of the pot then add water or milk filling half the pot. Let it sit over night. The next day remove the drain plug. What happens? The water or milk will slowly find its way through the Corn Flakes and drip out virtually leaving all the corn flakes in the pot. This analogy demonstrates the system used to try and clean the inner-tank in competitive generators. Unfortunately gravity alone doesn’t suffice.

ThermaSol Steam Shower Generator Method:
PowerFlush, was specifically designed to purge calcification build-up from the inner-tank. This unique system uses a combination of household water-line pressure (40 to 80 lbs) and specially designed inner-tank “speed slots” to increase the water pressure. This water pressure effectively sweeps the bottom of the tank removing build-up.

Picture the same pot but rather than just having a drain plug it was used as a water inlet. Now, instead of draining the tank via gravity you PowerFlush the Corn Flakes from the bottom of the tank, and out the top. There would be a compelling difference in the amount of Corn Flakes removed when using pressure rather than gravity.

Summary:
1. To remove sediment from the tank it requires pressure. (gravity alone does not work)
2. PowerFlush increases the lifespan of your generator. (your personal maintenance man)
3. By using the drain as a water inlet you’re no longer required to plumb it to a drain. (installation savings, only from ThermaSol)
4. There is only one effective inner-tank cleaning system, PowerFlush.

ThermaSol, the choice of professionals worldwide since 1958.

Luxurious Spa Gifts

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

There are a number of amazing spa gifts you can get for your friends and family this year, but if you’re looking to go the extra mile by shelling out the big bucks you might consider one of these luxurious spa gifts:

1. Crystal Massage Therapy: For centuries people have worn crystal and jade because of the belief that they contained healing properties. These treatments are widespread across Asia and are spreading into Europe and western society. Although there is no medical proof that crystals, diamonds or jade hold any healing benefits, if the person that you are giving this gift to believes that they do have healing benefits, then it’s as good as if they have been proven by the medical society. You can purchase these services at a number of high end spas, including the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, Twelve Apostles Hotel and Sanctuary Spa in Cape Town and Twelve Apostles Hotel and Sanctuary Spa in Cape Town. Read more about Crystal Massage Therapy here.

Crystal Massage

Crystal Massage

2. Gold Facial: The 24 Karat Gold Facial has become more and more popular in the past decade, because of it’s ability to reduce file lines on the face and to prevent aging. This treatment is only available at a handful of spas and beauty centers in the country, including the Veronica Spa in Malibu California, where they use 24 Karat Gold, Gama PGA and Nano Mist technology to help lighten, brighten and hydrate your skin to leave it firmer and younger feeling. The Willow Stream Spa At Fairmont Newport Beach also offers a gold facial using the same technique as the Veronica Spa. Read more about gold facials here.

Gold Facial

Gold Facial

3. Luxury Spa Retreat: Who wouldn’t want to get away from it all, to have nothing to worry about but relaxing and enjoying high end treatments and services? There are hundreds, if not thousands of luxury spas in the country, all which offer nothing but the highest level of service with their luxury treatments. You can find a full, complete list of luxury spas in the US through the use of Spa Finder’s search tool.

Two Bunch Palms Resort

Two Bunch Palms Resort

4. Installation of a Steam Shower – The ultimate spa gift is having your own luxury steam shower. A steam shower will bring with it an added luxury that will not only increase the value of your home, but also increase your enjoyment and add endless home spa options to your home relaxation. Steam showers can be affordable, but make sure to have the pros install it if you don’t trust yourself with the installation because no gift should turn into a project gone wrong.

Steam Shower

Steam Shower


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