Showing posts with label innovative spa treatments. Show all posts
Showing posts with label innovative spa treatments. Show all posts

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Global Spa & Wellness Summit Announcing Winners of 2013 Annual Student Challenge

Each year for the past 5 years, the Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) has held their annual Student Challenge, involving students from major academic institutions. 2013's focus was to create "the spa and wellness concepts of the future." The 2013 Summit was held in New Delhi, India in October, creating the perfect backdrop for these young innovators.

According to GSWS, Mary Tabacchi, PhD, professor, Cornell University of Hotel Administration and co-director of the Challenge said, "The focus of this year’s challenge is perfect: India, with so many ancient, effective wellness approaches has so much to offer the rest of the world, and these students will apply their business savvy to freshly imagine creative, new concepts." 

The winners for the 2013 Challenge included a tie for second place between the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, for its "Saartha" concept: Saartha means "groups traveling together," and this concept targeted the many group weddings and celebrations found throughout India. The other second-place winner was the University of Delhi, New Delhi, for their "Sparsh" concept. "Sparsh" means "touch" in Hindi, and focused on the stressed-out urban workers in India.

The first place honors were awarded to the Institute of Hotel Management, Aurangabad (IHM-A), for their "Arvees Spa Solutions," and the "Spasthya" brand, which means "enlightened health and life" in Hindi. This concept was created to help underserved locals integrate wellness socially, by teaching health, hygiene, and practical wellness, such as healthy cooking classes.

According to Sallie Fraenkel, executive vice president of the GSWS, as quoted in THIS article, “All of us in the industry have a great deal to learn from the students who compete in the annual Student Challenge. IHM-A’s concept stood out for creating a socially progressive spa concept that can be implemented in emerging nations.” ()

In the constantly evolving and changing world we live in, new and fresh ideas are imperative. Here at Pure Spa Direct, we strive to stay on top of trends and provide the products and ideas to keep the spas and salons we work with exciting and empowered to provide the best spa and wellness services to all of their clients.

With 2014 quickly approaching, what new, exciting, or innovation ideas are you contemplating for your business growth next year?

Sunday, February 12, 2012

GOLD! GOLD! GOLD! In Our Skincare Products!....Do I Have Your Attention?

....Now you can grab your client's attention too! Gold, in it its simplest form known as (Au), an element of the earth. It is also extremely valuable and commonly found adorning our bodies in the jewelry we wear due to it’s natural luster and shine that makes it so beautiful. Something you may not have known about gold is that it is also has great benefits for the skin!

I recently tried and loved the 24 Carat Gold Collagen Crystal Mask by uQ. An interesting fact that I learned in trying this mask (and had to share with the rest of the Spa World), is that the nano-gold particles in the mask are only 1/2,000 of the size of our pores, allowing the mask to easily penetrate the skin, and in result... work it’s magic!

This 24 Carat Gold Collagen Crystal Mask is an ideal upgrade to add to your facial menu, and is an easy upsell. The desired results of the mask that I've listed below, will make it hard for your clients to resist.

Benefits to the Skin?
  • Restores the skin to a revitalized, hydrated and youthful appearance.
  • Key ingredients (Y-PGA , Q10, Fibroin) facilitate metabolism to help the skin cells self-produce collagen, and fight free-radicals.
  • Reduction of melanin to whiten and repair of skin cells.
  • High performance moisturization and hydration.
…Now! Who doesn't want that?!

The key ingredients of the 24 Carat Gold Collagen Crystal Mask, and the glorious idea of applying gold to the face is what makes it so special!
  • *TIP- The mask is an ideal treatment to offer for all the Valentine’s Gift Certificates redeemers.
To read more in detail about the amazing ingredients in the mask, and to purchase it Today: CLICK HERE!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Surprise and Delight Your Clients for Valentine's Day with MINT Chocolate Treatments!

Put a modern twist on your Valentine's Day services by offering Mint Chocolate manicures, pedicures, paraffin, and massages!

Everyone does Chocolate services for Valentine's Day. Set your services apart by featuring some of our MINT CHOCOLATE products! Lighter and more refreshing than your standard chocolate products, this mint chocolate scent will surprise and delight your clients!

Simply the smell of chocolate triggers the release of endorphins in our brains, causing a similar feeling to that of falling in love. When better to trigger those feelings than for Valentine's Day?

For MINT CHOCOLATE manicures and pedicures, start with a paraffin dip featuring Therabath's new Chocolate Mint paraffin, then follow up with an invigorating scrub with Ikonna's Mint Chocolate Scrub gel. Finish with a short massage using our Chocolate Mint Massage Oil.

For a Valentine's Day Special, offer a free hand or elbow paraffin treatment featuring Therabath's Chocolate Mint paraffin to every client who comes through your door, whether they are getting a facial, a manicure, or a massage.

To view Pure Spa's Full Mint Chocolate Offerings, click HERE.

INTERESTING FACTS: Health Benefits of Chocolate
  1. High in Antioxidants - Antioxidants Reduce ongoing cellular and arterial damage.
  2. Lower LDL Cholesterol - Polyphenols in chocolate prohibit oxidation of LDL Cholesterol.
  3. Cardiovascular Health - Blood platelets clump more slowly in chocolate eaters, lowering the risk of blood clots.
  4. Natural Anti-Depressant - Chocolate contains phenethylamine, which triggers the release of endorphins; and seratonin, which elevates moods.
  5. High in Magnesium - Magnesium helps regulate the digestive, neurological, and cardiovascular systems.