Archive for the ‘Spa Treatments’ Category

Are you stressed out? 10 Secret Stressors Revealed

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Feeling frazzled?  Did you ever think that Facebook or Celebrity Gossip would be adding to your stress?

We all visit the spa because, lets face it, life is stressful!  However, sometimes we are stressed and we just don’t know quite why.  If you can’t put your finger on the cause, consider these 10 secret stressors uncovered by @womansday.

Maybe it’s celebrity gossip?  “Experts have always warned that celebrity ogling may come at a cost to your happiness and stress levels. “Comparing yourself to celebrities and movie stars is difficult at best,” says Dr. Durré. “They have personal trainers, beauticians, housekeepers, maids, butlers, gardeners, chauffeurs, nannies and cooks.” Instead of fixating on such lifestyles, “accept yourself for who and what you are,” she adds.”

Want to know more?  To read the full article….click here

Kid Spas On The Rise

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Kid Spa Pedicure and ManicureYou enjoy a nice manicure and pedicure so why wouldn’t your kids?  Kids spas are on the rise according to an article in the Lake County News-Sun.  Apparently, kid spa “pedicures and manicures utilize ME! Bath’s ice cream-flavored polishes, so kids can have nails that smell like vanilla, chocolate, strawberry or papaya nectar. Hairstyle themes run the gamut from “rockstar” to “princess” to “mermaid luau,” and hair extensions or a tiara are included.”

The only thing to top of your kid spa day would be a fabulous pair of flexflops in your favorite terry cloth color!

Read the full article here.

Spa Spotlight: Rituals Spa and Medical Aesthetic Center

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Looking for the best spa in your city? Want to know what goes on behind-the-scenes while you’re getting a facial or massage? Ever wonder what it takes to actually own a spa? We got you covered.

“Spa Spotlight” is a new, weekly initiative we’re embarking on to highlight spas around the United States. We’re going to feature spas in major cities like New York and Atlanta, and smaller cities like Guilford, Connecticut.

In fact, the first spa we’re highlighting is located in Guilford, CT!


Rituals Spa and Medical Aesthetic Center staff

Rituals Spa and Medical Aesthetic Center
Location: 4 Water St., Guilford, CT 06437
Phone: (203) 458-7727
Website: http://www.rituals-spa.com

Rituals Spa and Medical Aesthetic Center is a full-service day and med spa that offers a variety of treatments. From anti-stress, deep therapeutic, and sports massages to acne removal and botox treatments, they do it all.

Want your teeth whitened? They can do it for you. In desperate need of a mani pedi? They can do that for you too.

Their staff includes a doctor who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, two aesthetic nurse specialists, and several massage therapists, nail technicians, and make-up artists.

Do you want us to feature your favorite spa?

Send an e-mail to flexflop@gmail.com with the subject “Spa Spotlight” and tell us the name and location of it.

Extreme Spa Treatments from Around the World

Monday, January 31st, 2011


Photo credit: Trends Updates

If you thought fish nibbling on your feet was… how should we say this? … Different. Try freezing yourself to near death or being massaged by a half dozen snakes!

Turns out spas aren’t all about aromatherapeutic oils and soft music. A handful of innovative spas have created original treatments based on local culture and customs — be it a provincial food or a small-town tradition — that shake up conventional notions of spa-going while purportedly offering a host of amazing health benefits. You might find these unusual treatments gimmicky, silly or even medieval … but don’t knock it till you try it. Read on to see our top seven extreme spa treatments from around the world.

Continue reading this article at MSNBC

Which of these extreme spa treatments would you try?