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25 Family Friendly Spa Hotels and Resorts

25 Favorite Family Friendly Resorts and Spas Bundle up the kids, tune up the bicycles, and book a vacation for the entire family at these family-friendly spa hotels and resorts. These spa resorts and retreats each have programs especially to help children and families build vacation memories
April 29, 2017 |

Spa March Madness – Championship Round

Spa March Madness 2017 Our most popular poll is back and the Third Annual Spa March Madness has begun! Our editorial staff, secret spa reviewers, readers, newsletter subscribers, spa partners, press contacts and more, all contributed to selecting 64 USA Spa Resorts in competition to be named Readers Favorite USA Spa Resort 2017.
April 2, 2017 |

14 Reasons to Join a Weight Loss Camp

14 REASONS TO JOIN A WEIGHT LOSS CAMP There are endless methods out there for losing weight. However, they are not all created equal; some are much more effective than others. Perhaps the most successful method is staying at a weight loss camp for adults. Some people may think that “fat camps” are only for children, but these facilities are remarkably effective at promoting lasting weight loss. If you’re wondering whether or not a weight loss camp is right for you, look at some of the most common benefits of attending.
January 21, 2017 |

Tips for Beating the Winter Blues

Beating the Winter Blues Before those winter blues get you down prepare for this common mood monster and develop a strategy to beat the cold weather doldrums. As the days grow shorter and the temperatures get lower, some simple shifts in your behavior can help you avoid seeking comfort in food to get through the winter months.
January 21, 2017 |

12 Fly In Spa Resorts

Roche Harbor Marina, Washington Forget the “$100 hamburger” — that phrase was coined decades ago and now flying enthusiasts are finding destinations with more to offer than just a good burger. Instead, try a fly-in massage before lifting off to your next destination. Drop down out of the clouds to these Fly In Spa Resorts which have or are near private airstrips, helipads, or have marinas with access to seaplanes.
January 2, 2017 |

11 Benefits of a Mud Bath

Roman Spa Mud Bath A therapeutic “mud bath” experience is a unique spa treatment you’ll certainly want to try.  But what is it exactly, and why should you try it?  In Calistoga, where the Roman Spa specializes in mud baths and massage, the “mud” is actually a mix of volcanic ash, natural peat and  warm geothermal mineral water from the spa’s own spring.  A deep soak tub is filled with lofty, aerated mixture, and your body is submerged up to your neck, but you don’t feel weighed down or trapped (a common fear). It’s more like the sensation of being in surrounded by thick,…
June 14, 2016 |

10 Summer Skin Care Tips

10 Summer Skin Care Tips When Spring marches into Summer, you need protect your skin so it doesn’t pay the price for the brunt of the heat this season. These skin care tips will help keep your skin fresh and dewy, even when the mercury climbs high, and help you enjoy your summer!
June 12, 2016 |

Spa March Madness 2016

Spa Index March Madness 2016 It’s March, and in the USA, that means “fan”-tastic events are taking place for March Madness!  Each year, March Madness is one of the most popular fan participation events on the American sports calendar, but you’ll also see fun tournaments being played for everything from Best Brunch Spots to favorite television characters to this season of Dancing with the Stars. We think it’s also a fun way to vote for favorite Spa Resorts and Hotels in playoffs for the vaulted title as Annual Spa Index Readers’ Choice Favorite USA Spa Resort.      #SpaMarchMadness
April 6, 2016 |

3 Simple Ways to Make Exercise a Habit

Simple Ways to Make Exercise a Habit It’s a new year, and like many of our readers, we too are setting goals for increased fitness and wellness habits. While just about everyone is gung-ho with motivation and discipline soon after making resolutions or setting goals, the customary period for breaking those resolutions or stumbling with new goals is now — almost a month in. We just need a little bit of help to stay the course.
January 24, 2016 |

3 Reasons You Keep Overeating at Night

3 reasons you're overeating at night If there’s one thing that seems to plague many of us, it’s the munchies leading to overeating at night. Even after eating dinner, many of us find ourselves peering into the refrigerator each night, searching for something to satisfy. Is it physical hunger that’s calling? Or emotional soothing that food is sometimes so good at providing?
January 4, 2016 |

7 Ways to Use Sea Salt in your Beauty Routine

sea salt The newest product of the Wakaya family of health and wellness products, produced on the island of Wakaya in Fiji, is Wakaya Perfection Fijian Kosher Sea Salt.   Obviously, everyone loves how sea salt flavors almost everything we cook, but did you know, sea salt is a beauty product you should add to your daily beauty routine?   Try out these favorite recipes and let us know which are your favorites.
July 23, 2014 |

Embracing a Healthy Menopause with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

TCM and Menopause Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are based on the concept of Yin and Yang, two forces that must be balanced in the body.  The concept resembles the western notion of homeostasis.  Yin is associated with coolness in the body, and Yang is responsible for warmth.  During menopause, Yin declines and so there is a relative excess of Yang in the body.  This manifests as hot flashes and night sweats, two complaints frequently reported by menopausal women.
November 6, 2013 |
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