May 2017 The Scoop

Is Wellness the New Luxury? Is well-being and living a healthy lifestyle a luxury? .......We certainly think so! And that is why we are so focused on spreading this message throughout the spa community. The term "wellness" has been interpreted in many ways.
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Spa Director Spotlight – May 2017

A bit about Tammy Mugavero… Tammy Mugavero is a Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer who began her professional career in 1992 with Lee Memorial Health System (now LeeHealth).  In August of 2000, she started with the Bonita Bay Club, bringing with her years of experience in rehabilitation and sport-specific programming. Tammy graduated from Indiana University […]
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Vendor Highlight – May 2017

A JOURNEY OF INNOVATION OM4 took root in a small farming community in Wisconsin, was nurtured in the Pacific Northwest, and took flight in the Colorado Rockies. In 2008, Founder and CEO, Mike Bruggeman was set on busting the myth that all men’s skin is created equal. His goal was to design the first skin […]
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Note from Ilana – May 2017

Is Wellness the New Luxury? Is well-being and living a healthy lifestyle a luxury? …….We certainly think so! And that is why we are so focused on spreading this message throughout the spa community. The term “wellness” has been interpreted in many ways. Although there are numerous views on what defines wellness or how we […]
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Mental Health Awareness Month – May 2017

Mental Health Awareness Month – May 2017   Since 1949, May has been observed as National Mental Health Awareness Month, an opportunity to bring about greater awareness of psychological health concerns and conditions, to offer support for those who are living with these conditions, and to promote increased access to care and treatment. This month, […]
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Wellness Feature – May 2017

American Spa Debuts the Women in Wellness Award American Spa is taking action to celebrate some of our industry’s most powerful females with the Women in Wellness Awards, an exciting new accolade that honors phenomenal women. An esteemed panel of spa and wellness journalists will select  winners in the following categories: Industry Icon– This award will […]
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Fitness Feature – May 2017

The truth about “toning” workouts At the recent ECA 360 Inspire Conference, a session called “There’s No Such Thing as Toning” felt like a therapy session, as trainers raised their hands and lamented how tough it was to get clients to understand muscle growth. “I don’t want bulky muscles; I just want to get toned,” is […]
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Featured Article – May 2017

Cannabis Is Buzzing into the Spa Scene There are few plants that have generated as much controversy as cannabis, which became part of the national lexicon with the recent legalization of marijuana in Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Washington, D.C. While the plant is often associated with the mood-altering drug, it […]
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Industry News – May 2017

Male Massage Therapist Bias Regardless of how far we think our society has come in overcoming sexual discrimination, massage therapy professionals know otherwise. Not only are men a clear minority in this business, they also may have a harder time booking legitimate bodywork appointments. This inequity between the sexes may discourage some males from pursuing […]
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FSA Foodies – May 2017

Honey-Soy Broiled Salmon A sweet, tangy and salty mixture of soy sauce, rice vinegar, and honey does double-duty as marinade and sauce. Toasted sesame seeds provide a nutty and attractive accent. Make it a meal: Serve with brown rice and sautéed red peppers and zucchini slices. Ingredients: 1 scallion, minced 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce […]
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