Industry Experts Reveal Spa Trends, Values and Challenges in 2018

Original story here: https://www.dayspamagazine.com/spa-trends-2018-values-challenges-industry-experts/ According to the latest International SPA Association (ISPA) U.S. Spa Industry Study, the total number of spa visits surpassed 180 million for the first time last year, and increase of 2.5 percent over 2015. Income also set a new annual record of $16.8 billion, a jump of 3.1 percent. Facilities grew to meet demand, […]
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Integrating Cannabis and Hemp-Based Products into Spa Treatments

Original story here: https://www.dayspamagazine.com/cannabis-hemp-based-spa-treatments/ With the high-profile legalization—and growing public acceptance—of recreational marijuana in certain states, it seems logical that the plant would eventually find its way into the spa for myriad reasons, primarily pain relief. What therapists and clients alike must understand is that there is a huge difference between cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), […]
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Proposed Bill for Deregulation of Cosmetology and Barbering Licensing

Original story here: http://www.beautyindustrycouncil.com/index.php/beauty-politics/regulation-of-the-cosmetology-industry ISSUE: Should Florida’s cosmetology industry be deregulated. DISCUSSION: There are almost 100,000 cosmetologists currently licensed and active in Florida, and close to 20,000 salons. Florida’s beauty industry is alive and well, and the continued regulation of this industry is in the best interests of both consumers and cosmetology service providers. It’s not just about […]
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NEW FDA Recommendations, Massage Therapy for Pain Management

Original story here: https://www.amtamassage.org/infocenter/healthcare_articles-and-associations/Massage-Therapy-as-an-Alternative-to-Opioids.html?utm_source=informz&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=handson&utm_content=hands-on-2-1-2018-staff Prescription opioids carry serious risk of addiction, abuse, and overdose, in addition to a number of side effects, even when taken as directed. According to the Centers for Disease Control, deaths from prescription opioids—drugs like oxycodone, hydrocodone, and methadone—have more than quadrupled since 1999. For that reason, a number of health organizations and governmental agencies […]
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Wellness Meets Happiness

Original story here: https://www.globalwellnesssummit.com/happiness-2018-global-wellness-trends/ Credit: “2018 Wellness Trends, from Global Wellness Summit”. The New Happiness Science Indicates where Wellness Must Go: Drive More Social Connection and Tech Disconnection “Happiness,” “wellness,” “well-being”, the terms get used interchangeably but distinctions are emerging: wellness connotes a state of overall health, while happiness is a more perceptual concept – […]
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Linda Gassenheimer

I love interviewing people, writing and sharing thoughts about food and food news. I have written over 30 cookbooks on various subjects. My latest book, The 12-Week Diabetes Cookbook, was published by the American Diabetes Association in January, 2018.
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April 2018 The Scoop

HAPPY NEW YEAR! A New Year – A New Dream! With the start of a brand-new year, we have the privilege of considering new beginnings and the fresh, unique opportunities awaiting us in 2018!! Sometimes doing something new and different means taking a bit of a risk into unknown territory.
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Celeste Hilling

Name:  Celeste Hilling Position:  Founder/CEO Company: Skin Authority Email: celesteh@skinauthority.com Phone: 858-775-9032 Website: www.skinauthority.com Address: 1817 Aston Avenue, Suite 105, Carlsbad, CA 92008   What is your current labor of love?  Are you currently working on a new project or assignment that you would like to share with our membership? In your industry arena and/or […]
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Marissa Ciorciari

Name: Marissa Ciorciari Position: Integrative and Functional Nutrition / Registered Dietitian Company: Rezilir Health, LLC. Email:marissa.ciorciari@rezilirhealth.com Phone: 786-780-1188 or business cell phone 305-619-2780 Website: www.rezilirhealth.com Address: 1930 Harrison St, Suite 404, Hollywood, FL 33020   What is your current labor of love?  Are you currently working on a new project or assignment that you would […]
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