What You Need To Know About Medical Spas

What is a medical spa? According to the International Spa Association (ISPA), a medical spa is a facility that operates under the full-time, on-site supervision...

Coastal Trek, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

The intimate, family-run Coastal Trek retreat, located in Vancouver Island's Comax Valley is all about health and hiking. From a selection of about 100...

Dry Body Brushing – A Scandinavian Ritual

Dry bushing of the skin has been a Scandinavian ritual for thousands of years. It is recognized not only for its tremendous exfoliating effects...

The Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Banff Springs, Alberta

From the spa's outdoor deck, you can relax and soak in a sunken whirlpool bath and breathe in an inspirational view of the Rocky...
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Mud Baths: Nine Things to Know & Five Places to Go

by Lisa TruesdaleJust as they were in the days of Cleopatra, therapeutic Mud Baths are still heralded today for their ability to detoxify and...

Silver Rain Spa Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman

If it hadn’t been for Rudolf (yes, his real name), the bellmen who escorted me through the sprawling and luxuriously-appointed Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman...

Thalassa Vilalara Spa, Portugal

The Spa: Thalassa Vilalara in Portugal's AlgarveThe Location: The Algarve consists of 200 km of sun-splashed coastline in southern Portugal. This region, the mostly...

Types of Spas

Technically, there are no carved-in-stone rules that one must abide by to call a facility a 'spa.' Consequently, the term has become almost generic....

Pressotherapy

As a seasoned spa goer there are not many treatments that I've not sampled - until recently, pressotherapy was one of those I hadn't...

Pregnancy Spa Treatments for Mommies-to-be

For spa-loving, moms-to-be, the often posed question is: “Should I go to the spa if I’m pregnant?” Writer and then mommy-to-be, Nicole Crozier, visited...

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