CT Spas see customers return, along with effects of pandemic skin neglect

The skincare and spa industry was greatly impacted by the pandemic as people stopped going to get treatments. Now, Connecticut spa owners say people are seeing the effects that forgoing regular treatment resulted in. At the end of 2021, that has served as a catalyst for bringing customers back to the spas in big numbers. 

“Taking care of your skin contributes to your health, wellness and youthfulness,” said Mary Donahue, director of wellness for THE WELL at Mayflower Inn, Auberge Resorts Collection in Washington. 

The Well is a part of the Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection, located in Washington, Conn. It offers a variety of wellness treatments.

The Well is a part of the Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection, located in Washington, Conn. It offers a variety of wellness treatments.

Murphy O’Brien / Courtesy of The Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection

John Breslin, regional director for spa operations for Mandara Spa at Mohegan Sun, noted that COVID restrictions have changed some of the ways things are being

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LOCATION: The northern tip of the Spanish island of Ibiza, overlooking Xarraca Bay. The spa is part of the Six Senses Ibiza resort, which boasts 116 guest rooms and suites, 17 townhouses, three restaurants, shopping, and an ever-changing lineup of entertainment and adventure outings.

VIBE: A healthy yet indulgent respite with breathtaking views.

THE CONCEPT: In addition to traditional services like manicures and massages, the spa provides innovative, age-defying programming in its wellness-oriented Rose Bar—as well as an entire floor devoted to water and heat therapy, complete with a double hammam, infrared sauna, steam room, and Caldarium (hot plunge pool).

UNIQUE FEATURE: The Rose Bar combines modern science with ancient rituals to create treatments that make you look and feel more youthful. Guests undergo diagnostic testing to assess their current

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The Best Spas And Hotels In The U.K. With CBD Treatments

Cliveden House was once the home of Nancy Astor; American-born, incredibly wealthy, ferociously intelligent and in 1919, the first woman to take her place in the House of Commons as an MP.

Today, Cliveden, on the banks of the River Thames in Berkshire, is a luxury hotel and from November 1, the OTO brand will take up a four-month residency at the hotel spa with CBD-based treatments; one of a growing number of luxury hotels to do so. 

With law changes in the past few years, CBD (Cannabidiol) is now legal in the U.K. as long as it does not contain more than 0.2% of THC, the component that gives cannabis its psychotic effects. Its acceptance by established hotels is an invaluable marketing tool for brands at the luxury end

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Spas are seeing more men, a less-is-more approach for guests

NEW YORK (AP) — Spa visits and the money they generate reached record highs last year in the U.S. with $18.3 billion in revenue driven by 190 million pampering trips, according to the International Spa Association.

The leading industry group for spa professionals recently held its 25th annual event for media to show off trends and services among its 2,300 members. Garrett Mersberger, the association’s board chairman, broke down a few highlights for The Associated Press:

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LESS MAY BE MORE, AFTER ALL

Some spas have been slimming back the services they offer as they focus more on customization, said Mersberger, who is also the director of sales, marketing and spa for Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

“The idea is to reduce that menu to make it all about the individual guest at that exact moment in time,” he said. “When I book, I don’t want to have to

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