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10 Ways to Stay Cool This Summer With Hot Spa Products and Treatments
If the thought of baring your pasty, dry, winter skin makes you feel more than a little apprehensive leading spa professionals from the International SPA Association have you covered with some of the best new products, summertime spa treatments and services just in time for summer! There’s no doubt you’ll be turning the cabana boy’s head after a relaxing day at an ISPA member spa prepping for the hot months ahead.
“If you’re planning a long vacation, weekend trip or several hours at your neighbor’s pool, ISPA members have come up with creative ways to take a spa break this summer,” said ISPA President Lynne McNees. “With more than 57 million spa-goers in the United States alone, day spas are great places to learn about proper use of sunscreen, healthy ways to lose weight as well as quick fixes for summertime hair, summertime nails and summertime skin, which are issues on our minds during the summer months.”
As ISPA represents 3,000 members in 75 countries, it is always summer somewhere and there are certainly many spas and product companies that focus on getting you ready for the heat.
— Beach beauties will have it made in the shade with the new spa
collection of Physician Endorsed skin-savvy hats. The eco-friendly,
soft, easy-to-pack hats are available in 15 styles and an array of
colors. The best part about the hats is that they have guaranteed sun
protection of SPF 30.
— SpaTerre at La Playa Beach and Golf Resort in Naples, Fla., is
focusing on wellness and sleep. The “Wellness Pure & Simple” class
involves nutritional guidance, personal training, yoga, Pilates, full-
body skin care, massage therapy and natural nail and hair care. The
“Summer Sunset Slumber” program is designed to encourage great sleep
while teaching you how to carry those habits back into your daily
— Take a stroll this summer at The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg in
Virginia. The spa is offering Nordic walking classes that utilize
poles to help burn up to 25 percent more calories.
— A bit of Spain in Colorado as The Bachelor Gulch Spa at The Ritz-
Carlton offers a poolside spa tapas treatment menu. The 15-minute
sessions include massages for the scalp, neck and shoulders, hands and
feet, and the back as well as sunscreen application so you don’t miss
those hard-to-reach spots.
— ThermaFuse will keep sea or pool water from spoiling your fun by
offering a Summer Hair Essentials kit. The kit includes condition
spray-on, leave-in detangler, styling creme, frizz-eliminating spray,
and a wide-tooth comb.
— Get swimsuit ready at Nob Hill Spa at the Huntington Hotel in San
Francisco. Enjoy their “Sensation Skin and Scalp” treatment which
includes a detoxifying dry brush exfoliation followed by an ayurvedic
hot oil scalp massage. And don’t forget your toes as the “City View
Patio Pedicure” offers the opportunity to overlook downtown as you sip
champagne and are treated to a pedicure.
— The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa in Carefree, Ariz., has a new
Aloe Pear Summer Scrub” inspired by the resort’s organic garden. The
50-minute service features a frothy lemon meringue pie and organic
aloe gel. Another new feature is the Golden Door’s take on the
traditional afternoon tea. Spa guests can sip on herbal teas, snack on
finger sandwiches and other treats while wrapped in spa robes.
— Planet Botanicals has a new certified-organic face balm with East
African Shea Butter that will combat dryness from sun exposure and is
packaged in an approved size for flying.
— You don’t have to be a Southern Belle to love the offerings at
Viridian Day Spa in Charleston, S.C. “Dreaming of the Beach” is a
customized body buff/polish and intense moisturizer to exfoliate,
smooth and help skin glow. The “Sunburn Rx” treatment is a cooling
soak for the “oops” days when you get a little too much sun. Also this
summer, the spa will give clients an educational card about the proper
— Relax by the water as you enjoy complimentary poolside butler service
when you are a guest at Pala Casino Spa and Resort in California.
Every hour an attendant will apply Kerstin Florian SPF 30 sun
protection to guests’ skin, along with lavender body spray and aloe
gel. In each guest room, there will be a Poolside Prep Kit filled with
Kerstin Florian products including Chamomile Body Scrub, Chamomile
Shower/Bath Gel, a loofah and of course, sunscreen.
Summertime Spa Treatments … to sooth and protect and restore
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