THE SPA EDGE: A Sensoround Experience

BE visited “The Spa Experience” exhibition presented by SpaFinder at Grand Central's Vanderbilt Hall.  We indulged in treatments, and took a deep dive to explore the more “fascinating” Spa’s represented.  We asked ourselves … What is it that spa customers seek, and we as beauty marketers need to provide in product or service? ... BE’s answer: a “sensoround experience” … an overall feeling of health and well-being ... escapism … inner-peace and healing … adventure and most important ... individuality.  Here’s our Top 7 Spa Choices reflecting a “sensoround” experience.



Ojai Valley Inn & Spa - Ojai, California – Discover your own artistic talents!   The newly opened artist's cottage at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa brings you in contact with local artists. Here,  you can discover and release your artistic talents in pottery, painting, drawing, wreath making, and papermaking.

The new apothecary is a special workplace where guests blend fresh herbs and  essential oils to create lotions and potionsfor their own personal use.  You can also stroll through the gardens and hand pick herbs and flowers to create a customized floral water distillatewith micro molecules of essential oils.  The applications are suitable for; skin care, hair care, personal care, and baby care, as well as culinary and household uses. Guests can golf, enjoy soothing and rejuvenating spa treatments, and engage in local events from the surrounding community.

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RanchoLaPuerta - Tecate, Baja California, Mexico  - How can you be off the court and still on your game?! All inclusive, RanchoLaPuerta Resort offers a signature massage class called Release and Mobilize using tennis balls as  massage apparatus.   The class is taught seven days a week by fitness instructor Nathan Briner.  See link for simple techniques that you can use yourself.  Our favorite is “aching feet massage” . Click here to download step-by-step massage directions.

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Pritikin Longevity Center® & Spa - Aventura, FL  -  It’s simple.  Eat right and exercise…but you don’t have the time to make an action plan let alone follow one!!  At Pritikin you receive a full internal/external body evaluation by a team of doctors who write orders for meal plans, exercise plans and wellness plans inclusive of Women’s Health (peri/post - menopause). This is for the serious minded desiring a lifestyle change, and even those who want improvement with diagnosed health conditions like heart disease, diabetes, obesity and hypertension.  Evaluations include sonograms of arteries to evaluate plaque build-up, complete blood chemistry panels, cholesterol and triglyceride reads, and stress tests. There are also plenty of leisure activities to enjoy like boating, golfing, swimming, and Spa treatments.


EdgeNote: American’s today consume an average of 3500-5000 calories per day….watch that morning muffin and coffee! At Pritikin meal plans are calculated on an average of 1500 calories per day offered in 6 different meal servings.  Go to Free Pritkin Recipe CD to sign up for a free cd of 200 healthy recipes and their newsletter.

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Ska:na – Verona, New York -  the Oneida Indian word for “peace” (Ska:na) is the experience you receive at The Spa at Turning Stone.  An exceptional line up of  signature treatments is offered with the opportunity to engage in an authentic American Indian Sweat Lodge Ceremony. Native Americans have used the sweat lodge for centuries as a means of cleansing the body and purging the spirit of impurities, expressing gratitude to the Creator and giving thanks for a personal gift of rebirth.

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the bodyholiday® at LeSPORT – St. Lucia -  Yes, there’s sun, golf, spa treatments, a slew of indoor/outdoor exercise and water sport programs…and, your own... BodyGuard!...individuals trained in a array of fitness disciplines to assure that you get the most out of your selected exercise programs…plus... Specialists….whether you’ve taken a stress reduction class or learned a new technique…these individuals keep in contact with you after you have arrived home to offer more information or help. Here you’ll gain the opportunity to acquire skills and insights that will enhance the rest of your life with a wonderful feeling of body-mind synchrony…and even the chance to try Circus Arts and Gymnastics!!!

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CuisinArt Resort & Spa – Anguilla -  Fine white crystal sand…clear, blue, ocean water…simply paradise. The unique feature at  CusinArt  is it’s hydroponic farm and organic garden that produces it’s own fruits and vegetables so that foods are fresh and are not imported. The Venus Spa features it’s own restorative and moisturizing hydroponic cucumber and aloe wrap with harvested cucumbers from the farm. CuisinArt Resort & Spa has begun an expansion of its award-winning Venus Spa to include areas for hydrotherapy and an exclusively designed Thalasso Pool, of heated Anguillan seawater, for natural, mineral-based therapy.

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Grotta Giusti Natural Spa Resort – Tuscany, Italy - Enjoy a healthy, detoxifying, natural steam bath in the ancient grottoes.  Perspiration provoked by the Grotta sets off an intense purifying, detoxifying process which, together with an immediate sense of wellbeing, makes this a unique treatment for the complete restoration of the body and mind.  The temperature of the bath, which increases slowly to a maximum of 34° C, creates a "thermal steam bath" that helps eliminate toxins and stress in the body.

The Spa and Wellness Center  features a full array of treatments and services ranging from thermal water emersions, physical diagnostic checks and dermatological evaluations, mental training to strengthen memory and learning, oriental massage therapies, fitness training, aesthetic medicine and exclusive face and body treatments.

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Gran Melia, Golf Resort & Villas - Gran Melia, Puerto Rico - The YHI Spa at Gran Melia, Puerto Rico features the Rainforest Signature™ Treatment, a hydrating and rejuvenating body treatment that  draws inspiration from the magical and mystical sanctuary of the Rainforest. The menu of Spa services is both extensive and alluring, rich in an offering of eco-delights and tropical lushness. The Rainforest and Aroma Well-Being spa rituals and services have been designed to honor the mystery and power of the Rainforest; the sacred link between humans and nature.  Also available are Wellness, Hydrotherapy and Relaxation Centers, plus golf at nearby Coco Beach.

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THE EFFECTIVE EDGE: Innovative Treatments


SmoothOver … Go for the professional Alpha Beta®  Peel from mdskincare® … a proprietary blend of alpha  and beta hydroxyl acids improves skin’s texture, firmness, vibrancy and radiance…without the irritation, and over-the-top “sting” of  high-performance chemical peels.

» Dr. Dennis Gross MD


Plump and Smooth Lips …ANEW, Clinical Plump & Smooth Lip System by Avon means “No needles necessary” for full lips with youthful definition. The doubled-ended applicator features step 1 - Surfa-Smooth technology™  to help smooth out deep vertical lines, while redefining lip contours around the lips and step 2 - Maxi-Full™ technology   to boost collagen and help make lips look fuller and plumper with natural lip color restored.

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