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Jul 15, 2014
Diane James

Botanica Day Spa to Feature Dermaplaning at Upcoming Open House

I have seen some remarkable results on all skin types, but [dermaplaning] is especially effective for those who are looking to achieve a deep cleanse and an overall brighter complexion. -Gen Obolenksy, Owner/Aesthetician, Botanica Day Spa

Clearwater, Florida (PRWEB) July 14, 2014

Botanica Day Spa announced last month that their 2014 Summer Open House event will be held at the day spa in down town Clearwater, FL on this Wednesday July 16th from 4-8pm. Wine and other refreshments will be served as clients are invited to take advantage of retail discounts on beauty products and great deals on spa services, including the innovative skin treatment known as dermaplaning.

Dermaplaning (also known as “facial shaving”) is a simple and safe procedure which, using a scalpel-like instrument, exfoliates the epidermis (top layer) of the skin while ridding vellus hairs (peach fuzz). Dermaplaning is known for its effectiveness at brightening the complexion as well as unveiling new skin which better absorbs nutrients and beauty products. The deep exfoliation treatment is still relatively new to the beauty and wellness community, although Botanica has been offering it to clients since spring of this year.

“Although the process itself may sound daunting, I can promise that dermaplaning is both safe and gentle and at the same time effective at exfoliating and reducing age spots, fine lines and scars,” said Gen Obolensky, owner at Botanica.

During a dermaplaning treatment, a trained technician uses a sharp, sterile blade moving back and forth over the skin, gently exfoliating dead skin cells. To learn more, take a few moments to watch this short video which shows how a dermaplaning treatment is done, including before and after results.

“There are many different trends which come and go in our field of beauty and personal care, but I believe dermaplaning will become a mainstay in skincare,” added Obolensky. “I have seen some remarkable results on all skin types, but this treatment is especially effective for those who are looking to achieve a deep cleanse and an overall brighter complexion.”

Botanica Day Spa will offer the cutting edge skin treatment at their summer open house next week at near-half rates along with other popular beauty services including:

Mini Caviar Facial – $39

Dermaplaning – $49

Shellac Manicure – $28

Lash Lift Tint – $45

Reflexology Ionic Foot Detox – $59

Massage Cupping – $35

Visit the Botanica Day Spa website to learn more about all the special offers and discounts that will be offered at this year’s summer open house. To make your appointment to receive a dermaplaning treatment, call 727-441-1711 or book online. Appointment space is limited for this event, so act quickly to reserve your spot!


Located in downtown Clearwater, Botanica Day Spa specializes in natural treatments for the body, skin and nails. Recognized in 2013 as first runner-up for Creative Loafing’s “Best of the Bay” awards, Botanica was voted first runner-up for Best Day Spa and first place for Best Mani/Pedi. Botanica was also voted “Best of Tampa Bay” for Brazilian bikini waxing, eyebrow shaping and therapeutic massage by CitySearch in 2010. With an emphasis on the use of organic and natural product lines in a cutting edge beauty services setting, Botanica’s staff is comprised of 12 fully licensed aestheticians, nail technicians, massage therapists and makeup artists offering a full menu of luxury spa services. The spa celebrates its twentieth year in business in 2014. For more information, please visit



Jul 14, 2014
Diane James

Clarkstown day spa prostitution sweep nets seven suspects

    Top to bottom: Gyelim Choi, Yeongae Kim, Jishu Li, Chun Ji Tian, Hwa Kim, Pan Zi Sherry, Mihwa Kim

    NEW CITY – Following a seven-month probe, Clarkstown Police and the District Attorney’s Special Victims and Community Prosecution units nabbed seven suspects in a sweep of five Clarkstown day spas where prostitution allegedly took place.

    The undercover operation, which began in November 2013 and continued into May 2014, targeted area day spas where workers stand accused of offering unlicensed massages and sexual favors in exchange for pay. Most of the arrests were concentrated in New City and all but one of the spas were located in the Town of Clarkstown.

    Gyelim Choi of Flushing, NY and Chun Ji Tian of Spring Valley worked at the Keum Tree Spa on 6 New Valley Road in New City. Jishu Li of Flushing, NY and Hwa Kim of Flushing, NY worked at the New City Spa at 59 South Main Street in New City.

    Other suspects include Yeongae Kim of Palisades Park, NJ, who worked at the Green Spa at 159 Route 304 in Bardonia, Pan Zi Sherry of Flushing, NY, who worked at the Nanuet Spa at 344 West Route 59 in Nanuet and Mihwa Kim of Palisades Park, NJ, who worked at the Nyack Health Spa at 9 Ingalls Street in Nyack.

    According to Clarkstown District Attorney Thomas Zugibe the goal of targeting massage parlors extends beyond the crime of prostitution and into associated criminal activities which can spring up around the illicit business.

    “The joint operation clearly demonstrates our emphasis on ‘quality of life’ crimes, including prostitution,” Zugibe stated in an official press release. “While some may call prostitution a victimless crime, it often leads to other illegal activity, including human trafficking, drug sales and violence.”

    Each defendant was charged with Unauthorized Practice, a class E felony and Prostitution, a class B misdemeanor. If convicted of the felony charge, the suspects could face up to four years in prison.

    Clarkstown Police explained an investigation was ongoing and declined to comment on whether trafficking or organized criminal activity played a part in the enterprises. However, they did confirm County Attorney Thomas Humbach was pursuing civil injunctions and fines against the womens’ employers and the landlords who rented the properties.

    This is not the first time such sweeps have been implemented. A small store front spa in Nyack was targeted by police twice. The first sting occurred in 2011 while the most recent one in March resulted in two arrests.

    Larger sting operations are also known to occur in the county. A joint operation conducted in February by the District Attorney’s Office, Clarkstown Police and the FBI netted 17 arrests for promotion of prostitution, human trafficking and drug possession and sales. At least a few of the women found in the sweep claimed to have been trafficked.

      Jul 12, 2014
      Diane James

      Eminem is enjoying a two-day spa break before his London comeback gigs

      A source told The Sun newspaper: “Eminem is having all sorts of treatments, he’s really getting into it. He now sees it as perfect preparation for big shows as he completely relaxes.

      “He’s a perfectionist and wants to be in the best shape physically and mentally for the gig.”

      Eminem’s spa break is a far cry from the star’s hell-raising past and he is eager to make a good impression when he returns to the stage in London for the first time since 2001.

      The ‘Monster’ hitmaker was originally due to perform at London’s famous Hyde Park but he was banned from playing the venue because of his “offensive” rap lyrics.

      Royal Parks, which runs Hyde Park, deemed the 41-year-old rapper a possible nuisance to nearby residents.

      In an email, Royal Parks CEO Linda Lennon said: “The nature of any act with potential for lyrics to be deemed offensive and/or unsuitable language being audible within the park as a whole, let alone the surrounding residential areas, is unacceptable.”

      Jul 11, 2014
      Diane James

      Eminem enjoying two-day spa break before concerts

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      Jul 10, 2014
      Diane James

      Deal of the day: spa day for two at Cameron House

      Deal of the day: spa day for two at Cameron House

      Camerson House’s five-star award-winning Carrick Spa is offering a spa for day for £62 instead of £125. The offer includes a two-hour Thermal Experience, access to the spectacular rooftop pool and a Rasul Mud Therapy Experience. (We’re not sure what it means either – you’ll just have to go and find out.)

      Jul 8, 2014
      Diane James

      Woman planning spa in Westerly promoted prostitution

      An Uncasville woman who lost her massage therapist license in Connecticut after she failed to disclose a New York conviction for promoting prostitution at a spa in that state has applied to open a spa and massage parlor in Westerly.

      Nan Suk Clark, also known as “Candy,” most recently owned the Showgun Spa in Uncasville and the Ginseng Spa in Salem. People who answered the phones at both establishments said Clark is not affiliated with them.

      Clark is proposing to open the Crystal Spa at 62 Franklin St. in Westerly, but will require a special use permit from the Zoning Board to do so.

      Last August, Clark was notified by the Connecticut Department of Health that a hearing would be held in October to revoke her massage therapist license after she failed to disclose in her license renewal application that she was arrested and convicted of promoting prostitution in 2006 in New York. According to state Department of Health records, she also failed to disclose that she had to surrender her New York massage therapist license in March 2008 as a result of the conviction.

      According to court records, Clark was the manager of the Lily Relaxation Spa in Elmsford, N.Y. She received profits from three women who worked as prostitutes at the spa.

      The Connecticut hearing was finally held in February, and the decision to revoke the license was issued on April 23. Clark had had her Connecticut license since 2001.

      Clark’s Westerly application was briefly presented to the Zoning Board of Review Wednesday for a pre-application review. It was then placed without comment on the regular Zoning Board meeting agenda scheduled for Aug. 6, said Jason Parker, the zoning official.

      Clark will have to notify adjacent neighbors of the property of her request seeking a special use permit to operate the Crystal Spa in the area. Neither Clark nor the attorney representing her in the application, Steven Surdut, could be reached for comment.

      According the special use permit application, a “spa/massage use” is not specifically defined in the town’s standard district use tables. Clark is asking the town to classify the business as “personal services not herein specified.”

      Clark also submitted a letter from John C. D’Amato of D’Amato Investments of Stonington and Milford that says she has entered an agreement to lease the premises for the massage parlor. D’Amato could not be reached for comment.

      The proposed spa is described as 4,800 square feet, with six private rooms, two showers and one dry sauna.

      Clark’s Showgun Spa was in the Gristmill Plaza on Route 32. It is now called the Healing Day Spa, but a sign for the former spa still hangs in a window.

      “The Department has asked for revocation of Respondent’s M.T. (massage therapist) license based on respondent’s prior misconduct in New York; and, ostensibly, to prevent the promotion of prostitution where massage therapy is performed,” the state Department of Health’s memorandum of decision says. “While there is sufficient in the record concerning respondent’s prior misconduct in New York and lack of credibility, there is no evidence in the record that respondent is promoting prostitution in her Connecticut spa.”

      Local police also said they never received any complaints of misconduct against the spa. However, a routine Internet search shows the spa featured on several adult websites.

      Jul 7, 2014
      Diane James

      Win! A spa day for two at Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

      We’ve teamed up with spa specialist and bookings agency SpaSeekers to offer you the chance to win the ultimate pampering experience with a luxury spa day for two at the award-winning four-star Whittlebury Hall Hotel Spa in Northamptonshire.

      The winner and a friend will experience the ultimate in pampering and unwind in the spa, indulging in The Day Spa Top To Toe Day, which includes a two-course buffet lunch, full use of the Heat and Ice Experiences, full use of the Spa and The Leisure Club facilities, a 25-minute Energising Express Facial, a 25-minute Soothing Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage, a 25-minute Jessica Express Manicure and a 25-minute Jessica Express Pedicure.

      SpaSeekers offers a carefully selected collection of over 500 of the finest spa venues. Whether you’re looking for the perfect spa day, spa break or spa gift, its team of experts can help you find what is best for you.

      For your chance to win this lovely prize, submit your details in the entry form below before 15 July 2014.

      Jul 1, 2014
      Diane James

      Fox & Company Salon and Day Spa

      The name of the game for the staff at Fox Company Salon and Day Spa is creating an experience.

      Fox Company has been voted Best Spa by readers for this year’s Best of Maury County poll. This is the third year in a row the business owned by Sue Fox has been named the best place to relax. Manager Brandon Lokey said he believes the praise stems from a combination of the staff’s behavior and quality of the products used.

      “We try to make the difference,” Lokey said. “We personalize everything down to the ‘nth degree. I think it’s our personal touch that makes the difference.”

      Fox Company is a full-service salon and spa offering hair and beauty treatments as well as massages, pedicures and manicures. Lokey said their focus is to make the customer at home.

      “Old and new — they’re all so valuable to us,” he said. “All of our guests that come through the door start with a consultation, so we get an idea of what they’re wanting and what they’re needing,”

      Lokey said clients get a bargain for what they pay for through the salon’s exclusive use of Aveda products, styling and spa therapy compounds made from plant extracts.

      “Aveda is such a unique product line for hair care,” Lokey said. “I think when you get (an Aveda) Stress Fix service, you do notice the difference. It’s those products that really help to set us apart from the competition.”

      Again, Lokey said, it all comes back to creating a memory for the client.

      “The services that we offer provide an excellent experience,” he said. “One that we hope people will enjoy and come back to every time. We’re not selling people a product, we’re selling experiences.”

      Fox Company Salon and Day Spa is located at 1211 Hatcher Lane in Columbia. It’s open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (931) 381-1773, or visit its website at

      Jun 30, 2014
      Diane James

      Gent’s Day Spa offers high-end barber shop services – Las Cruces Sun

      LAS CRUCES GT;GT; Lita Lujan’s entrepreneurship began after she watched men come and go at the spa where she worked as a barber.

      “You could tell they were uncomfortable,” she said. “I could tell that the guys were having a hard time going in and being around women and having their stuff done, like a pedicure for example.”

      Lujan knows a thing or two about the male psyche.

      She worked around men in the automotive business for 23 years before retiring from the industry. She also was a softball umpire for 21 years.

      “I’ve always worked with men,” she said.

      Lujan decided to do something for the guys and three years ago opened Gent’s Day Spa, a high-end barber shop located at 232 N. Campo Street.

      She is the master barber at Gent’s and first began cutting hair to put herself through college. The Las Crucen has 13 years experience as a barber.

      While she has some female clients, Lujan said the focus of the shop is on men, and she won’t schedule any female clients during her male clients’ appointments.

      Services offered at the day spa include a men’s haircut with shampoo, a hot towel and hair product; clipper haircuts; scissor haircuts; fades; razor fades; hot lather shaves with a hot towel with lavender; “man-cures” and pedicures, which remove the dry skin and grooms the nails.

      “For the men’s pedicures, we specialize on diabetics. Their feet are very sensitive,” Lujan said.

      The “man-cures” are a basic grooming of the nail, she said. The service includes clipping the nails and cuticles and buffing the nail for shine — no finger nail polish required.

      The only employee of Lujan’s is nail technician Roxy Bernal.

      “Roxy is very attentive to the customer,” Lujan said. “She likes what she does and she’s very comfortable.

      “It’s just the two of us and it’s just going to be us two,” she added.

      Apart from the services, Gent’s Day Spa also offers a line of high-end products she finds through research to stay up-to-date with the latest trends of her client base. At the shop, you can purchase shaving cream, body wash, hair gel, shampoo and conditioner.

      Lujan said she can also offer services and products for beard and mustache care, a facial hair trend she’s seen an uptick in since opening the shop.

      To enhance the clients’ experience even more, Gent’s Day Spa also offers cigars from Las Cruces Cigars.

      “I try to have products that no other barber shop would have,” she said. “It’s not your typical barber shop.”

      Setting themselves apart has helped establish a clientele that includes loyal regulars and a good amount of new customers since January, she said.

      “Once they come in, they really enjoy coming back,” she said.

      Moving forward, Lujan said she wants to continue to do upgrades to the interior and exterior of the building.

      “We want to make this as comfortable as possible for men,” she said.

      Currently, there is a lush yard with stone steps leading to the store front. Inside of the small shop, you’ll find warm earth tones and sports memorabilia.

      Outside of the office

      The most notable of the sports decor is anchored in baseball, from bats to a large picture of Chicago’s Wrigley Field.

      This sports choice is a reflection of Lujan’s life outside of the day spa.

      “I am a baseball fanatic,” she said.

      Lujan spends some nights in neighboring El Paso watching El Paso’s Triple A baseball team, the Chihuahuas.

      Baseball is in her blood. Her father, Fred Lujan, played professional baseball for the Cleveland Indians

      “The Indians are my favorite (professional) team, but I’m more into the individual players,” she said.

      Her favorite player is Derek Jeter, who plays shortstop for the New York Yankees and will retire at the end of this season.

      “I just think he’s a great mentor. He kept himself clean and out of trouble,” she said.

      For more information, or to make an appointment At Gent’s Day Spa, call or text 575-525-0099 or find them on Facebook.

      Matlin Smith may be reached at 575-541-5468.

      Jun 29, 2014
      Diane James

      Annual One Day Sale Is Successful For Local Day Spa – Virtual

      Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy and Wellness Day Spa is pleased to announce that the Annual One Day Sale on massages and facials was a complete success. June 18, 2014, marked the 7th Annual Sale.

      Commack, Long Island, New York (PRWEB) June 28, 2014

      Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy and Wellness Day Spa Announces that the Annual One Day Sale on Massage and Facial Gift Certificates was a huge success. This was the seventh annual sale. HOHCMT offers drastically reduced certificates one day a year. This sale ensures that the Massage Therapists and Estheticians have enough sessions, through what used to be the slowest time of the year, the summer. And, it is wonderful for the community as well. This once a year occurrence has become a Commack Community Tradition. Kerri Brush, Event Coordinator states, “Our clients look forward to this event every year. They love to save money and we love when we can save them money as well. We have some of the best therapists on Long Island and this event helps keep them busy through the entire summer. Therapist’s commonly head out east in the summer in order to keep busy, but now they don’t have to!”

      The only caveat to the certificates is that they must be redeemed by 10/20/14 or they revert back to the amount of money originally paid for them. Most people want the deal of being able to have a reduced priced session and therefore, make sure that they have the sessions prior to 10/20/14. Although the term Gift Certificate is used for this promotion, most people purchase the certificate for their own use and may only give out one or two. A total of six are allowed.

      There is very little profit to be had and therefore there are rules and regulations that apply.

      To keep our costs down credit cards are not are not accepted nor can these certificates be purchased with any other certificates. This offer can not be combined with any other offer. There a limit of six certificates per person. These certificates are not tracked, therefore if they are lost or misplaced, they can not be redeemed.

      Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy and Wellness Day Spa has been serving the Commack Community since 2000. Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy is a recognized leader in Advanced Medical Massage in Suffolk County, Long Island. Medical Massage is often the answer regarding pain, injury and disease. Hands On offers Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Massage, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Manual Lymph Drainage and is a recommended community provider for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The Spa Services Division offers spa treatments such as therapeutic facials, skincare, microdermabrasion, body treatments, permanent makeup and para-medical cosmetics and cellulite reduction through ultrasound cavitation (Cavi-Lipo). The Wellness Day Spa has an extensive Couples Massage Spa Date Menu. Spa parties are a specialty. An array of services and packages are available for both on and off-site. Beyond the spa services include off-site on-site workplace of event mobile services which include bringing the day spa to the doorstep at home, venue or corporate function. Common events include bachelorette parties, showers, birthdays, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet 16 Corporate Events and functions. Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy claims its licensed massage therapists and estheticians provide clients with the ultimate experience in attention, service and care.

      Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy and Wellness Day Spa

      Marla Kaplan-Pelle, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Lymphatic Therapist, Director

      208 Commack Road, Commack, NY 11725

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