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Jun 11, 2014
Diane James

Botanica Day Spa Celebrates Father’s Day With Spa Treatments for Men

Clearwater Day Spa Says the Gift of Wellness is Not Just For Women

Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) June 10, 2014

Choosing the perfect Father’s Day gift may not be easy, but Botanica Day Spa lends a hand this week with a variety of spa gift ideas for dad. The full-service day spa located in down town Clearwater highlights their spa treatments for men in a recent article, citing the gift of wellness as a perfect gesture for dads in Tampa Bay.

“Although sometimes the world of spa treatments and relaxation may appear to be dominated by women, spa market trends tell us that this is not the case,” says Gen Obolensky, owner and aesthetician at Botanica. “In fact, CNN’s recent Confessions of a Male Spa Virgin points out that as much as a third of all spa-goers are men,” she adds.

The male spa-going community has been catered to by some of the top spas around the world offering dedicated spa menus designed with men’s wellness in mind. Taking a cue from Hong Kong’s Four Seasons Hotel where half of the spa’s customers are men, Botanica is pleased to be offering guy-friendly services ranging from massage therapy to body treatments and facials.

Unsure what kind of spa treatment is right for your man? “If he’s a first-time spa-goer, start simple,” says Obolensky. “For men who may be a little weary of their first spa experience, stick to the basics,” she adds, along with her recommendations:

Botanica Deep Cleansing Facial

A simple yet powerful facial for all skin types, great for exfoliating away rough skin and deep cleaning the pores amidst a relaxing steam treatment.

Custom Massage Therapy

Because every massage client has different needs, Botanica’s therapists offer custom massage appointments. Simply let the therapist know if alleviation of tension, therapeutic muscle release or a relaxation-centric technique is desired.

Botanica Pedicure

Complete with a foot soak, exfoliating treatment and a relaxing warm stone massage, the Botanica Pedicure is a simple yet deeply relaxing foot treatment—perfect for those who are on their feet all day.

Botanica is open Monday through Saturday, with hours after 6pm on select evenings to cater to your busy schedule. To make an appointment, please call 727-441-1711 or schedule your appointment online today!


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

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Jun 10, 2014
Diane James

Lifestyle Redefined by spa company

That afternoon, it was announced that people can now try the Emans massage and Brazilian hand and foot massage in the company’s branches.

Celebrities who graced the “Lifestyle Redefined” campaign launch
were (L-R) Aljur Abrenica, Fabio Ide, commercial model Mikaela Lagdameo Martinez, Kim Suiza, Ian Batherson, as well as twins David and Anthony Semerad.

Jun 9, 2014
Diane James

Profile: Awareness Within Day Spa opens on Alameda – Las Cruces Sun

LAS CRUCES GT;GT; Heather Sesmas of Las Cruces has a clear vision of wellness, a vision that she’s infused into every facet of her business, Awareness Within Day Spa.

Opened since February, the spa, located at 714 North Alameda, is recognizable by it’s eggplant-purple doors, which are open to clients by appointment.

“I wanted to open my own place and focus on what I believe in as far as skin care and wellness,” said Sesmas, who previously worked in a medical spa. “My whole focus and philosophy is to be more holistic.”

This approach begins when clients come in for initial consultations, during which Sesmas said she takes into consideration everything around a client’s lifestyle.

“Every treatment is completely unique to the person who’s in front of me and I focus on skin health,” she said. “I’ve always been just drawn to wellness and health and taking care of yourself and really educating people that we each have our unique beauty and don’t have to take drastic measures to achieve goals and things we want.”

Sesmas has been an esthetician for seven years and is a member of Associated Skin Care Professionals. She did the majority of her training in California before getting her New Mexico license. She is also certified in oncology esthetics and offers mild, but hard-working skin care products for cancer patients going through chemotherapy and radiation.

Some of her other skin health offerings at Awareness Within, according to their website, include:

•Skin fitness facial: For new clients, this includes a skin analysis and skin care treatment plan with products offered at the spa.

•Aura glow microdermabrasion: Using a diamond tip microderm, this helps plump and increase circulation in the skin.

•Restorative microcurrent treatment: “This is an exclusive treatment that makes us different from everybody. It reduces inflammation in the skin and can provide healing for arthritis. It actually relaxes and lengthens or strengthens for lifting,” Sesmas said. “It’s an alternative to surgery. It’s a really nice treatment.”

•Body treatments: These treatments range from targeting stretch makes and hydrating skin, to waxing and yoga for proper breathing.

•Radiant results: A signature facial treatment for all skin types and skin health concerns.

•Facial infusion: “It’s a non-chemical peel and uses a natural form of Vitamin A,” said Sesmas. Containing collagen stimulators, this is for hyperpigmentation, acne, inflamed skin and aging skin.

To continue skin care at home Sesmas said she carries multiple skin care products, including nourishing serums, mineral make-up, sugar scrubs, bath salts, soap and essential oils.

She also carries jewelry and, she said, her most popular item right now is water that can be consumed and acts as a sunscreen with a canceling effect on UV rays.

Massage therapy

Another large facet of Awareness Within is massage therapy, conducted by licensed massage therapist and yoga instructor Amber Costilow.

Massages are available in different length sessions and Costilow can conduct various kinds of massages, from prenatal, Swedish and deep tissue, to trigger point, lymphatic and orthopedic, helping people who are recovering from surgery.

Hot stones are available for massages, and Costilow said she uses essential oils to add to the relaxation experience.

“I’m just helping people get back in their bodies,” she said. “We put up with a lot of suffering and we ignore our suffering, so when people get on the table and all of a sudden, they feel their body in a way they’d forgotten how to, it just brings them back to balance and I find that really fulfilling.”

Costilow has been involved in wellness since she was younger, beginning in physical therapy when she was 17 and spanning through athletic training and studying nutrition in college.

Costilow and Sesmas also offer private yoga sessions as part of their holistic plan.

The newest addition to the spa is registered nurse Vanessa Santana, who, Sesmas said will be offering medical aesthetics, like chemical peels, mole and skin tag removal and other advanced skin care procedures.

Moving forward

Each year, Sesmas said she dedicates time to learning two new avenues in her line of work, like exploring new product ingredients or skin care machines.

“I just want to keep myself in the up and now and that’s my approach and the way I see my business going forward,” she said.

Clients of the business can schedule appointments on the Awareness Within website and Facebook page.

Discounts are offered for referrals, students, recycling and rebooking, Sesmas said. Monthly specials are also available and can be found on the website.

Outside of the office

Sesmas said, when she is not at Awareness Within, she enjoys swimming and has recently included 4-year-old son Adonis in her favorite past time.

“I really try to balance work with taking care of my son,” she said.

She is also busy keeping up with her three rescue pit bulls, Sage, Sol and Yogi Bear.

“That (Yogi Bear) was my son’s pick. It fits,” she laughed.

For Costilow, fitness features prominently in her life outside of the massage table.

She teaches yoga classes at four places in Las Cruces.

“It’s a weird schedule, but it’s given me time to walk my dog (a pit bull and boxer mix named Pandora) in the evening, which I really enjoy,” she said.

Costilow said she always likes to cook, practice yoga and ride her bike on the mountain trails in her free time.

For more information, or to make an appointment, call 575-571-0336, visit or find Awareness Within Day Spa on Facebook.

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

Jun 8, 2014
Diane James

SK Skin Clinic and Day Spa Offers Perks for Attending Anniversary Celebration

Ryde, Australia, June 08, 2014 –(– SK Skin Clinic and Day Spa is celebrating two years in business by offering perks and free giveaways for customers who attend their second anniversary event. The event includes everything from demonstrations of skin beautifying techniques to free giveaways for those who attend. The mission of SK Skin Clinic is skincare from the inside out and the anniversary event is aimed at educating people on how to keep their skin beautiful at any age.

The lineup for the event includes many perks like morning tea, free beauty tips and information, and a class on posture by a leading chiropractor.

Local businesses have partnered with SK Skin Clinic to give the attendees a truly complete experience of luxury. Attendees will enjoy presentations and giveaways from:

· Enlighten Your Scents with Mia Nat – Ryde’s best 100% pure Soy candle maker
· ‘Edge House Design’ – One of the leading designer custom made party stationary specialist in Ryde.
· Eva Bennett – One of Ryde’s best Certified Health and Wellness Coach to assist you in finding new ways to inspire healthier habits in your life.
· Dr. Camille Rahme – leading chiropractor and specialist in posture and whole body wellness

Everyone who attends the anniversary event will receive a free on-site assessment from Dr. Camille Rahme, a gait scan to assess balance and postural deficiencies and a free follow-up appointment with Dr. Rahme in her office if needed.

Attendees will learn free beauty tips guaranteed to improve skin in less than 30 days. Also, they will learn to identify the different stages in everyone’s skin life – from age 9 to 60 and beyond – and how to keep skin beautiful at any age. It is a truly revolutionary approach to skincare used by professionals and rarely shared with the public.

SK Skin Clinic is also celebrating this event by giving everyone who attends a free take home party bag full of hundreds of dollars of savings and spa discounts to give everyone the opportunity to enjoy the spa at a later date. Also, a very special surprise will be revealed at the event.

SK Skin Clinic and Day Spa believes in whole body wellness and supporting their community. This event is their opportunity to bring both of those worlds together and honor the customers who have helped bring them to this milestone. The event is free, but you must RSVP to attend. The first fifty slots filled up quickly, and the next 50 people to sign up receive a $25 gift voucher – and some of those are already full. So do not wait to reserve your spot if you would like to attend this amazing event.

The second anniversary celebration will be held on Tuesday, June 24, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 pm. At SK Skin Clinic and Day Spa, 504a Victoria Road, Ryde, New South Wales. To RSVP for the event, visit their website or call 98095088.

Jun 7, 2014
Diane James

Treat him at Titanic Spa this Father’s Day

Is your father the kind of man that appreciates the finer things in life, or likes to keep himself fit and healthy? Then why not give him the ultimate gift this Father’s Day with the Father’s Day package at Titanic Spa?

Titanic Spa have the enviable status as the first eco spa in the UK and, as such, offer the most relaxing and luxurious health treatments that relax the mind and body. What experience could be better to reward the man that gave you so much in life?

He may be difficult to buy for, or just never give himself the time to relax. Show him just how much you appreciate his help and unconditional love over the years and give him a Father’s Day Titanic Spa gift voucher this Sunday 15th June.

With gift vouchers starting from just £25 there is a voucher for every budget – let him choose from the Signature Overnight Break, Day package, treatment or products with the gift that cannot be wrong. Titanic Spa prove that spas aren’t just for women by offering the Strictly Male Overnight Break with 2hr treatments and Action Day Spa package with 1hr20mins treatments for those who really need a break.

Looking for something smaller? There’s still the Elemis Deep Tissue Massage, Aroma Back Treatments and Decleor or Elemis Male Grooming products. Speak to Titanic Spa on 0845 410 3333 to find out more.

About Titanic Spa

The first eco spa of its kind in the UK, Titanic Spa is one of the country\’s premier health and beauty destinations. Officially opened in 2006, this relaxing treatment centre is housed in a beautiful converted mill and can offer our clients a wide and fantastic value range of traditional and modern spa therapies.

Jun 6, 2014
Diane James

New Owner at Le Petite Retreat Day Spa Brings International Appeal to a Los … – Virtual

Tina Figueroa Draws on Fortune 500 Expertise to Transform Acclaimed Spa into an Urban Temple

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) June 03, 2014

As the new CEO of Le Petite Retreat Day Spa in Larchmont Village, Tina Figueroa hopes to use her background as a global Fortune 500 and technology start-up executive to transform the award-winning day spa into the go-to spot for rejuvenation and relaxation in Los Angeles.

In her 15 years as an HR executive for a series of global firms and tech start-ups, Tina travelled the world managing thousands of employees in multiple countries. She dealt with the stress of the job by visiting spas throughout Europe, South America and Asia, sampling a variety of spa treatments, from Ayurvedic detoxification therapies to Hungarian moor mud masks.

When Le Petite Retreat Day Spa became available, Tina decided it was the perfect time to create a new space for Angelenos to experience a unique menu of spa treatments from around the world. After taking ownership in early March, she began working with staff to expand the services to incorporate Ayurvedic, European, Chinese and other healing practices into the treatment offerings.

“I think that by adding techniques that have been developed over hundreds if not thousands of years, we can provide something that isn’t available anywhere else in a spa environment,” explains Figueroa.

In addition, Tina is upgrading the spa environment to give the 13-year old business a fresh feel and focus with an eco-friendly remodel. This includes energy-efficient appliances, LED lighting, low VOC paint and a switch to microfiber linens. The bungalow housing the spa sits in a prime location on charming Larchmont Boulevard, and its center of the city location draws frequent clientele from nearby Paramount Studios and other local businesses catering to the film industry.

Tina plans to become an active member of her Larchmont Village community, and her goal is to turn Le Petite Retreat Day Spa into a premier destination for those who live in and visit this quaint and historical neighborhood. “I want to create a space with integrity that feels warm and welcoming,” says Figueroa. “And I love the idea of giving the community a spa within walking distance where they can meet friends or just take some time for themselves without having to get in the car and drive for miles.”

Le Petite Retreat Day Spa is open every day of the week except Tuesday, closing at 9 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday to provide late in the day appointments to busy Angelenos. The spa offers couples treatments, including a champagne bath for two in a bubbling Coppertub and packages with mix-and-match offerings. Appointments are available online or by calling 323-466-1028.

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Jun 5, 2014
Diane James

Float Baby — Houston’s new infant day spa makes the case for higher taxes

Float Baby is a new Houston-area day spa for babies. Single sessions are $65. A discounted (15%) package of 4 weeks can be purchased for $220, or 8 weeks (20% discount) for $415. In addition to the floating, they offer infant massage.

It’s also a great example of how large levels of economic inequality are a socially inefficient outcome.

When a relatively small number of people have all the economic resources, clever individuals do manage to dream up more and more goods and services to sell to them. For example, perhaps you want to send your baby to a day spa? Or maybe you’d be interested in a $10,000 phone from Vertu? People are pretty good at thinking up weird things to sell.

But the actual value of these items to consumers is relatively low. Sure, if you’ve got the cash and time to burn you might well take your kid to the Floating Baby spa. After all, even if the claims about benefits sound dubious you worry that some other yuppie family is secretly getting an edge. But if your $65 a week were instead in the hands of one of the nearly one in five American children who live in food insecure households, it would do a lot more good.

With any kind of redistributive taxation you do want to keep an eye on economic growth impacts. But living in a country where some kids go hungry while others go to the day spa is a very poor overall allocation of resources.

Jun 3, 2014
Diane James

Former funeral home and day spa could have another life in Hamburg

Renovation of a former Lake Street funeral home for mixed retail-residential use could become the anchor for the Village of Hamburg’s application for another Main Street grant.

But with the deadline about two weeks away, village officials aren’t sure if the application could be finished in time.

Special projects coordinator Paul Becker said he sent letters to 17 businesses along Lake Street who had expressed interest in being part of the state’s Main Street grant program, and only two said they are still interested. But he said the former funeral home could be the focal point or anchor for a new grant application.

The village has obtained several of the grants in the past. The grants, together with the reconstruction of Route 62 and installation of roundabouts, are widely credited with the revitalization of Buffalo and Main streets. Village Board members hope to effect the same type of change on Lake Street.

Michael Stachera told board members he has been working on plans to renovate the former Froehley-Dengler Funeral Home at 84 Lake St. for a year-and-a-half. It also is the former site of the Bella Day Spa.

“It’s a property that has fallen to the wayside the last three years,” he said.

He plans to spend nearly $600,000 on the project. It will have an updated salon, boutique, and coffee and juice bar, with the creation of about 30 jobs, he said. The second floor will have two apartments.

“I feel I am quite prepared for it at this point,” he said of the Main Street grant application.

But he has not yet closed on the property, and he needs to be the property owner to apply for the grant. He also must have various permits on hand that he has not yet obtained.

Village Board members suggested he talk to the village’s grant writer to see if the project fulfills the qualifications and has a good chance of being selected.

Stachera said once he owns the building, he expects renovations to take about six months. He said the building is located 1.5 miles from Thruway Exit 57 and has access on Lake and Union streets and has 40 parking spaces. He said he would like to convert the five-bay garage into a fresh-air garden yoga studio.


Jun 2, 2014
Diane James

Kenosha salon/spa makes plans to move north

RACINE — After a series of setbacks, Downtown will add to recent successes with a business to enliven Monument Square from morning to night.

Kristine Beaugrand will soon transplant her 20-year-old business, Studio 75 Salon and Day Spa, from an aging strip center in Kenosha to Downtown Racine. Beaugrand has bought 512 Main St. and will move her salon/spa there, with her staff of 15 employees.

Beaugrand isn’t concerned employees and clients won’t follow her from Highway 50 to her new location in Downtown Racine. She has a large Racine-area customer base and several employees who live here.

The 5,000-square-foot Downtown store was most recently occupied by Treasures Book Store, a Christian bookseller.

When Treasures closed earlier this year, it was among Downtown business casualties in the past few months that also included: Piranha Gaming ’n Mega Bites, 424 Main St.; and Taos Chili, 300 Sixth St.

Now Beaugrand will bring her salon/spa and hopes to open in early July. That should instantly create activity at Monument Square, as the business is open 11 hours daily Monday through Friday and eight hours on Saturday.

“I think it’s an example of seeing qualified prospects coming to Downtown,” Downtown Racine Corp. Executive Director Devin Sutherland said.

“Beaute on the Square will be a great addition to Downtown’s retail and service mix. And this, like the recent opening of Seebecks (402 Main St.) and the announcement of Razor Sharp Fitness (141 Main St.), are great examples of well-experienced small business operators demonstrating real confidence in Downtown Racine.”

New place, new name

Beaugrand’s Studio 75 is named for its location on Highway 50 which is also 75th Street. When she relocates, that reference will become obsolete, and her business will become Beaute on the Square.

“That’s ‘beauty’ in French,” and pronounced that way, Beaugrand said.

The Racine native and resident views Downtown as far more “trendy” than her strip-mall location.

“Downtown, I think, is a very up-and-coming area,” she said. “… There’s a lot of potential in the Downtown area.”

With her will come 15 employees and hundreds of clients — before the growth Beaugrand expects. The move will double her square footage, and she thinks the increased exposure will boost business. She’ll be hiring stylists, massage therapists, estheticians and receptionists and thinks her staff could eventually grow to about 25.

The day spa will offer massages, manicures and pedicures, facials, waxing and spray tans, Beaugrand said.

About one-quarter of the floor space will be a retail area for selling “unique gifts” and product lines other salons don’t carry, Beaugrand said.

Twenty years ago, when she started her own salon, Beaugrand put it in Kenosha because that’s where she’d built her initial clientele.

“But my heart’s always been in Racine, so I’ve always looked for the perfect opportunity,” she said. “And now it’s arrived.”

“Beaute on the Square will not only bring a substantial number of new customers to Downtown, but will also add a notable number of new employees,” Sutherland said.

“Downtown is picking up business development momentum despite the overwhelming competition of available space throughout the region,” he said. “We are continuing to see prime locations be filled with significant new businesses and numerous other properties changing hands. We expect more positive announcements like this yet this year.”

About the future Beaute on the Square:

Current location — 5733 75th St., Kenosha

Future location — 512 Main St., Monument Square

Last store there — Treasures Book Store

Owner-operator — Kristine Beaugrand

Current employees — 15

Expected Downtown opening — early July

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