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30 spa holidays for a happier, healthier new year

After nearly a year of being grounded, trips taken from here on have to count on so many levels – personally, professionally, psychologically and ecologically. Whether you admit it or not, the enforced slow down and more time spent with yourself, your partner or your family has unearthed some home truths. 

Lack of routine has led, for many, to comfort eating, sporadic exercise, wine being cracked open most evenings and an increased dependency on digital technology. This will be the year to reset and redress the meaning of “well-travelled” in every sense when the world finally reopens to us.

The options to reset, reflect and restore are endless and deeply personal. What floats one person’s boat (fasting and detoxing to lighten the load?) creates a sinking feeling in others (who might prefer a retreat in Mexico to mend a broken heart). Some seek a retreat on their own, others

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The American Med Spa Association (AmSpa) Acquires the Academy for Injection Anatomy (AIA)

The American Med Spa Association (AmSpa) today announced that it has acquired the Academy for Injection Anatomy (AIA), a clinical training program created by renowned plastic surgeon and anatomist Chris Surek, DO, that provides unique, hands-on facial anatomy education for injectors.

CHICAGO (PRWEB) January 11, 2021

The American Med Spa Association (AmSpa) today announced that it has acquired the Academy for Injection Anatomy (AIA), a clinical training program created by renowned plastic surgeon and anatomist Chris Surek, DO, that provides unique, hands-on facial anatomy education for injectors.

“AmSpa has always wanted to provide best-in-class hands-on clinical and didactic training but, until now, we hadn’t found the right partner,” says AmSpa Founder and CEO, Alex R. Thiersch, JD. “When the opportunity to bring Dr. Surek and his team to AmSpa presented itself, I jumped at the opportunity, with enthusiasm. Dr. Surek’s Academy for Injection Anatomy is unquestionably the gold standard in

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Self-Care 101: The Cannabis Home Spa

Life sometimes moves faster than we realize, but a day of cannabis and self-care can help slow it down. We give so much of our time to our job and the people we care about. There’s nothing wrong with altruism but it’s important to remember to take care of yourself.

D.I.Y. Cannabis Products to Designed to Soothe

When it comes to making at-home spa products, the best tool in your arsenal is green tea. According to researchers Alexander Zink and Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann, green tea can be beneficial for the skin and help with a healthy inflammatory response.

You can reap the benefits of both green tea and cannabis by combining them in your own D.I.Y. spa products. Not sure how to do it? No worries—here are a few of our at-home favorite recipes for a self-care spa day:

Cannabis Aromatherapy Massages for Self-Care

Plant terpenes have a wide range

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The Christ Hospital’s New Medical Spa Creates an Environment of Overall Wellness

This summer, The Christ Hospital surgeon Gina Maccarone, M.D., opened a new med spa on the hospital’s main and Liberty Township campuses. Designed to combine medical expertise and The Christ Hospital safety with restorative body treatments, the spa is a new frontier in the “science behind beauty, skincare, and overall wellness,” says Maccarone.

Gina Maccarone, M.D

Photograph by Jeremy Kramer

I’m a surgeon [but] I’ve always had an interest in doing aesthetics. I pitched to the hospital the scenario where I would continue my role as a general surgeon but then have a side department where we’d offer aesthetic treatments. They had never embarked on this kind of project before so it took time to figure out the logistics.

We hired an R.N. aesthetician—Lauren Daugherty, my cofounder. We had a soft opening in February and promptly shut things down [because of COVID]. We reopened officially in July with all

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