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Location:St Albans AL1, United Kingdom
Company: Sopwell House
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Spa Reservationist
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Location:Newmarket, United Kingdom
Company: Bedford Lodge Hotel
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Spa Therapist
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Location:Newmarket, United Kingdom
Company: Bedford Lodge Hotel
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Beauty room to rent
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Location:Finchley, N12, United Kingdom
Company: Ènergie Group
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Accomplished and expert Facial Therapist
Salary: Competitive
Location:London, United Kingdom
Company: Grace Belgravia
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Customer Service Advisor
Salary: Up to £15,549 per annum (39 hours a week pro rata)
Location:Manchester, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
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Leisure Club Supervisor & Senior Spa Supervisor
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Location:Shedfield, Southampton
Company: Marriott International
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Spa Directors
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Location:Asia
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Reality Based Online Spa Management Course
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Recreation Assistant
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31 Oct 2014
Moroccan tribesmen bury tourists neck-deep in desert sand for 'therapy'
Nomadic tribesmen in the desert of the southeastern Moroccan region of Merzouga are offering wellness treatments to tourists by digging holes in 150m (492ft) high sand dunes for visitors to bury themselves neck-deep in the heated ground for ten minute sessions. More>>
31 Oct 2014
Particular meditation method boosts creativity
Creative thinking can be promoted by certain meditation techniques – even in people who have never meditated before – according to a study by cognitive psychologists Lorenza Colzato and Dominique Lippelt at Leiden University in the Netherlands. More>>
31 Oct 2014
Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai to attract World Trade Centre delegates
The Sheraton Grand Hotel in Dubai, UAE, is targeting delegates visiting the Dubai World Trade Centre opposite and the nearby Dubai Convention Centre as it prepares for its soft opening on 22 November. More>>
31 Oct 2014
Consumers no longer expect spa and wellness solely in the spa department of hotels: study - out today
Hotels are expected to start taking advantage of consumer desire for unique experiences centred around wellness because customers are no longer expecting a wellness experience solely in the spa department, according to the latest Trends in the Hotel Spa Industry study. More>>
28 Oct 2014
Rosewood debuts its first Asian property in China
The first Rosewood hotel in Asia has opened its doors in Beijing, China, in the central Chaoyang district opposite the iconic CCTV Tower. More>>
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31 Oct - 01 Nov 2014
Spa and Wellness International Congress
Borodino Hotel Moscow
Russia
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03-07 Nov 2014
National Spa Awareness Week (NSAW)
Various
United Kingdom
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07-10 Nov 2014
SIBEC North America
Ocean Reef Club Key Largo
United States
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10 Nov - 11 Dec 2014
SPAMEETING Middle East
St Regis Hotel Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
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18-19 Nov 2014
Spa Life UK 2014
Center Parcs Woburn Forest Millbrook
United Kingdom
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18-21 Nov 2014
Piscine Expo
Eurexpo Lyon
France
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19-22 Nov 2014
SIBEC Europe
Pestana Casino Park Hotel Madeira
Portugal
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22-24 Jan 2015
UK Pool and Spa Expo
NEC Birmingham
United Kingdom
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01-03 Feb 2015
Spatex 2015
Jaguar Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena Coventry
United Kingdom
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03 Mar 2015
Healing Summit 2015
Hotel de Rome Berlin
Germany
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Conference Director - for 7th International UNESCO conference on Global Geoparks
Location: Torquay, United Kingdom
Company:Global Geoparks Network
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Specialist leisure operator required to deliver quality sports and leisure services
Location: Powys
Company:Powys County Council
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Expressions of Interest invited: Contract to operate London horizons Leisure Club and Accommodation
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Leisure Management Contract
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Company:Hart District Council
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Phase 2 for the provision of a Strategic Leisure Development Partner
Location: Suffolk
Company:Suffolk Coastal District Council
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Invitation for Expressions of Interest for new cinema provision in Abingdon-on-Thames
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Company:Abingdon-on-Thames Council
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Sports Playing Field for sale
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Latest product news
The benefits of dry salt therapy

Salt therapy is becoming increasingly popular in the spa industry, and the S.A.L.T Bed seeks to provide a health and wellness experience in as little as 15 minutes. S.A.L.T Chamber’s machine is an enclosed, portable compact dry salt unit with a fully automatic and adjustable halogenerator for both individual skin and lung therapy. More>>
  The benefits of dry salt therapy
Château de Beauté from Christina – pure vino luxury  
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Château de Beauté from Christina – pure vino luxury
Christina’s newest innovation, the ‘Château de Beauté’ series, will be presented for the first time to visitors of Cosmoprof Asia 2014. The pure benefits of wine and its supremely beneficial byproducts are translated into a cutting-edge product line, specially formulated to rejuvenate skin and energise it from within, revealing its vital presence and beautiful glory. More>>
Book4Time launches mobile booking application for consumers
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Book4Time launches mobile booking application for consumers

Book4Time is introducing a mobile booking application for iOS in response to the growing trend of mobile commerce. More>>
 
SpaMeeting: a ‘not-to-miss’ event in the spa world
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SpaMeeting: a ‘not-to-miss’ event in the spa world

Bringing together leading buyers and high quality suppliers over two days is a challenge, and SpaMeeting has succeeded in rising to this challenge for several years. More>>
 
How user experience design can help eliminate training for spa software users
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How user experience design can help eliminate training for spa software users

Spa software systems have traditionally been very robust. From the complex nature of booking spa services comes complex user interactions. More>>
Trio of technologies in Thalgo’s iBeauty

A new launch in the instrumental cosmetics field, Thalgo’s ‘iBeauty’ machine combines sound-vibration, ultrasound and radiofrequency technologies. The professional-only machine has been designed to replicate the pebble shape of Thalgo’s face creams, in what the company is calling a “sleek and feminine” look. More>>
  Trio of technologies in Thalgo’s iBeauty
Hughes becomes European general manager at Murad
 
Hughes becomes European general manager at Murad
Murad has appointed Blake Hughes as general manager - Europe, a newly-created position. He has more than 18 years of experience in the beauty and cosmetic industries and has previously held global commercial, marketing and strategy appointments at Procter & Gamble, Elizabeth Arden and Marks & Spencer. He will report to Richard Murad, general manager of Murad Inc. More>>
Asymmetrical tunic created for comfort and professionalism
Asymmetrical tunic created for comfort and professionalism

Distributor Salon Services has unveiled an asymmetrical tunic designed for maintaining a professional image while simultaneously making employees comfortable. More>>
 
Gift card collection is designed to support wellbeing
Gift card collection is designed to support wellbeing

A gift card collection for those facing challenging situations in life such as a death in the family, illness, or divorce, has been launched by Spafinder Wellness. More>>
 
Interbad’s Innovation Award winners announced
Interbad’s Innovation Award winners announced

Two products have shared the prestigious Interbad Innovation Award this year – the ‘SafePrep XC’ calcium hypochlorite system from Evoqua Water Technologies and the ‘Sopro TitecFuge plus 2-10 mm’ grout from Sopro Bauchemie. More>>
Sensitive skin care from Sothys

Sothys has launched a sensitive skin range in response to data from the 2013 International Journal of Cosmetic Science which showed that 60 per cent of women consider themselves to have sensitive skin. Sothys’ ‘Sensitive Skin’ range features thermal water sourced from Spa, located in the Belgian Ardennes at an altitude of 450m. More>>
  Sensitive skin care from Sothys
Noel Asmar launches curve campaign and announces WTS partnership
Noel Asmar launches curve campaign and announces WTS partnership

Noel Asmar Uniforms has expanded its collection to incorporate a greater range of sizes. The spa and hospitality uniform manufacturer now offers sizes 3XL-5XL. More>>
 
Environ creates “face lift in a bottle” with new launch
Environ creates “face lift in a bottle” with new launch

Anti-ageing skincare company Environ is to launch its first major active homecare treatment product in four years this November. More>>
 
Two new spa partnerships for HydroPeptide
Two new spa partnerships for HydroPeptide

HydroPeptide has announced the launch of its facials and products at two spas in the US – Chuan Spa at The Langham, in Chicago, and The Setai Spa Wall Street in New York. More>>
Personal fitness doesn’t need to be a grind  
Personal fitness doesn’t need to be a grind
Nestling in 134 acres of stunning Oxfordshire countryside, Bicester Hotel, Golf and Spa is the perfect venue for leisure, business, and golf. The hotel’s facilities include an exclusive health and fitness club overlooking the golf course, which has recently undergone a £300k transformation. The spacious gym, open to overnight guests and members, now boasts a full range of high-end Matrix Fitness cardiovascular products. More>>
Four new partnerships for Amala
Four new partnerships for Amala

Skincare company Amala has announced four new partnerships with spas at luxury hotels and resorts in Europe, Australia and the US. More>>
 
Eye cream and treatment launched by Subtle Energies
Eye cream and treatment launched by Subtle Energies

A new eye cream from Subtle Energies has been designed to deliver maximum rejuvenation and enrichment. More>>
 
Clear advantages of Gharieni’s new mobile trolley
Clear advantages of Gharieni’s new mobile trolley

Designed to be elegant, practical and mobile, Gharieni Group has unveiled the ‘CL Trolley’. More>>
AromaWorks expands luxury skincare range
A collection of more than 25 natural skincare products for both men and women is to be launched by AromaWorks London. Using the aromatherapy home fragrance company’s ‘BioActive’ formulations, the range combines pure essential oils with 100 per cent natural ingredients. The products are being launched in October. More>>
  AromaWorks expands luxury skincare range
Spa industry thought leader Asmar named among Canada’s top female entrepreneurs  
Spa industry thought leader Asmar named among Canada’s top female entrepreneurs
Noel Asmar, the founder and CEO of uniform design company Noel Asmar Group, has been named in a list ranking the top 100 female entrepreneurs in Canada. The head of the Vancouver-headquartered company founded SpaUniforms.com and also sits on the board of the International Spa Association. Her multi-division corporation was founded in 2002. More>>
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Winning back clients key to Mindbody’s new platform
Winning back clients key to Mindbody’s new platform
The problem of customers not returning within a year of their first visit is being addressed by a new tool designed to improve client retention for health, wellness and beauty businesses. More>>
Natura Bisse makes Shock move with skincare line
Natura Bisse makes Shock move with skincare line
Luxury Spanish skincare company Natura Bisse has relaunched its ‘Essential Shock Intense’ line with new ingredients, and it features five products. More>>
 
Dual launch for Elemental Herbology
Dual launch for Elemental Herbology
Elemental Herbology has launched two new products – a hand and nail repair cream and a lip balm. More>>
 
Bright idea helps combat uneven pigmentation
Bright idea helps combat uneven pigmentation
With ingredients including daisy and pea extracts, Elemis has launched a brightening serum designed to reduce the appearance of uneven pigmentation. More>>
 
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SpaBooker
Over 7,000 clients choose SpaBooker to help run and grow their businesses, including independent spas, multi-location chains, and global hospitality brands such as Hard Rock Hotels & Resorts and Hotel Sofitel.
SpaBooker is the leading web-based business management software for the spa and wellness industry.
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Smart solutions heating up hospitality sector
Smart Fire UK has added an innovative outdoor heater to its range of “new generation” heating products for the hospitality sector.



 
 
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Soothing balm straight from the Tree of Life
A multi-purpose balm for the face and body featuring an ingredient derived from the ‘Tree of Life’ has been launched by Elemental Herbology.



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VIP Breakfast: Digital innovation for health clubs
Does your health club take advantage of digital innovation? Join us for presentations and peer discussions to learn how hospitality and retail brands should embrace digital to engage their consumers.



 
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Flexible retail units help sell shirts at Premiership clubs
Three Premiership football clubs have contracted Rapid Retail to provide bespoke retail merchandising units for the new season.



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Intelligent fire door holder an easy access solution
Geofire’s ‘Agrippa’ wire-free fire door holders have been installed at a luxury hotel in London’s Trafalgar Square.



 
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Gyms get in the Zone Match
Myzone has recently launched Zone Match, a game- based group cardio class for the gym floor.



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Norfolk museums turn to Syx software
Syx Automations has successfully installed software at three museums in Norfolk, UK. The Museums – Time and Tide, Elizabethan House and The Tolhouse – are all located in Great Yarmouth.



 
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Micro museum part of a major contract for Syx
A newly-opened Amsterdam museum has selected Syx Automations software for its POS systems and access control.



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Codelocks upgrades lockers at Heythrop Park
Oxfordshire’s Heythrop Park has begun the process of upgrading 250 key and coin-operated lockers in its clubhouse changing rooms, moving to Codelocks’ KitLock digital cabinet locks.



 
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Historic order for WhiteWater in China
Zhengzhou Yinji Kaifeng Waterpark’s purchase of C$29m (US$25.8m, €20.3m, £16.1m) worth of WhiteWater products is the largest single order in waterpark history, according to the Canadian manufacturer.




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