Spa Talk

  • Top Ten Trends for 2016

    January 6, 2016

    Interested in learning more about the next new trends for spa and wellness? Join Spafinder Wellness 365™ on January 12, 2016 and find out more! Register now.

  • Fun in the Sun?

    July 8, 2015

    Only if you’re careful! Few Canadians can ignore the lure of warm sunny summer days, and we can’t wait to get outdoors and enjoy them. Our summer is so short that it may cause us to dismiss or forget about... » Read More

  • Lack of appropriate standards in New York salons has little impact on Canadian spa industry

    May 31, 2015

    Media Release May 30, 2015 Recently, the New York Times ran two articles entitled The Price of Nice Nails and Perfect Nails, Poisoned Workers. The articles focused on the exploitation of immigrant workers in nail salons in the United States,... » Read More

  • Spa Scene: Winnipeg

    April 23, 2015

    Spas in Winnipeg have lots to offer Recently, I traveled for a 3-day business trip – in February – to that Canadian city affectionately nicknamed “Winterpeg”. On arrival in Winnipeg, Manitoba I was invigorated by temperatures of -21C, (a daytime high…... » Read More

  • Hammams growing trend in Canadian spas

    April 21, 2015

    Enjoy a hammam experience at a Canadian spa Canadian spas offer a wide range of treatment experiences reflecting different cultures, traditions and ingredients. A spa trend gaining popularity is the inclusion of hammams within Canadian spas. With roots in ancient Rome, Morocco, Turkey and... » Read More

  • Exfoliation: Why, How and with What?

    February 18, 2015

    Who doesn’t love how skin feels after a professional exfoliation?  It’s so soft and silky, and it’s impossible not to touch, even though we know we’re not supposed to (don’t let your esthetician see you!). As an esthetician myself and... » Read More

  • Congratulations Leading Spas of Canada™

    January 29, 2015

    Congratulations to the Quality Assurance Approved Leading Spas of Canada™:   Achieve Wellness Spa – Fort McMurray, AB Algonquin Spa at The Couples Resort – Whitney, ON Body & Soul Day Spa – Sherwood Park, AB Drift Spa at Black... » Read More

  • 28 Canadian Spas receive Quality Assurance Approved distinction

    January 29, 2015

    28 Spas Receive National Distinction as Leading Spas of Canada™  The Spa Industry Association of Canada (SIAC) is pleased to announce that 28 spas have achieved Quality Assurance Approved status in the Canadian spa industry in 2014. The Quality Assurance... » Read More

  • Hooray! It’s here!

    January 28, 2015

    We are very proud and excited to announce the arrival of our new Leading Spas of Canada™ site! After months of wearing multiple hats, fielding, considering and implementing suggestions from a large number of interested parties, our new ‘baby’ is out... » Read More

  • Spa Treatments: To Medi or not to Medi?

    December 2, 2014

    The list of spa treatments available to you, the consumer can be confusing, even if you consider yourself a seasoned spa goer. Everything from ancient, time-honoured experiences, steeped in tradition to the latest in technologies that promise immediate results. Some... » Read More