Pulse January / February 2019 - Page 23

MEMBER UPDATES 1. After extensive renovations, Chiva-Som International Health 1 Resort reopened in November. Now added to their spa menu is a bio cellulose coconut mask, three new colonic hydrotherapy treat- ments and a comprehensive folate assessment for detoxification and metabolic health treatment. They will also now offer guests a daily, complimentary mid-afternoon snack from 3- 5 pm and a digestive aid pre-dinner shot in the newly refurbished Orchid Lounge at 6 pm. The forth and final stage of refurbishments will take place between May and November 2019, when the resort will fully reopen. 2. Massage Heights Corporation announced the formulation of its 2 therapist Ambassador Panel, a select group of massage and skin therapists nominated from Massage Heights locations nationwide. Created to promote open dialogue and collaboration amongst thera- pists, the Therapist Ambassador Panel aims both to elevate the lives of Massage Heights’ therapists and enhance the guest experience. 3. Phytomer Group Brands has opened a flagship city spa in the 3 heart of Paris. Phytomer Spa Etoile, which had its soft opening in October, located in a historic building, occupying 2,691 sq. ft. across two levels. Alongside Phytomer’s original range of products will be its Vie Collection, a cosmeceutical brand specializing in facial protocols inspired by aesthetic medicine. 4. In a four-month-long research effort by Chuan Spa at the Langham Chicago, spa-goers were surveyed regarding their satisfaction after receiving a Saltability Himalayan Salt Stone massage. Of the 300 participants, 83 percent report they would prefer to schedule a Himalayan Salt Stone massage, in comparison to a massage without Himalayan salt stones, for their next massage. Of those surveyed, 78 percent had not previously received a Himalayan salt stone massage. “Therapists are able to achieve great results by placing salt stones in key areas to aid in melting restrictive fascia and work deeply into the muscles, and the mineral-rich salt stones provide nourishment and light exfoliation to the skin itself,” said William Wesley Meyers, regional director of spa, North America, Langham Hotels & Resorts. 4 January/February 2019 ■ PULSE 21