Spa Health

At the spa, many treatments are offered. Spa health is essential for a well balanced body, but does not have to cost a fortune to maintain. Learn more about spa health and what services are best for you.Take a look at what goes on at the spa and what beauty services are best for you.

Learn More / Page 2

Economic indicators may be discouraging, but that doesn't mean you can't have a spa date -- in the comfort of your own home. Here are some tips for a perfect home massage.

By Sara Elliott

Massages do more than soothe your aching muscles after a workout. They can actually improve your circulation. Here are five therapies to try.

By Sarah Winkler

Body wraps are all the rage at spas these days -- but do they really work? Find out about the benefits (and dubious claims) of body wraps.

By Alison Cooper


Beauty creams and moisturizers often rave about their collagen-making abilities, but it's a little more complicated than that!

By Sara Elliott

Gold facials have been used as a way to preserve a youthful appearance for thousands of years -- but do they really work?

By Natalie Kilgore

What's a scaly-skinned person to do when faced with tough choices in the moisturizer department? We have two words for those in desperate need of moisture: body butter.

By Alison Cooper

A mud bath can relieve stress, ease the body and calm the mind. But can a soak in some high-quality mud also relieve skin problems? Some dermatologists seem to think so.

By Julia Layton


An aromatherapy massage uses the restorative properties of essential oils to relax and heal your body and mind. Here's what to expect.

By Alison Cooper

A mineral bath can do wonders for dry, red skin. Why does it bring your skin to life? And should you take a trip to the Dead Sea?

By Debra Ronca

As you age, your skin will change -- and it's your job to keep up! The same facials you got in your 20s will no longer cut it.

By Emilie Sennebogen

Take a calming soak or an invigorating dip in the tub with homemade fizzing bath bombs, a natural alternative to bath foam.

By Cara Smusiak, Planet Green


Exfoliate your skin and, possibly, reduce your acne.

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

Of all the really great natural treatments you can do for yourself at home, this one has some of the most pronounced and immediate results I've seen. Learn more about considering botox.

By Lynda Fassa

We're a little body obsessed these days, as a culture, if you ask me. We're constantly comparing ourselves to airbrushed celebrities and magazine-set standards.

By Elizabeth Seward

The co-authors of NO MORE DIRTY LOOKS explain why this counterintuitive (and completely green!) beauty tip actually works.

By Virginia Sole-Smith, Planet Green


Why are yogurt and honey so good for your skin?, plus 4 great masks that use them.

By Sheila Shaigany

You have a headache, your back is killing you and your neck cracks every time you look up. A massage may be just the thing to knock out the kinks and get your muscles feeling supple and relaxed again, but which massage should you choose?

By Sara Elliott

How about a slithery snake massage or a pedicure from a school of hungry fish? Or perhaps you'd like a human placenta facial? There's more where that came from.

By Patrick J. Kiger

Tipping can be a hassle if you don't understand the going rate for a particular service. The anxiety and potential embarrassment factor can even spoil the experience a little when you don't know the rules going in.

By Sara Elliott


You can get beautiful skin without all the cost by learning how to make skin care products. See these recipes and tips to get started.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

Children's spa treatments can be controversial. Find out why some people are saying that children's spa treatments mean kids are growing up too fast.

By Joelle Klein

These easy ways to look younger will help you shave years off your appearance. Look younger with these age-fighting tips.

By Joelle Klein

Normal skin care is fairly straight-forward and simple. See tips for normal skin care, and care considerations for colder months.