Governor Hickenlooper of Colorado (the leanest state in the U.S.) advocated prevention in health care and addressed NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s giant soda ban at The Global Spa Summit. What’s your take on the war on super-sized sugary drinks?
I got lucky. Then I got super-lucky. I heard about the Clinton “Health Matters” Conference scheduled just prior to the Bob Hope Classic Golf Tournament (now called the Humana Challenge Golf Tournament) that was going to be taking place in Indian Wells, CA just a week before it was actually going to happen. Then I found [...]
When was the last time you had your skin checked? May is Melanoma Awareness Month, which we here at SpaFinder are big advocates of, and it’s a great time to examine your skin for any signs of the most serious type of skin cancer. Characterized by the uncontrolled growth of pigment-producing tanning cells, melanoma can [...]
I am busy doing research for our annual SpaFinder Top 10 Spa Trends for 2011 that I will announce this year in November. As always, I get very excited about what is on the horizon and I think you will agree that there are some interesting developments! However, before we turn to 2011, I thought it might be fun to review each [...]
Help and join the fight against breast cancer…with a massage! This Tuesday, September 14, Massage Envy is hosting its one-day national fundraiser, Massage for the Cure, to benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® initiative. Visit a Massage Envy location for a 60-minute massage ($49) and $15 from each session will go to local [...]
What do John McCain, Ewan McGregor, Elizabeth Taylor and Melanie Griffith have in common? They have all had and beat skin cancer. Melanomas and other skin cancers know no bounds, and can affect people from all walks of life, including the rich and famous. However, when considering the dangerous effects of the sun, it is also important to remember that early detection can be the key to making sure that skin cancer does not progress and spread.
If you spend significant amounts of time in the sun or under UV lights then you are at risk for melanoma. But not everyone has the same level of risk, and despite common belief, if you have a darker complexion or tan without burning you are still susceptible to melanoma. Take a moment to answer the following questions to determine whether or not you are taking risks with your skin.
SpaFinder is passionate about bringing awareness to the dangers of melanoma and how easily preventable it can be with the right amount of care. Keeping an eye on moles and freckles can have a huge impact on preventing the spread of melanomas, a huge advantage as once the cancers spread they become increasingly difficult to treat.