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Korey Wilder /  
Oct 24, 2016 9:00:00 AM

How to Wow Your Spa Clients As Soon As They Walk In the Door

Every business wants to make their clients their #1 priority, and many are willing to go above and beyond to do so. But, if you’re still working on making this shift (and you’re in good company!), you may be wondering, What’s the first step?...

Erika Yigzaw /  
Oct 22, 2016 8:00:00 AM

6 Common Misconceptions About Becoming a Certified Spa Manager

Who doesn’t love the spa? But have you ever wondered how you go about getting a job in one? Or maybe you’re already working in a spa as a massage therapist or esthetician and thinking about making the next step in the spa career track.

We’re so...

Lauren Shapiro /  
Oct 19, 2016 11:15:00 AM

Why We Want to Work at These 6 Spa Venues (and You Will Too!)

By Lauren Shapiro & Renee Long

It’s easy to fall into habits. We all do it sometimes. We rely on the familiar. And, that can serve us in many situations, but maybe not when we’re trying to shift direction in life. When you want to grow and try...

Margaret LaPierre /  
Oct 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM

How to Communicate the Health Benefits of Spa Services to Your Clients

Communicating with clients is an important part of a spa professional’s job. Clients are bombarded with misinformation on television, in magazines, and on the internet about products and treatments. But, today’s clients are savvy researchers,...

American College of Healthcare Sciences /  
Oct 12, 2016 9:00:00 AM

FDA Says Antibacterial Soaps are Out! 30 Essential Oils to Use Instead

In a long overdue move, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced a ban on antibacterial soaps containing potentially harmful chemicals. Echoing what holistic wellness experts have known for a while, the FDA stated that chemicals...

Kerrie Seeber /  
Oct 10, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Halloween Treat: Lollipop Recipe with Essential Oils

Halloween is a spooky time of year. And I’m not just talking about the ghosts, ghouls, and goblins roaming the streets for tricks and treats. I’m talking about the high fructose corn syrup, artificial colorings, and additives loaded in...

Donna Shroyer /  
Oct 7, 2016 2:59:42 PM

5 Tips for Staying Young

Henry Ford once said, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”[1] I agree wholeheartedly.

But, there are some additional things you can do to help yourself along the way. Here are my...

Heather Baley /  
Oct 7, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Ditch the Chemicals in Starbucks: Enjoy a Holistic Pumpkin Spiced Latte

By Heather Baley and Renee LongAutumn is here, and if you’re like many of us around the ACHS offices, you love a toasty latte sprinkled with fall-spices and steaming with deliciousness in the morning. And we have to admit, we have a bit of a...

Lauren Shapiro /  
Oct 5, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Aromatherapy + Yoga: A Practice for Mind, Body, Spirit

By Oleg Maksimov & Lauren Shapiro

Aromatherapy and yoga are both ancient healing practices focused on physical, mental, and spiritual health. They have developed in close connection for thousand years, and historically have been used in tandem to...

Brian Robben /  
Oct 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Never Do Homework In Bed: 3 Reasons Why

If you’re a student studying online, you probably spend a lot of time thinking about how and when you’re going to get all your work done. You’ll consider your schedule and then find an open window to hit the books.

Some students will even map...

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