What is a treatment Spa? Linden Spa, Inn at Perry Cabin in St Michaels

By |2020-07-22T12:07:30+02:00October 9th, 2018|blog, Hotel Review, North America, Reviews|

What is a treatment Spa?  I am about to discover if I am going to unlock an Eastern Shore Hideaway. And try out their Linden Spa, what I call a treatment spa. Lucky me, I [...]

TalkWellness Impressions: attending ISPA Conference & Expo for the first time

By |2020-07-21T14:50:10+02:00October 3rd, 2018|blog, SPA Management|

TalkWellness Impressions: attending ISPA Conference &Expo for the first time I applied with ISPA conference in January 2018 with a session proposal. After some personal phone conversations and a couple of email exchanges with a [...]

Detoxifying Lymph Candy Deodorant – going beyond stopping odour and wetness

By |2020-07-22T12:07:49+02:00August 28th, 2018|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

Detoxifying Lymph Candy Deodorant - going beyond stopping odour and wetness During a recent visit to FAD Market on a rainy early summer Sunday morning, I picked up a couple of interesting and small batch [...]

SpaTree – bringing the Spa back to Nature

By |2020-07-22T12:08:03+02:00August 21st, 2018|blog, Product Review, Reviews, SPA Review|

SpaTree - bringing the Spa back to Nature Modern Lifestyles seem to be about downsizing, going back to the roots, simplifying lives, becoming more in tune with nature. So the question today is: How can [...]

W³ – World Wellness Weekend, inspiring millions across the globe to a healthier lifestyle

By |2020-07-21T14:50:45+02:00June 28th, 2018|blog, SPA Management|

W³ - World Wellness Weekend, inspiring millions across the globe to a healthier lifestyle Have you heard of W³ - World Wellness Weekend? W³ - World Wellness Weekend is in its second edition in September [...]

Private Spa Suite at Hotel Quisisana Palace in Carlsbad

By |2020-07-22T12:08:29+02:00May 8th, 2018|blog, Europe, Hotel Review, Reviews|

Private Spa Suite at Hotel Quisisana Palace in Carlsbad  Everyone who is somehow interesting in Spa & Wellness has heard of Carlsbad, the famous spa town located in western Bohemia, Czech Republic, about 80 miles [...]

Kempinski Hotel Falkenstein – city life, nature and sport

By |2020-07-22T12:08:39+02:00March 15th, 2018|blog, Europe, Hotel Review, Reviews|

Kempinski Hotel Falkenstein - city life, nature and sport What a positive surprise! I knew that the Kempinski Hotel Falkenstein near Frankfurt city in Germany is not a Wellness Hotel but rather offers MICE facilities. [...]

Bollants in the Park – a very two-faced spa resort experience

By |2020-07-22T12:08:49+02:00February 27th, 2018|blog, Europe, Hotel Review, Reviews|

Bollants in the Park - a very two-faced spa resort experience The Bollants in the Park is said to be one of the best Wellness Hotels in South West of Germany. I had heard so [...]

Waltz 7 – Redesigning the Spa@Home Experience

By |2020-07-22T12:09:19+02:00October 13th, 2017|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

Waltz 7 – Redesigning the Spa@Home Experience During this year’s Tyrollean Wellness Congress in June in Innsbruck/Austria, I had a chance to meet and get to know Waltz 7 better.  Waltz 7 is a company [...]

What is a “Healing Safari”? TalkWellness spoke with Tanya Pergola, the creator

By |2020-07-21T14:52:17+02:00September 26th, 2017|blog, SPA Management|

What is a “Healing Safari”? Talk Wellness spoke with Tanya Pergola – the creator of the Healing Safari – to find out more about what happens on a healing safari in Africa. You may just [...]

The Spa at Kempinski Grand Hotel Des Bains St. Moritz

By |2020-07-22T12:09:27+02:00September 15th, 2017|blog, Europe, Hotel Review, Reviews|

The Spa at Kempinski Grand Hotel Des Bains St. Moritz Swiss hoteliers are know for innovative services that secure customer satisfaction and return on investment. To a point, were Swiss Hospitality Management has become a [...]

Is a man’s skin really different from a woman’s? The booming market of male toiletries.

By |2020-07-22T12:09:57+02:00August 25th, 2017|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

Is a man’s skin really different from a woman’s? The booming market of male toiletries. By 2023, the global male grooming market is estimated to be worth about 27.76 billion USD, according to statista.com. Euromonitor [...]

Super Summer Thirst Quenchers – healthy, refreshing, and virgin

By |2020-07-22T12:10:06+02:00August 4th, 2017|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

Super Summer Thirst Quenchers – healthy, refreshing, and virgin They are called Detox Water, or Spa Water, or infused Water… whichever name you prefer, they taste great, are easy to mix, and super healthy.  And [...]

My 2017 Mid Term Product Review – Skin Care from three Continents

By |2020-07-22T12:10:45+02:00June 23rd, 2017|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

My 2017 Mid Term Product Review - skin care from three continents Can you believe it? It is my birthday again, which means we are almost half way through the year!  I have been a [...]

Financial Wellness – invest in your future

By |2020-07-21T14:53:08+02:00June 13th, 2017|blog, SPA Management|

Financial Wellness  – invest in your future An article titled “Will Financial Wellness become hot topic in the future” from economist Thierry Malleret on Global Wellness Summit in Kitzbühel monthly barometer has made me thinking.  [...]

Shankara, Ayurveda inspired Skin Care Products

By |2020-07-22T15:53:32+02:00May 23rd, 2017|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

Shankara,Ayurveda inspired Skin Care Products Finally! Since I attended the Healing Summit in Berlin earlier this year and met Gina Preziosa from Shankara, I could not wait to test their products. Not only has Gina, [...]

Ask for help! Global Mentorship Program for Spa, Wellness and Hospitality

By |2020-07-21T14:53:17+02:00May 9th, 2017|blog, SPA Management|

Ask for help! Global Mentorship Program for Spa, Wellness and Hospitality Sometimes you are this point in life or career where you realise you need support. This can come from family and friends, if they are familiar [...]

Healing Traditions: Mount Kilimanjaro from your yoga mat, Maasai Yoga & Meditation

By |2020-07-21T14:53:26+02:00April 28th, 2017|blog, Yoga|

Healing Traditions: Mount Kilimanjaro from your yoga mat. Maasai Yoga & Meditation Yoga in the African Bush?  Oh yes! Let your eyes stroll over the peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro, let your ears listen to the [...]

Talise Ottoman Spa Jumeirah Zabeel Saray – the ultimate spa sensory journey

By |2020-07-22T12:11:34+02:00April 18th, 2017|Asia, blog, Hotel Review, Reviews|

Talise Ottoman Spa Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Dubai Palm – the ultimate spa sensory journey How to instantly feel like a princess out of 1001 nights? Sign up for the royal hammam experience at award winning [...]

Shankara: how to prosper responsibly. Care for your customer, Sales will follow

By |2020-07-21T14:53:37+02:00April 11th, 2017|blog, SPA Management|

Shankara:  how to prosper responsibly. Care for your customer, Sales will follow.  During the Healing Summit 2017 of which I have reported here, I happened to sit next to Gina Preziosa, Vice President for Sales [...]

The Spa at the Intercontinental Dubai Marina – a city hotel spa at its best

By |2020-07-22T12:11:47+02:00March 28th, 2017|Asia, blog, Hotel Review, Reviews|

The Spa at the Intercontinental Dubai Marina - a city hotel spa at its best I recently stayed at the Intercontinental Dubai Marina Hotel, as the name suggests located on the Dubai Marina, only a [...]

The Charles Spa Munich – Wellness to Millennials

By |2020-07-22T12:11:54+02:00March 22nd, 2017|blog, Europe, Hotel Review, Reviews|

The Charles Spa Munich - Wellness to Millennials I was fortunate to listen to Irene Forte’s presentation at the Global Wellness Summit in 2016 about ‘Wellness to Millennials”. Irene Forte is the daughter of Sir Rocco [...]

Can doing business and doing good go side-by-side? Healing Summit 2017 Take-Away

By |2020-07-21T15:58:37+02:00March 14th, 2017|blog, SPA Management|

  Can doing business and doing good go side-by-side?  Great take aways from the Healing Summit 2017 What a super treat to having been invited to the Healing Summit 2017!  After I just had the [...]

Sage Tonic – a ‘sensory platform’ approach to our five senses

By |2020-07-22T12:13:41+02:00November 11th, 2016|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

Sage Tonic – a ‘sensory platform’ approach to our five senses Sage Tonic. Sounds like a new facial spray. But is by far bigger than that! Sage Tonic is a holistic program to stimulate and [...]

Experience Authentic Kneipp in Tirol

By |2020-07-22T12:14:38+02:00September 27th, 2016|blog, Reviews, SPA Management, SPA Review|

Experience Authentic Kneipp in Tirol “Everything we need to stay healthy is already given to us by nature” said Sebastian Kneipp. Who was Sebastian Kneipp? German clergymen Sebastian Kneipp (1821 - 1897) came up with [...]

Luxury Mountain Spa at Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol

By |2020-07-22T12:14:53+02:00September 20th, 2016|blog, Europe, Hotel Review, Reviews|

Luxury Mountain Spa at Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol My series ‘The Stunning Spas in Kitz’ is not ending just yet. Not before I have taken you to the Kempinski Hotel in Jochberg with their luxury mountain [...]

SPA Manufactur® – waterless skincare from Germany

By |2020-07-22T15:55:54+02:00August 21st, 2016|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

SPA Manufactur® - waterless skincareI know, I am really behind with product reviews, which is owed to the fact that I have had some lovely and exiting addition to the family which totally occupied all [...]

Saarland Therme – successful German-French Wellness Cooperation

By |2020-07-22T15:57:00+02:00August 16th, 2016|blog, Reviews, SPA Review|

Saarland Therme - successful German-French Wellness Cooperation I am always thrilled when I can report about wellness from my home country Saarland, the small and charming region in the south-western part of Germany. And if [...]

The Stunning Spas in Kitz IV: Golf & Spa at Grand Tirolia

By |2020-07-22T12:15:46+02:00August 9th, 2016|blog, Europe, Hotel Review, Reviews|

The Stunning Spas in Kitz IV: Grand Alps Spa at luxury resort Grand Tirolia If you are into Golf & Spa in Tirol, this is where you want to be! A splendid Alpine hotel, a [...]

Kindred Skincare Co. – 100% Organic Oil based Skincare

By |2020-07-22T15:57:22+02:00July 29th, 2016|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

Kindred – 100% organic oil based skincareDuring my last trip to the US I got in touch with Frances from Kindred Skincare Co. by mail. After communicating back and forth for a while, Frances recognised [...]

Jamela Skincare – where fun and beauty go together

By |2020-07-22T12:16:14+02:00July 22nd, 2016|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

Jamela Skincare – where fun and beauty go togetherUsually skin care and beauty routines aren’t exactly great fun, fun an beauty are no common match. My grandmother even used to say “who wants to be [...]

Europe’s first forestSPA, experience nature at waldSPA

By |2020-07-22T12:16:32+02:00June 28th, 2016|blog, Europe, Hotel Review, Reviews|

Europe’s first forestSPA, experience nature at waldSPA About one month ago, the family owned and run 5* Hotel Forsthofgut in Leogang (in the Salzburger County) has opened the doors to their newly expanded waldSPA® (wald [...]

The Stunning Spas in Kitz III: Kitz Spa & Wellness at Hotel Kitzhof

By |2020-07-22T12:16:50+02:00June 13th, 2016|blog, Europe, Hotel Review, Reviews|

Love is in the air at Kitz Spa & Wellness! I think I fell in love… For my series ‘The Stunning Spas in Kitz’ I visited Kitz Spa Wellness in the 4* Hotel Kitzhof Mountain [...]

I say Yes! Ich sage Ja! Je dis Oui! Digo que Si! Nasema Ndiyo!

By |2020-07-21T16:00:38+02:00June 10th, 2016|blog, SPA Management|

June 11, 2016 is Global Wellness Day. I say Yes! Why?The 7 Step ManifestoIn order to make Wellness a lifestyle, Global Wellness day -represented in 70+ countries and first celebrated in 2012 - aims to [...]

Sodashi – luxurious natural skin care from Australia with a wow-effect

By |2020-07-22T12:17:34+02:00April 19th, 2016|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

Sodashi – luxurious natural skin care from Australia with a wow-effectI was contacted by Marianne Schnaitmann from Schnaitmann Beauty GmbH, who has always had a keen interest in natural skin care and organic products. Marianne, trained [...]

The Stunning Spas in Kitz I: Spa-Rosa at A-Rosa Resort

By |2020-07-22T12:17:42+02:00April 5th, 2016|blog, Europe, Hotel Review, Reviews|

The Stunning Spas in Kitz I: Spa-Rosa at A-Rosa Resort  Happy news: during the Global Wellness Summit in Mexico in 2015, my adopted home Kitzbühel has been chosen as venue for this years GWS event. All year [...]

facilitating health and well being through live music in spas

By |2020-07-22T13:29:29+02:00March 15th, 2016|blog, SPA Management|

Rebecca Sabine facilitates health and well being through her live violin music in spas When I heard about Rebecca from Las Vegas, I was stunned. Live music in spas… what a heavenly combination: Violin and Meditation! But… [...]

Spa Check: Watzmann Therme Berchtesgaden

By |2020-07-22T15:57:48+02:00February 19th, 2016|blog, Reviews, SPA Review|

Spa Check: Watzmann Therme BerchtesgadenIt is a gloomy day. The clouds have been distributing snow and rain alternating over the past few days, the tops of the mountains can only be guessed from way below in [...]

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Active yoga & pilates wear – making a positive impact on the world

By |2020-07-22T12:18:24+02:00February 9th, 2016|blog, Product Review, Reviews|

Asquith London active yoga & pilates wear – making a positive impact on the worldI am no fashion girl or beauty blogger. When it comes to my private wardrobe, attributes like comfortable, sporty, simple, and homely [...]

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Heavenly Spa at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort

By |2020-07-22T12:18:33+02:00January 19th, 2016|Asia, blog, Hotel Review, Reviews|

Spa Review: Heavenly Spa at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort At the beginning of this winter I managed to get away from Austria for a few days to a warmer spot on the map: [...]

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A truly oriental spa experience – Hamam Baden Review

By |2020-07-22T15:58:27+02:00November 24th, 2015|blog, Reviews, SPA Review|

A truly oriental spa experience – Hamam Baden Review Whenever I think “I have seen it all” a little gem pops up seemingly out of nowhere. The little gem I am talking about today is [...]

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The Body Wrap Vienna – my mummy experiment

By |2020-07-22T12:18:52+02:00November 3rd, 2015|blog, Product Review, Reviews, SPA Review|

The Body Wrap Vienna – my mummy experimentOnce you have made your way through the shabby lobby and lift to the 19th and top floor of Vienna’s first residential high tower located in Vienna’s 5th district, [...]

5 solutions to counter biggest cost driver in spa businesses

By |2020-07-21T16:02:33+02:00October 27th, 2015|blog, SPA Management|

5 solutions to counter biggest cost driver in spa businesses Kohl & Partner have recently published their Benchmark Report 2014 for Austria in Europe. Their findings include an overview of labour costs (52% of total [...]

Spa Retail Facts: Everything you need to know to boost retail sales in your spa

By |2020-07-21T16:02:51+02:00September 22nd, 2015|blog, SPA Management|

Spa Retail Facts: Everything you need to know to boost retail sales in your spa Retail sales can make up to 50 % of treatment revenue without needing additional resources. This revenue stream should not [...]

Dress for success – how important is appearance of spa staff?

By |2020-07-21T16:03:30+02:00July 21st, 2015|blog, SPA Management|

Dress for success – how important is appearance of spa staff? In a previous article “What does tangible evidence do in your spa” I spoke in detail about ‘physical facilities’, also called ‘tangible evidence’. Tangible [...]

the mill to chill – Wellness in Portugal

By |2020-07-22T12:20:27+02:00July 13th, 2015|blog, Europe, Hotel Review, Reviews|

The Mill to chill – Wellness pure in PortugalNowadays it feels like everything is labelled ‘Wellness’, almost no Hotel package without Wellness. Of course there are some excellent Wellness Hotels and Retreats out there in [...]

Weinrefugium Brolli – wine and wellness

By |2020-07-22T12:20:45+02:00June 16th, 2015|blog, Europe, Hotel Review, Reviews|

wine and wellness – refuge in a Styrian vineyard The latin word ‘refugium’ means something like refuge or hideaway; in some cases also wellness area for relaxation and recovering. Thus I was quiet curious when following [...]

Talk Wellness says ‘yes’ to Global Wellness Day

By |2020-07-22T12:20:50+02:00June 9th, 2015|blog, SPA Management|

joins 55 Countries Celebrating Global Wellness Day on June 13, 2015Talk Wellness “Says Yes” to Global Wellness Day, a one-day event celebrating health and wellbeing, taking place this June 13th. By offering complimentary articles, reviews, [...]

Eat healthy, sleep like a baby and don’t forget to have some fun!

By |2020-07-22T12:21:25+02:00May 12th, 2015|blog, SPA Management|

I am soooo very happy about this interview, that I have had the pleasure of having with one of my former (and excellent!) students in spa management. Spiros’ story is inspiring and refreshing, and if I [...]

Proven. Smart. Easy to remember. How to apply the AIDA formula to your Spa Business

By |2020-07-21T16:03:57+02:00May 5th, 2015|blog, SPA Management|

Imagine you had a tool that helped you structure your spa marketing strategy! Is it not highly confusing hearing all those different advises: “you have to have social media activities for your Spa” “your Spa [...]

Why wait list tracking and turn away tracking are highly important to your spa performance

By |2020-07-21T16:04:31+02:00March 17th, 2015|blog, SPA Management|

Are you in the fortunate position of using a sophisticated spa software that does turn away tracking and wait list tracking for you? If not, bad news, as you may have to do this task manually [...]

‘Spas in Dubai become more part of a wellness lifestyle’ says Ghassan, Spa Manager in Dubai

By |2020-07-21T16:04:39+02:00March 10th, 2015|blog, SPA Management|

When visting Amara Spa for a spa review, I had the pleasure of meeting the Spa Manager personally. Ghassan was so nice as to take time for sharing his spa career story in an interview: How [...]

La Clairiere, Secret Quiet Escape

By |2020-07-22T13:26:23+02:00February 12th, 2015|blog, Europe, Hotel Review, Reviews|

ich bin total aus dem Häuschen!  Und irgendwie verzweifelt weil ich keinen anderen Ausdruck finde als ‘secret escape’, mit dem ich besser beschreiben kann wie wunderschön dieser Ort ist und warum man unbedingt ins La Clairiere [...]

eforea Spa at Hilton Hotel Queenstown

By |2020-07-22T13:26:46+02:00January 20th, 2015|blog, Hotel Review, Reviews|

Why women need to take “Spa time”… at eforea Spa at Hilton Hotel QueenstownThe list of daily commitments can often seem endless: work, children, family and friends, cooking and cleaning and, if you’re really well-organised, daily [...]

‘Whatever we do in our lives deserves love and 100% dedication’ says Stavros, Spa Manager in Greece

By |2020-07-21T16:05:03+02:00January 4th, 2015|blog, SPA Management|

We have had a Wellness Talk with Stavros Mavridis, who works as Spa Manager in Greece and faces thrilling challenges:Stavros, can you elaborate on your mission statement “Passion and Evolution is key to success” a little further? or [...]

‘Culture & society, the more I learn the more I find out about myself’. Sasakomol Chamchoy, Spa Manager in India

By |2020-07-21T16:05:31+02:00November 16th, 2014|blog, SPA Management|

What triggers people to leave their home countries and comfort zone by moving abroad for life and work in the Spa industry?TalkWellness has had a chat with Sasakomol Chamchoy, who currently works as Spa Manageress [...]

“I didn’t think twice” Alexander Ivanov, Spa-Manager in Bhutan

By |2020-07-22T13:27:12+02:00November 4th, 2014|blog, SPA Management|

Living and Working Abroad – Alexander Ivanov is Spa Manager in BhutanDreaming of not only work in the exiting spa industry but additionally in an exotic country? Read this story to learn how to!Industries such as tourism, [...]

Cocoon Feeling – why visiting a Spa is a must when travelling to Dubai

By |2020-07-22T13:27:27+02:00October 5th, 2014|Asia, blog, Hotel Review, Reviews|

Always on the search for something special, I have thrown myself into a Spa Marathon in Dubai and checked out these 4 worth knowing Spas for you: […]

Does travel need to be disruptive to our Well-Being?

By |2020-07-22T13:27:36+02:00September 16th, 2014|blog, Hotel Review, Reviews|

Does travel need to be disruptive to our Well-Being?Traveling is disruptive. Be it to our sleep, our diet, our work, our fitness routine, and if that travel involves crossing numerous time zones, our whole circadian [...]

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Tyrol in Austria is Wellness-Country!

By |2020-07-22T13:28:31+02:00July 14th, 2014|blog, Europe, Reviews, SPA Management, SPA Review|

Wellness Österreich – Wellness in Austria according to an international report (Health and Wellness Industry Report 2014 by Horwath HTL), so called ‘destination spas’ (hotels, that have made their spa and wellness offers main focus [...]

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