Waken and Ignite the Mind, Body and Spirits with a Fall Spa and Menu Makeover

I think no time invites change more than the fall. The sudden coolness in the air and the invigorating scents of the season - pumpkin, cranberry, apple and cinnamon spice - wake up the senses and in doing so seem to trigger our desire for something new.

You can celebrate the arrival of fall by changing your decor and atmosphere. Add fall colors to your spa with seasonal flowers. There are many including mums, autumn lilies, red carnations, and orange lilies. You can also add fall scents to the room. Try BIOTONE Pomegranate & Cranberry Ambiance Aroma, designed to awaken the mind, body and spirit.

Fall makeovers don't end in your decor. For your clients, fall is the time to refresh skin that has been taking a beating from the sun and hydrate it to counteract the drying effects of winter. Many of our customers tell us at this time of year they recommend that clients consider a nice exfoliation to get rid of any dead, dull skin cells, followed by a re-hydrating wrap.

Its also important to consider that more and more spa goers are seeking the use of natural ingredients in their quest for healing and hydrating. To that end, many natural ingredients closely associated with fall provide a number of skin rejuvenating and therapeutic benefits.

Pumpkin, for example, is a rich source of nutrients and antioxidants, including vitamins C, E and A, as well as potassium, alpha-carotene, zinc, beta-carotene and lutein, a carotenoid. Pumpkin and pumpkin extracts used in spa treatments can help nourish tired or dry skin.

Cranberries are another seasonal delight, which are equally good for the skin. Cranberries help to rejuvenate the skin and are a great source of antioxidants, which fight free radicals that cause skin damage and aging. Also, cranberry essential oil makes a wonderful natural moisturizer because it contains the omega 6 and omega 9 fatty acids. The body not only needs these fatty acids, they help prevent skin irritations and other skin-related complications.

The oil of the pomegranate - another seasonal fruit - also has been making its way into more skin care treatments. Pomegranate essential oil extracted from the seeds helps to revitalize dull or mature skin, assist with wrinkles, and smooth minor skin irritations. It has a high content of antioxidants and is rich in a rare essential fatty acid called punici acid, which helps to reduce skin inflammation and retain moisture.

Changing your spa environment and menu tells your clients that you are always thinking about their needs, and when it comes to their best interests: it's never status quo.