They don't call it "transcendental massage" for nothing: The Walea Spa & Retreat in Malaysia aims to bliss out visitors to the point of sleep, says spa manager Evelyn Choo. Among the spa's offerings: slimming treatments that use body wraps, hot compresses and Swedish massage.
Men now make up 30% of U.S. visitors to spas, and a number of spas are devising treatments and facilities that cater exclusively to men. They offer male-friendly magazines and TV viewing in the waiting rooms, different scent offerings, and haircuts and other treatments designed that make references to sporting figures or alcohol.
Begin the day with quiet music, exercise or meditation. At the office, establish a "triage" list of what needs immediate attention and what can wait. Stretch and relax at lunch. Those are just a few of the workday rituals that can release stress, writes workplace trends expert Judy Martin. Two others: Take a mini-break during the long afternoon to refresh your mind, and review the task list at the close of the day.
Dark wine lip colors, emerald green for eyes: They're among the trends for 2013, style experts say. Another new look predicted for the new year is the ombre lip, achieved by layering graduated shades of color on the lips, similar to ombre coloring in hair.