Spafinder 2012 On Newsstands Now

Just in time for the hustle, bustle and stress of the holidays, SpaFinder: The Guide to Global Spa, Wellness & Beauty, a special edition of NewBeauty, has hit newsstands. No matter where you go, SpaFinder is your guide to 250 of the best spas in the world.

This edition of SpaFinder will not only introduce you to those fine resorts, hotels and destination spas, it also takes an in-depth look at some of the trends on the forefront of the spa industry today. To wit:

Salt rooms, caves and water: Healing traditions that involve basking in salt caves or water may be centuries old, but they're now coming of age, and the modern spa is busy devising super-stylish new ways of recreating the natural salt cave microclimate (infusing salt and negative ions into the air).

Asian spas: If the story has historically been one of the mass exportation of Asian approaches West, a powerful new tale is emerging: the explosive growth of spa development within Asia. The Asian-Pacific economy is developing at a breakneck pace, and suddenly more spas and spa resorts are under development there than any place in the world.

Hyper-local spas: These new, local twists stretch well beyond just treatments. Think: organic food from the spa garden, farm and orchards (even harvested by guests), facilities hewn of local stone, workshops with local artisans, etc. And a new move on the farm-to-table movement is the “farm-to-massage-table” concept: locally sourced fruits, herbs, honey and more are grown on-site, and then dished up in both meals and treatments.

Be sure to grab your copy of SpaFinder and plan your relaxing, rejuvenating getaway today!