July 10, 2016 |
2016 Ford Explorer Platinum EcoBoost 4WD vs. 2016 Dodge Durango Citadel AWD: Midsize SUVs mano a mano . This week: Ford Explorer. Price: Starts at $31,050, though the Platinum starts at $52,970. $55,155 as tested. Only options of note on the test vehicle included second-row bucket seats and console. Marketer's pitch: "Life is a sport. We are the utility. Be unstoppable. " Conventional wisdom: When I tested the 2011 model, I wrote: "A tough companion if you're exploring the land of old, narrow streets and country lanes...
March 28, 2016
My sole feels soothed just looking at the Moji Foot Pro Travel Massager. Six stainless steel spheres rotate in sockets embedded in a slip-resistant rubber base, penetrating and alleviating sore or tight foot muscles and tissues when you roll your foot over them. The more rolling pressure you apply, the deeper the massage, and the center sphere is raised slightly higher than the other five for targeted deep massaging. The spheres, each about an inch in diameter, are especially effective at stretching tight spots under the arches and toes.
January 20, 2016 |
The hat trick made Carli Lloyd unattainable. At least that's what Todd Leff, Hand & Stone Massage & Facial Spa chief executive officer, thought while watching last summer's World Cup. Leff and Lloyd had begun negotiations three weeks before the tournament for her to become the Philadelphia-based company's pitchwoman. But after that memorable final against Japan in which Lloyd scored three goals to help the United States win the women's soccer title, he thought all bets were off. "I was emailing my executives and adding dollar signs after each goal," Leff said with a laugh.
August 26, 2015 |
The long : New full-service day spa offers relaxation, beautification to grown-ups-and kids. Children may avail themselves of stress-reducing massages, chocolate facials and all-natural mani-pedis, or they can retire to the craft room while Mommy has a moment. The short : Why didn't someone think of this before? The demo : Drop-ins, book-aheads and party planners, ages zero on up. Back story : When the kids' channel Sprout moved ops from Philly to 30 Rock, employee Tara Murphy took her severance and stuck around.
June 1, 2015 |
FAR FROM THE pub-crawling pandemonium of Philly Beer Week, Penny Ordway, whose Eviama Life Green Spa has long been a Center City holistic health haven, is debuting her therapeutic beer massage this weekend for a long summer run. "OK, it is a gimmick," the seriously organic Ordway admitted, "but there is an incredible amount of phytonutrient benefit to a beer massage. " Consumer warning: No, you don't stick your feet in a warm "Mud and Suds Pedicure" infused with Dogfish Head's Hellhound On My Ale. You'd have to drive to the Lodge at Woodloch in the Poconos for that.
July 30, 2014 |
A Kennett Square massage therapist who sexually assaulted four female patients was sentenced Monday to seven to 14 years in prison. The incidents occurred while William Eric Webb, 44, was giving them myofascial-release treatments between 2011 and 2012, according to Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan. "I remember talking about it with my wife, and she just said, this is every woman's worst nightmare," Hogan said after the sentencing in County Court. "You trust your doctor.
July 11, 2014 |
THE DETAILS of the charges against former Temple standout Rick Brunson - who, according to sources, was about to be offered a job as an assistant coach on Fran Dunphy's staff - have been released. He was arrested and charged late last month with attempted sexual assault and aggravated battery after an April 2 incident with a massage therapist at a Chicago athletic center. The Chicago Sun-Times reported there was a confrontation during that appointment, resulting in a series of sex-based criminal charges.
February 13, 2014
VALENTINE'S Day is Friday, and no matter how you feel about this holiday, one thing's for sure: Love is good for your health. Strive to have a fit, healthy and happy Valentine's Day this year by enrapturing your sweetie with the fitness lifestyle. Not just good sex While good sex is wonderful - who doesn't love snuggling, hugging and kissing? - researchers seem to agree that strong bonds and loving relationships are just plain good for all humans beings. Love improves your health, lengthens your life and helps the sick recover faster.
January 16, 2014 |
Walk into any Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics store and your senses are tickled awake: Breathe in scented soaps, see the bins of pretty pastel "bath bombs," or roll cool, squishy shower gels between your fingers. With the opening of Lush Spas in New York and Philadelphia this past Monday, American Lush fans are in for sensory overdrive with signature massages, reflexology, and skin-care treatments, plus tasty British teas and calming new-age tunes. The spa is the brainchild of Lush cofounder Mark Constantine, who said he wanted to go beyond the basic massage and facial, and "give people what they truly want, to be uplifted.
March 24, 2013 |
SANTIAGO, Chile - Cars honk, people yell, and radios blare outside, yet Carmen Castillo is getting a rejuvenating midday nap in downtown Santiago, snoozing away her stress in a dreamland of scented candles, plush pillows, and calming massages. She's taking a siesta at the Espacio Siestario, which rents its seven Zen-like rooms to bank employees, lawyers, and other professionals for 30 to 45 minutes. The rooms cost about $10, but customers say being able to return to the office fully rested is priceless.