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.
February 28, 2013 |
A 41-year-old Center City woman was arrested Tuesday and charged with prostitution after soliciting undercover police for sex. Star Guiterrez, 41, worked at Cuties Spa on the 1100 block of Race Street near the Convention Center. Officers from the vice unit staged a sting at the establishment after receiving complaints that illicit sexual acts were being performed there, police said.
February 25, 2013
DEAR ABBY: My two adult granddaughters have rejected me. Their father gave me this explanation: "They are uncomfortable with the way you rub their shoulders and necks. " These girls and both parents have misinterpreted my innocent expressions of affection, which haven't changed since the girls were little. The only change is in their perception of my actions. I asked twice to meet with these family members to discuss their concerns. It has been three months; no meeting time has been offered.
January 18, 2013 |
VINCE TROMBETTA has no problem remembering the particulars of his first crack at reffing basketball games. He was a student at West Chester University. The contest was intramural. The pay was a dollar. He worked it alone. "We didn't finish," Trombetta said. "Remember Chuck Weber, the guy who replaced Chuck Bednarik as the Eagles' middle linebacker? He got mad and ran me out of the gym. " Is your mind racing? Should be. That scenario occurred in the early 1950s. Thursday, Trombetta again found himself performing a solo act. One month short of his 80th birthday, he did a marvelous job over 2 hours, 19 minutes, as Palmer Charter topped visiting Palumbo, 99-96, in three overtimes.
August 28, 2012 |
While I'm away, readers give the advice. On dealing with one parent who cheats on the other: I'm a divorced woman whose husband cheated. I have six children. While cheating is certainly not an admirable thing to do, and often the catalyst for divorce, it is not a reason for a child to choose to sever a relationship with the parent. A father's relationships with his wife and his lover are not really a statement of his love for his children. Wrecking the home, humiliating the mother are tough, and do affect the children, no doubt, but it's not about them.