About Healing Lifestyles & Spas

Mission Statement

Healing Lifestyles & Spas’ content focuses on infusing integrative spa modalities and destination spa experiences ~ healing remedies ~ integrative medicine ~ wellness and sustainable practices into our daily lives; providing tools and inspiration to live a more healthy and healing spa lifestyle. We believe that spa living is a day-to-day experience. We all need to slow down, press pause, and nurture this absolute need to give back to ourselves. Living a healing lifestyle means taking care of the Earth and its people, and we thereby emphasize environmental wellness and sustainable living as a necessary component on this path.


Healing Lifestyles & Spas began as Healing Retreats & Spas back in 1997 with the premise and mission of bringing and making healing modalities and spa wisdom mainstream. It quickly became obvious, however, that while retreats were an integral part of the spa experience, what the magazine really hoped to do was bring the spa home, allowing readers to create a truly healing lifestyle, and thus the name change in 2001 to Healing Lifestyles & Spas.

Since 2001, the brand has grown in both scope and size, attracting a wide array of readers that all share three common desires ‘to live mindfully, to travel consciously and to eat joyfully’. And so… the new HL&S mantra and tagline were born.

Healing Lifestyles & Spas offers readers/viewers and advertisers a variety of programs, including the Daily Retreat & Renew Tip, featuring spa wisdom, healing recipes, and more, delivered to subscribers’ in-boxes 5 days a week; a newly re-launched interactive Word Press website with more than 15 years of archived editorial content and consistently new daily content. In addition, Healing Lifestyles & Spas’ FIND YOUR SPA directory has been years in the growing, and offers advertisers and readers/viewers the most comprehensive online spa guide available.

Shanon Hoffman has been with HL&S since 2001, bringing her years of communications and business development to the title as the Associate Publisher and now Publisher and Owner. Melissa Williams has been with HL&S since 2000, and has served as the Editor-in-Chief nine years and now contributing Editor. Both women, along with a strong HL&S team behind them, have strived to create a magazine and website that are comprehensive, providing meaningful content, inspiring stories, and up-to-date information, helping readers and spa industry pioneers to create a healthier, more natural lifestyle. Healing Lifestyles & Spas has played a large role in a number of events, including supporting LOHAS since its inception; sponsoring the HL&S Spa Summits, which served as a dialogue and forum for the spa industry; and otherwise establishing themselves as the premier source for natural, holistic, spa living.

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