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Rosemary Weiner, owner, The Brass Rose Spa & Salon, Blairstown, New Jersey

By Sara Goodman
Posted: May 23, 2008, from the July 2007 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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In addition to traditional treatments, The Brass Rose offers “time honored traditions from other cultures,” including a Native American stone therapy; Hawaiian lomi lomi—a massage that features a fluid, rhythmic motion using the forearms as well as the hands; and Tibetan ayurveda, a relaxed facial.

Since she began in the spa business, Weiner has noticed several industry trends, including its overall growth, as well as the increasing number of men turning to spas as a way to relax and recharge. She actively participates in different organizations because she believes ignorance about what is happening in the United States and globally causes you to “operate with blinders on.” The Brass Rose was awarded The Day Spa Association’s Distinguished Day Spa of the Year Award in 2003.

Weiner takes her responsibilities as a spa owner seriously. She believes in giving back to the spa community and helping it grow in any way that she can. Her clients respond to her professionalism by returning time and again. “Many clients come for stress relief. They take that time out for themselves to rejuvenate,” Weiner explains. The most rewarding part about her job is when she sees her clients on their way out, and they make a point of saying how great they feel when they return to the world.