The treatment of disease by the application of magnets to the surface of the body.

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This service usually involves learning to apply makeup appropriate for your skin type, look and age. 

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Makeup Application

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Begins with a thorough consultation to identify the appropriate colors and look for the individual client. The application itself can range from everyday natural looks to special occasion makeup such as bridal or photography.

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Makeup Artist

Job Description | Category: Human Resources

The Makeup Artist provides consultation and application services in the art of makeup application. They must possess and maintain knowledge of current makeup trends. They should have a broad understanding of color symmetry/coordination and understand the use and effects of different textures (frost, shimmer, etc.) They must possess a good eye for detail and style and have the ability to create an image for the guest's needs/social event using different makeup colors, textures and application techniques. They must possess a technical understanding of product ingredients to minimize/avoid allergic reactions. They must possess excellent cleanliness and sanitation skills. They must have excellent communication skills and be able to learn the product and service knowledge necessary to effectively provide beauty solutions to meet the needs of our guests.

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Makeup Consultation

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This usually involves learning to apply makeup appropriate for your skin type, look and age. If this is not a spa's area of expertise, you may be disappointed with the results.

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Manaka Tapping

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The therapy hammer or 'tapping' is a technique used in oriental medicine to trigger acu points and reduce muscle tension in areas of the body. It was developed from a technique used in Japan since the sixteenth century.

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Mandi Lulur

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An ancient beauty ritual which originated centuries ago in the royal palaces of Central Java. Mandi means bath and Lulur refers to flowers.

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Manicure

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A cosmetic treatment of the fingernails, including shaping and polishing.

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A therapeutic massage using a gentle pumping technique to drain away pockets of water retention and trapped toxins. Lymph drainage can be achieved through manual massage, hydro massage, or with aromatherapy massage.

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Topic of focus - Spa Treatment Trends

In regards to the types of treatments/services that are included in their spa menus, almost all spa respondents (99 percent) offer facials, followed closely by massages (98 percent) and scrubs (97 percent).

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Topic of focus - Revenue Generating Ideas

When asked whether ISPA spa members had partnered with a local business or organization to generate new revenue, 36 percent of all spa members responded yes.

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Topic of focus - 100th Snapshot Survey: Job Satisfaction and Employee Values

Respondents were asked to rate their satisfaction in their current positions on a five-point scale with one being very unsatisfied, to five being very satisfied. Resource partner respondents had the highest average rating with 4.29 out of five in overall satisfaction. Spa service providers followed with an high 4.08 average and spa leaders had an average rating of 3.72 out of five.

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Mariel

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An expression referring to a transformational healing energy that works at the cellular level to help clients discover and release emotional and physical traumas.

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Massage Therapist

Job Description | Category: Human Resources

The Massage Therapist administers professional massage and body treatments to guests. They must have a thorough knowledge of numerous massage modalities, possess a general understanding of body treatments and be willing to train in the spa’s specific massage and body treatment offerings. They must possess excellent communication skills and be able to learn the product and service knowledge necessary to effectively provide wellness solutions to meet the needs of your guests. They must hold and maintain a current state license.

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Never be complacent in what you buy and how your store looks. Not only does your guest want the newest and on-trend item, but your team does also. By generating excitement within your team, and frequently re-creating your store, you motivate them to sell and promote more.

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Topic of focus - Retail

Retail products are an important income source for members, contributing an average of 10-15 percent of total annual sales revenue.

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Topic of focus - Spa Treatments

When asked how many total treatment offerings are listed on their spa menu, the most popular answer among all spas was 21 – 30. Interestingly, 9 percent of all spas noted they offer more than 80 treatments on their spa menu.

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Topic of focus - Retail

Nearly all spa members surveyed responded that they sell retail in their spas (99 percent); however, only 20 percent of spa respondents sell retail products directly to consumers online. This shows that spas continue to be mainly be brick-and-mortar retailers when it comes to selling products.

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Meditation

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A state of focused attention through which one emerges into an ever-increasing clear awareness of reality.

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Technique developed to restore energy flow through the twelve body meridians (energy lines).

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