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 Artist

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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

Glossary Term | Category: Glossary Terms

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

Glossary Term | Category: Glossary Terms

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

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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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Mariel

Glossary Term | Category: Glossary Terms

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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Meditation

Article | Category: Glossary Terms

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

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Meridian Line Therapy

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

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Microdermabrasion Facial

Glossary Term | Category: Glossary Terms

A minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand your skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layer. This type of skin rejuvenation is used to treat light scarring, discoloration, sun damage, and stretch marks.

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Moxibustion (Taiji Moxa)

Glossary Term | Category: Glossary Terms

A traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing on various acupoints on the body.

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Mud Baths

Glossary Term | Category: Glossary Terms

See Fango therapy.

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Myofascial Release

Article | Category: Glossary Terms

A technique which seeks to free the body from the grip of tight connective tissue to restore normal alignment and function and to reduce pain.

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