The body is rubbed with a vigorous, abrasive scrub, consisting of coarse salt usually mixed with essential oils and water. A salt exfoliation cleanses pores and removes dead skin. It is usually followed by a gentle shower and body moisturizer.
The body is rubbed with a vigorous, abrasive scrub, consisting of coarse salt usually mixed with essential oils and water. Cleanses pores and removes dead skin. It is usually followed by a gentle shower and body moisturizer.
A dry heat treatment (at less than 10% humidity) in a wood-lined room with temperatures of 160-210° Fahrenheit, designed to bring about sweating to cleanse the body of impurities.
After a sauna, a cool to cold shower closes the pores and brings down body temperature. In the Finnish bath tradition, where this practice originated, even higher temperatures are sought as heat is generated by a stove containing a heap of stones (kiuas) over which water is thrown to produce vapor (loyly).
Standing body massage delivered by therapist with high-pressure hoses.
This invigorating shower tones circulation by contracting then dilating capillaries as water from sixteen needle-spray shower heads and two high-pressure hoses (operated by an attendant), ranging in temperature from 45° F to 105° F, is turned quickly from hot to cold to hot for several seconds at a time. This massage aids circulation and helps relieve the pain of arthritis and rheumatism.
Similar to herbal wraps combined with heat packs, using sea water and seaweed with a balance of the ocean's nutrients; minerals, rare trace elements, vitamins and proteins, which are soaked into the blood stream, to revitalize skin and body.
Managing one’s retail inventory is a critical part to a spa’s profitability. “Making good inventory decisions should always be based on demand and sales history,” says Linda Mahramnia, retail buyer at Spa Gregorie’s located in Newport Beach, California. “I firmly believe in a product life cycle, like a bell curve. You have to know when to buy, when to maximize and when to decrease product [orders].”
The ISPA community is continuously seeking new concepts, products and business practices that will keep their offerings fresh and relevant.
At the time of this survey 80 percent of spa member respondents indicated they are currently exploring new products for their retail space and 63 percent are looking into new treatment offerings. When it comes to business practices, attracting and retaining talent is a top priority. More than half (53 percent) of day spas are evaluating new compensation models for their employees compared to 37 percent of resort/hotel spas.
Spa members generously shared spa products and technology resources they have recently explored and found to be of value. These member insights are outlined within the report making it easy to generate new ideas for your business. Spa management software products were frequently mentioned among the recommended technology products. Most of the software vendors mentioned will be showcasing their products at the 2015 ISPA Conference & Expo, which makes it easy to explore the many options listed.
Topic of focus - Marketing Monthly Snapshot Surveys provide ISPA members with a valuable look into the state of the spa industry, spa industry trends and help to identify the needs of spa professionals. Snapshot Surveys are conducted on the third Friday of each month, with full results provided only to respondents two weeks from the release date of the survey. Knowledge is a valuable tool and these quick surveys provide a wealth of information shared by ISPA’s members. The September Snapshot Survey requested information from spa members relating to marketing.
Monthly Snapshot Surveys provide ISPA members with a valuable look into the state of the spa industry, spa industry trends and help to identify the needs of spa professionals. Snapshot Surveys are conducted on the third Friday of each month, with full results provided only to respondents two weeks from the release date of the survey. Knowledge is a valuable tool and these quick surveys provide a wealth of information shared by ISPA’s members. The September Snapshot Survey requested information from spa members relating to marketing. The most popular advertising methods that ISPA spa members currently use include email (91 percent) and social media (93 percent). More than half of spa members are advertising in magazines (52 percent) relying on print marketing. The advertising methods that are used the least by ISPA spa members were targeted IP address advertising (12 percent), television (14 percent), and billboard advertisement (18 percent). Among resource partners, email (90 percent) and social media (88 percent) were the most popular, with billboard advertisement (3 percent), radio (1 percent), television (3 percent) and newspaper (6 percent) being the least popular.
Means "finger" (shi) "pressure" (atsu), a cross between acupuncture and massage developed in Japan by Tokujiro Namikoshi in the 1940s.
Like accupressure, Shiatsu works with vital points and energy meridians and uses finger-thumb-palm pressure. Unlike accupressure, Shiatsu also manipulates other parts of the body in the course of treatment. Intended to stimulate the body's inner powers of balance and healing.
A bathtub shaped like a chair in which the hips and lower body are immersed in herbal hot water, followed by cold water, while soaking feet in water alternating from cold to hot to stimulate the immune system.
Also a Kneipp treatment for constipation, hemorrhoids, prostate problems, menstrual problems, and digestive upsets.
A preparation usually applied to the face and neck to stimulate local circulation, tone, cleanse and tighten pores and remove dry skin. Ingredients are varied to accommodate specific needs of one's skin type and condition.