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Creative Therapy (Creative Movement)

A form of therapy that uses kinesthetic, rational, musical, and emotional functions to work out the mind and body through expressive movement.

Creative Visualization

Learn about a technique and enjoy a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere where you are taken on a journey to visualize yourself in a new, more positive light.


A therapy using a “wand” of frozen products which produce a vasoconstricting effect on skin tissue and muscle mass thereby creating a “lifting” of the areas to be treated.

Cross Training

A fitness regimen alternating between aerobic, flexibility, and strength exercises (one type of exercise per day) for 30 minutes.


Whole body cryotherapy in a sauna-like environment is the process of exposing the body to extremely low temperatures (-110 to -130C) in a controlled environment for a limited amount of time.


Cryotherapy is a pain treatment that uses a method of localized freezing temperatures to deaden an irritated nerve. Cryotherapy is also used as a method of treating localized areas of some cancers (called cryosurgery), to treat abnormal skin cells by dermatologists.

Crystal Therapy (Crystal Healing)

Healing energy believed to be generated by quartz and other minerals. Crystals are known to have electromagnetic energy, as does the human body.

Customer-centric: Guest Experience is the Mainstay of Spa

September 5, 2023

Spas are known as a haven of renewal and rejuvenation. In that spirit, spa patrons have high expectations for the care they receive, both in and out of the treatment space. In last month’s Pulse, four ISPA members imparted their wisdom about providing excellent customer service. The guest experience is a topic close to the hearts of all spa professionals; following are additional comments from industry experts about the value of a customer-centric approach.


“Every guest is important,” says Stephanie Doud of ReadyCare Industries. “Customers have many spas where they could go; we want them to return because of the amazing service offered to them.”

Uberlube’s Cheryl Sloane agrees that an extraordinary experience is a spa mandate, and she has found a full-team approach is helpful. “Customer service comes from the top,” she says. “We need to believe in our team and trust them to make decisions and handle problems. Then, we need to show the team that management has their backs—and always be available for customer service issues. It is never a mistake to have good engagement with your customers.”

Christina Mangiante of Body Bliss believes “each spa director knows how to train their staff on basic customer service, sales and conversational skills at a level that works for them.” And the rewards are great: “Repeat clients, word of mouth referrals, increased gratuities, complimentary reviews will all happen organically with fantastic customer service,” she says.


Cutting/Styling Hair

The act or job of cutting and arranging people’s hair.


Other Name(s):
Kol Kolis, Hilot Foot Massage, Filipino Tribal Foot Massage

Definition of Offering:
A version of hilot massage using bamboo or rattan sticks to stimulate pressure points on the soles and feet of clients.

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