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Dressing Up Your Retail Space: Smart Visual Merchandising Ideas

April 5, 2017

Visual merchandising is the deliberate design, layout and presentation of a retail space, as well as the products and services sold in that pace. The basics of visual merchandising are simple common sense and can be learned by anyone.

Dulse Scrub

A vigorous scrubbing of the entire body with a mixture of powdered dulse seaweed and oil or water to remove dead skin and provide a mineral and vitamin treatment to the skin.

Ear Candling

A form of alternative therapy in which the tapered end of an ear candle is placed in a person’s ear while the other end of the candle is lit, in the belief that earwax and other impurities are drawn out of the ear canal by a partial vacuum created by the candle flame.


Grounding, or Earthing, is defined as placing one’s bare feet on the ground whether it be dirt, grass, sand or concrete (especially when humid or wet). When you ground to the electron-enriched earth, an improved balance of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system occurs.


Electrolysis is treatment that results in permanent hair removal. Electrolysis is a treatment whereby a fine needle (wire filament or probe) is inserted into a hair follicle, and an electric current (galvanic and/or radio frequency) is passed down the needle to destroy the hair follicle so that it can no longer produce new hair.

Electrotherapy / Diathermy (Electro-Impulse)

Treatments using the stimulating properties of a low voltage electric current. Used to reaffirm muscle, eliminate cellulite and help in weight loss treatments.

Energy Healing

An umbrella term for any therapy that manipulates energy circuits in our physical or subtle bodies to regain balance and facilitate our bodies innate healing mechanisms.

Erica Dhawan: Connectional Intelligence

September 14, 2023

“WE ARE ALL IMMIGRANTS TO THE NEW WORLD OF DIGITAL BODY LANGUAGE.” Erica Dhawan believes we’re all experiencing the same challenges as more of our interactions—with colleagues, with resource partners, even with clients—move away from in-person to online. So, how do we connect intelligently?

Erica suggested to the ISPA Conference audience that “the question shouldn’t be how to adapt to ‘the new normal,’ but instead how to create a better normal” in digital communications. Whether communicating in a video conference or by email or text message, Erica offers five key principles to ensure your message is received the way you intend:

Esalen Massage

Developed and refined over the last 20 years by the Esalen Institute in California, this massage combines Swedish and sensory relaxation massage techniques.

Every Question Answered: The ISPA Talent Toolkit

September 7, 2023

WHO will find value in the ISPA Talent Toolkit?

This suite of resources arms spa owners and directors, human resources leaders and marketing and communication departments with the checklists, templates and guides they need for success with talent recruitment and engagement concerns that are at the forefront of focus in the spa industry.

WHAT is included in the Toolkit? The Talent Toolkit comes equipped with resources for every talent-related function of your spa business. Each toolkit section below lists some currently-available tools.

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