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A meditative path found in many ancient civilizations.  Labyrinths can often be confused with a maze, but unlike mazes, labyrinths have no dead ends or intersecting paths.

Laser Facial

A skin resurfacing procedure that uses a laser to improve the appearance of skin or treat minor facial flaws.

Laser Hair Removal

A medical procedure that uses a laser to remove unwanted hair.

Laying On of Hands

The placing of the hands of the healer upon the person to be cured. Among the most direct approaches to healing. A “body therapy” for removing energy blockages, balancing, and improving one’s healing journey through life. 

Leader of the Talent Talk: Smiley Poswolsky

September 14, 2023

PULSE: How does human connection play a role in attracting and retaining the industry’s best talent?

SMILEY POSWOLSKY: In the wake of the pandemic and the shift to hybrid work, the vast majority of employees— 70 percent—feel disconnected from their coworkers. That has led to the highest levels of employee disengagement ever recorded. In such a competitive labor market, companies have an incredible opportunity to make human connection a core part of how they attract and retain the spa industry’s top talent. Eighty-five percent of employees would be motivated to come into the office if they could socialize with co-workers or rebuild team bonds. Not to mention, 80 percent of Gen-Z and Millennial employees are looking to connect in-person with senior leadership and their managers. If we put human connection—and a “people first” strategy—as part of how we engage our talent from the second they apply to work with us, we can do a better job of attracting top talent and offer something that everyone is looking for right now.

Leading the Way Through Mentoring

March 16, 2021

SPA INDUSTRY LEADERS are often quick to point out all the ways in which their colleagues have supported their growth and played key roles in the success of their careers. Many can even cite a particular individual whose impact is greater than the rest. In some cases, these formative relationships happen by chance, but spa leaders seeking to foster growth in their teams, retain top employees and achieve their spas’ performance goals cannot simply place their trust in serendipity. Formal mentoring programs, though, can take luck out of the equation and help spas reach new heights.

Leveraging Social Media at #ISPA2023

September 5, 2023

Connecting with fellow spa professionals on social media in advance of the 2023 ISPA Conference is a great way to get the most out of your Conference experience. Establishing connections with other attendees before the event will enable you to build relationships, network and gain personal insights into the spa industry. Here are a few reasons why connecting with fellow spa professionals on social media is an important part of pre[1]paring for the ISPA Conference.

Light/Color Therapy

Other Name(s):
Phototherapy, Chromotherapy

Definition of Offering:
A type of holistic healing that uses the visible spectrum of light and color to affect mood, physical or mental health.

Liquid Sound

Light and music under and above the water for relaxation and vitalization.


A rhythmical, rocking form of healing massage derived from the ancient Polynesians and master healers of Hawaii.

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