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Moxibustion (Taiji Moxa)

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

Mud Bath

A highly mineralized mud with oils and water used in a bath for guests to stimulate circulation, detoxify, and help reduce the pain of arthritis.

Myofascial Release

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.

Nail Art

The practice of painting decorative designs on fingernails.


Utilizing herbal oils, juices and powder, Nasya treatmemt aids, soothes and protects the nasal passages, ears and throat from blockages and disorders.

Neti Pot

A container designed to rinse debris or mucus from the nasal cavity.

Nov/Dec 2020 Snapshot Survey — Year in Review

December 18, 2020

This “Year in Review” Snapshot Survey largely reached beyond the operations-focused questions that have been the focus of ISPA’s other surveys in 2020 to gain insight into thepersonal and professional habits respondents have deepened or developed during this unparalleled year.

November 2015 Snapshot Survey – Gratuities and Fees

December 13, 2016

Topic of focus – Spa Gratuities and Service Fees

When asked whether their spas have automatic service fees/ charges, 45 percent of all spas responded yes; with only 15 percent of day spas saying yes; with only 15 percent of day spas saying yes compared to 56 percent of resort/hotel spas. 

November 2016 Snapshot Survey – Customer Loyalty and Retention

December 13, 2016

Topic of focus – Customer Loyalty and Retention

When asked which resources ISPA spa member respondents use to monitor customer service for their spa, it was evident that technology plays a key part in their efforts.

November 2017 Snapshot Survey – Partnerships

March 6, 2018

Topic of focus – Partnerships

More than half of all spa respondents (52 percent) have partnered with a local business in 2017. This number was more than two-thirds for day spa respondents at 70 percent, compared to just 41 percent of Resort/Hotel Spas. For resource partner respondents, just 39 percent partnered with a local business, while the largest segment (55 percent) partnered with a national non-profit organization.

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