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Lucas Irwin: Mindful Meditation

September 14, 2023

With more than 20 years in the health and well[1]ness industry, Lucas Irwin has committed his professional career to helping others live healthier and happier lives. Lucas will open the Power Session with a mindfulness meditation, guiding attendees to begin the session with a moment of total well-being, health and happiness.

Pulse: Spa leaders know the value of comprehensive wellness but we don’t always practice it for ourselves. What is a good first step?

Lucas Irwin: It is incredibly common within health and wellness industries for the providers to neglect their own care, in an effort to better serve their clients and customers. It is easy to overlook the obvious fault in that pattern; a diminished version of ourselves cannot provide optimal service and care. Whereas, the healthiest, happiest version of ourselves can deliver the highest iteration of service, care and connection.

We all have places in our lives that we can improve or adjust for the better. I always recommend that you start with one small thing, something that you can undoubtably stick to that will also make a noticeable difference. A few of the countless examples could be to meditate for two minutes every morning, to read before bed instead of scrolling social media, stop or reduce soda intake, or go for a 15-minute walk three days per week. The important thing here is we aren’t trying to change our entire life overnight; but we are beginning to build a foundation and some momentum that we can slowly and steadily build upon.


Magnetotherapy is the application of a magnetic field of staticmagnets to the body for purported health benefits.

Makeup Application

Begins with a thorough consultation to identify the appropriate colors and look for the individual client. The application itself can range from everyday natural looks to special occasion makeup such as bridal or photography.

Makeup Consultation

This usually involves learning to apply makeup appropriate for your skin type, look and age. If this is not a spa’s area of expertise, you may be disappointed with the results.

Manaka Tapping

The therapy hammer or ‘tapping’ is a technique used in oriental medicine to trigger acu points and reduce muscle tension in areas of the body. It was developed from a technique used in Japan since the sixteenth century.

Mandi Lulur

A purifying ritual inspired by the royal palaces of Java to restore balance to body and mind.

Mandi Lulur

January 30, 2018

A purifying ritual inspired by the royal palaces of Java to restore balance to body and mind. A Balinese style massage eases muscle tension before a paste of herbs and rice powder is painted on the body and gently rubbed off to reveal soft, smooth skin. Next, a yogurt mask is rubbed into the skin before stepping into a warm bath filled with flower petals. 


A cosmetic treatment of the fingernails, including shaping and polishing.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

A therapeutic massage using a gentle pumping technique to drain away pockets of water retention and trapped toxins. Lymph drainage can be achieved through manual massage, hydro massage, or with aromatherapy massage.

March 2015 Snapshot Survey – Spa Treatment Trends

December 13, 2016

Topic of focus – Spa Treatment Trends

In regards to the types of treatments/services that are included in their spa menus, almost all spa respondents (99 percent) offer facials, followed closely by massages (98 percent) and scrubs (97 percent).

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