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Pilates (Method)

Strength training movements involving coordinated breathing techniques developed in Germany by Dr. Joseph Pilates during the 1920s.


An ayurvedic oil treatment in which oil is poured onto the body through a hose and massaged into the body. This is the heaviest oil treatment and therefore the most nourishing.

Polarity Massage (Therapy)

Concept created by the Austrian born Dr. Randolph Stone in the early 1900s that is based on principles of energy and a philosophy derived from East Indian Ayurvedic teachings.

Pregnancy Massage

Prenatal massage is therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy.

Primordial Sound Meditation

Primordial Sound meditation allows you to embark on an inner journey to experience the quiet that already exists within you and reconnect to your spirit.

Product-Based Wrap

Utilizing ingredients from gentle to invigorating, a body wrap can hydrate, soothe, revitalize, cleanse, stimulate circulation and improve the immune system.   Specific products and active ingredients used can reduce irritation, moisturize, smooth and firm or remove waste and reduce fluid retention.

Psychic Reading

Pertaining to the human mind or psyche; pertaining to the extraordinary, especially extrasensory and nonphysical, mental processes such as extrasensory perception and mental telepathy.

Pulse Points: The Compensation Situation

March 26, 2021

Money, like politics and religion, is one of those things that isn’t supposed to be discussed at the dinner table. That said, we’re about to dive into the dollars and cents of the spa industry, so if you happen to be reading Pulse at a dinner table, now might be a good time to relocate.

The 2019 ISPA U.S. Spa Industry Study Compensation Supplement may not provide ideal mealtime conversation fodder, but it does offer a clear breakdown of how spa employees are compensated, what they earn and what the staffing picture looks like across the industry. A closer look at the numbers reveals some notable recent trends.

Raindrop Therapy

Other Name(s):
Raindrop Technique

Definition of Offering:
Method of using a combination of reflexology, aromatherapy, massage, and essential oils applied on your spine and on the feet.


Ancient Chinese technique using pressure point massage (usually on the feet, but also hands and ears) to restore the flow of energy throughout the body.

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