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Trigger Point Therapy

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. Mild, sustained pressure is applied in order to gently stretch and soften the tissue. Trigger point therapy is used to treat neck and back pain, headaches, sports injuries and other conditions.

Tui Na

The literal meaning of tui na is “push and grasp”, which is the main technique used.


An ayurvedic body massage that uses a paste made of ground grains to cleanse the skin, improve circulation and help weight loss.

Upsell Tactics

March 31, 2017

Upselling, the act of encouraging customers to buy more or better products, might sometimes be considered retail’s guerrilla tactic. In fact, it is something that everyone in retail should embrace, teach and encourage.

Utilizing Space Effectively in Retail Merchandising

June 15, 2017

Gina Jacoby-Clements shares her top tips on how to utilize spa space effectively and visually in Retail Merchandising.


In Ayurveda, one of the five steps of panchakarma which refers to therapeutic vomiting induced to eliminate the mucus causing builup of kapha.

Vampire Facial

Other Name(s):
Vampire Facelift, Platelet-rich Plasma Facial, PRP, Autologous Facial

Definition of Offering:
A facial treatment incorporating an application of platelet-rich plasma.

Vibration Therapy

Whole body vibration refers to a training method employing low amplitude, low frequency mechanical stimulation to exercise musculoskeletal structures for the improvement of muscle strength, power, and flexibility. The technology centers on a recurrent change of position on a vibrating platform to stimulate muscles to work by the stretch reflex, ensuring all muscle fibers are stimulated at one time.

Vichy Shower (Therapy)

A Vichy shower is a shower with from 5-7 vertical shower heads in which large quantities of water are showered over a spa patron while he or she lies in a shallow wet bed (similar to a massage table, but with drainage for the water).

Video: 3 Best Social Apps to Save Time

September 8, 2017

Learn about the top three free social media apps to save time and help grow your spa business today! Erin Gargan, a 2017 ISPA Conference & Expo speaker, lets you know hers in this video.

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