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Shamanic Healing

Spiritual and natural healing performed by a medicine man or Shaman.

SHEETS 101: A Crash Course in Linen Management

March 26, 2021

If you stepped into—or are currently stepping into—a role in spa management with little idea of how to manage your spa’s linens, you’re not alone.


Sheila Johnson: Pioneering the Tranquil Revolution in Spa Hospitality

March 7, 2024

Sheila Johnson’s driving force when creating the Salamander Middleburg resort was the desire to craft a spa experience that seamlessly merged with nature. Reflecting on her professional entry into the spa scene, Johnson shares, “I had never previously been involved in either the hospitality or spa fields, but it was my interest in health and wellness that led me into both.”

Salamander Middleburg is a 340-acre resort in the heart of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Only 30 minutes from Dulles International Airport, Salamander Middleburg is the D.C. area’s first Forbes Five-Star destination resort and spa. Boasting equestrian programs, countryside bike tours and aerial parks, the resort is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts while also featuring gourmet dining, indulgent spa treatments and spacious, lavishly appointed guest rooms. For Johnson, Salamander Middleburg’s essence lies in its tranquility. “The spa’s carefully designed spaces draw the outdoors inside,” she notes.

Shiatsu (Massage)

Means “finger” (shi) “pressure” (atsu), a cross between acupuncture and massage developed in Japan by Tokujiro Namikoshi in the 1940s.

Shining a Light on Retail: 5 Illuminating Secrets to Spa Product Sales

November 2, 2023

Using display lighting effectively in a spa’s retail area can significantly enhance the customer experience and showcase products to be irresistibly enticing. Here are five tips to achieve great lighting:


The pouring of medicated oils on the forehead, a modality used in ayurvedic medicine to eliminate ama (physical impurities).

Showing Appreciation is Often Overlooked (Elevate Your LeadershipPart V)

December 18, 2019

There is an alarming gap in the work place. The majority of employees don’t feel apprecaited at their job, while the majority of bosses feel they show appreciation to their employees. Why is that? How can it be fixed?

Sitz Bath

A bathtub shaped like a chair in which the hips and lower body are immersed in herbal hot water, followed by cold water, while soaking feet in water alternating from cold to hot to stimulate the immune system.

Skin Mask (Masque)

A preparation usually applied to the face and neck to stimulate local circulation, tone, cleanse and tighten pores and remove dry skin. Ingredients are varied to accommodate specific needs of one’s skin type and condition.

Sleep Program

It is a unique spa offering with overnight accommodations designed to help people get the healthy sleep, reduce stress levels, and rejuvenate.

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