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Aura Reading

Being able to visualize the size, color, and vibration of one’s aura energy.


Other Name: Bio-Energetic Transduction-Aided Resonance, Vibro Acounstic Sound Therapy
A vibrational sound therapy experience created with equipment from a company named BETAR.

Back Facial

Back facials are, for the most part, a painless extraction process. The facial typically begins with a gentle steaming to open pores and lift impurities, followed by a deep cleansing and exfoliation.

Balinese Boreh

This Balinese blend of herbs, spices and rice is used topically as a warming, circulatory enhancing, healing mask or poultice.

Balinese Massage

Traditional relaxing massage that uses a combination of stretching, acupressure and Swedish massage techniques.

Bamboo Massage

Other Name(s):
Bamboo Fusion, Tian Di

Definition of Offering:
The use of heated bamboo to roll and knead the body tissue to create a deep sense of relaxation.


A balance bar or rail used during exercise or an aerobic exercise program focused on exercise using a barre.


The Ayurvedic medicated implant treatment known as Basti, involves the introduction of medicinals such as sesame oil, coffee, acidophilus, or a herbal decoction in a liquid medium into the rectum following a water enema. This treatment is useful for cleaning out the length of the colon, hydrating the body and freeing the lower body from stress and stagnation.

Be a Mountain Climber: Key Tips to Overcome Any Barrier

September 14, 2023

Face your mountain. Mountains can discourage you, but mountains in the spa industry consist of how we attract great people, how we keep them, and how we help them thrive. In his Knowledge Builder Session at the 2023 ISPA Conference, Dr. Bryan K. Williams joined attendees to discuss tips to over overcome any barrier.

Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory, or motivation theory, is how you get people to do what they want to do. It attributes two factors to motivating action: hygiene factors and motivation factors. Most recruitment is based on hygiene factors—ones related to job satisfaction such as compensation, job security, benefits, company policies and workplace conditions. These factors will attract people who just want a job. Motivation factors consist of challenging work, opportunity for personal growth, personal responsibility, recognition, sense of belongingness and sense of purpose. These factors tend to attract people who want to stay and thrive at their job.

Beacons Within The Spa Community: ISPA Conference Awards recognize industry’s brightest lights

June 13, 2024

VISIONARY AWARD • Michael Tompkins The ISPA Visionary Award is presented each year to a true spa industry visionary who has made significant contributions to both the definition and positive movement of health and wellness over the lifetime of their career.

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