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Retail Management for Spas | Chapter 9.5 | The Final Countdown

March 27, 2017

The last few weeks before opening may seem like crunch time, but spa professionals who have followed a solid six-month (or longer) pre-opening plan will feel well prepared for opening their doors to their guests. Only a few more details remain before celebrating a successful launch.

Retail Management for Spas: Chapter 1.3 Retail Partnerships

March 21, 2017

When it comes to retail, there are a lot of players who contribute to making it a success. There are partners, such as the media, financial institutions, local businesses, and charitable organizations, all of which can also help a spa business grow and succeed.

September 2017 Snapshot Survey – Spa Treatment Trends

March 6, 2018

Topic of focus – Spa Treatment Trends

The majority of spa respondents (58 percent) offer more than 10, but less than 40 treatments on their spa menu. Of these treatments, the most popular treatment times are 50 minutes (51 percent) and 60 minutes (37 percent) long. For Day Spa respondents, the most popular treatment time was 60-minutes (60 percent), while Resort/Hotel Spa respondents had slightly shorter times at 50 minutes (62 percent).

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.

 

Spa Management Risk Allocation — What is Market & What is Fair?

September 6, 2018

Read Gerry Hickel’s thorough examination of the do’s and don’ts of spa management contracts.

Spa Operations Manual

April 5, 2017

This text is designed to help spa directors, owners, managers and suppliers better understand the full scope of operational procedures that can be implemented in order to run an effective spa.

Spa Operations Manual

November 2, 2022

This text is designed to help spa directors, owners, managers and suppliers better understand the full scope of operational procedures that can be implemented in order to run an effective spa.

Spa: A Comprehensive Introduction

January 13, 2017

The modern spa era saw spas shift from their ancient medical and spiritual emphasis to today’s corporate model that primarily focuses on beauty, fitness, and wellness.

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Spa: A Comprehensive Introduction | Chapter 1.1 | Philosophy of Spa

December 15, 2016

Philosophy of Spa

Philosophy is often considered a foundation upon which people build their knowledge and belief structures. The Greek word for philosophy translates to “love of wisdom.” It is appropriate then, that this text begins its exploration of spa by delving beyond the business models and types of treatments to take a close look at the wisdom and “why” of spa philosophy encompasses the deeper meaning and sacred significance of spa.

Spa: A Comprehensive Introduction | Chapter 1.2 | Defining Spa

December 16, 2016

Defining Spa

Most of the world begins its definition of spa with water. Without water, most say, there is no spa. The original spas—mineral springs and hot springs—have been a part of relaxation and healing in many cultures for millennia. Towns with hot springs grew into popular destinations for holiday retreats.

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