Apitherapy

Article | Category: Glossary Terms

Other Name(s):
Bee Venom Therapy, Bee Sting Therapy, BVT

 

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Aerobics workouts performed in a swimming pool. Water resistance is utilized to stretch, strengthen and increase stamina. This activity is also commonly known as aquacize.

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Aquamedic Pool

Article | Category: Glossary Terms

This wonderful experience has been passed down for centuries. It’s a sensation over your whole body in a pure seawater pool that is comfortably heated. Jets create hundreds of bubbles inside the pool leading to bliss and relaxation for all.

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Are You An Emotionally Intelligent Leader?

By Merit Gest

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Aromatherapy

Article | Category: Glossary Terms

An ancient healing art dating back to 4500 B. C., Aromatherapy usually refers to treatments such as massage, facials, body wraps or hydro baths with the application of essential oils from plants, leaves, bark, roots, seeds, resins and flowers.

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Aromatherapy Massage

Article | Category: Glossary Terms

Aromatherapy massage combines the power of pure essential oils to help balance our whole body well-being, on a physical level, balance the mind and emotions, combined with a specialized massage drawn from the traditions of both East and West.

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Art Therapy

Article | Category: Glossary Terms

Characterized by the use of symbolic communication presented by graphic, pictorial, sculpted, modeled, collage-composed, or other art media. Art expression involves a confrontation with the psychic images of the realm of inner perception.

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Asanas

Glossary Term | Category: Glossary Terms

 Yoga postures. See Yoga for more information. 

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Ashiatsu

Article | Category: Glossary Terms

A method through which therapists apply massage techniques directed through bare feet.

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Aston-Patterning

Article | Category: Glossary Terms

Aston-Patterning encourages good health and wellbeing through improving the way the body functions and moves.

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Astrology

Article | Category: Glossary Terms

The study of planetary (and heavenly) influence on human psychology, character, and relationships.

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Aura

Glossary Term | Category: Glossary Terms

Energy field around the body, whose color changes according to the individual's health; physical, mental and spiritual.


See also: Aura Reading

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Aura Reading

Article | Category: Glossary Terms

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

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Topic of focus - Job Descriptions

When asked which job positions had written descriptions almost all (99 percent) of all spas responded yes for both massage therapist and receptionist roles. 

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Topic of focus - Quarterly Performance

In regards to gross revenue change for the first quarter of 2016, 74 percent of ISPA spa member respondents reported some level of increase over the same quarter in 2015.

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Topic of focus - Full-Time versus Part-Time Employees

The headline numbers reveal an industry that provides employment for many people on a part-time basis, but that is also generous when converting to full-time.

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Topic of focus - Quarterly Performance

Gross revenue at day and resort spas grew substantially in the first quarter of 2015 – 70 percent of respondents reported higher gross revenue.

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