Jacuzzi

Article | Category: Glossary Terms

A patented design of a whirlpool bath or a mechanism which swirls water in a bath with underwater jets.

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Jamu

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Jamu is the traditional herbal medicine of Indonesia. There are hundreds of recipes that can treat particular ailments, improve or maintain health and enhance beauty. While it is most commonly consumed as a beverage, it is also available in powders and capsules.

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Topic of focus - Quarterly Performance

When asked what the gross revenue change from fourth quarter of 2014 compared to the same period of 2013, 31 percent of all spas saw a 1 – 9 percent increase in revenue closely followed by 30 percent who saw 10 – 19 percent increase.

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Topic of focus - Quarterly Performance

In regards to gross revenue change for the fourth quarter of 2015, 75 percent of ISPA spa members reported some level of increase over the same quarter of 2014.

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Topic of focus - Quarterly Performance

Overall, respondent data for the survey reflects growth in several areas. Among ISPA member spa respondents, 78 percent experienced an increase in gross revenue for the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to the fourth quarter of 2015.

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Topic of focus - Quarterly Performance

Growth continued overall for spa respondents in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to the fourth quarter of 2016. The majority of spa respondents, 77 percent, had a positive gross revenue change when comparing these quarters, with 20 percent of resort/hotel spa respondents reporting a gross revenue increase between 20 and 50 percent. Similarly, the majority of resource partner respondents, 87 percent, had a positive gross revenue change over this time period.

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Japanese Enzyme Bath

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A three part treatment lasting about an hour. First you are served hot enzyme tea, then you submerge in a large wooden tub filled with fragrant blends of cedar fibers and plant enzymes imported from Japan.

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Jin Shin Do ®

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This method combines acupressure, Taoist yogic breathing methods and Reichian segmental, with the goal of releasing physical and emotional tension.

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Jin Shin Jyutsu

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An ancient Japanese art of harmonizing the body's energy system. Similar to acupuncture in philosophy and intention, Jin Shin Jyutsu uses light touch rather than needles.

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Topic of focus - Quarterly Performance

Among all ISPA spa members, 74 percent of respondents reported that gross revenue for the second quarter of 2015 was higher than the corresponding quarter of 2014.

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Topic of focus - Quarterly Performance

In regards to gross revenue change for the second quarter of 2016, 69 percent of ISPA spa member respondents reported some level of increase over the same quarter in 2015.

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Topic of focus - Quarterly Performance

Based on member responses for this month’s Snapshot Survey, the spa industry continued to experience growth in several areas during the second quarter of 2017.  For all spa respondents, 74 percent reported gross revenue growth when comparing the second quarter of 2017 and the second quarter of 2016.  Spa visits also continued to rise with 65 percent of all spas reporting that spa visits increased during the second quarter compared to last year.

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Topic of focus - Quarterly Performance

The spa industry continued to experience growth in the second quarter by several metrics. Three in four spa respondents (75 percent) reported a gross revenue change increase when comparing the second quarter of 2018 to the second quarter of 2017. Similarly, more than half of resource partner respondents (73 percent) reported an increase in gross revenue change over the same time.

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Topic of focus - Technology in the Workplace

Technology has become an ubiquitous presence in our working lives – and for many of us, our non-working lives as well. The spa industry is no different and has also seen noticeable growth in technology over the last decade.

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Topic of focus - Retail

Retail sales are an important income source for members, with 38 percent of all spas reporting an average of 10 – 15 percent of total annual sales revenue stemming from retail sales.

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Topic of focus - Social Media

The last Snapshot Survey to cover social media as a topic was the March 2012 survey. Notable usage changes over that time include 40 percent of all spas using LinkedIn as a business tool in June of 2017, compared to just 31 percent in 2012. Pinterest saw a similar increase with 10 percent of spas using it in 2012 and 20 percent using it in 2017. Twitter has seen a decrease in use as 67 percent of all spa respondents used it in 2012 compared to 52 percent in 2017.

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Topic of focus - Revenue-Generating Ideas

Sixty percent of all spa respondents reported they have partnered with a local business or organization to help generate new revenue. Many of these partnerships consist of local restaurants, stores, corporate offices and hotels, offering discounts and making use of cross-promotions. In contrast, just 21 percent of resource partner respondents have partnered with a local business or organization to help generate new revenue.

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