Sports Massage

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Deep-tissue massage directed specifically at muscles used in athletic activities. This massage can be either preventive or corrective in approach.

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Spray Tan

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A beauty treatment in which the body is sprayed with a product containing chemicals that react with the skin to produce an artificial suntan.

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Steam Room

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A ceramic-tiled room with wet heat generated by temperatures of 110-130° Fahrenheit designed to soften the skin, cleanse the pores, calm the nervous system and relieve tension. 

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Still Baths

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The act of soaking or cleansing the body, as in water or steam. The water used for cleansing the body. A building equipped for bathing. A resort providing therapeutic baths; a spa.

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By using a straight single bladed razor, you are able to enjoy a cleaner and closer shave for a better overall shaving experience.

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Stress Management

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A program of meditation, deep relaxation or any activity intended to reduce the ill effects of stress on the system.

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Sugar Body Scrub

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This treatment involves the use of sugar often mixed with oils and applied to the skin with the intent to remove dead skin cells from the skin’s epidermis.  The exfoliation is achieved by both a mechanical (manual) and a chemical means.  The alpha hydroxy acid from the sugar loosens the bonds between dead skin cells and the coarseness of the sugar gently sloughs them away. The exfoliation not only leaves the skin with a better appearance and texture, but the treatment also increases the blood circulation and cell generation.

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Sugaring

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Rooted in ancient practices, sugaring is the most natural and long-lasting treatment for eliminating unwanted hair from all areas of the body for both men and women. Using only 100% natural ingredients, it is the least painful of all hair removal techniques and is great for all skin types.

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Sweat Lodge

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An ancient Native American body purification ceremony involving the use of intense heat similar to that of a sauna and other methods to provoke visions and insights.

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Swedana

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Indulge in an invigorating traditional Ayurvedic Swedana treatment that will expel toxins and impurities out of the body though the use of medicated herbal decoctions. This treatment also increases blood circulation which reduces pain and relaxes the body.

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Swedena

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An ayurvedic steam treatment which induces sweat with the held of steam generated from medicated herbal decoctions.

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Swedish Massage

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The most commonly offered and best known type of massage. It was devised at the University of Stockholm in 1812 by Henri Peter Ling.

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Swiss Shower

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Standing body massage delivered by therapist with high-pressure hoses.

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Topic of Focus - What ISPA Members are Exploring

The ISPA community is continuously seeking new concepts, products and business practices that will keep their offerings fresh and relevant.

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