A Chinese Taoist martial art form of "meditation in movement" which combines mental concentration, coordinated breathing, and a series of slow, graceful body movements.
While this ancient system looks like a slow-motion dance of graceful movements and deep, relaxed breathing, it is a mobile meditation, used for health, relaxation, self-defense and to induce energy. It's widely practiced in the Orient by people of all ages.
Brand marketing is changing—and the only way for brands to keep their marketing relevant is by ensuring that it continues to shape the thinking and actions of their target audience.
However, as we move toward a digital future where technology advances such as virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI) quickly becoming mainstays, capturing the imagination of a generation of “cord-cutters,” and “cord-nevers” will prove to be a big challenge for digital brands. But this is where “influencers” can make a big difference to your marketing efforts.
Tarot readings offer clarity to important life questions as well as a deeper understanding of oneself. This ancient tool is a mirror into the unconscious mind. Readings give insight and guidance for personal growth and transformation.
There are accounts and speculation that Tarot may be influenced by Egyptian religious worship of Thoth, the god of wisdom; the Jewish Cabbalists and ancient Hindu religions. Most scholars agree that the precursor to Tarot cards entered Europe around 1370. They were brought from Mamluk Egypt by gypsies traveling through the trade routes to Italy and Spain. The cards traveled through Europe. In Italy, they eventually became known as ‘tarocchi’ In France, they were called the ‘tarot’ and in Germany they were known as ‘tarock’. Tarot cards were used as playing cards, as a form of entertainment and as an educational tool. The first record of the tarot used for divination was documented in the 18th century. Today’s tarot deck consists of 78 cards. These 78 cards are divided into two decks: the major arcane and the minor arcana. The oldest surviving tarot deck belonged to the Visconti family from Milan Italy. Filippo Visconti gave his bride Maria de Savoy a deck of tarot cards as a wedding gift. The other well-preserved deck of Tarot cards were also a wedding gift. This time the cards were created for Duke Filippo’s daughter and her marriage to Francesco Sforza. The cards are known as the Visconti-Sforza deck.
Traditional massage without oil that utilizes pressure on pressure points, muscles and ligaments and manipulations to elongate the spine, stretch joints and relieve tension. Elicits a feeling of well being, energy and flexibility.
A combination of assisted stretching and acupressure to increase flexibility, relieve pain and tension, and balance the body’s energy systems.
Thalassotherapy uses the healing and beneficial properties of the sea (which is rich in minerals, micro elements and vitamins) and the marine environment for health and wellbeing. Thalassotherapy baths when heated up to just over 90 degrees Fahrenheit have various therapeutic benefits.
Therapeutic baths using warm sea water. Warm sea water allows minerals, trace elements and vitamins to be drawn into the blood stream while toxins are actively eliminated.
My definition of a great facial is when I fall asleep. Once I make it past the torture of the pore extractions, I settle in to a peaceful, meditative state. If I have to ask if I was purring (because, of course, I don’t snore), then it was an exceptional experience.
I very rarely buy any products after a facial. Why you may ask? Is it because I am cheap? Because I already have too many products (ok, that may be true). Because I don’t believe in the esthetician? Nope. It’s because I wasn’t asked. I realize there is a fine line between sales and a spa experience, but if a service provider shies away from asking me to make a purchase, the answer will always be no. So, how do you encourage your service providers to sell me a product? How do they find time between my snoring (oops, purring) and my relaxation to ask me to make a purchase?
The Missing Link on LinkedIn - How to Maximize Your LinkedIn Presence to Build Connections
By: Debra Jason
Are you baffled by LinkedIn? If so, you’re not alone. Many spa executives, directors and owners who initially accepted invites from colleagues to join the network may often be left thinking, “What’s next?”
When LinkedIn first came into the scene in 2003, several professionals thought of it as an online resume. Today, it is more like a personal branding platform—one that provides you with visibility and the opportunity to connect with like-minded industry professionals.
Removal of facial hair, especially from the eyebrows, using a looped and twisted thread.
Cotton Thread (common sewing thread) is twisted together and wrapped about the provider's fingers to create a hair removal technique that plucks hair from the follicles. Can be used for any area of the body but most common in facial hair removal.
Utilizing gentle, non-intrusive, natural movements, The Trager Approach helps release deep-seated physical and mental patterns and facilitates deep relaxation, increased physical mobility, and mental clarity.
Word is getting around about the many benefits of cannabis and is particularly catching the attention of people who are into natural health and wellness.
Yes, the plant is famous for its mood-altering effects, but it is also used in a less trippy fashion for fuel, clothing, food, medicine, and yes, skincare.
The stigma of cannabis appears to be diminishing by the day as people are starting to understand the benefits and healing properties that it brings. People want it in their skincare and anti-aging creams, face masks and lip balm not because of the hype, but because of the results.
Before we get into why cannabis is trending in spas, it’s important to understand the functions and effects of the plant’s main, well-known components.
A technique which seeks to free the body from the grip of tight connective tissue to restore normal alignment and function and to reduce pain. Mild, sustained pressure is applied in order to gently stretch and soften the tissue. Trigger point therapy is used to treat neck and back pain, headaches, sports injuries and other conditions.
The literal meaning of tui na is "push and grasp", which is the main technique used.
A combination of massage, acupressure and other forms of body manipulation. Tuina works by applying pressure to acupoints, meridians and groups of muscles or nerves to remove blockages that prevent the free flow of qi. Removing these blockages restores the balance of qi in the body, leading to improved health and vitality.