Brisbane Day Spas: Here’s 3 We Recommend Highly

A day spa experience can be a wonderfully rejuvenating thing. If the therapists are well trained and delightful, and the facility itself is designed to be a real retreat from the busy urban existence we all inhabit, then, healing can happen on a profound level. Australian cities have embraced the day spa concept and in most of the major cities you will find a few exceptional examples. If you have never been to a day spa, it is a special experience, and we urge you to do so. Brisbane is home to some fabulous day spas and here are three that we recommend:

Brisbane Day Spas: Here’s 3 We Recommend Highly

The Sakura Day Spa Brisbane is a suitably tranquil place to find sanctuary from the modern hub bub we now call living. As the name suggests, it has an Asian feel to it, a graceful, contemplative ambience. The many treatments can transport you to a calmer space within yourself and the look of the place supports that process. Aromatherapy works via your olfactory sense and smell is one of the most profound sensory experiences. The staff here are wonderful, very good at what they do and respectful of your head space. Many women feel that they lack pampering in their lives and here at Sakura you can top up on that pampering to feel special once again.

Sakura Day Spa
1A/54 Vernon Tce, Teneriffe/New Farm
Brisbane, Qld 4005.
07 3257 3408

Five star international hotels are often home to day spas and the Marriott Hotel in Brisbane is a shining example of that symbiotic relationship. Top quality is an ethos which inhabits this modern day palace of your dreams. Pools are very important at spas, the best spas have a surfeit of pools and they usually look and feel amazing. The pool deck here is no exception, with river views and a tremendous sense of space. You can get wrapped, scrubbed and reborn at Dome, amid a nurturing haze of luscious aromas. This is professional beauty treatment at its best.

The Dome Spa Retreat
Brisbane Marriott Hotel, Level 4
515 Queen St, Brisbane
QLD, 4000.
07 3833 1300

Stephanies Spa retreat is another hotel based facility. Well appointed, and peopled by sensitive therapists doing sublime things with their hands. Tranquillity and nurturing abound in the many rooms of this fine establishment. Your skin will be transformed by sensational treatments of every description. Well worth a visit!

Stephanies Spa Retreat
Sofitel Brisbane Central, Level 3
249 Turbot St, Brisbane
QLD, 4000
07 3221 8800

Even, living near a day spa can improve the value of your property, that is just how special these places are. Buying a property for investment in Brisbane you might like to consider a day spa as a neighbour. We hope that you get the chance to attend one of these very fine establishments sometime soon.


Soothing Lower Back Pain: Chiropractors’ Tips

It is true that we live in an age of ever increasing specialisation. In many ways we outsource responsibility for our own physical health. Over the last hundred years we have been encouraged to seek professional medical help whenever we encounter disease or physical debilitation in any way. We are not encouraged to take responsibility for our own health and healing. In my own experience, I have had very little reason to visit the doctor; I prefer to wait things out and see what happens. In most cases, illnesses if allowed run their course and the body heals itself. Of course, supportive behaviour in the form of vitamin C, lots of water and plenty of rest goes a long way to encouraging this self-healing. What about back pain?

Soothing Lower Back Pain: Chiropractors’ Tips

I was lucky, I suppose, because I was the son of a physiotherapist, my mother. She was able to give me some sound advice whenever I suffered from lower back pain in particular. One of her favourite tips was to lie on my stomach and gently lift one leg at a time. This seemed to strengthen the core muscles around the spine and, eventually, led to my back discs slipping back into place. Chiropractors, the new kids on the block, have a number of helpful tips for soothing lower back pain. Some of which are: getting a massage; doing some aerobic exercise and even meditation, as this is supposed to encourage the release of some painkilling endorphins. Lower back pain, is often, associated with money problems; because it is here that we deal with security issues on our physical bodies. If you feel that you are carrying the weight of the world and are struggling to meet your financial responsibilities you can breakdown. Take a deep breath and remind yourself that it is never as bad as you think it is; and that there are others in your life who can share the load with you.

A chiropractor in the Sydney CBD, also, recommended plenty of restorative sleep and exercising your core muscles. Your core muscles are those located around your centre; and it is an unfortunate reality that as we spend much of our daily life seated before computer screens that these do not get adequate workouts. So, rather than racing off to see your general practitioner, why not stop and spend some time looking after yourself to see if your body might be able to heal itself. This will save you money and in the long run will contribute to you getting to know yourself better. It is ironic, in my opinion, that so many of us have no idea who we are and how we really function. In fact, we may have specialised ourselves out of existence. Nobody will ever know you as well as you can come to know yourself. Listen to your body, rather than the incessant chatter inside your head; it will make a positive change in your life.



Recycling Aerosol Cans & Other Hazardous Spa Salon Products

As an owner of a day spa salon it is your responsibility to recycle hazardous materials in the correct manner. In particular aerosol cans… What are cresol cans and how can they be recycled correctly? Why do we have a responsibility to look after our environment? As an owner of a day spa salon why should you feel proud that you are making a difference to contributing to a better future?

It should be noted that aerosol cans are not limited to spa salon products. In general, these cans are used to store and dispense a wide variety of liquid products including deodorants and hair spray to cooking oil and whipped cream, and even medicines. It has been growing in popularity with Australians purchasing more than 250 million aerosol cans each year. As such, one will not be finding any shortage of aerosol cans any time soon when they for them over the market. The problem however is how these cans are disposed in the present.

It should be noted that the physical structure of aerosol cans is comprised of steel and aluminium and both of these can be recycled. Furthermore in Australia, aerosol recycling is well-established which contributes in reducing landfill waste while at the same time reduces greenhouse emissions. With that being said, a number of people don’t dispose their aerosol cans properly throwing them away like regular waste. Others get rid of their aerosol cans right away with fears of having them explode. There is however a correct way to effectively get rid of aerosol cans and this is by recycling them.

The first step is to find local council recycling centers that accepts aerosol cans for disposal. After you’ve gathered them, you can place your used aerosols in your metals recycling bin. One advantage of both aluminium and steel used in aerosol cans is that these materials can be infinitely recycled without degrading. As a result, these items can be recycled time and time again which helps reduce the use of valuable resources.

Before you decide to dispose of your aerosol cans, make sure that these are empty. However, if you are uncertain if they are empty or not, do not attempt to pierce or squash them. This is because their contents are highly pressurized and is capable of explosion if heated or otherwise mishandled. In addition, empty cans have a tendency to contain remnants of its original content.  As such, avoid puncturing aerosol cans at any costs and let a certified recycler handle these cans on their own. What you can do however, is to remove any plastic parts like lids if possible to ensure fast and seamless disposal.

We do have a responsibility to look after our environment especially if we want to preserve them for our future generation. For day spa salon owners, waste management and recycling oftentimes result to a positive feedback coming from the community and this in turn helps contribute in drawing further interest and attention to your salon.


Day Spas For People With A Disability

Spas were originally developed in Roman and Greek times to enable people to access waters which were believed to possess healing characteristics. So what better place for people with a disability to relax while easing aches and pains than visiting a spa, or even the contemporary version, a day spa. A spa with accessible facilities combining the focus on treatment and relaxation is a truly good option. There are different treatments available for different disabilities but nowadays many spas cater for all levels of disability. Here’s an initial list of day spas around the world which can help people with disability have a rewarding and successful spa visit …

Bicester Hotel Golf and Spa
Chesterton, Bicester OX26 1TE, United Kingdom
Tel: 01869 241204
The Forest of Wellbeing Spa at Bicester Hotel Golf and Spa offers a truly holistic approach to making you look and feel fantastic. It is the perfect setting to relax and unwind. The Spa is an amazing venue with some great accessibility features for people with disability. Their treatment rooms have electronically controlled treatment couches that can be lowered to the floor and adjusted to achieve optimum comfort. Their Sauna and steam rooms are wheelchair accessible and there are also disabled changing rooms and shower facilities.

Sanctuary International Day Spas
Burlington Location – 3235 Fairview Street, Unit 1 L7N 3L1 Canada
Tel: 905-639-5000
Sanctuary Day Spas offers a uniquely elegant environment designed for relaxation and renewal to all members of the public including people with disabilities. People with disability are welcome to its four locations in Burlington, Waterloo, Newmarket and Vaughan. They provide a full range of progressive aesthetic services, with most locations offering spa, medi-spa and hair salon services. They also offer disability services and assistance in communication, publication, telephone services and assistive devices. Guide dogs or other service animal are also welcome to the areas of their premises.

Bedruthan Hotel and Spa
Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, TR8 4BU UK
Tel: 01637 861 219
Invigorate your senses with a one-hour Spa Garden experience at Bedruthan Hotel and Spa. This spa is inspired by water, earth, fire, air and space. Invigorate and fully immerse yourself with their seven-stage Sensory Spa Garden which is designed to detoxify and renew the body. Each stage draws on the sights, sounds, aromas and textures of nature, and the refreshing properties of sea air. This spa is DDA compliant, their buildings and facilities are disability-friendly.

Balgowgie Estate Vineyard Resort and Spa
1309 Melba Highway Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775 Australia
39730 0070
Stop at scenic lookouts for views of farmland and vines at Balgowgie Estate Vineyard Resort and Spa . It features picturesque views of the wonderful Yarra Valley from the private balcony. They have a Disability Access Spa Suite which include a spa bath, a comfortable King Bed or 2 Single Beds upon request, plus access to the indoor heated swimming pool, gym and steam room is also included.

Sense of Touch
G211, 1/F, The Repulse Bay Arcade, 109 Repulse Bay Road, HK
2592 9668
Re-discover the pleasures of life at Sense of Touch. They are a multi-award winning day spa operator with six prestigious locations in Hong Kong. Their signature treatments are formulated in partnership with the world’s leading beauty brands incorporating innovative techniques that work on the face and body. Sense of Touch boast of excellent customer service, friendly environment, highly qualified therapists, and they have received numerous accolades and recognition for their passion, devotion and quality.

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
2605 Kaanapali Pkwy, Hawaii 96761, USA
(808) 667-9577
The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is the premier location for a dream Hawaiian vacation. It’s the most romantic escape in all the Hawaiian Islands. The Spa at Black Rock features indoor and outdoor secluded relaxation areas and seven luxurious treatment rooms available for massages, body treatments, facials, skin enhancements, manicures and pedicures. It’s wheelchair accessible and it offers disable friendly relaxing lounge area and massage tables.

Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa
North Berwick East Coast Scotland
0344 879 9130
Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa in North Berwick is renowned for its beautiful coastal setting and glorious 19th century Victorian architecture. It offers a luxurious experience in a beautiful coastal setting. Other spa facilities include a gym, exercise classes, a sauna, steam room, sensation shower, cold therapy room, massage shower and salt water hydro-pool.

Healing Our Wellbeing

In the twenty first century, we live at a time when we desire to enjoy more wellbeing than at any other epoch in the history of humanity. We are living during a time of amazing new approaches to health and healing; when the practitioners of pioneering wellbeing modalities are arriving, almost, daily. In Healing Our Wellbeing I have collected my published articles dealing with a variety of healing techniques, nutritional approaches and therapies, in an attempt to offer you some insight and understanding into this exciting field.

Many of these healing modalities and their sources of wisdom, are, in fact, ancient, sometimes dating back to the ancient civilizations. Despite this, there are, new adaptations of these timeless truths and many of them have been  reborn into new forms. History, to a number of people, is an unknown ship and so the wisdom offered here may, actually, shine new light on the cause of unhappiness and, poor health. The intention of this book is to introduce an audience to new approaches to healing and to increase their sense of wellbeing.

Thought Field Therapy, or the tapping technique, can offer incredible relief to many sufferers, to those who cannot find healing in what we call allopathic medicine, today – tapping on the meridians was discovered by Chinese medicine thousands of years ago. House Therapy is my very own insight, which links the psychological reality of our homes to our minds, or, indeed, soul; and showing how we can heal and change things through this understanding. Retreats and Spas have become our new holiday – a new holy day on which to heal.

What we eat and drink; and how we consume is very much who we are. The science of nutrition must be one of the most exciting new fields of knowledge, when it comes to understanding our health; and there a great selection of written pieces here on our physical selves. I hope that you enjoy the writing and finish this book with a greater understanding of your health; and some of the therapies and approaches to healing that currently abound in  our beautiful universe today.

I love to explore the passion and techniques embodied by the great therapists and visionaries who are healing our wellbeing. Join me in discovering their processes and powerful intentions, as body, mind and spirit are touched by the healing hands and thoughts of a special family of men and women.



Ways To Promote & Market a Day Spa

A day spa business is an excellent business choice since everybody seems to lead a busy and stress-filled life. But the day spa market is getting increasingly crowded, your business needs to stand out from the rest to survive and grow. Here are 12 ways to promote and market your day spa to help you stand out from the crowd:

1. Invest in your website
The company website gives first impression of your business to potential customers online. It is the first thing searchers will see before they visit your day spa. Make your website visually appealing by putting photos from your premises. Map out the details of your spa, include the services you offer and spread awareness about your spa treatments. Make your website responsive since more and more customers are using mobile devices to find products, services and locate businesses in their area. Creating a visually appealing and responsive website for your spa would be a key element in your promotion strategy if you want to be competitive in the spa market.

2. Window Display
A dazzling window display is a great free advertising for your spa. A well-designed graphics that catches the eye both inside and outside of your business premises will increase your visibility to passers-by and encourage potential customers to look in and try your treatments.

3. Social media
Take advantage of the social media frenzy. Social media fan pages is great supplement to your website. Create account in social networking sites frequently used by your target market. Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn are a great place to start building your brand with little to no cost. Use your pages to post daily specials, new products or services and important information. Your fan pages can also be a great place to showcase your expertise in your field by giving beauty tips and advice on health and relaxation. You can also use social media to connect with your existing customer and potential customers. Social media development and management requires time and patience. Hiring a digital agency is sometimes more cost effective than managing your social media accounts in-house.

4. Facebook Advertising
One of the most efficient ways to market a day spa is to leverage Facebook’s targeted advertising. You’ll only need to pay ads to the exact people you’d like to connect with on Facebook. Targeted advertising will help you find the right customers across different devices, deliver relevant messages, get the most value for your money by spending on people that matter to you. Facebook advertising will also give you the ability to analyse data and adjust your strategy.

5. Start Blogging
Create a blog in your website if you do not have one. Blogging get your readers excited about health, fitness and beauty. Getting people to read your blog will create brand awareness. It is also a great way to give health and beauty advice to your readers. Post the blog to your social media pages and put a link to direct them to your website, this will increase web traffic. Always update your blog, consistent post will create trust in your brand and convert visitors to new customers.

6. Promotion
Good promotions create buzz. Everybody loves to receive gifts, giving away samplers or promotional anti-stress products with your name and logo is a great promotional tactic. An introductory promo package is especially effective for introducing new customers to the full range of your services. A simple spa package such as manicure and facial or mani-pedi created for special occasions like Valentine’s Day helps to create referrals and repeat business.

7. Referral program
A referral incentive program for your regular customers will keep them happy and will help you build your business. Offering a free service or a discount as a reward for your customer will keep them motivated to return to your place. You can leverage this by offering exclusive access to those who referred and referred by business referrals such as hair salons, dermatologist, gyms and other professionals you do business with.

8. Lead generation
Lead generation is beneficial for marketing your day spa. When customer fill out their initial appointment form, make sure you also get the email address and user names on social networking sites. Offer an incentive when they include their email address by giving them beauty and health tips. You can also create a landing page on your website that captures email address, offer them discount or free trial to services as an incentive. You can also send traffic to this page using social media and paid Facebook targeted ads. Once you have built your email list, create an autoresponder that automatically send email to your list on a regular basis with interesting content and specials.

9. Video Marketing
Video marketing through video sharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo give away free information. Show people the kind of treatment and services offered in your spa. Use videos for storytelling in a visual and compelling way. Adding a video to your website and social media pages can increase customer conversion by 30-40%.

10. Offer incentives to local companies
Offer beauty and fitness assessment to local companies as a perk to their employees. This will allow you to utilise one point person to reach a large group of people. You can work a partnership with the company that will look like the perk is offered by them. This way the company will be more likely to promote your day spa.

11. Discounts
Offer services in a package of three, five or more at a corresponding discount. This will keep the customers coming back to get the service and you get the money upfront. Start a loyalty program with incremental rewards, your customer will invest in reaching their reward and remain loyal to your spa. You can also consider giving a discount card as a reward that customer can give to a friend if they desire.

12. Customer Service
Nothing beats an excellent customer service for promotion. Customers who feel they’re slighted are quick to complain on Yelp or social media sites. Address your customer issues promptly especially if they use social media to air their concerns. Give each of your customer the same outstanding service whether they are discounted or paying in full. Give every customer the royal treatment and you are sure of repeat business.


Asian Day Spas: Where Luxury, Pampering & Exoticism Combine

If you’re in need of rejuvenation for your mind, body and spirit, a visit to a day spa will surely do that for you. Day spa is a place you can go to escape, where you can feel safe and far away for the worries of the world. Visit Asian Day spa if you want to experience old traditional therapeutic treatments and holistic beauty rituals. Asian day spa around the world is where luxury, pampering and exoticism combine. It is where you will experience a unique combination of treatments from various Asian cultures in beautifully luxurious serene setting.

Most of the world’s best day spa can be found in Asia, where exotic locations, ancient healing traditions, and outstanding treatments create relaxing environments for elevated state of being. Sit back and browse through the list of our favourites.

Kamalaya Koh Samui, Thailand

Kamalaya is an award-winning Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa resort offering detox, yoga, stress and burnout and healthy lifestyle. Centred around a monk’s cave which is a great place for meditation and spiritual retreat. They have a team of international naturopaths who can work with you to create personalise health program from their extensive range of holistic medicine, healing therapy and spa. Luxury destination health resorts like this made Thailand the spa capital of Asia.

COMO Shambhala Estate Bali, Indonesia

COMO Shambala is the favourite health spa retreat destination of tropical luxury lovers. A true “Retreat for Change” that encourages people to make real and lasting improvements in their lifestyle while learning to relax more completely. They advocate proactive holistic wellness, combining modern science with ancient healing. They have resident experts including Ayurvedic doctor, dietician and a yoga teacher. The holistic, 360-degree approach offers signature massage therapies and beauty treatments.

Crown Spa Macau, China
Crown Spa provides the ultimate spa experience in China. It was awarded the “Best Luxury Hotel Spa” in the Luxury Spa Awards for 4 consecutive years. They offer the ultimate rejuvenating spa experience in a contemporary urban, resort style setting where you can indulge in the most sophisticated wet spa facilities including vitality pools, saunas, Hamam steam, tepidarium and experience showers. You will surely be pampered from head to toe in an exclusive environment.

Hakone Kowakien Yunessun Hot Spring Amusement Park and Spa Resort, Japan
The Yunessun is the largest spa resort in Japan with 25 different kinds spa related services and fun water recreational activities. The biggest spa is composed of three islands with relaxing spa waters which include a variety of water massaging devices. Some of their spa attractions include mist sauna, Turkish Hamam, Roman bath, coffee spa, aromatic spa, Japanese Sake spa, green tee spa and a lot more.

The Farm at San Benito, Philippines
The Farm is the perfect sanctuary to rejuvenate and reconnect with yourself. Offering holistic rejuvenation, they have personalised treatment for medical detox, psycho-emotional detox, massage, yoga, therapies and free activities for wellness. The spa cuisine features one of Asia’s first vegan and raw food restaurant, using fresh produce from their organic garden.

The Banjaran Perak, Malaysia

Experience the true Asian philosophy of wellness and Malay treatments from the ancient ethnic traditions of indigenous Malay, Indian and Chinese culture at the Banjaran. Their spa menu includes traditional Chinese Medicine, Malay healing rituals, Ayurvedic therapy Urut or massage using pure and natural ingredients. They also offer wellness programs for detoxification and weight management.

A couple of Sydney-based Asian day spas that are the favourites of my colleagues here at the ACM Group in Sydney are Ayurve Spa and Oriental spa. Ayurve Spa combines east and west based on the ancient healing system of Ayurveda. They have over 100 beauty, spa and cosmetic treatments for male and female. Oriental Spa offers a variety of unique treatment and healing practices from Asia. Their treatments are not only exotic and aromatic in nature, but are also free from any harmful chemicals.

Huvafen Fushi North Male Atoll, Maldives
‘Huvafen Fushi’ means ‘Dream Island’ which features an underwater spa in Maldives. Spa treatment rooms are submerged in water. The glass floors in the spa treatment rooms allow you to enjoy the region’s crystalline water, coral reefs and active marine life while having a massage. Underwater treatments include Lime Cocoon, a detoxifying and energy-boosting scrub and Lime Light, which uses pure coconut oil, lime and minerals in its steaming poultices and massage.

Iridium Spa Lhasa, Tibet
Iridium Spa at St. Regis is built in the style of a luxurious Tibetan palace. It offers personalised holistic treatments in a tranquil and beautiful setting. Tibetan treatments include Himalayan snow rose facials, shambala bowl and heated stone massage. They also have yoga classes and alchemy light treatment which uses iridium and precious stones in massage facial and cleansing bath. The highlight of the spa is the Gold Energy Pool which is lined with 24-karat gold tiles secured by crystals.

Ananda Spa Himalayas
Ananda Spa is set in a fantastic hilltop maharajah’s palace in the Himalayan foothills. Their extensive body and beauty treatment menu is the integration of traditional Indian system of Ayurveda and contemporary Western spa approach. They offer personalised therapy and activity programs to meet the client’s individual needs. They have a team of qualified physicians, nutritionist, spa therapist who will guide you towards better health.

Barberyn Ayurveda Resorts, Sri Lanka
Experience authentic Ayurveda in Sri Lanka in a unique property overlooking the ocean. Barberyn offers traditional Ayurvedic treatments consisting of custom-tailored, doctor-prescribed programs of daily Ayurvedic medicated oil massages, treatments, herbal medicines and tonics, and pure Ayurvedic cuisine supervised by a doctor to bring the body back into balance.

Fusion Maia Da Nang, Vietnam
Fusion Maia is set in a lush tropical garden with a striking waterfall creating a peaceful place perfect for reflection. Their natural living program, nourishing cuisine and practical ideas are designed to lift the spirit and give the body new vitality. Maia spa menu include natural cleanse programme based on either juice cleansing or Vietnamese raw food, pregnancy therapies, warm sports compress massage, active bamboo roller massage and Reiki.

Guerlain Spa Shilla Seoul Korea
Trained specialists from Guerlain’s spa will help you relax your mind and revitalize your body with a slew of face and body treatments. Treatment services include aromatherapy, facials, body treatments, hydrotherapy, reflexology, shiatsu, scrubs and wraps. The spa also features Jacuzzi-style hydrotherapy, a Vichy shower room and a footbath lounge.

Going to a spa is no longer considered a luxury anymore- it is now known to have a beneficial aesthetics and health benefits. Studies show that spa and wellness services actually lower blood pressure, improve blood circulation, reduce stress and alleviate pain from our bodies. Spa facilitates relaxation, rejuvenation and total wellness. So, whenever you feel exhausted or simply want to take a break from your mundane schedule, visit a day spa.

Writer Jiang Li is part of Sydney’s Asian Cultural Management Group (ACM Group)  who encourage the positive spread of Asian culture and values throughout the Western world.


Women’s Health Issues That Need A Doctor, Not A Day Spa

Spa offer services like facials, body treatments and massage, but some have unusual offerings like Ayurvedic consultations, psychic readings, energy work and thalassotherapy. Spa treatments are great way to relax and take a break from the pressures of life. There are many benefits of regular spa visits – from beautification to health and well being. Sometimes people think that a day spa can help them with a wide range of conditions, however there are many consultations which definitely belong in the realm of a health clinic, not a day spa. Here’s a wide assortment of them:

Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Obstetrics and gynaecology are the two medical specialties that deal with the female reproductive organs in pregnant or non-pregnant state. A range of obstetrical and gynaecological services for women of all ages can be found in women’s health clinic not a day spa. Obstetrical care services include management of both routine and high-risk pregnancies, prenatal diagnosis and treatment. Gynaecological services include care for all disorders of the female reproductive system.

Digital screening mammography
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in the world today. Early detection through screening tests are saving lives. Mammography is the most common screening method for breast cancer. It uses x-ray scan on the breast. The images are checked by the doctors for anything irregular. Digital mammograms store and analyse the information using a computer and prove to be more efficient compared with film mammogram.

Diagnostic Exams
Diagnostic exams such as cervical cancer screening also known as colposcopy is advised if you have an abnormal Pap test result. Colposcopy is done to look at the vulva and cervix to diagnose cervical cancer. This process allows the doctor to see the problems that would be missed by the naked eye. If the doctor finds an unusual cervical cells during colposcopy, a sample of tissue can be collected for biopsy or laboratory testing.

Menopausal issues, therapies and counseling
Women need doctors for counseling to discuss menopausal symptoms, risk assessment and treatment. Consulting a doctor helps patients to understand which treatment options are available, effective and safe for them. Doctors can prescribe hormone therapy for menopause to treat specific symptoms such as hot flashes and vaginal atrophy. The decision to use hormone therapy depends on clinical evaluation of the risks and benefits of the treatment.

Osteoporosis care
Osteoporosis causes the bones to become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue, typically as a result of aging, hormonal changes or calcium or vitamin D deficiency. Get your body mass tested and scanned by a health care professional to decrease your risks. Osteoporosis treatments can slow down the bone loss and improve bone density. Osteoporosis treatments include taking calcium, vitamin D and bone friendly medicines, weight bearing personal training exercises and prevention from falls. Doctors prescribe oestrogen and some hormone like medications for preventing and treating osteoporosis.

Make an appointment with your doctor if you notice persistent swelling in your arm or leg. Lymphedema refers to fluid buildup or swelling (edema) that generally occurs in the arms and legs. It is commonly caused by the surgery or damage to the lymph nodes as part of cancer treatment. Lymphedema can be managed with early diagnosis and care of the affected limb. Medical history and physical examination including measurements of the affected area are important in diagnosing lymphedema. Ask your doctor to refer you to a physical therapist who specialises in lymphedema.

Women’s Physical Therapy
Physical therapy on women’s health diagnoses evaluate and treat pain during and after pregnancy, postpartum rehabilitation, menopausal symptoms, pelvic pain, prolapse, urinary and fecal problems, pelvic floor dysfunction, lumbosacral strain, muscoloskeletal dysfunction, post reconstructive surgical rehabilitation and other women’s conditions. Women’s physical therapy needs specialized programs to treat the pain and physical dysfunctions that only professionals from women’s health clinics can perform.

Three young women drinking tea at spa resort

Keeping Your Day Spa Above Water: Debt Avoidance Is Relaxing

Day spas are profitable business in this day and age where a huge number of people find it important to spend a good measure of time to relieve their worries and stress giving them the relaxation that they rightfully deserve. This in turn, paved the way in boosting the overall popularity of day spas with several business owners stepping up and starting one for their own.

You will be able to find day spas catered to the different needs and preference of their customers today. Back then, day spas are often associated to women as they are often the primary target audience. With that being said, more and more day spas are expanding their reach and now you will be able to find Men’s spa having that intimate space feels akin to a modern-day gentlemen’s club: a lounge for relaxing after a power lunch, a flat-screen TV and a bar cart.

The spa industry as well has begun to target children in a big way, going way beyond mother-daughter manicures with the emergence of day spa for children. The spa industry has begun to target children in a big way, going way beyond mother-daughter manicures. Adult spas are adding separate menus of services for girls, usually ages 4 to 14. In most major cities, there are now dedicated day spas for children, offering a range of massages, facials and other treatments for girls.

Spas get plenty of bookings these days from corporate clients and organizations, whether for team-building, wellness education or even manicure meetings and business meetings at spa have become quite a popular place to visit. All of these benefits can be yours when you start a day spa business for yourself. This however, is easier said than done as you will need the necessary amount of resources to back your business up.

Starting a day spa business from scratch can be a bit tedious and troublesome especially when you are new to the industry. As such, most business owners consider getting loans right away in order for them to start their endeavors as soon as possible. With that being said, it is important to weigh your decisions first before getting a loan. If you’re in financial trouble you may have contact from ACM Group and they can help you find way to lessen your burden when starting your business. Business owners can also make the most out of their money with debt free pathway. This in turn, helps companies effectively manage their debts as well as their taxes while also have a better understanding of their contracts while finding a way to saving money at the same time.

To effectively manage your debt, you need to provide quality and good customer service to your clients on a regular day to day basis. Listen closely and respond quickly, provide more personalization and options to make your customers always coming back for more. Over time, you will notice an increase in customers and debts start to decrease in a timely manner as well.

Setting Up Your Own Day Spa: Getting the Finance

It is a dream of many of us to own our own day spa. We can see it in our mind’s eye in all its palatial glory. The immaculate pools of water lapping their tiled edges and the expanses of glass showing some incredible vista in the distance. The many treatment rooms with massage tables and clients being worked on by therapeutic professionals. We can smell the aromatherapy wafting around the rooms calming all and sundry; may it be rosemary, lime and sandalwood. The refreshment lounge where exquisite organic meals are consumed in a Zen like space. All of these visions cost money and setting up your own day spa: getting the finance, these things can be challenging.

Should you go for an investor model or is it better to try to fund it all yourself using business loans? How much are you likely to need? These questions need to be answered before you manifest your dream into a reality on the material plane. There is no denying that more and more people are making use of facilities like day spas and treatment centres. Wellness is a preventative health industry and day spas are places that people can go to unwind and de-stress. The market is there and now you just need the money to build the darn thing.

Getting investors can be a wise business decision, as you can share the load with them; but you need clear understandings and a good lawyer to draw up the agreements who has experience in these things. All businesses are a risk and some ninety percent of new businesses fail within the first two years; so try to avoid creating unrealistic expectations in terms of the return on their investment and the risks involved. Getting a small business loan from a lending centre is, really, another form of investment, but most likely you will have to secure that business loan with some other property, like your home.

Spend some time in a few successful day spas and see what they are doing right; pay attention to the business side of things rather than just being a client. Seek out the day spa association and attend some seminars. Examine the marketing and advertising campaigns of some of the day spa businesses. Talk to industry players and ask pertinent questions about the business and the industry. Immerse yourself in all things day spa before you take the plunge; making a dream a reality is a powerful thing, so be prepared.


Smiling boy

Day Spas For Kids: Will They Ever Come To Exist?

A huge number of individuals go to day spas on a regular basis to find relief easing their stress and exhaustion away. They enjoy the quality of pampering that they receive making day spas relatively popular in this present day and age. Kids themselves require the same amount of pampering as they have their own share of worries as well. What could be more indulgent than pampering your pets? Well, how about giving your 7-year-old an Ayurvedic weekend in a kids’ day spa? Will day spas for kids ever come to exists?

First off, Ayurvedic medicine which is also known as Ayurveda is considered to be one of the world’s oldest while body healthy systems. India is the place where it originated and was developed thousands of years ago. Furthermore, the globalized and modernized practices derived from Ayurvedic traditions came to be complementary or alternative medicine. In addition, Ayurveda therapies and practices in the Western world have been integrated in general wellness applications and as well in some cases in medical use. As such, there are a number of day spas that provide Ayurvedic to their clients on a regular day to day basis. Where do kids fit inside the picture?

As mentioned earlier, kids have their own troubles to deal with. They need to find a good avenue to relieve their worries and woes. It would be a great idea to bring them to day spas as they spend treatment sessions along with their family. This holds true to children with central auditory processing disorder as they are able to benefit greatly from the quiet and relaxing setting of day spas. This in turn gives them the opportunity to relax away from the busy and loud noises of the city.

It should be noted however, that day spas made specifically for kids today are close to non-existent and the reason behind this is that they are not relatively popular bringing little to no demand in the industry. Furthermore, children are not usually the target audience when one talks about day spas. As such, it can a bit of a challenge to bring their child with them for some day spa treatment session. With that being said, there is something parents and children can do to make the likelihood of day spas for kids ever appearing to increase and you can take part in it as well.

As discussed above, with little to no demand, business owners will not find day spas to be profitable and they will not bother starting one in the first place. Parents, children and the community in general however, can take some actions such as signing some petitions, voicing their opinions, sharing posts online and the likes about the need for day spas that are made specifically for kids. If the demand is high, the chances of having such spas will increase by a very huge margin. This in turn makes it possible to see day spas for kids in the near future.

Children have different needs and attention when compared to adults. Day spas should offer a different experience to children making it important to adjust to their preferences. We hope to see day spas for kids operating on a regular day to day basis.

Man getting relaxing massage in spa

Starting Your Own Day Spa: Business Loans & Investors Can Help

Starting your own business can be a very exhilarating experience. Setting up your establishment is indeed very exciting however, there are a lot factors that need to be considered before one is able to do so. Funding of course, is important as this helps provide a business with the necessary resources that they need to keep them going. Spas are relatively popular to a huge number of individuals making it one of the very much sought after service today. As such, day spas are increasing exponentially. One can benefit greatly from the help of business loans and investors when starting their own day spa. How is this so? Let us consider of its examples below.

When times are tough small business loans are able to provide short term finance that can help with the cash flow. This is indeed quite true when starting a business especially since you don’t know what to expect and having adequate amount of funding to back your endeavors up can give business owners a huge amount of relief and reassurance.

For day spas, they need to supply themselves with a variety of healthcare and beauty products for their customers to use on a regular day to day basis. Running out of these products can prove to be very problematic as business. As such, business loans provide flexible amount of resources to use when the need calls for them to do so. Day spas also require adequate staff in order to put their business in operation and this requires time and resources at the same time.

Another thing to note is that for any type of business, it would usually take 3 to 6 months before the returns become very much visible in order to reach a breakeven. This is a very crucial time as it can make or break the business. The same can also be said for day spas as they need to garner the interest of their customers in this period of time. Day spas can take advantage of small business loans which can prove vital when managing the demands of employees, clients and cash flow. On the other hand, investors can provide a big loan with start-up loans when you first set out running your own business. They can also provide the much needed assistance when one needs to pay for one-off business expenses, or to fund expansion plans.

Business owners are able to set out how much you want to borrow and for how long with some types of business loans. On the other hand, others can come with no early repayment fees while others offer flexible repayment options for their clients to choose from. This in turn makes it easy for day spas to find the suitable loan option that is able to cater to their preferences and needs.

The assistance of business loans and investors really does a long way in helping day spas succeed. As such, they are considered to be a very good option that is definitely worthy of your time. With that being said, business owners need to provide something in return to draw the attention and interest of their investors. Get in touch with lenders as well as investors and work hand in hand with them in achieving your goal today.

Day Spa Furniture: How to Set a Relaxing Tone

Returning to my constant theme, which is that the day spa is a sanctuary, this awareness must inform every detail of the establishment. The day spa furniture and fittings are, of course, pre-eminently a feature of this uniform approach to the design and philosophy of a successful day spa operation. The lines that you can see in the shape and lay out of furnishings and the interior design within a day spa facility impact upon your experience. They must be calming and conducive to the practice of contemplation.

Many day spas employ the Japanese Zen style in their furnishings, as this is proven to be an accessory to tranquillity. The low wooden furniture, the simple lines, rice paper screens, stone gardens and such; all evoke the spirit of another age. One, which appears to have been far less complicated and busy in comparison to our own twenty first century lifestyles. The natural elements utilised in these Zen interior designs speak to our souls of the essence of things. Life is pared back to what is vital and the endless white noise is shut out with Samurai sword like efficiency.

Natural elements can be utilised in day spa furniture designs sans the Japanese Zen look. Whatever theme the day spa may be designed around; wooden furniture communicates that essential message to patrons. Avoiding frippery and too fancy fittings for the sanctuary of simplicity will serve the true spa best. Learning how to care for wooden furniture will be important in the long run for the maintenance of the facility. Being in harmony with your natural surroundings is an integral part of the day spa philosophy. Rubbing up the right way with wood will provide you with the path of least resistance.

When you walk into a day spa for the first time it is like meeting a potential soul mate or partner; first impressions are everything. If the furniture and design strikes you as incongruous, or strange in any way, you will not wish to spend time within this establishment. Your soul must feel at home, immediately, within the walls of this facility that regularly use cleaning services. It will be hard to let go into relaxation if the chords struck are off key. Healing will be harder if the look and feel of the place are out of kilter with your expectations. The day spa furniture must set that relaxing tone right from the outset.

Security for Day Spa Guests

A day spa is essentially a sanctuary. A sanctuary from the stresses of the modern world. It is a place where you can return to the simple sensory realm and find calm. Security is an important issue when guests are entrusting themselves into our care. You cannot relax if you do not feel safe and secure. We are all about relaxing you, so that you can experience a soothing transformation. Aromatherapy techniques are all about calming you through pleasing scents and they only work if you are feeling secure.

As you can see, security for day spa guests, is an important factor in a well run operation. If you have a primarily disrobed clientele on your premises then you must make sure that their belongings are safe and secure. You can employ a locker system, where the client has access to lockers and locks up their own belongings. Alternatively, you have an employee responsible for this important task; who locks and monitors the room where clients leave their belongings. Security around the external perimeter of the day spa will also be important, as this deters criminals from targeting your establishment.

Locksmith services will be an integral supporting relationship for the overall security of your day spa operation. Having a company that you can whole heartedly trust with your security is an absolute priority. Guests must be able to put their complete faith in your ability to maintain their safety and security at all times within your facility. To put it crudely, nobody takes their clothes off anywhere they feel less than entirely safe. Usually the only other place that people disrobe in is their home; your day spa must be safe as houses. The locks on all the doors must work and the people who have access to the keys must be above reproach.

Security for day spa guests is the foundation upon which every other piece of the business puzzle is built. Things like security and police checks on your staff and therapists, which are also advisable. Think of your day spa as that sanctuary against the vicissitudes of the big bad world and your guests as vulnerable beings entrusted into your protection. You must ensure their safety if you are to deliver on your promise to heal and if you are to prosper. The spa is a magical place of healing and tranquillity; and it must be made safe.

Digital Technology for Day Spas: How to Market & Run a Spa Better

Holistic therapists are, in the main, more concerned with healing others and providing a sanctuary from the unfeeling world. We want to soothe you and transport you to sensory realms free from worry and the harsh realities of some people’s normal lives. We are, also, often running businesses, which must survive and hopefully thrive economically. To achieve both of these aims technology can help us by allowing us to be better organised and to communicate more effectively. Life in the scented world of the day spa is about balancing and multitasking, with a minimum of stress of course, because we are, ultimately, a stress free zone.

Digital technology can greatly assist us by improving both intercommunication, between the various parts of our business, and external communications, in the form of marketing to our potential client base. It can reduce expenses and target its effectiveness to produce business viability. Running a program like Office 365 can provide the pathways between team members to share information and communicate for the betterment of the operation as a whole. Client information needs to be shared by the therapists, accounts and the marketing department; and this great Microsoft program can underpin all the connected strands of our business.

Obviously, a website is paramount to the effective promotion of a day spa. This website must not only be beautiful and informative, it must be SEO-ed to ensure that it reaches our full potential market base. It must be on Google’s first page for the optimal keywords for the day spa industry. When a potential client searches online for a day spa in our city, or for a particular therapy or modality that we offer, we must come up tops in that search. To help this further we would want our social media to be managed and maintained by professionals.

Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter are all channels of social media, which can funnel interest toward our day spa. These things need to be updated weekly and, even, daily if possible, to make best use of their abilities to successfully market our business. Digital technology is a great friend for the day spa industry and a thriving business will utilise it completely for optimal marketing results. Images of day spa therapies inspire women to come and experience them. Beauty, tranquillity, calm, deep tissue, massage, aromatherapy: these are all terms which can excite women to act upon their urges.

Time to Have an Adult Chat About Your Health

On occasions, we receive clients at our day spas who are, somewhat, disassociated from their current health status. In these situations, as responsible health practitioners, we see it as time to have an adult chat about your health. You may be a smoker, seriously overweight, or exhibiting some other profoundly unhealthy attitude to life, and it is our duty to bring some awareness to these potentially life threatening circumstances. Transformation begins with the sincere desire for change and only then can the many therapies we offer begin to affect your life in positive directions.

Attitudinal work is as important as any of the physical modalities we employ to heal you and transform your outlook on your existence. Toxic personalities are the result of bad attitudes and negative ways of thinking. Learning to heal these, and to be open to new and positive thoughts about yourself, are the cornerstones to our therapeutic approach in the day spa industry. Soothing experiences can begin to make you feel safer, but you must understand that the real work will need to be done by you. As practitioners, we can only point out the way and various methods by which you can undertake this self healing.

When it is time to have an adult chat about your health, it is usually, a ‘fork in the road’ moment where you instigate change or you get very sick. By this I mean that it is late in the day for this change to be affected and without it a health crisis is imminent. You cannot go on ignoring the signs as you age, such as carrying serious excess weight, smoking, drinking too much and indulging in other debilitating habits. Eventually life catches up with you and you will be forced to pay for your intemperance.

Day spas are places where you can come and experience beautiful therapies, which may be sensual and calming; but you cannot expect these experiences if you are on the verge of a health crisis. In these circumstances, we are a sanctuary to have that serious discussion about your health. We offer a place where you can openly lay all your cards on the table and together we can evaluate your options. It is never too late for change, but you must bring all of you to bear on your quest for redemption. We are here to help, but we need your profound assistance.


What Spiritual Treatments Are Available at Many Day Spas?

In the old days, people soak themselves in hot springs to refresh their tired bodies and revive their spirit. Spa therapies were adopted by monks in the ancient times because they found it easy to relax and connect the spirit with God. Today many similar methods to relax and enhance wellbeing can be achieved in a spa. Going to a spa is a good way to soothe the body, mind and spirit. There are varieties of spa that can help you achieve spiritual development and enhance the quality of life. Spa treatment with spiritual component will help you achieve inner peace and balance. What spiritual treatments are available at many day spas?

Intuitive energy healing
This holistic energy therapy incorporates physical, mental, emotional and spiritual factors to treat the body. Therapists realign the chakras and restore energy flow through traditional reiki techniques and massage. Gentle massage technique will decrease muscle tension, improve blood circulation, reduce stress and restore energy. The gentle, rhythmic fluid motion will disperse energy throughout the body for optimum health. Energy therapy stimulates the body’s own natural healing ability.

Craniosacral and myofascial therapy
This companion treatment is among the favourite of spa enthusiast. This treatment deals primarily with the circulation of spinal fluids in the upper body including the neck and head. This can be used to treat chronic headaches, reduce inflammation and reduce stress. Light touch and pressure applied to the body’s connective tissues help to balance the central nervous system to release restrictions and encourage the body’s natural healing abilities.

Intuitive psychic readings
Many day spas offer psychic readings as part of their services. Intuitive counsellors are gifted individuals who possess additional senses and can see into the future. Intuitive counsellors do psychic reading to help people see more clearly regarding things they are going through whether it be financial, love or health, readings will help them develop solutions to their problems.

Vibrational therapy massage
Specially blended oils that vibrate the frequency of the chakras or energy centres are used in vibrational therapy massage. Breathing in the aromatic oil with light massage gives synergistic experience. This relaxing massage opens the energy centres and revitalizes the body, mind and spirit.

Guided meditation
Regular practice of meditation helps to slow down the heart rate and breathing. Blood pressure normalizes and the function of the immune system improves with meditation. Guided meditation helps to retard ageing by allowing the adrenal glands to produce less cortisol. Spa package normally include three 15-30 minute sessions of guided personal instruction and practice.

Sleep healing
Lack of sleep contributes to increased risk of chronic illnesses, obesity, diabetes and shortened lifespan. Achieving good quality sleep is important to have a healthier life. Many spas are devoted to help people achieve proper sleep. They conduct classes to teach spa-goers valuable tools to calm the mind, release unwanted emotions and effective solutions to manage sleep disturbances.

Vibroacoustics sound healing
Sound therapy releases tension, focuses awareness, improve the flow of energy in the body and mind and restores vitality. It targets energy centres using vibration to awaken vitality and bliss. This therapy helps relieve everyday stress and emotional concerns.


Horse Massage & Hydrotherapy: Equine Bliss

Athletes and their performance horses work very hard to win the race. Strenuous training often leads to soreness, stiffness, injuries and pain. That is why it’s important for those who participate in horse racing to cool down after an intensive physical exertion. Horses can primarily benefit from pre and post event therapy. Horse massage is a great therapy because it triggers the body’s ability to self-healing; it relieves stress and assist in recovery from injuries. Massage techniques affect the whole body of the horse by enhancing circulatory, musculoskeletal and nervous system functioning. Horse massage can be a crucial part of ongoing health maintenance plan, physiotherapy and rehabilitation process.

The benefits of regular horse massage include:
• Preventive therapy
• Better metabolism which results in better health and performance
• Relieves muscular tension and alleviate pain
• Shorter recuperation time from surgery or broken bones
• Faster healing and recovery on horse of all ages and conditions
• Better caring for their needs and emotional bonding with horses
• Relax the horses when excitable and relieve stress
• Reduces inflammation caused by strenuous activities, muscle strain and trauma
• Help to assess and detect any musculoskeletal abnormalities
• Helps in maintaining mobility and relieving discomfort on older horses

Massage has been used to treat horse injury and illness for thousands of years. This form of alternative medicine is widely accepted and recognized by traditional medical community. It can be easily applied, cost effective and should not be treated as luxury by horse owners. With the broad range of ailments addressed by horse massage, it’s every bit as important as veterinary medicine. Massage therapy should be included in every equestrian’s toolkit.

Horse massage and hydrotherapy play a very important role as preventive, maintenance and rehabilitation therapy. Hydrotherapy uses water in different forms (liquid, solid and vapour) for pain relief, treatment of wounds and rehabilitation of lameness. This method is one of the first aide treatments for horse injuries. Cold water from a hose cleanse injury in the gentlest way, it slows down the inflammatory process and reduce the amount of pain and swelling. This is the first line of defense when an injury, bruise, cut, kick or bump occurs. Cryotherapy or the use of cold water or ice is beneficial for pain because of its numbing effect and its ability to reduce inflammation. It can be done through direct immersion or direct application of ice pack. A cold water spray through a nozzle provides similar benefits of a vigorous massage.

Hydrotherapy for horses is practiced in many forms, swimming pools and water treadmills are gaining popularity for horse injury rehabilitation. Pool supports the horse body weight while allowing mobility in walking without causing strain and injury. The water helps to minimize scar tissue and increases blood circulation to the damaged part, promoting healing process.

People who wager on horse racing betting websites are mostly impressed by the horse physical appearance. If you want to maintain your horses’ healthy joints and hooves, or if he has a specific injury after winning a race, you can treat your horse to a session in a horse spa. Hydrotherapy spa uses chilled cold salt water to massage the horses’ legs; this increases oxygen content and stimulates blood flow. This method is the best solution compared to icing and bandaging horses’ legs. It helps to heal soft tissue injuries, active splints and bone fractures. The healing benefits of spas extend to horses in various levels of recovery.

The second phase to the healing process involves the use of heat to encourage circulation and maximize the healing effect. From cold water treatment hydrotherapy can be switch to applying heat. The application of heat causes blood vessels to dilate thereby increasing the blood flow to the affected area. The excess blood flow helps to drain excess fluid and dead cells out of the area. In cases of chronic injury, application of heat is more preferable. A horse with arthritis will greatly benefit from this treatment. Alternate hot and cold water treatment can be used to get the benefit of penetrating pain relief.

The right combination of horse massage and hydrotherapy provide pure equine bliss as it relaxes the horses and prevents lots of problem. Horses really enjoy their massage and hydrotherapy they become more cooperative and willing to work. Horses are athletes too and we help them win if we treat them right.

Man getting back massage in spa salon

Day Spa Therapies for Retirees: Pampering For Longevity

Older individuals get the most out of their time during retirement as they are free to spend any type of activity at their own leisure. Most seniors prefer to have themselves pampered with a variety of services that will help make them look and feel good from both inside and out. Spas have become a common destination for seniors and they make use of their services on a regular day to day basis. What day spa therapies are most appealing to older generations? And which ones can help them have healthier lives, and maybe even live longer?

It should be noted that there are a huge variety of spa services that which customers can make use of. This ranges from facial to body treatments. Customers can spend an entire day at the spa without making full use of the services that they provide. As such, customers often go back for returning visits. Since retirees have all the time they have, they can benefit greatly from day spa services at any given time when the need calls for them to do so. Furthermore, day spa services don’t come cheap and it is important for retirees to plan in advance and utilize of the likes of self-managed super funds to be able to get the full benefits of day spa treatments.


One of the most popular day spa services are the facials. It aims to address a multitude of skin conditions that may affect the elderly face. In addition, a soothing facial can help lessen the appearance of wrinkles and age spots which is more apparent with older skin as they are known to be more delicate and dry. This along with hydration makes facials a popular day spa treatment which a lot of individuals are making good use of.


Aromatherapy is also another noteworthy day spa service that uses plant materials and aromatic plant oils which also includes essential oils, as well as other aromatic compounds. Its aim is to help alters one’s mood, cognitive, psychological or physical well-being which works quite well with older individuals.

Swedish massage

Massage in general can be found in day spa services however, one that is nearly always available on the spa menu is the Swedish massage. It is considered to be the gentlest forms of message and is the reason why it is quite popular to a huge number of individuals especially with older customers. Long, gentle strokes and circular, kneading motions is what a typical Swedish massage usually consists of which in turn helps improve circulation as well as reduce tension in tired muscles. In addition, the ligaments can also be worked upon by the masseuse to relieve arthritis symptoms.

Hot Spring

While not as common as other day spa services, hot springs whenever one does find one provides tons of benefits. They are known for its therapeutic uses and are also quite popular tourist destinations, and locations for rehabilitation clinics for those with disabilities.

If you happen to find these types of treatments over your local spa, don’t miss the opportunity to try them out for your own. This is especially true with regards to retirees as there is no added pressure on their part especially since they don’t have to worry about work any longer.

Ten Types of Day Spas Around the World

Dipping your toe into the delicious pool of a divine day spa is a keen experience for many of us who are inclined to indulge ourselves. Pampering our wellbeing with a green tea body wash or an extra virgin coconut oil cream is our reward for living. Having a skilled masseuse work her magic on our lithe bodies is how we best cope with the challenges of the twenty first century.

Head to Ubud in Bali and feast your senses upon the Como Shambhala Estate retreat. Perched on the side of a mountain in the rainforest, this rejuvenating Mecca has it all. Natural spring, delicious and healthy food, luxury villas, steam room, private pool and incredible programs to transform your life.

Still in Asia, try the Dhara Dhevi in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. A truly majestic resort style spa, it is architecturally magnificent in the Thai tradition. It is modelled on the Mandalay Palace from Thailand’s ancient past. Experience the Kathi Basti treatment, where Ayurvedic oils are poured down your spine to blissfully ease tension and energy blockages.

Popping over to Hawaii and the Grand Wailea in Maui. This exceptional resort offers The Spa Grande with forty treatment rooms and hydrotherapy is their speciality. A waterfall massage will rock your world and the Roman whirlpool tub cleansed my soul.

In Germany the Caracalla Spa is in the traditional spa town of Baden Baden. Here the mineral rich springs have been soothing humans since Roman times. Upstairs at this spa they have a nudist policy, so be prepared to get it all off. Try the Black Forest Vital package with fir tree oil, mud wrap and thermal waters.

In India the Jiva Spa at the Taj Rambagh Palace in Jaipur will have you feeling like an empress. Lush garden setting complete with strutting peacocks and Mughal architecture. The spa offers traditional Ayurvedic treatments in a luxurious style. Try the honey and cream, body wrap; an almost erotic massage.

ESPA Life in London at the Corinthia Hotel is the premier urban retreat. Health and wellbeing are emphasised here with blood analysis, osteopathy services, traditional Chinese medicine, naturopathy and lots more. Opulent facilities and all the trimmings are here for the taking. The hot stone, back and facial treatment is a big wow.

In Switzerland, Therme Vals is mind blowingly stunning to look at and experience. Sixty thousand slabs of quartz have gone into the construction of this spa palace. Try the silent night bathing experience, looking up at the majestic Alps, with flower petals floating about you in a warm pool and then dip into the ice pool for just a moment.

Also very special are:

Mii amo Spa in Sedona, Arizona; Kamalaya at Koh Samui, Thailand; and One&Only Reethi Rah on the Maldives.