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New page with peer reviewed articles


Since I have begun doing the early leg work for my capstone class, I decided to share some of my good fortune. I have created a new page that you will see on the left hand side of my blog that contains peer reviewed research articles on some of the most popular CAM therapies like aromatherapy and… Continue reading New page with peer reviewed articles

Articles, Health and Wellness, Massage, Rambliings, Spa, Spa Evidence

Research Project: Integrating Behavioral Modification Programs with Spa Wellness Models


Well, my final semester approaches and I have already started gathering materials for my capstone class. By the way, I am looking for good peer-reviewed journal articles and also books that I can use to bolster and drive my thesis. I am aware of SpaEvidence but none of their materials deal with behavioral modification in an existing spa… Continue reading Research Project: Integrating Behavioral Modification Programs with Spa Wellness Models

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Oncology and Esthetics


I just found this wonderful article about a new certification for licensed estheticians dealing with oncology. Wow! This is REAL esthetics in the very best of the Spa tradition and I am duly impressed. I have copy and pasted the original article here and while her venue leaves something to be desired to my mind, I… Continue reading Oncology and Esthetics

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Aquatic Access: Bringing the heart of Spa to the disabled and the elderly


In America, we are accustomed to seeing access ramps to buildings and other structures for the disabled and the wheelchair bound elderly but for many years, the waters of the Spa have been off limits to them. This is changing thanks to a new move by the ADA to require special lift access to spas and pools… Continue reading Aquatic Access: Bringing the heart of Spa to the disabled and the elderly

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Teaching the Controversy


I came across a great article from The Wild Hunt at Patheos about the new wave of 'Teach the Controversy' propaganda being put out by the religious wackos of our age. I will not step into the muddy water that is the very source of the problem by stereotyping religious wackos as Republican or Democrat,… Continue reading Teaching the Controversy

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The Profitable Aromatherapy Customizing Bar


I pulled this article wholesale from SkinInc.'s website because it was too good not to pass along! The author is Jimm Harrison and I think you'll agree with me that this is a great new trend for Spas. Thanks also go to ISPA's SmartBrief for sharing it with me. The Profitable Aromatherapy Customizing Bar By: Jimm Harrison… Continue reading The Profitable Aromatherapy Customizing Bar

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Spa Product Line Spotlight: Kerstin Florian


Here is a post for all you product obsessed junkies out there across the web! A good product line is the backbone of any Spa and I wanted to showcase some of the better offerings available in fine spas. I worked with Kerstin Florian at the Tampa Marriott Waterside in Tampa Florida ten years ago. Time has passed but… Continue reading Spa Product Line Spotlight: Kerstin Florian

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Relax your way to better health


It's no secret that relaxation can lead to better health. But how can you make the most of it and get the most mileage out of your relaxation time? Harvard researchers recently found that 'disease fighting genes' were far more active in long-term practitioners of relaxation methods than in those who had no relaxation practice.… Continue reading Relax your way to better health

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L’Oreal Cosmetics hand women a dozen thorns for Valentine’s Day


Valentine's Day 2012 brought American fashionistas news that L'Oreal cosmetics have been slacking off on their committment to safe cosmetics. As there are no current set standards issued by any agency in the US, with the exception of a few State bans on certain substances, companies are operating under the impression that they are within the written… Continue reading L’Oreal Cosmetics hand women a dozen thorns for Valentine’s Day

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Color Therapy Products and using color at home


I have had so many hits for color therapy products on my blog that I decided to showcase some and provide a few ideas about how to indulge in color therapy at home. The sad part is, that all but one of these products is for sale only in the UK and not the US and… Continue reading Color Therapy Products and using color at home