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Absolute Values? Professionalism and manifestations of the individual


This is the first post of a four part series on professional development. The series will utilize the terms Massage Therapist, Masseur and Masseuse as a touchstone. Massage Therapy is a growing field of professional endeavor. As the last fifteen years have demonstrated, the creation of civic, secular infrastructure to consolidate and incorporate the profession,… Continue reading Absolute Values? Professionalism and manifestations of the individual

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Survey Says?


Both The Telegraph and The Guardian have cited a sketchy survey about the hygienic habits of UK women ages 18-50. Here’s my question: Is the old trope about “Euro Trash” being recycled or is the study actually honest? Not only does the study seem to be of dubious design, it only surveyed women’s habits. God forbid an Englishman be… Continue reading Survey Says?

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Four aromatic recipes for medical use and personal adornment from Ancient Egypt


The Greek playwright Homer famously opined that the Egyptians of his era were “a race of druggists.”  While archaeologists have never recovered a fully intact Egyptian herbal or complete record of the spice contents of any Royal kitchen or pharmacy, partial records do exist. Queen Hatshepsut is recorded as sending an expedition south to obtain… Continue reading Four aromatic recipes for medical use and personal adornment from Ancient Egypt

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Welcome Saxon-Heart: Spa and Wellness Charitable Organization!


    Saxon-Heart is a Charity based out of New York, NY. I took a few moments to ask some basic questions of their founder Heidi Burkhardt. You have partnered with ISPA. I noticed that Chef Pedro received a new suit as part of his makeover. How does this element of fashion relate to the… Continue reading Welcome Saxon-Heart: Spa and Wellness Charitable Organization!

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Revolutionary Beauty: Print your own Make Up with Mink 3D Make Up Printer


http://youtu.be/cBZHFUQiP8Q Axiologists, Designers, Artists and lovers of beauty take note: Someone has just walked into the room. “The makeup industry makes a whole lot of money on a whole lot of bulls—,” Grace Choi told an eager crowd at TechCrunch Disrupt. “They do this by charging a huge premium on one thing that technology provides… Continue reading Revolutionary Beauty: Print your own Make Up with Mink 3D Make Up Printer

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Spas acknowledge their mortality and include kids and teens


When Spafinder published their Trends to watch in 2012, I was surprised to hear that kid friendly spas are booming. Resorts such as SpaWorld have broken ground not only in business model design but in making room for the family. In many ways though, I have mixed feelings about it. I love the concept behind Spa World but I remain… Continue reading Spas acknowledge their mortality and include kids and teens