Education, Health and Wellness, Massage, Philosophy, Spa, Spa Evidence, Uncategorized

Hot Stone Massage and What’s wrong with Mineral Stones?


Recently a polite young man approached an online group I am a part of with a simple question. What is better for massage: Hot Stones or Mineral Stones? I about fell out of my computer chair because to me there is only one real answer. Basalt Stones. I was and remain shocked that such a… Continue reading Hot Stone Massage and What’s wrong with Mineral Stones?

Education, Health and Wellness, Massage, Politics, Secular Culture Wars, Spa, Spa Evidence

Spas, Spa Evidence and Interdisciplinarity


An interdisciplinary approach can help spas and spa therapists better understand the framework of academic research paradigms and move toward a closer alignment with academic disciplines on which all research is based. By familiarizing themselves with the structures of American academia, spa management and spa therapists can integrate more evidenced based practices into their existing… Continue reading Spas, Spa Evidence and Interdisciplinarity

Education, Health and Wellness, Massage

Spa Retrospective and the promise of 2012


When it comes to 2012 I find myself hesitant to look up from my work. I've got forward momentum right now and I don't want to lose it! 2011 is winding down nicely for me. I am pretty certain I made the Deans list at The University of North Alabama for Fall 2011 and my financial… Continue reading Spa Retrospective and the promise of 2012