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NCB and FSMTB: The Muddy Water Remains?


I recently saw this article posted about a meeting of the minds between the NCB and the FSMTB. Meanwhile, comments continue to arise from various quarters across the country and abroad about what has been described as a lack of clarity. The following statement from the NCB illustrates the lack of clarity I have heard expressed:… Continue reading NCB and FSMTB: The Muddy Water Remains?

Inspiration, Musings, Rambliings, Uncategorized

My temp job is now permanent and other things to be grateful for


It's official: I have a job again. It's sad to say but only in this economy can a soon to be middle aged woman get excited about a part time job that will only provide less than 100.00 a week, but hey - I at least will be able to pay for my necessities, like rent (I live… Continue reading My temp job is now permanent and other things to be grateful for

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

Articles, Health and Wellness, News

Around the Globe in massage and alterntive health news


By Andante Okanya  from New Vision Ugandas leading daily Government's chief legal advisor the Attorney General(AG) and the aggrieved reflexology practitioners  whose activities were banned last year, are scheduled to lock horns  in a court on June 27after the Health ministry declined to consent with the aggrieved. Appearing  at the Commercial Court in Kampala, the AG's representative principal state attorney… Continue reading Around the Globe in massage and alterntive health news

Articles, Health and Wellness, Massage, Musings, Politics, Spa, Syncretism, Uncategorized

Would you like a beer to go with your ideological purity?


If Spa is in the business of promoting health, is the philosophy of epicureanism the right way to go about dealing with alcoholic beverages? The opposite extreme is teetotalism and for many in the spa world, this is the vision of health that is preferred. But not all spas are on the same wavelength. Take for… Continue reading Would you like a beer to go with your ideological purity?

Articles, Inspiration, Literature, Musings, Philosophy, Rambliings, Uncategorized

Prophecy and Surfing


I read an article recently that suggested that one in ten Americans believe the world will end in their lifetime. Of course, this came from a UK tabloid so it's already got two strikes against it - one it's not coming from the States and two it's a tabloid paper, but I have to wonder… Continue reading Prophecy and Surfing

Articles, Drama, Musings, Rambliings, Uncategorized

The Economics of Engagement Rings


I read a very quirky article from The Atlantic about the economic import of engagement rings in years past. The Atlantic article basically makes the case that an engagement ring was a kind of insurance in the 19th and early twentieth centuries against the possibility that the marriage wouldn't take place and would leave the female… Continue reading The Economics of Engagement Rings

Articles, Beauty, Drama, Education, Health and Wellness, Massage, Musings, Politics, Secular Culture Wars, Spa, Uncategorized

Professional Massage Therapists Protest Lifetime’s The Client List


This isn't the first post I've done about this topic and it most likely wont be the last. In case you haven't heard, Lifetime Network has a new show set to air in March called The Client List. Starring Jennifer Love Hewitt in the lead role as a single mother who decides to go to… Continue reading Professional Massage Therapists Protest Lifetime’s The Client List

Articles, Beauty, Education, Health and Wellness, News, Politics, Spa, Spa Evidence

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

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

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