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Spa Career: How to Become a Professional Massage Therapist

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

“Spa Career” is Talk Spas’ new series that focuses on helping people become spa professionals.

As more and more consumers become increasingly knowledgeable about the benefits of spa treatments, holistic medicine and overall wellness, opportunities in the spa industry will continue to grow at a rapid pace. According to the International Spa Association (ISPA), the U.S. spa industry employs more than 230,000 people, and the variety of opportunities available within the field provides those interested with a wide range of career choices to serve people and help them feel good. One skill that is always in demand is massage therapy and there are schools and certification programs all over the world, teaching a variety of different massage disciplines that can help those who are interested to get their career going. Are you one of those who are interested in a massage therapy career? Here are some questions you can ask yourself to get on the fast track to becoming a licensed massage therapist:

What are my areas of interest in the field of massage?

What are my areas of interest in the field of massage?

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Snake Sensations

Monday, April 4th, 2011

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It may sound like a scene out of an Indiana Jones flick, but being covered in snakes is an unorthodox new spa treatment that pushes the boundaries of what constitutes as a “relaxing” experience.

Thanks to an innovative spa in Israel, what amounts to many people’s biggest fear can actually provide therapeutic benefits. Snake massages have intrigued patrons after first being introduced in Ada Barak’s spa in Northern Israel. That’s right – non-venomous snakes are placed over one’s bare back and stomach to slither around, causing a deep kneading massage that many clients have describe as “deeply soothing.” The idea behind slithering sensation is that as the snakes move along the body, they release muscle tension and promote blood circulation. California and Florida King Snakes, Corn snakes and Milk snakes are used on the body for their size and power – the stronger the snake, the more pressure they can apply. Smaller snakes are used on the face, providing a unique spa experience that promises to test your fear threshold. If it’s any consolation, a masseuse is present the entire time to help direct the snakes and reassure the client.

Whether you’re intrigued by this new trend or are looking for a unique way to face your fears, snake massages promise a truly one-of-a-kind spa experience you won’t soon forget.

Video of Ada Barak’s snake massage treatment:

Chi Spa at Shangri-La Villingili Resort in Maldives

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

For many people looking to escape one of the most brutal winters in history even just seeing the Shangri-La Villingili Resort’s Chi Spa in Maldives will give a moment of relief from the cold and the snow. Others may not be so happy to see this tropical setting with a magnificent spa. We decided to take a chance and bring you some information about this amazing Resort and Spa in case you’re looking to book your vacation next winter!

This is an amazingly luxurious spa that offers treatments and scenery like none other. The treatments are very unique and all based on the origins of the Shangri-La legend, a place of personal peace, enchantment and well-being. From a private and romantic villa toCowrie shell massages right on the water, the Chi Spa will provide you with an experience and memories to last a lifetime.

For more information visit Shangri-La.com

CHI- The Spa village

CHI- The Spa village

Spa treatment

Spa treatment

CHI- The Spa treatment villa

CHI- The Spa treatment villa

Cowrie Shell Massage

Cowrie Shell Massage

Ayurvedic Spa Treatment

Ayurvedic Spa Treatment

Help Haiti Earthquake Victims

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Even before the 7.0 earthquake hit on Tuesday Haiti was as much of a third world country as any place in the world. With only a handful of spas throughout the entire country, more of a concern is having clean drinking water then the luxuries that we are so lucky to enjoy.

In 2008 the country was hit extremely hard by a series of hurricanes, and even before these hurricanes the country was still an impoverished nation with massive illiteracy rates, lack of food, clean water, supplies, medical facilities and doctors.

Now that this poor nation has been struck with the worst earthquake in its history, it is up to us to do what we can to provide relief to the survivors in hope that they will not need to live amongst the dead and filth of the aftermath of this massive disaster. We must do what we can for this country in hope that the future of this impecunious land will be brighter then the past or the present.

Here is a list of organizations that are already in Haiti, working to help the victims of this massive disaster. Please donate what you can to help today:

Will You Be Giving The Gift of Spa This Year?

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Will you be giving the gift of spa this year?

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