The History Of Spa

Coined from the Latin words sanus per aquam, spa literally means health through water. Because of this basic and rather simple concept, it's not surprising that the fully awesome tradition of spa remains essentially unchanged.

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Various Benefits Of Spa

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various benefits of spa

Who would not like to relax and be pampered? the best place if you wish to do so is a spa and wellness centre. they're becoming top-selling with both men and women.

We all work hard through the week and want something that can take away all the weariness and stress. The number of people going to spa has increased to a super extent over the years as it helps to get rid of lots of stresses and leave you fresh and with a wonderful feel.

The popular treatments that you can get at a spa include mud treatment, water treatment, exfoliation, facial, detoxification and body massage.

Spa and wellness centres can be found anywhere now. With our lives becoming more and more hectic, we hardly get time to pamper ourselves. Work pressure, home pressure and there are lot of other stresses that take their toll sometimes in our mind. Visiting a spa is a brilliant way to manage your stress and take a moment out only for yourself keeping all of the worries behind. The environment, interiors and the treatments are such that will leave you refreshed and pumped up to take on the challenges for the coming time.

Getting regular spa treatment can also help in maximizing your overall health. These treatments and therapies help relax your muscles and improve your blood circulation along with regulate blood pressure. they are also helpful in releasing endorphins that acts as a natural pain reliever. Facials and exfoliation also helps in reducing the signs of ageing. These treatments also aid your body to rejuvenate and aid you improve both physically and psychologically. A healthy body helps develop a healthy mind. If you are relaxed, you develop a positive attitude towards life and things.

You can also fail weight by going to spa. Many spa and wellness centres offer weight loss programs and you can enrol yourself to them to enjoy the benefits. They also offer yoga that can help you improve flexibility and also can strengthen your respiratory system.

Proper sleep is also a benefit that spa treatment can offer. If you have a healthy mind and body, you surely will have a good night sleep.

There are many benefits associated with spa treatment, both physical and mental. Your body will feel less stressed and less fatigued. they're the best place for your beauty and health needs and a ultimate way to relax and have a good time with yourself.

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Spa Fitness With a Water Gym


If you're mad about hydrotherapy, you're also gonna love this brand new product that's making waves in the water-based spa fitness world. A new aquatic fitness system aims to providing total wellness by combining the benefits of regular gym exercises and the calming effect of a swimming pool. Apart from swimming, this system allows you to carry out exercises such as walking, stretching, strength training, and rowing. Given the weightlessness of your body underwater, the exercises you do tone up your body more efficiently.

For some years now, the concept of a swim spa has been very popular. But this particular system is a step ahead. The users of these fitness systems have discovered several advantages. The benefits are larger and better than any regular spa fitness regime that you might have tried. Heres why:

    Versatile regimes: You can choose to simply swim or undertake rowing exercises to strengthen upper body muscle groups such as arms, shoulders and chest.

    Swim in place: it is worth trying the benefits of this method that is sometimes referred to as treadmill swimming. It entails swimming in one place yet the calories you burn are awesome.

    Walk or jog: This paradigm also comes with tensor cords that you can attach to your body and walk in one place without actually moving forward. you want to put in more energy to walk underwater, which is precisely why you get a better toned body.

    Muscle work outs: You can work all the important muscle groups such as biceps, triceps and lats, among others. With this paradigm you can get every single muscle moving. The result is an enviable body that's not the result of artificial procedures.

    Physiotherapy: Since underwater movements are gentle and relaxing, a number of medical practitioners are advocating water-based exercises for injury recovery and rehabilitation. The gentle movement of water, particularly if it is warm, can work wonders on your mind too.

For several years now, you've been reading about the benefits of hydrotherapy. it's high time you experienced it for yourself. Instead of paying hefty sums at the gym year after year, it's wiser to invest in this single solution. And the surprising part is that this single investment can be used by all your family members. Having your own little pool at home also eliminates the need for paying membership payments at your community swimming pool. Your kids will adore this swim spa.

This fitness system is also available with several accessories and such as fitness gear and a special swim tether system that helps in endurance training. as you can see, you can get adventurous as well as choose for a relaxing spa fitness session with this aquatic fitness system.

I am consultant author. I have made many articles on aquatic fitness systems. I take interest in sharing my knowledge about spa fitness and aquatic exercise. if you really need to look at swim spas in detail you have to check out this article.

Healthy Nutrition and Weight Management

Everybody knows spas and salons as service provider for body massages. facials and relaxation. Some places offer extra, specialized services like reflexology, body scrubs, reiki up to wrinkle treatments with laser and botox. Only bigger spa resorts and Wellness/Health Centers began at the outgoing 20th century extending their service menu by introducing dietary consultation, fitness training and spiritual education Eastern style like meditation, yoga, and tai-chi.

Although this situation has not changed in principle, there are still three developments in the last decade, which the existing and future owner of the smaller spa or salon should take advantage of for growing his/her business: the exponential growth of world wide web users, the financial crisis and the seemingly unstoppable increase of an overweight and obese population.

The last listed point is the main subject of this post. We will deal with it in more depth after commenting briefly on point 1 and 2.

1. Regular internet usage of Western populations has increased in recent years to 80 or more% and therefore should be a must for every business owner to reach and communicate with his/her target market. Newsletters and regular information exchange via email marketing, facilitated by user friendly autoresponder software, is one of the key elements to access prospects and secure the loyalty of existing clients.

2. The collapse of the banking system three years ago has substantially increased job insecurity and led to thousands of job losses. People's trust in the stability and development possibilities of European as well as American economies has further diminished and reached a frightening but very understandable low level. This should signal an entrepreneurial mind to rely in the future more on his/her own capabilities instead of remaining dependent on government and associations in a weak and further weakening economic climate. Therefore becoming self-employed may be the best option in these times. it is obvious that in such an environment finding staff is not a bottleneck one should expect. And good staff always has been the achievement factor No 1 in a spa or salon business.

This scenario then leads us to the third point,

3. The radically increasing percentage of obese and fat people in our societies. As nobody expects a reverse growth in the years ahead - in spite of all of the flamboyant promises of the multi-billion diet industry -, there is a good opportunity for spas and salons to provide nutritional and lifestyle consulting services.. What is truly exciting about such service is the potential client base, being significantly bigger than 50 percent of the population (both sexes, minors included) in your area, way above the number of people who could become customers of your spa's beauty services.

With such gigantic business partner base waiting for a real solution - not marketing hype! - to their weight problem, often having experienced a lot of disappointments in the past, one needs to answer the question:

"How can your institute gain credibility in the weight/fat loss industry and compete successfully with the offline and internet marketing power of diet corporations like weight watchers and Co"

The simplicity of the answer may surprise many of you: by advising your clients a few elementary weight loss principles, which are not at the core, in general nowhere even discussed in corporate diet advertising for a very simple reason: such principles being applied would endanger, on the longer run even wipe out their existence.

The principles can be summarized in the following seven points:

1. A lasting healthy body weight can only be achieved by acquiring a healthy life style, not merely by diet, shakes or tablets.

2. The energy (kcal) supplied to the body (input) must on average not exceed the energy spent (output) ("Energy conservation law").

3. Applying principle 2 allows everybody full control over the daily food consumption (caloric input) by balancing it with energy spending * physical activities (variable)

* The daily metabolic output is here considered constant

4. A rise in metabolic output is possible medium to long term by regular strength training (muscle buildup).

5. A healthy eating pattern must be adopted, where key components are

    reducing the sugar intake (60 g daily max, population average is over one hundred g)
    a healthy protein - carbohydrate balance (about 1:1)
    consuming mainly low glycaemic index carbohydrates
    selecting only "good" fats, avoiding saturated and trans fats

6 Motivational incentives for a life style change need to be found, recognized and internalized.

7. Setting of an ambitious goal, a realistic bit-by-bit plan for it's acomplishment in combination with a progress control and reward system.

If you, the spa owner, is interested in this subject, you will find ways of acquiring the required know-how and (ideally) practicing, what you have learned and teach your clientele ("walk the talk"). I did and you can too.

If for whatever reason you dont want or you can't, e.g. for time reasons, provide such service, you definitely can look for a nutritionist, who will be joining your spa, maybe first as a expert and possibly later, with increasing business colleague demand, as a staff member.

By applying myself the above listed principles, I lost 8 kg within 3 weeks without starving and reached my ideal weight (176 pounds/80 kg at 6'2''/1,89 m) again, the first time after 35 years (!). I still have it half a year later as the program has changed my eating mindset, food shopping habits and stopped my cravings for sweets and chocolate. This and the fact that I always liked aerobic exercising (how lucky I am!) allows me to enjoy plenty of calories on various occasions without being shocked by the figures on my scale afterwards.

Believe me, living a healthy lifestyle - and that can be done at any age! - makes living every day a real pleasure. help your clientele to discover the trick and they will be yours forever.

Dr Axel Brandt is an entrepreneur and expert in the health and wellness market. He designed and managed South Africa's first 5 star holistic wellness center in Cape Town, which was voted by Conde Nast Traveller readers in 2002 amongst the top 20 destination spas in our time, and has written various ebooks and a huge array of blogs about health and spa business. He is a passionate internet marketer, photographer and fitness fanatic. His favourite sports are cycling, mountaineering and skiing.

Chinese Cupping

What is cupping?

Cupping is an ancient Chinese therapy in which a glass cup is applied to the skin and familiar with draw and hold skin and superficial muscles inside the cup. Cupping is applied over meridian and acupuncture points as well as to parts of the body that have been affected by pain. it is most commonly used over the back but is effectual throughout the body e.g. on the thighs (releasing trigger points, particularly good on the IT band), calves, hips (around the hip joint and over the piriformis for an effective release that is less painful than deep tissue massage) and in the treatment of tennis elbow. it is the most efficient deep tissue massage you can get, but without the discomfort.

Cupping is based on the meridian theory of the body. It removes stagnation in the body and opens the meridians so that qi (energy) can flow freely. Cupping can be familiar with release rigid soft tissue, stimulate lymphatic drainage, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue whilst promoting blood flow and aiding deep tissue repair.

Cupping has a sedating effect on the nervous system, and a large number of people find it profoundly relaxing. a large number of people report that muscle tension and tenderness continues to improve many hours after the session is completed.

The Cupping Process

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benefits of cupping are cumulative and lasting results are sometimes seen after a number of sessions. Cupping has a sedative effect on the nervous systems and business colleagues sometimes report feeling very relaxed after their treatment, with pain and tension continuing to ease over the next day or two. business colleagues are inspired to increase their water intake during this time to help flush out the toxins that have been released from deep in the tissue.

How to find a Chinese Cupping Massage Therapist

If you are keen on exploring the benefits of cupping for yourself you can start by finding a local Chinese Medicine Practitioner, or massage therapist trained to administer Chinese cupping. I practice at Brighton Bodyworks in Brighton and Hove, a holistic therapy studio which integrates eastern techniques such as Chinese cupping with traditional western methodology to tailor massage treatments with great results.

his lasts for several days and these marks can be helpful in diagnosing what is going on beneath the surface of the skin. Red circles can be indicative of inflammation whereas stagnated blood areas will be purple in colour. These marks would be expected to lessen after several treatment sessions as the underlying issues are addressed.