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Mason Elephant Park receives animal welfare certification

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On November 23rd 2019, the Mason Elephant Park & Lodge was incredibly proud to be the first elephant park in Asia to be officially awarded Gold Certification from the Asian Captive Elephants Standards. Asian Captive Elephants Standards (ACES) is an independent enterprise providing elephant camps with the methodology, guidance, and on-site support to ensure all captive elephants are receiving the …

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Sports massage and complementary therapies course in Bali at BISA

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With so much attention being paid to the achievement of total wellness, the prominence of sports massage has quickly risen among recreational to elite athletes. However sports massage is not a new phenomenon as it has been around since the days of the ancient Greeks and Romans who combined massage and exercise in their training regimes. Even Asian martial art …

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CONTINUING EDUCATION BENEFITS FOR SPA PROFESSIONALS

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A desire for life-long learning is an integral part of well-being for many people. In their personal lives, it can be as simple as reading books, watching TV, surfing the internet or scanning their social media feeds. With so much innovation happening at a rapid pace, continuing education is also critical for career success and advancement. In the booming spa …

Pregnancy Massage: Why It’s Different and What You Need to Know About Working with Pregnant Clients

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Offering prenatal massage is a fantastic way to help pregnant clients sleep better, reduce their stress levels, and relieve headaches. During pregnancy, women often suffer from symptoms related to hormonal changes, not to mention aches and pains from weight gain and anxiety due to major life changes and the upcoming birth of their child. Although regular massage and prenatal massage …

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Aromatherapy massage oils for Spring – Most popular choices

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For most people Spring time primarily evokes images of fragrant and brightly coloured flowers. You can just imagine running carefree through fields of freshly blossomed flowers.  Although it not be a perfect substitute to this vision, you can still picture the dream while enjoying an aromatherapy massage with essential oils produced from some of these same aromatic flowers. You may …

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Learn Massage in Bali – What are the benefits?

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So you have decided to enroll in a massage course, either for professional development, an innovative means to make new friends or a way to strengthen family bonds.  Questions immediately pop into your mind.  Where is the best school?  Should I study close to home, or be a bit more adventurous and study abroad.  Of course, everyone’s personal situation and …

Beauty School – a beginners’s guide to research and planning

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So you’ve made the decision to become a beauty therapist and so are now researching the best beauty school for you.  First, it is a great career choice as there are so many employment and business opportunities around the globe these days.  Yet, the scope of this booming industry is expansive, so from the beginning it is best to narrow …

Self-care for Massage Therapists

Self-care for massage therapists – Get more out of your career

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So why is self-care for massage therapists particularly important? Massage therapists can have long-lasting and rewarding careers, but are susceptible to serious physical injuries, short or long term pain and emotional stress if common sense self-care practices are not consistently followed.  The role requires long hours on the feet and intense pressure on the upper body, so proper body mechanics, …

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Male spa therapist – Launch or expand your career

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As the Founder and Director of the Bali International Spa Academy, an accredited CIBTAC, VTCT and ITEC training center in Bali, potential students frequently inquire about the opportunities and challenges of becoming a successful male spa therapist.  Twelve years ago when I opened the school’s doors my reply would have been quite different than what it is today.  Even though …