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Celebrating International Women’s Day Through the Practice of Self-Care

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Each year on March 8, we celebrate International Women’s Day. This day not only sheds light on female achievements that have taken place throughout the years, but also raises awareness against bias and encourages people to take action for equality in all areas of life. These accomplishments are recognized in many parts of the world, and there are many ways …

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 …

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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, …

GLOBAL WELLNESS ECONOMY

Global Wellness Economy Monitor – Executive Summary

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Valued at $4.2 trillion in 2017, the wellness economy continues to expand faster than global economic growth. The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) defines wellness as the active pursuit of activities, choices, and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health. In 2014, GWI published the first Global Spa & Wellness Economy Monitor, measuring the size of the global wellness economy …

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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 …

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Wellness – Sustainable Business Models for Spas

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As  wellness continues to evolve from a niche lifestyle concept into a mainstream commodity embraced by everyone from Prince Harry to Vogue magazine, the wellness industry itself also underwent a significant period of growth. The wellness industry is now said to be worth over $3.72 trillion, representing more than 5% of all global economic output. Despite being in an era …

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European Spa Market – Overview, Trends and Careers

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Overview of the European Spa Market The European spa market continues to be the world’s largest due to its relatively higher average revenues. Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the European spa market will grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of close to 9% during the forecast period. The major growth driver of the European spa market is the …

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How to Fast Track your Spa Career

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When most people begin researching how to launch a spa career in the beauty, bodywork or wellness field, they often start by looking at educational venues close to their home. The same is true for those currently working in the field looking for more spa career opportunities, to broaden their client base or fulfill continuing education licensing requirements. In both cases …

CIBTAC Balinese Massage course (10 days) at Bali BISA is endorsed by CIBTAC. Differences between CIBTAC and CIBTAC Endorsed

What are the key differences between CIBTAC and CIBTAC Endorsed certifications?

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As one of the pioneers in delivering innovative courses that have been endorsed by CIBTAC, I believe that Bali BISA can speak confidently about the key differences between CIBTAC and CIBTAC Endorsed certifications and why both accreditation programs are so valuable at a time when wellness is on the front-lines of the industry. An Overview of CIBTAC CIBTAC stands for …