Self-care for Massage Therapists’ Career Longevity

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Maybe it’s a twinge in your wrist. Or, perhaps your neck and low back start to hurt midway through your day when before you could practice pain free.  You might notice your thumb hurting, or you can’t work as deeply as you once did. As a massage therapist, your body (and mind) let you know when something isn’t working— and you need to pay attention. Self-care is …

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Doctors Recommend Massage to Treat Lower Back Pain

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New guidelines from American College of Physicians recommend massage, heat, tai chi and other natural remedies for lower back pain. In an evidence-based clinical practice guideline published recently in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians recommends that physicians and patients should treat acute or subacute low back pain with non-drug therapies such as superficial heat, massage, …

BISA Celebrates International Women’s Day by Commiting to #BeBoldforChange

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This globally recognised day on 8th March honours the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.  This year’s goal is for individuals and organisations to take bold and pragmatic action within their own spheres of influence to help women advance and unleash the limitless potential they offer to …

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The Many Faces of Balinese Massage

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Not unexpectedly, Bali BISA’s most popular course is their five-day Balinese Massage module.  This is due to many diverse factors; BISA students select the module on its own or as part of a portfolio of learning. Their reasons for choosing Balinese Massage are as varied as the countries they come from.  Here is a sampling of recent  student stories.

5 Strategies for the New Year

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January is the time to set up your success for the upcoming year. From marketing, to customer service, to making the most of your software, there are several changes you can make as a salon or spa owner to grow your business. A profitable year requires advanced planning, so here are 5 changes you can make to your business to …

BALI BISA Continues to Sponsor Comprehensive Spa Therapist Training for Disadvantaged Young Women

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By Penny Ellis, Founder of the Bali International Spa Academy One of my personal goals when I established Bali BISA in 2006 was to give back to the Indonesian community which is now my adopted home.  Ten years later, it is wonderful to reflect on how welcoming this community has been for our students who come from every corner of …

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My Journey Towards my Dream, Owning a Finishing School for Beauty Therapists

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By Corrie Jacobs, Beauty Therapist I am a South African woman with an incredible passion for beauty and wellness.  Despite my obsession with aesthetic treatments and methods, I didn’t begin any formal training until I was 37.  Short courses eventually led me to become a full-time student at Elizabeth Beauty School in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. My enthusiasm for the booming health …

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BALI BISA Delivers Customized Training to Spas Around the World

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Spa owners and managers are increasingly realizing that properly trained therapists are instrumental to long term success.  However, providing professional training is not always easy or affordable. Some spas request that senior therapists formally teach their colleagues without recognizing that expertise in a certain modality does not always equate to the ability to effectively execute training in a group, or …

Spa and Beauty Certification, What are the key differences?

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By Penny Ellis, Founder, Bali International Spa Academy CIBTAC Centre of the Year 2015 and Finalist 2014 The Bali International Spa Academy known as Bali BISA offers our own proprietary BISA courses and programs, plus an array of CIBTAC and VTCT qualifications.   We carefully considered which of the major awarding bodies worldwide to feature in addition to our Bali BISA …