Corrie Jacobs opened her own Beauty Therapy Clinic

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 …

Two Islands, Two Cultures, Two Massages – Hawaiian Lomi Lomi and Balinese Massage. How do they Differ?

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By Penny Ellis, Founder, Bali International Spa Academy CIBTAC Centre of the Year 2015 and Runner-up 2014 The delightfully gorgeous islands of Hawaii and Bali are both steeped in history and culture, at least once one digs deeper than the superficial attributes that are largely responsible for attracting year-round tourists to their shores…. a tropical climate, beautiful beaches, stunning landscapes, …

Differences between Eastern and Western Massages from a Practitioner’s Perspective

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At the Bali International Spa Academy, often shortened to Bali BISA, one of the most common questions from prospective students is what massage modalities should they choose to study.  The answer of course lies within their individual philosophies about health and wellness.  We highly recommend that people contemplating which course(s) to enroll in, try those that appear compelling to feel …

CIBTAC Student's before they do their exam at BISA Sanur Spa Academy

How to Effectively Prepare for CIBTAC Exams

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By Penny Ellis, Founder, Bali International Spa Academy CIBTAC Centre of the Year Winner 2015 and Finalist 2014 Just reading or saying the word ‘exam’ typically sends shudders down the spines of most students.  It can be a particularly terrifying prospect for people who have not attended school in a long while, no matter how many years they have been …

Benefits of Bamboo Massage for the Client and the Therapist

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By Penny Ellis, Founder, Bali International Spa Academy CIBTAC Centre of the Year 2015 and Finalist 2014 Considering the many therapeutic benefits of bamboo massage for both clients and therapists, it is surprising that it is not more readily found on spa menus. After all, bamboo was considered a powerful healing tool in ancient China, Japan and Indonesia.  Bamboo still …

Spices are increasingly used in spa treatments due to the powerful medicinal benefits

Spices are Becoming a Spa Essential

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Spices do much More than just Add Zest to any Meal! Spices are becoming a Staple Ingredient of More Healthy Spa Treatments. When most people think of spices, they conjure up visions of fiery Indian dishes which light up taste buds with a vengeance for those unaccustomed to their zealous use in cooking. However, experienced chefs skillfully use spices to …

Tamara with her class mate celebrate her graduation after 2 months learnt VTCT Diploma in Complementary therapy here at BISA Spa Academy

Tamara Bleszynski, Indonesian model, singer and actress, completes VTCT Diploma in Complementary Therapies course at Bali BISA

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Just like the glamorous superstar that she is in real life, Tamara blazed through the VTCT Level 3 Diploma Complementary Therapies at Bali BISA with perfect grades. She had taken time away from her busy career to start fulfilling her ambition to open a wellness centre in Indonesia. She has always felt deeply and passionately about health, beauty and wellness, …

Balinese Ceremony when a person passed away

Reincarnation – A glimpse into the afterlife

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The  concept of reincarnation has been around for centuries, and yet many people still dispute its existence. For the Balinese, reincarnation known as “Punarbhawa” or “Numitis”,  is  just   one  of the  long journeys that one has to go through until they achieve eternity. They believe that after death the body of the deceased must be dissolved in order to return …