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The Evolving Profile of Spa School Students

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With the explosive growth in the sheer volume of spas and wellness centres of all variations in virtually every corner of the globe, the traditional characteristics and motivations of spa school students has also changed dramatically.   This scenario is particularly true at the Bali International Spa Academy, also known as Bali BISA, which has predominantly attracted international students with diverse …

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Five Ways to Optimize Spa Reception Productivity to Deliver Predictable Revenue Growth

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First impressions are important in virtually all instances, but particularly so in a spa where customer expectations are already set quite high.  An unpleasant experience at reception on arrival can put the client in a bad mood and no matter how talented the therapist they may not be able to get them to relax and enjoy the session.  Likewise the …

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The Benefits of Therapeutic Sports Massage

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While the name sports massage may imply that this is intended for athletes, this form of therapy may actually be beneficial to anyone who has sustained an injury, experiencing chronic pain, and who may have a range of motion that is restricted. This massage therapy got its name since this was originally developed for athletes in order to prepare their …

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Building Sustainability Into Spas

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With Earth Day’s 45th anniversary events extensive programs held just a month ago and the United Nation’s World Environment Day coming up on June 5th, we thought it was timely to present information about how far spas can go to be environmentally responsible. Spas can indeed lead by example in so many ways!

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Health Benefits of Massage

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Everyone Loves the Luxury of Getting a Massage. Whether it’s a special treat during a tropical vacation, part of a medical rehabilitation program for an athletic injury, or to fight off pain, the reasons people seek out massage therapy varies greatly. Massage Techniques There are a number of common massage techniques employed by massage therapists. These techniques include shiatsu, deep tissue, …

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Inspiring Female Bali BISA Spa School Students

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Bali BISA has had many wonderful female students over the years, but these four awesome stories impressed us so much that we wanted to share them to inspire others wishing to enter the dynamic spa and wellness industry. The Bali BISA team applaud all the fabulous men and women who have undertaken our courses for business or personal reasons. Jennie …

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Touch and Massage in the Health Care Field

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What is the Value of Touch in the Healthcare Profession Holistic care in the healthcare industry means looking after the whole person. Every healthcare practitioner, specifically nurses and midwives, who use their hands to calm, relax, rebalance and / or connect with their client, brings a holistic focus to their care. Using their hands as a healing tool has been …

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CIBTAC Professional Endorsed Program

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The CIBTAC Endorsed program is still a relatively recent addition to CIBTAC, so we receive many questions about its value. Before beginning the conversation though, let’s first consider the “Five W’s” of basic journalism as it relates to CIBTAC and the CIBTAC Professional Endorsement program. This is only brief, factual information to put into context the questions typically asked by …

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Yoga and Massage in Today’s Wellness Industry

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A Mind – Body – Spirit Connection In just a few years, Bali BISA has witnessed gradual, yet profound changes in the canvas of students undertaking its professional spa and wellness courses. According to Founder, Penny Ellis, some of the most significant evolutions are the growing ranks of students who approach massage as more than just body work, but rather as part of …